Artbits-April 20, 2017

ONE SHOW ONLY

Evenings with Vermont Treasures begins the 2017 season with the return of Michael Hurley to the Meeting House on the Green. This will be his only Vermont show this year, a special evening of outsider folk, snockography, and plunking away. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Local libraries will host Art Bop, a presentation of artworks by local artists. Look for art on display, demonstrations by artists, a reception, and more. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Burrow has completed its building work and will be open for the art walk. The Swanton Arts Council will have a Spring Meeting. The SAC Writer’s Group will meet at the library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Blue Paddle Bistro presents Carol Ann Jones. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers and Justice Reborn on different nights. Twiggs has Open Mic and Spring Fever Comedy plus Erin Cassels-Brown and Bardela on different nights. Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton play the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special. The Opera House presents Melting Point 2.0. Leunigs has the Will Patton Trio. Read more

FILM

The Art House shows American Masters’ Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Read more

ART DEADLINES

We have calls for Art on the Refuge 2017, the VINS En Plein Air Painting Festival and an invitation to filmmakers. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-April 13, 2017

A TAXING DAY

Tuesday is the deadline to file your 2016 Vermont and Federal personal income tax returns. Read more

NOT THE MONSTER MASH

The MVU Musical is Young Frankenstein in the Trahan Theater. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Jeff’s Maine Seafood hosts a sale of Charlie Price Folk Art. Discover local art and artists as the Downtown Art Walk takes over downtown St. Albans. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Grind Cafe hosts Open Mic at The Grind. The Stragglers play 14th Star with guests Justin Bedell and Jeff Moulton. Twiggs presents AmerikanaBlue and the Robin Gottfried Band on different nights. Read more

FILM

Northern Forest Canoe Trail presents the Reel Paddling Film Festival, an evening of adventure paddling films with refreshments and gear giveaways. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

Gerry Vaisey wants to talk us into writing our own stories. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

There are book discussions, a book signing for a new memoir, a public library Writers’ Group, an official name change, an exercise program for those over 50, and Classic Movie Night, all at a library near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-April 6, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Barry and Maureen Genzlinger, David Juaire, and Deborah Travis with a free meet-the-artists reception. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts Stephanie Kossman in a solo show. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCIL

Festival of Trees and St. Albans Community Arts meet. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project and Phil Abair on different nights. Twiggs presents Chris and Erica opening for Sean Ashby and the Bob Boyd Trio on different nights. Donna Thunder and Lightning Martin play the Bayside. The Fairfield Community Center has the Sap Run Boogie with the Burritos. Shane Murley and the Apothecarians make their debut at 14th Star. The Young Tradition Touring Group plays at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering. The Burnham Music Series presents the Will Patton Quartet. The St. Albans Museum presents Out of Our Father’s House. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

VHC’s Peter Gilbert looks at the life of Robert Frost. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile celebrates Big Rig Day and the Month of the Young Child. ArtBits has links to library events in and around the county. Read more

 

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Artbits-March 30, 2017

THE FIRST PARADE OF THE SEASON

The Great and Powerful Penguin Parade begins in St. Albans and then regroups in East Fairfield. Artists in the area have been painting 27″ tall Macaroni penguins since January. All will be available for the silent auction. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

Fairfax Community Theater will hold auditions for Little Shop of Horrors at B.F.A. Fairfax. The show will take place June 29-July 2. Read more

ART TO GO

The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church hosts the Arts & Craft Show with a wide variety of handcrafts, artwork, and local edibles. Read more

LEARN

The Milton Artists’ Guild offers an intermediate level Watercolor Painting Workshop with Instructor Kathleen Berry Bergeron. Peoples Trust Company hosts a PTC Business Workshop on Facebook Marketing. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents the Shane Murley Band and John Smyth & Jenn on different nights. The Opera House at Enosburg Falls screens Franklin County Voices. The Saint Albans Museum hosts An Acoustic Evening with Banjo Dan and Friends. 14th Star has its third annual Commemorative Beer Label Launch Party with music and food and beer. It’s a benefit. Justice is back! The group will rock Durty Nelly’s. Four Sheets to the Wind plays the Concert in the Park. The Young Tradition Touring Group performs on Vermont Public Radio. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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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

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

 

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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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