Arts

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 […]

The Best Irish Trad Session You’ve Never Heard of

The Best Irish Trad Session You’ve Never Heard of

by Mike Dunphy It’s almost infuriating to watch people pass by the windows of Bagitos in downtown Montpelier on Saturday afternoons, as one of the state’s, if not country’s, if not world’s, best sessions of Irish traditional music fills the room and bleeds through the panes. It’s not that the gawking faces distract from the […]

Demystifying Macbeth with the Plainfield Little Theatre

Demystifying Macbeth with the Plainfield Little Theatre

Starting March 15th, the Plainfield Little Theatre presents the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House. Director Tom Blachly has a long history with Shakespeare, first as a young actor performing the role of Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in a school production directed by Bill Blachly, Tom’s […]

Shockwave Art Show Celebrates Neurodiversity at Studio Place Arts

Shockwave Art Show Celebrates Neurodiversity at Studio Place Arts

  by Sarah Davin The world has a long history of excluding people with physical and intellectual disabilities from appearing in society, rendering them a largely hidden minority. Families sending disabled individuals in institutions to live invisible lives is more recent than we would like to think. Although the treatment of people with disabilities has […]

‘The Idiot’s Tale’ Opens at the Plainfield Little Theater on Nov. 2

by Nat Frothingham In “The Idiot’s Tale”—an old, curmudgeonly—indeed a delusional actor whose name is Horne—and who is a nursing home resident confined to a single room—gets it into his head that he’s onstage and facing an audience. “That’s the conceit of the play,” said writer, director, and producer Tom Blachly, whose play will open […]