Artbits-September 21, 2017

SUMMER

Today is the last full day of Summer but the weather is still great.

ART FOR THE WALLS

Monkeying Around Play Center hosts its first Paint & Sippy party. The Grind Cafe has a Family Paint and Sip. Twiggs offers Paint Nite: End of Summer. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts held its monthly meetings. The minutes are online. The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Let us ‘Fall’ into Art meeting. Read more

DANCE

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls hosts a toe-tapping good Contra Dance with music by Red Dog Riley and caller Luke Donforth. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents the long-awaited return of the Austin Piazzolla Quintet. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, Bethany Conner & Friends, and the Bob Mackenzie Trio on different nights. The First Year Anniversary Survivor Show and TNT Comedy Showcase, Roy and the Wrecks, and the Robin Gottfried Band come to Twiggs on different nights. The North Hero House welcomes Carol Ann Jones with Will Patton. 14th Star has the Bandade Fall Tour and Isaac French with Michael Brewster on different nights. The CEA features Tony Whedon, Dawn Reno Langley, and Janis Raffauf Hess. Read more

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER ART DEADLINES

NW Nightmares calls for amateur Vermont film makers. The TAM over 60 Art Competition is for artists in all traditional art media. The Endangered Fine Art and Photography Contest offers prize money and a Miami exhibition. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-September 14, 2017

FEATURED ARTIST: IN THE STUDIO WITH CORLISS

Nationally renowned artist Corliss Blakely invites us into her studio via her website to see what she is working on today. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

River Arts hosts a Gallery Opening of the group show River Works 3 and A Stitch in Time: 18th & 19th Century Textiles. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

14th Star Brewing presents Ryan and Slim. Arrowhead Golf Course hosts Insodoodler for a special Oktoberfest. Twiggs offers Leno & Young and Bardela on different nights. Justice rocks the rafters and Graziono, Slim & Schofield and Close to Nowhere blow off the roof at On Tap. Kat Wright, Red Baraat, the Brothers Comatose and Zach Nugent’s Dead All Stars perform for FallFest 2017 at Smugglers’ Notch. The Enosburg Harvest Festival presents Prof. Fairbanks and the Old Man Garage Band. The Steeple Market Brewfest has Ryan Sweezey, Thunder Kittens, and No Left Turn. Durty Nelly’s presents Bad Horsey. Grace Potter’s Grand Point North has heavyweights. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

The Vermont Creative Network Summit approaches. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around the county. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 7, 2017

SPECTACULAR!

The Swanton Art Spectacular takes over the village with music, the Dam Ducky Derby, watermelon, ice cream, and art. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Mark Doremus, Pam Fiaschetti, Natalie LaRocque, and Martha McGinn with a free meet-the-artists reception with refreshments and a raffle. Fall art starts with a course from Victoria Vining at The Grind, Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Rolling Hills with artist Diane Kingston. The Sun’s last gasp is the subject of the 14th Star Paint & Pint led by Jon Young. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. Twiggs presents Myra Flynn, Chris & Erica, and Graziano Schofield & Slim on different nights. El Toro presenta a la cantante compositora Carol Ann Jones. The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra plays Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures. Michael McCarthy hosts the Grind Open Mic. 14th Star presents Full Share. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts Peter Shea to discuss and sign his newest book, Collateral Trout A Vermonter’s Angling Memoirs and Fishy Tales. ArtBits has weekly links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 31, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

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

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SOUNDS

The 27th 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 last weekend. The series dodged rain drops a couple of times but we were outside in the park every Sunday. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Pop Up Pop In Gallery features Anita Michele Parah and Judy Paxman. The Northern Vermont Artist Association Red Mill Show continues. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts Sandra Ferland. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

It’s a big music week for Twiggs with Gypsy Wind, Isaac French, Mark LeGrand, and the Jeff Salisbury Band on different nights. The Ten Best Days of Summer has some of the region’s finest musicians including Tim Brick, Chris & Erica, Bethany Conner, Keeghan Nolan, Troy Millette and Dylan Gombas, and more, all on different stages. Durty Nelly’s presents Kylie Live. Harrison’s has Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton play through at Arrowhead Golf Course. The monthly Celebration of Expressive Arts has a 5J Barrow Special Event Dinner Concert. 14th Star Brewing presents AWTB. The First Congregational Church begins its first fall concert series with Arioso. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

NEFA hosts a webinar on the Jobs in New England’s Creative Economy and Why They Matter. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library hosts Vermont writer Tyrone Shaw to read from his new book. ArtBits features weekly links to library events. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 24, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

Summer Sounds is over for the season but the Big Music Weeks of Summer continue with a huge lineup. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Pop Up Pop In Gallery features Rachel LeGrand and Sara Hayes. A Chair Affair reception and auction takes over Taylor Park. Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Sunset Inukshuk. My solo show at the NMC Gallery has just one week left to run. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Durty Nelly’s presents Kyle Noel. Harrison’s Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. The Swanton Public Library tells Stories around the Campfire. Twiggs offers Erin Cassels-Brown, Dale and Darcy, and Happy Folk on different nights. Dark Horse rides into 14th Star. The Blue Rock Boys play Arrowhead Golf Course. Northern Flyer returns for Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures. The Catalyst Coffee Bar brings the Mountain Carol across the Champlain. Come party Backstage with Justice. CEA has David Rosane, Ruth Walzer Shine, and Vermont Poet Laureate Chard DeNiord. The North Hero House welcomes Carol Ann Jones. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls will hold auditions for An Evening of One Act Plays. Read more

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER ART DEADLINES

We have calls for en Plein Air Painting Festival and Competition, Environmental Photographer of the Year, CraftBoston 2018, and Paperwest. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-August 17, 2017

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue this week with a huge lineup including the Summer Sounds season finale. Read more

ELVIS IS IN THE PARK

Drummac Septic Service, the All Arts Council, and the Town of Highgate continue the 27th year of Summer Sounds concerts at home in Highgate with Mark Shelton in the free Summer Sounds concert. We have no idea how many stars to expect. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Pop Up Pop In Gallery features paintings by David Winchester and Mike Barkyoumb. Shore Acres hosts a Paint and Sip. The Grind Cafe Summer has an art workshop. Read more

GOOD NEWS

The Meeting House on the Green has received a $30,000 grant for handicap accessibility. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub presents Chris & Erica. Harrison’s has Will Patton and Mark Struhsacker. The Nobby Reed Project plays Snow Farm. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson. Twiggs has Sergio Torres, Cooper and Lavoie and AmerikanaBlue on different nights. Summer Music at Grace continues with Frevo. 14th Star presents Shake and Laughs For Larry on different nights. The Alburgh Summerfest has Donna Thunder and the Storm, the Nobby Reed Project, and more. Back Inn Time features Art DeQuasie and Dayve Huckett. Island Arts celebrates 100 Years. Wednesday Night Live concludes with the Fossil Fuel Band and the MoFo’s. The Irregulars are at Shelburne Farms. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Protect your eyes for art. Get your eclipse glasses at your local library. Read more

 

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