Arts

Artist Uses Recycled Materials

Artist Uses Recycled Materials

by Judy Greenwald MONTPELIER — Spring has Sprung, at least in front of Beverage Barn on Main Street in Montpelier (last year). The entrepreneurial artist of this floral installation is Gene Leon, the king of upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality […]

Auto Heaney Exhibit at Hunger Mountain Coop

Auto Heaney Exhibit at Hunger Mountain Coop

The Auto Heaney exhibit opens Today (May 4) at Hunger Mountain Coop on 623 Stone Cutters Way in Montpelier. Auto Heaney is the signature of local artist Garrett Heaney who currently works at the Coop and proofreads and writes for The Bridge. Rumor has it that Heaney is in talks with local shop-owner Hayden Durkee […]

A Taste of Live Band Karaoke at Sweet Melissa’s

A Taste of Live Band Karaoke at Sweet Melissa’s

by Michael Jermyn MONTPELIER — I now know what it feels like to be Mick Jagger singing “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” with the Rolling Stones behind me. I know how it feels to be David Bowie singing “Ziggy Stardust.” I know what it feels like to be Elton John singing Bennie, Bennie… “Bennie and the Jets!” […]

Onion River Chorus Spring Concert Planned — Masterworks from the German Choral Tradition: Bach, Schutz, Distler

MONTPELIER — Onion River Chorus presents German choral masterworks from three centuries by J.S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz and Hugo Distler in two concerts: Saturday May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday May 14 at 7 p.m., both at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. The Montpelier community chorus of 65 voices is led by Larry Gordon […]

“Songs From a Mountain Recluse” to Premiere

“Songs From a Mountain Recluse” to Premiere

by Nat Frothingham Vermont poet David Budbill, who died this past November, will be honored at a Capital City Concerts performance at the Montpelier Unitarian Church on Saturday evening, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The final offering on what is being billed as the “PoemMusic” concert will feature the world premiere of a song cycle […]

Getting Deep With  Poet Reuben Jackson

Getting Deep With Poet Reuben Jackson

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The Bridge has been publishing the poetry of Reuben Jackson for about two years, now. Why? Let’s just say I “met” Jackson on the airwaves — he, the host of “Friday Night Jazz” on Vermont Public Radio and I, a humble listener. I became curious about who he is as […]

National Life Grants Gallery $8K — April Vacation & Summer Art Camp Offered

MONTPELIER — The T. W. Wood Gallery located at 46 Barre St. (in the Center for Arts and Learning building) is pleased to announce an $8,000 grant awarded by the National Life Group Charitable Foundation. Funds will be used for renovations and improvements to the contemporary art exhibit room at the gallery, which will highlight […]

“Girl Rising” Film Viewing and Book Discussion with Author Tanya Lee Stone

MONTPELIER — Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, is pleased to present award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone, who will lead a screening and discussion of the film “Girl Rising,” along with her companion book, “Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time.” The film screening and discussion will take place at The Savoy […]

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

RANDOLPH — After an extensive search, Chandler is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Ayres of Burlington as their new Executive Director.  He replaces the year-long director, Katie Trautz, who stepped aside to raise a family. Ayres has been a non-profit administrator for more than twenty five years in Vermont. For a decade he […]

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

Vermont Arts Council Executive Director to Step down on April 14

MONTPELIER – The Vermont Arts Council announced today that Executive Director Alex Aldrich will step down April 14 after more than 20 years leading the nation’s only nonprofit state arts agency. “For many years, Alex has been at the center of arts funding and arts advocacy in Vermont,” said Bob Stannard, chair of the Vermont Arts Council […]