Artbits-February 16, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Swanton Arts Council is collecting art (and more) for the Make-a-Wish silent auction to help make wishes come true for Vermont Wish Kids. Artisans Market seeks artists in all mediums. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Discover local art and artists as the February Art Walk takes over downtown shops, merchants, and storefronts with artists and musicians in every medium. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Blue Paddle Bistro presents Carol Ann Jones. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and Nightrain on different nights. Twiggs has Open Mic and TNT Comedy Showcase plus Erin Cassels-Brown and Cooie and Robin on different nights. River Arts presents the First Brew Haha. 14th Star has your Remedy. Big Jay Tavern presents Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton. Chandler Music Hall presents Yankee Chank. The 22nd annual Winter Is A Drag Ball comes to Higher Ground. MVU showcases the Pets Love and Fashion Show. Read more

FEBRUARY-MARCH ART DEADLINES

We have calls for the Emerging Artist scholarship and a Gallery at River Arts Exhibition. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Fairfax Community Library begins a series of six Parenting Workshops. Read more

 

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Artbits-February 9, 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Swanton Arts Council wants artwork for the Spring Youth Art Show. There are several local collection points for the show. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile presents KidZArt 2017, a celebration of the visual and performing art produced by Franklin County’s youngest artists and residents. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts holds its monthly meeting in City Hall. The Swanton Arts Council is the local charity for the Hannaford Helps Recycle Bag Program for the Month of February. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

BBP makes their 14th Star debut. Twiggs presents Giovanina Bucci and Sean Casey on different nights. The Abbey has dinner music and candlelight. Jamie Lee Thurston plays Higher Ground. There is a Show The Love Gala + Food Drive. The Town and Country Resort presents The Western Abenaki: History and Culture. The second Friday Dance Social takes over City Hall. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There is a Fiction Book Group, Tech Help, Food for Thought, the Brick-Builders’ Club, a Book-to-Film Potluck, a Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Classic Movie Night, and more at a library near you. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

Story Time with the Bookmobile has snowy songs and silly winter jokes. Read more

 

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Artbits-February 2, 2017

WILL THE ARTS BE REPRESENTED?

Swanton area residents will answer that question at the rescheduled Northern Gateway Public Meeting. It’s an opportunity to include arts projects and plan how the cultural economy can drive growth right from the beginning. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The color red continues as the theme at the Artist In Residence. This month, the spotlight is on Barbara Colgrove, Ann Levy, Patrick Murphy, and Sally Tarr. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts photographer Eric Smith in a solo show this month. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council hosts the next Bring Back the Swanton Festival Project Meeting. The SAC Strategic Planning Meeting will plan the for 2017 and beyond. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Museum has an Evening of Bird Tales and a Dance on different nights. The Nobby Reed Project plays On Tap and then Martell’s at the Red Fox. Tell It At Twiggs brings story telling, then Chris & Erica and Jeff Shelley play different nights. Carol Ann Jones has a Wine Down Friday. Young Tradition presents Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features has links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 26, 2017

IN THE ARTS

The Brownell Library hosts a discussion of The Wyeths: First Family of American Art with new perspectives on N. C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts and Swanton Arts Council each hold program meetings. The SAC Writer’s Group meets. There will be a SAC hangout and discussion. Ed Gagne offers instruction for the Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents Graziano Schofield & Slim and Bardela on different nights. In Good Taste returns culinary delights and live music by Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin. The Abbey Restaurant hosts dinner and dancing to Full Tilt. The Local Legends Concert presents the Will Patton Quartet. The Young Tradition Touring Group appears in the Spice on Snow Winter Festival. The Varnum Memorial Library hosts an Open Mic Night and potluck. Read more

THEY’RE HIRING!

The Fairfield Community Center seeks a Program Director. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Swanton Free Public Library has Harry Potter Night with a Sorting Hat Ceremony, wands and owls, and more. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 19, 2017

WILL THE ARTS BE REPRESENTED IN SWANTON?

Area residents will answer that question the Northern Gateway Public Meeting. This is an opportunity to include arts projects and plan how the cultural economy can drive growth right from the beginning. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones plays the Blue Paddle Bistro. The Twiggs Open Mic and TNT Comedy Showcase continues. Twiggs also presents the Chad Hollister Band and Arthur James on different nights. 14th Star Brewery has Shake The Band. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center hosts PossumHaw’s official farewell show. Ty Herndon does a benefit for Ronald McDonald House at Higher Ground and then they have Black Tiger Sex Machine. Leunigs presents the Will Patton Quartet. Read more

ART DEADLINES

The Artist Project will choose an experienced artist with a passion for community arts. The Nikon Photo Contest is an opportunity for photographers around the world. The Florida State University exhibition Waging Peace! wants works that comment on peace. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 12, 2017

SWANTON FESTIVAL PUBLIC FORUM

Should Swanton bring back the Festival? The Swanton Arts Council wants help answering that question. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

21 artists from the States and Europe will participate in the third annual Paradise Paint Out plein air festival over the next eight days. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts is the home of the Festival of Trees and more this year. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs has the Owl Stars and the Timothy James Connection on different nights. Missisquoi River Band plays the Winter Concert Series in South Burlington. Read more

LOOKING FORWARD

We wind up the preview of another busy year in the arts with a look at the Major Independent Presenters. We covered upcoming All Arts Council and Opera House events plus the Franklin County Festivals and Town Band plans last week. Read more

 

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