Arts

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 […]

Adamant Music School Showcases the Art of  Phyllis Chase

Adamant Music School Showcases the Art of Phyllis Chase

by Mimi Clark It was a no brainer for Phyllis Chase the first time she ventured eight miles up the County Road to Adamant whether or not she would stay. As a painter of beauty and light, she found her home of over 35 years now and has been painting her surroundings ever since. As […]

Reclaiming Women in New Exhibition at  Helen Day Art Center

Reclaiming Women in New Exhibition at Helen Day Art Center

by Sarah Davin Two elderly women stand back to back, arms linked, one leaning on the back of the other. The bodies of the gray-haired women are wrinkled, their breasts sag, and the skin around their stomachs is loose. The whiteness of much of their bodies contrasts with the deep tan of their arms and […]

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 […]