Arts

Rejuvenated Golden Dome Awaits its Goddess

Rejuvenated Golden Dome Awaits its Goddess

by Tom Brown Montpelier’s capitol dome proudly displays her fresh 23.75 carat gold coat as she glitters in the early fall sun, but she looks a bit barren without her signature crown. Five miles away in the cavernous Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, master wood sculptor Chris Miller is chipping away on two tons of […]

Rock Solid Pays Tribute to Barre’s Stone Work

Rock Solid Pays Tribute to Barre’s Stone Work

By Sue Higby, executive director of Studio Place Arts The 18th annual stone show Rock Solid at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre highlights another chapter in the cultural mosaic of a community whose history is tightly linked to the arts. The city’s reverence for stonework is clearly emphasized by its main gateways, which are […]

LNT Brings Mosher’s Disappearances to the Stage

LNT Brings Mosher’s Disappearances to the Stage

Compiled by Aaron Retherford Much like author Howard Frank Mosher, Kim Allen Bent—founder of Lost Nation Theater—is intimately connected to the Vermont landscape, having grown up on a dairy farm in Braintree as a seventh-generation Vermonter. On October 4, Bent unveils his world-premiere adaptation of Howard Frank Mosher’s novel, Disappearances. Here, Bent discusses the challenges […]

New Exhibition at the Highland Center for the Arts Goes  “In Search of Old-Time Vermonters”

New Exhibition at the Highland Center for the Arts Goes “In Search of Old-Time Vermonters”

In partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center, Highland Center for the Arts presents Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters in The Gallery, beginning September 21. This retrospective of photographer Ethan Hubbard’s time in north central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits—pulled from some 600 rolls […]

The Fantastic Voyage Home: Michael Arnowitt Returns to Barre Opera House

The Fantastic Voyage Home: Michael Arnowitt Returns to Barre Opera House

by Michelle A.L. Singer Central Vermont’s favorite classical pianist completes a “Fantastic Voyage” home this month. Michael Arnowitt, a 30-year Montpelier resident before moving to Toronto in 2017, returns to the Barre Opera House stage September 15 in a performance to open the Capital City Concerts series. The 7:30 pm concert, which is also part […]

Playing Dr. Ruth

Playing Dr. Ruth

by Maura O’Brien On September 6, Lost Nation Theater premiers Becoming Dr. Ruth, about the life and times of Dr Ruth Westheimer, America’s most famous sex therapist. Playing the iconic role is Maura O’Brien. Taking on the role of Dr. Ruth has been the greatest challenge of my career and the greatest pleasure. I remember […]

Scrag Mountain Music Presents “The Intersection of Art and Music”

Scrag Mountain Music Presents “The Intersection of Art and Music”

The Scrag Mountain Music season opens on September 22 with “The Intersection of Art and Music.” Drawing inspiration from the Kent Museum Fall 2018 exhibition, Backstory, Scrag Mountain Music co-artistic directors Mary Bonhag (soprano) and Evan Premo (double bass), together with celebrated Vermont cellist Emily Taubl, offer four intimate mini concerts within the art-filled walls […]

Warren Kimble Retrospective Comes to T.W. Wood Gallery

Warren Kimble Retrospective Comes to T.W. Wood Gallery

by Gail Callahan Warren Kimble wears the mantle of  “America’s Best Known Living Folk Artist” well. The 83-year-old Brandon resident built a storied artistic career that has spanned more than three decades. On September 4, Kimble will add another line to his already impressive resume with a new exhibition, Warren Kimble, An Artist’s Journey,  which […]

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 […]