Artbits-September 22, 2016

IT’S GALA TIME!

Fairfax Community Theater Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Costumed Gala in the space in which they started, the BFA-Fairfax “Old Gym,.” There will be refreshments. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northern Vermont Artists’ Association exhibit at the old Red Mill winds up next week. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Cardiac Capers Kicks Off. Twiggs presents Deja Nous and then Daniel Rahilly and Ty Cicia. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures ushers in the fall with Patti Casey and Tom Mackenzie. Mike’s Tiki Bar has the Nobby Reed Project. The Big E, features Ian MacHarg and Hazen Metro with the Heather Morris Celtic Dancers plus Prydein and Yankee Chank. Read more

ART DEADLINES

NEFA will award small, catalytic grants to choreographers. The Prize for Illustration “hears” the Sounds of the City. South Shore Art Center wants to go Out of Order. Read more

DRIVE4URCOMMUNITY

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls is partnering with Dick Wright Ford for the Drive4UrCommunity “fun”draiser. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library offers a lecture and Q&A session, Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 15, 2016

STILL SUMMER

Summer continues with Summer Music at Grace: Baroque & Beyond with Erin Grainger, Katie Oprea, and George Cummings. The program features J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach, Albioni, Beethoven, Vaughn Williams, and more. Read more

CELEBRATE THE HARVEST

Enosburg’s annual Harvest Festival presents the Missisquoi River Band plus a mysterious, super secret fiddler in and around Lincoln Park on a day filled with arts, crafts, live music, and more. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

UVM/Continuing Education will host an exhibit of paintings by Linda Wirts. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science holds its second annual en Plein Air Painting. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold the first meeting of the SAC Writer’s Group to share, get the group off the ground, and look at Nanowrimo. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Professor Michael Lange presents the Many Meanings of Maple. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and IncaHOOTS. Twiggs presents Kelly Ravin and Isaac French. The First ever Steeple Market Brewfest pours “countless brews,” excellent food, and live music. The Opera House presents O’hAnleigh. Backstage gets Justice. The Will Patton Quartet plays Leunigs. Comedy For A Cause supports MAHA. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

It’s time to register for NEFA’s 15th Annual Idea Swap to network and share tour project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s grant programs. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Helene Lang portrays Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot in a living history performance. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 8, 2016

ARTS IN EDUCATION

Join area artists and arts councils to celebrate National Arts In Education Week. You can take part by writing a letter, posting on Facebook, sharing a photo, and so much more. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts the contemplative landscapes of photographer David J. Griggs in a solo show this month. The Northern Vermont Artists’ Association current exhibit is at the old Red Mill. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council has a busy week planned with Dam Ducky Derby and Halloween in the Park planning plus a Board meeting. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents the Wing Walkers. Twiggs has Cooper & LaVoie, then Rosie & Trevor. It is a Carol Ann Jones weekend as Vermont’s supercharged singer-songwriter has three events. The Missisquoi River Band opens the Westford Music Series. And Comedy For A Cause continues. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There’s a Fall Leaf Pendant project. Food for Thought features fermenting vegetables. It’s Classic Movie Night. Book butchering returns by popular demand and Book Groups gather. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 1, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer wrap up on Labor Day. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Jan Brosky, Melvin Harris, Elizabeth Martin, and Frank McDonough at a free meet-the-artists reception. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council needs art supplies and craft items to share at Makerspace, in community art projects, and with the art community of Swanton. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

One Fed Summer closes the season with Donna Thunder and the Storm. On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. The Breakwaters Summer lineup continues with Starline Rhythm Boys and more. Twiggs presents Graziano, Scofield, and Slim, the Robin Gottfried Band, Smyth and Croteau, and the Jeff Salisbury Band. Champlain Valley Fair hosts Vermont’s Music Showcase and the Music Gazebo with important Vermont musicians. 51 Main presents Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton. The Saint Albans Museum hosts a presentation on the life of Jeffrey Brace and his connections to St. Albans. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Most libraries will be closed on Labor Day but have programming the rest of the week. Fairfax hosts an Edible/Medicinal Plants Walk. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 25, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

Summer Sounds is resting up for next year but there is still plenty of music playing as the Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. Read more

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SOUNDS

The 26th season of Summer Sounds brought exceptional performances “from away” with groups rarely heard here in Franklin County but the regular season came to an end on Sunday, just in time for the Champlain Valley Fair to start. The series dodged rain drops a couple of times but we needed the rain. Read more

THEATRICAL CALL

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls will hold auditions at the House for The Odd Couple–the Female Version. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones will sing the National Anthem. One Fed Summer has the Nobby Reed Project. Higher Ground wraps the Northern Exposure Summer Series. Twiggs has the Tony Whedon Trio, Chad Hollister, and The Duo. Sean Casey plays Arrowhead Golf Course. Brews for Rescues is a family and dog friendly day of live entertainment. The Swanton Chamber hosts Almost Nowhere. The Alburgh SummerFest and Chili Cookoff presents the Nobby Reed Project, Bruce and Mary, Coon Hill John Band, Donna Thunder and Friends, and Rick Norcross. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents the Austin Piazzolla Quintet. And Summer Music at Grace celebrates the Grace Church 200th Anniversary. The Island Arts 2016 Summer Concert Series concludes with PossumHaw. A&M concludes the Downtown Summer Concert Series. The Ten Best Days of Summer kicks off as the Champlain Valley Fair hosts Vermont’s Music Showcase. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 18, 2016

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. Summer Sounds introduces a national touring band and we find shows in Bakersfield, Burlington, Essex Junction, Fairfax, Milton, North Hero, and St. Albans. Read more

A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL FOR HIGHGATE

Summer Sounds wraps up its 26th season as La Quinta Inn and Suites of St Albans presents the Christopher Dean Band. Read more

THEATRICAL DOINGS

The Fairfax Community Theater Company’s 25th Anniversary Costumed Gala takes place in the space where they started. The Opera House will hold auditions for the Odd Couple. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts second annual Chair Affair is here. The Swanton Arts Council needs people for Northwest Nightmares and work is progressing on the MakerSpace. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

One Fed Summer presents Barbie-N-Bones. On Tap offers Jenni. Twiggs has Comedy For A Cause plus Bob Young, the Smokey Newfield Project, and Chris and Erica. Breakwaters finds Justice. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton play through at Arrowhead and then return to Island Arts. The Lucas James Williams Fund hosts the Nobby Reed Project. Rushmore plays Downtown. River Arts has the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra. Read more

IT’S A BIRD IT’S A PLANE IT’S A FILM!

The Swanton Free Public Library hosts the world premiere of the original short film Bitter Losses. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There will be more Book Butchering at the Library. Read more

 

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