Arts

Green Mountain Film Festival Returns to Enliven March

by Dahria Messina MONTPELIER — The Green Mountain Film Festival is a tradition that residents of Montpelier look forward to every year. For a few days in the middle of March, the town comes alive with discussion of the event. From classics and contemporary masterpieces to student-made films, there is something for every fan of […]

Local Musician Launch’s Anti-Bullying CD for School Children

MONTPELIER — Local singer/songwriter Susan Picking is set to perform with local children on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at North Branch Cafe, 41 State St. Montpelier. Picking, who won the 2014 Montpelier Singer/Songwriter contest sponsored by The Lost Nation Theater and Guitar Sams, is creating a Children’s CD. This performance with the children marks the conclusion of her […]

And Why Was the U.S. Capitol Police at the Library Last Week?

And Why Was the U.S. Capitol Police at the Library Last Week?

by Tom McKone MONTPELIER — The U.S. Capitol Police arrived about 45 minutes in advance. It was Monday, Dec. 29.  Carol, a circulation staff member, came around the corner and leaned into my office:  “Tom, the security people are here.”  I went out and met two friendly, athletic men who were waiting for me.  A […]

ALEPH TAV, Paintings of the Hebrew Letters,  a Kabbalistic Journey

ALEPH TAV, Paintings of the Hebrew Letters, a Kabbalistic Journey

by Joyce Kahn Currently gracing the walls of the sanctuary at Beth Jacob Synagogue on Harrison Avenue in Montpelier are six large paintings of individual letters of the Hebrew alphabet — part of a complete collection of the 22 Hebrew letters donated by the family of Montpelier resident, Ivy Zeller. This ambitious collection, ALEPH TAV, […]

Savoy Theater Co-Founder to Lead ‘Looking Closely at Movies’

Savoy Theater Co-Founder to Lead ‘Looking Closely at Movies’

by The Bridge staff Rick Winston, co-founder of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater and the Green Mountain Film Festival, will be leading three classes in film at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) next month. “Looking Closely at Movies” will afford “an inside view of the film-making process and an introduction to basic film vocabulary,” according […]

Bernardo to Perform in Adamant October 11

Bernardo to Perform in Adamant October 11

by Nat Frothingham Singer Miriam Bernardo will appear in concert, along with composer-guitarist-arranger Michael Chorney and bassist Robinson Morse, at the Adamant Community Center on Martin Road on Saturday, October 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bernardo has far-flung family roots: Her father is from Cuba, her mother’s family from Newfoundland. Bernardo was born in […]

The Show Must Go On: Barre Opera House Seeks New Members

The Show Must Go On: Barre Opera House Seeks New Members

By Emily Kaminsky- Thirty-five years ago, the Barre Opera House was a liability. Forlorn and dilapidated, the historic theater, built in 1899, stood in dire need of rescue. After serving as a performance space, it became a movie theater in the 30s and early 40s. In 1944 it closed. In 1982 it returned from the […]

“Wild” Author Cheryl Strayed at VCFA

By Joyce Kahn- Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed appeared before a packed gymnasium of fans at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) on Aug. 15. Strayed’s book entitled “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” (2007) won her national attention when it topped The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. In her gymnasium […]

Take a Trip to SPA

Take a Trip to SPA

by Jerry Carter Hidden behind the traditional veneer of the brick and mortar of Studio Place Arts (SPA), off of North Main Street in Barre, is a place of unabashed expression. Boasting one of Vermont’s only Freedom of Expression Policies, which guards against censorship, SPA has a commitment to creating and fostering an atmosphere that […]

Behind the Scenes in Vermont Summer Theater

Behind the Scenes in Vermont Summer Theater

by Erin McIntyre Summer in Vermont provides a multitude of theater opportunities for performers and audience members alike, and The Bridge got a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the state’s companies and productions. This is by no means a complete list of all the extraordinary summer theater that occurs in Vermont, and should be […]