Artbits-May 18, 2017

PLAN AHEAD! SUMMER IS COMING!

Looking for the big show with French music from Louisiana and Quebec? Summer Music at Grace kicks off the new Summer Season with the 15th annual Farewell Reunion concert at Grace Church. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Refuge Visitor Center hosts an Artist Reception and a talk by Maeve Kim and then Art on the Refuge opens to celebrate the 24th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day. ART100 is back with an “Everyone Wins” fundraiser. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group meets. The monthly SAC meeting will plan future projects. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

It is Movie Night at the Opera House. The Flower-Power Show and TNT Comedy Showcase come to Twiggs which also presents Arthur James and acoustic duo Leno & Young on different nights. It’s Opening Night! at the Burrow with great jams and more. Moog’s Place has the Starline Rhythm Boys. Justice rolls into Park Place. The Stowe Community Church celebrates organist extraordinaire John Weaver’s 80th birthday with a Gala. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents Ben Patton and Friends. The new Church Street Concert Series opens the season with the Inora Brass at St Luke’s. The South Hero Congregational Church hosts Bella Voce. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

The Opera House will hold auditions for The King and I. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-May 11, 2017

ON STAGE LIVE

The Saint Albans Museum hosts An Acoustic Evening with Banjo Dan Lindner and Friends. The concert has been re-scheduled from snowy March. Twiggs hosts a FUN-draiser for Sean Casey with Abby Road and special guests. 14th Star Brewing brings GypsyWind to the stage. Justice invades Whitcomb’s Barn. Higher Ground presents 8084, “In Memory of Angels.” Vermont Swings with Will Patton’s Jitterbuzz. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

Cambridge Arts Council presents Cambridge Got Talent! The Swanton Arts Council has its SAC Artist Gathering at 14th Star Brewing. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Enosburgh Public Library presents Jack Mayer to discuss Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich. Read more

 

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Artbits-May 4, 2017

“LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE”

The Logger, Rusty DeWees, brings his Tour of Comedy and Music to the Opera House with “bunches of new jokes since last I played there.” The show is presented by the Friends of the Opera House and the Franklin County Home Health Agency as a fundraiser for health and happiness. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence spotlight is on John Selmer, Holly Spier, and El Towle with a free meet-the-artists reception and a month-long exhibit. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts Donna Blatchly’s pebble art. The Milton Artist’s Guild’s new Art Center and Gallery will have its grand opening. The Gallery at River Arts presents Ted Zilius with Sad & Jazz. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The annual Young Tradition Weekend showcases young performers of traditional music and dance. On Tap offers the Nobby Reed Project. Chris & Erica return to 14th Star Brewery. Twiggs presents The Owl Stars with guests and All Without The Bass on different nights. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts a Writer’s Workshop with Franklin County writer J.P. Choquette in the new Milton Artist’s Guild Art Center and Gallery. ArtBits also has links to library events in and around the county. Read more

 

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Artbits-April 27, 2017

51 AND LET IT RUN (MAPLE)

The 51st edition of the Maple Festival this weekend brings a new schedule and a bucketful of events for the first (and sweetest) outdoor festival of the year. It happens in downtown St. Albans. Read more

ART ON THE GRIND

The Grind Cafe hosts an Art Collaboration featuring Alex Foltz and Jon Young. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Young Tradition Touring Group is visiting Halifax, Cape Breton, and New Brunswick. River Arts presents AMP Nights with Clare Dolan, Farm Song, Kerrin McCadden, and Argentinian food. Twiggs has the Troy Millette Duet and Daniel Rahilly and Ty Cicia on different nights. On Tap offers Troy Millette & Dylan Gombas and then InCahoots. 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 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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