Artbits-March 23, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northern Vermont Artist Association begins its spring show with an Opening Reception at the T.W. Wood Gallery. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group will meet at the Swanton Free Public Library to start a new project based on letter-writing/diary-keeping in an historical period. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

River Arts presents AMP Nights with Ted Zilius, Ben Cosgrove, Chard deNiord, and authentic Argentinian fare. Twiggs presents Cooper & LaVoie and Chris and Erica on different nights. The Big Jay Tavern presents the Stragglers Live. Dolly Shakers Brew Pub has BoneShakerz. Karen Weber and the Funkin Conchs rock Sunset Park. The Opera House will screen Local Motive. Burning Man tickets go on sale. Read more

MARCH-APRIL ART DEADLINES

The Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery in St Albans will do a maple themed exhibit. The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants to emerging artists. The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is open. Read more

MAYBE NOT SO CREATIVE ECONOMY

The new federal budget proposal would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

Leon and Jennifer Williams Thompson have started “The Pen & The Palette,” a page for professional writing and photography services. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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Artbits-March 16, 2017

ROTARY EXPO

Rotary Club of St. Albans opens the 25th annual Home Expo with free admission. Building a new home this year? Planning a home remodeling project? That new space can easily help showcase your own collection of art. Or perhaps you need, absolutely need, a music room? Or space for a kiln. Read more

ARTS ADVOCACY

The 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day is so big it takes two! Arts peeps will gather in D.C. to garner support the arts. Read more

IN THE SAC

We announce the 2017 Emerging Artist winner. The SAC holds a Program Meeting and Update. There is a Pinwheel Workshop. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Blue Paddle Bistro has Carol Ann Jones. The Opera House has Movie Night and Prydein. Twiggs has Lucky Shamrock TNT Comedy, Uncle Jimmy, and the Blue Rock Boys on different nights. 14th Star hosts the AWTB. St Patrick’s Day Bash. River Arts presents Plays & Pints. Higher Ground offers The Kids Are Alright. The third annual Shamrockin’ for a Cure with Bad Horsey takes over the Abbey. Bayside brings back Bucky Lewis. The Blues Brothers rock Sunset Park. Read more

FILM

The Green Mountain Film Festival 2017 kicks off at the Savoy Theater. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

John DeDakis runs a writing workshop, From Novice To Novelist, at Twiggs. Read more

 

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Artbits-March 9, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The second annual Spring Youth Art Show includes the Emerging Artist Award Recipient and an Opening Reception. There are over 45 vendors plus a silent auction at a benefit craft show. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCIL

St. Albans Community Arts holds its regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers IncaHOOTs. Twiggs presents the Blue Rock Boys and Graziano, Schofield, and Slim on different nights. The Vermont Youth Orchestra plays a Rug Concert. The Jericho Cafe has Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton. The Fiddle Rock duo continues the Concert in the Park series. The Red Parka Steakhouse presents the Nobby Reed Project. Read more

THE HUMANITY OF IT!

The H.F. Brigham Free Public Library hosts Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear. The Fairfax Community Library presents Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do? The Varnum Memorial Library hosts a book discussion for Blood of the Prodigal. Read more

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Artbits-March 2, 2017

(A BAD) CALL FOR ARTISTS

This is the 17th year of the Waterbury Arts Fest and the group has issued a call for fine art painting, pottery, fiber art, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture, and more. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Cathy Bohannon’s Gourd Creations by Bopeter, the decorative concrete of Mike Byers, and the painted carvings of Terry Rice. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts the Tuesday Morning Gang this month. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. Tell It At Twiggs brings some story telling for a good cause plus the Bob Mackenzie Blues Trio and the Lunar Jazz Trio on different nights. The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival continues. Karaoke Night comes to 14th Star. Snow Farm Vineyard features singer/songwriter Carol Ann Jones. Read more

TOWN MEETING

Tuesday is Town Meeting, a chance to discuss or vote on the arts and culture of the community from concerts in parks to new books (and park passes) in the libraries. Read more

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Artbits-February 23, 2017

CALL FOR WRITERS

The Alburgh Public Library offers a 13 week, college-level Writing Workshop for FREE. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

River Arts hosts an Artist Talk with Marie LaPre Grabon and Kathy Stark, moderated by Tari Swenson. The color red ends its run as the theme at the Artist In Residence Gallery. Read more

IN THE SAC

The deadline for the Emerging Artist Award, the Spring Youth Art Show, and the Swanton Rec Logo Design Contest loom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Vermont Humanities Council presents From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small Boat Traditions. Twiggs offers Gypsy Wind and Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton on different nights. Young Tradition welcomes Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys and then thows a Mardi Gras Party. NightHawk returns to the 14th Star Brewery. The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival begins. The Varnum Memorial Library hosts Open Mic Night. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

Peoples Trust Company presents a PTC Business Workshop on Digital Marketing. Read more

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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

POLITICS AND ART

Immigrants to the United States created about one-fifth of the work in the Davis Museum’s permanent galleries. Art-Less, a special no immigrant exhibit, starts today at the museum at Wellesley College. All work created or donated by immigrants will be removed. 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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