Arts

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 […]

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 […]