Arts

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 […]

VCFA/VSC Alumnx Exhibition Announces Artists

The Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) and the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) are thrilled to announce the artists included in the 2018 Alumnx Exhibition. Many alumnx of VCFA and VSC submitted work to be considered in the upcoming group show juried by Meg Onli, the Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at […]

Finding Space for Art: Pyralisk Rises from the Rubble

Finding Space for Art: Pyralisk Rises from the Rubble

by Nicholas Hecht The deal is done. The train has left the station, and there’s no turning back. But it’s been a long and winding journey. The story of how an abandoned train station has helped resurrect the old Pyralisk Arts Center started with an eviction notice. A neighbor had been kind enough to lend […]

New Art Springs to Life at Artisans Hand

New Art Springs to Life at Artisans Hand

by Jill Pralle; photos courtesy of Artisans Hand  Elga Gemst: Stained Glass Artist, Moretown, Vermont The featured artist for the upcoming Art Walk (Friday, May 4), Gemst creates whimsical stained glass scenes of Vermont barns, landscapes, feathers, angels, and other hanging gems in brilliantly hued and textured glass from around the world. In Gemst’s words, […]

A Breakthrough Moment for Architect-Artist Tom Leytham

A Breakthrough Moment for Architect-Artist Tom Leytham

by Nat Frothingham During a brief meeting with Gov. Phil Scott at the Vermont State House in Montpelier on April 20, architect and artist Tom Leytham experienced the thrill of having six of his watercolor paintings added to the Vermont State Art Collection. In many ways that moment was an affirmation of a critical turn […]

Lost Nation Theater’s 30th Season Brings Tony-Award Winning Plays, Musicals, and a Classic Vermont Story

by Kim Bent Vermont stories often highlight Lost Nation Theater’s (LNT) 30 years at City Hall, and the culminating production of this year’s milestone season will be the world premiere of Howard Frank Mosher’s debut novel Disappearances. The choice seems like destiny, as both the theater company and book were born in the same year, […]

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

French Horn Player Brad Gemeinhardt to Perform in the Brahms Horn Trio

by Nat Frothingham At its final concert of the 2017–2018 season, Capital City Concerts will be presenting three chamber music masterpieces. One of the masterpieces on the program is the Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 composed by Johannes Brahms in 1865. Brad Gemeinhardt, who is third horn for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will […]

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

Kicking off the spring season at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery is an exhibit that explodes with color and light. The oil paintings of Tom Merwin will be on view there April 3 to June 28, The show title, The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata, was inspired by visionary painter Charles Burchfield, whom […]

“For the Love of Vermont”  Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

“For the Love of Vermont” Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli will exhibit her oil paintings this spring in the Governor’s Gallery. Her opulent show, “For the Love of Vermont,” celebrates the artist’s adopted state in the offices of Vermont’s governor from April 3rd until June 28. Originally from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay area, Egeli moved to Braintree in 2012. She, like so […]