Arts

VCFA Partners with For Freedoms for Video Art Installation and more

The Vermont College of Fine Arts is proud to announce its collaboration with the For Freedoms art organization which has been gathering significant media attention in both The New York Times and Art Forum. As a part of the collaboration, VCFA will be producing a video art installation; a sign-making event and a panel discussion […]

Michael Arnowitt Releases New Album, Sweet Spontaneous

Pianist Michael Arnowitt, who lived for over 30 years in Montpelier and now divides his time between Toronto and Vermont, released his first commercial jazz recording, Sweet Spontaneous, July 13 on PARMA Recordings’ Big Round record label. The album is a two-CD set of 14 tracks that dive deep into the imaginative musical landscapes of […]

Cooperating with Chaos: Portraits of Anarchists  at Studio Place Arts

Cooperating with Chaos: Portraits of Anarchists at Studio Place Arts

by Sarah Davin A philosopher leans with his right elbow against a table, looking broodingly into space. His ruffled, gray beard and receding hairline, possibly encouraged to withdraw after years of pensive pulling, contrasts his formal suit. Though still, the painting feels active as a flurry of colorful brushstrokes swirl about him, illustrating some sort […]

Lost Nation Theater Brings the Beach to Twelfth Night

Lost Nation Theater Brings the Beach to Twelfth Night

by Ellen E Jones, set designer of Lost Nation Theater’s production of Twelfth Night The set design is a unique take on the script. No good design stands alone as a product or in its creation. The collaborative partnership of the scenic designer and director is usually the first step in the design development, but […]

Three New Art Exhibits Opening at the T. W. Wood Gallery  Summer Juried Exhibit, Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild

Three New Art Exhibits Opening at the T. W. Wood Gallery Summer Juried Exhibit, Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce the opening of three new art exhibits beginning on July 5.The contemporary room will highlight the works of 26 artists through August 31, 2018 in the annual Summer Juried Show Artists work will include; August Burns, Annie Christopher, Frank […]

Farm to Ballet at Washington’s Vermont Grand View Farm on July 15

Farmers, food, neighbors, live classical musicians, community, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Now in its fourth year, agriculture and dance will offer audiences delightful summer evenings of entertainment with eight performances on farms throughout Vermont. This year, Farm to Ballet comes to Vermont Grand […]

Adamant Music School Showcases the Art of  Phyllis Chase

Adamant Music School Showcases the Art of Phyllis Chase

by Mimi Clark It was a no brainer for Phyllis Chase the first time she ventured eight miles up the County Road to Adamant whether or not she would stay. As a painter of beauty and light, she found her home of over 35 years now and has been painting her surroundings ever since. As […]

Reclaiming Women in New Exhibition at  Helen Day Art Center

Reclaiming Women in New Exhibition at Helen Day Art Center

by Sarah Davin Two elderly women stand back to back, arms linked, one leaning on the back of the other. The bodies of the gray-haired women are wrinkled, their breasts sag, and the skin around their stomachs is loose. The whiteness of much of their bodies contrasts with the deep tan of their arms and […]

Monty Python Meets Les Mis in Urinetown at Lost Nation Theater

Monty Python Meets Les Mis in Urinetown at Lost Nation Theater

by Sarah Jane Schostack Urinetown, the Musical tells you what it is. It does not hide nor mask itself, but embraces its quirks, bad title and all. Originally on Broadway in 2001, Urinetown turned the theater world on its end. Everything about it seemed to ensure a flop. As Little Sally and Officer Lockstock will […]

For the Love of Vermont—An Appreciation   of the Paintings of Carolyn Egeli

For the Love of Vermont—An Appreciation of the Paintings of Carolyn Egeli

by Margaret Edwards  Sometimes you lean forward with curiosity—and then you step back in awe. A good reason to go see the solo art show at Montpelier’s Pavilion Office Building (5th floor) is the opportunity it gives you to admire, up close, an astonishing expertise in oil painting. Carolyn Egeli’s paintings are in the tradition […]