Arts

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 […]

Lost Nation’s “The Last 5 Years” Marks New Theater Initiatives

Lost Nation’s “The Last 5 Years” Marks New Theater Initiatives

by Erin McIntyre Lost Nation Theater (LNT) has long been a leader in bringing the performing arts to new audiences, and the organization’s latest innovations are no exception. Lost Nation announced two new initiatives last week aimed at attracting a broader theater-going audience: LNTix and LNT Afterhours. LNTix is a free program that allows 18-to-40-year-olds […]

It’s Elementary Art

by Michelle A.L. Singer “It’s explicit and exquisite.” That’s how artist and art teacher Heidemarie Holmes-Heiss describes children’s art. “You can feel that it’s an amazing expression when a child picks up a pencil and draws. It’s exquisite, exciting and even sacred.” Holmes-Heiss has been teaching art for fourteen years and is currently the art […]

Five Reasons to Attend the Green Mountain Film Festival

Five Reasons to Attend the Green Mountain Film Festival

by John O’Brien Midvoyage in this digital age, I’m dumbfounded that anybody actually goes out to the movies anymore. If the Shumlin administration is to be believed, there are only four Vermonters left without access to high-speed Internet in the state (coincidently, all four live on my road in Tunbridge), which means that the other […]

Poet David Budbill Kicks Off Montpelier’s PoemCity

Poet David Budbill Kicks Off Montpelier’s PoemCity

by Amanda Ibey David Budbill has enjoyed a storied career in the arts as a poet, playwright, author and musician. From his home in the Northeast Kingdom, he has authored seven books of poems, eight plays, dozens of essays, a children’s book, a novel and a libretto for an opera. This year Budbill was selected […]