Artbits-November 15, 2017

ART FOR THE WALLS

The Grind Cafe hosts a Family Paint and Sip for a Thanksgiving centerpiece with a nice warm cup of hot chocolate. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

Mark your calendars: the ninth annual Festival of Trees is coming soon. The Swanton Writer’s Group will meet at the library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Durty Nelly’s has Cooie singing live, Molly Renning hosting Open Mic, and Chris and Erica opening for Barbie N Bones. Carol Ann Jones does the Blue Paddle Bistro. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers. Twiggs has King Sha-mecca Blaze, Taylor Rad, and Carl Sonnefeld, plus the Growlers and Stefani Capizzi on different nights. The Hurricane is back with the Christopher Dean Band. BFA presents Godspell. The Owl Stars with Troy Millette get thankful at 14th Star. The Abbey hosts Shake My Nerves. Read more

TECHNO ART

The Double-Edged Sword of Technology, the Vermont Humanities Council fall conference, takes place at UVM. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Local Authors Fest takes over the Swanton Free Public Library with writers, “scrumptious literary snacks,” books, and more. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 9, 2017

Saturday is Veteran’s Day.

ART TO BUY

The Opera House Annual Craft Show features talented local artists, artisans, and crafters. Milton Artists’ Guild holds its annual Art Show and Sale. Chelsea Phillips will host Rock Art Fun. Read more

DANCE

St. Albans Community Arts and First Step Dance host the Second Friday Dance Social with mini-lessons and more. Read more

FILM

14th Star Brewing Co. hosts a special preview screening and discussion of Saving Our Waters. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

WoodmenLife presents The Truth Is Way Out There, a mystery dinner theater to benefit Vision Guatemala and Dominican Projects. Twiggs has Daniel Rahilly and Ty Cicia and the Ellen Powell Trio on different nights. Sean Jarvis plays a special Veteran’s Day gig at 14th Star. Read more

YOUNG TRADITION

Young Tradition-Vermont musicians are on their way to Japan to perform and learn. Read more

CREATE TO ADVANCE

The Vermont Creative Network Summit concludes with discussions with Vermont thought leaders. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-November 2, 2017

DIY ART

14th Star Brewing Co. hosts Pimp My Pint as a night of art and drinks with Ashley Michele Bowen. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Steve Boal, Patrick Murphy, Shanna Ratner, and Pam Krout-Voss. River Arts presents Viva Las Artes! 2017 with a wine bar, food, and a silent auction. David J. Griggs has a solo show at the Northwestern Medical Center Gallery. The Swanton’s Got Art show and sale takes over the Swanton Municipal Complex. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council board will meet at the chamber to “get a feel for future art shows to be held in this space.” Read more

FILM

The St. Albans Museum presents Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film. Our state has been a featured location in Hollywood movies for nearly a century. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Oleo Romeos are back! On Tap has the Nobby Reed Project. Twiggs offers Chris & Erica and the Bob Mackenzie Blues Trio on different nights. The Burrow hosts Open Mic. 14th Star presents an Unplugged Evening with Jamie Lee Thurston. The Johnny Cash Tribute Show comes to Durty Nelly’s. Chandler Music Hall presents the Gibson Brothers and the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers. Higher Ground hosts the 19th annual Advance Music Singer/Songwriter Contest. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

The Rural Development Caucus will hold a public hearing at the State House to hear from municipal, business, education, and non-profit interests in rural Vermont about the most pressing rural issues (think art). Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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Artbits-October 26, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

River Arts will celebrate the opening of two exhibits, Iceland in May and Magic in the Landscape. Read more

ART FOR THE WALLS

The fourth annual Arts & Craft Show at the Auxiliary returns to the American Legion Hall. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts a Pumpkin Carving Party and Autumn Celebration. The Swanton’s Got Art show is coming. Read more

FILM

Northwest Access Television presents the Haunted Hollywood themed premiere of the return of the Northwest Nightmares Film Festival. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents Blue Fox and Mark LeGrand on different nights. 14th Star hosts the annual Monster Mash Halloween Party and Costume Competition with Chris & Erica plus DJ Shawn. The Opera House offers the Carpenters Tribute Concert with Sally Olson. Be Justified at the Backstage Halloween Bash 2017. The monthly Celebration of Expressive Arts features Wendell Hughes, Michael Clookey, and Creston Lea. Read more

CAMP TA-KUM-TA

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta needs volunteers for a special project at the camp to install windows, doors, a metal roof, and build and install cubbies in a new building. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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Artbits-October 19, 2017

ART ON THE WALLS

Union Station hosts the Northern Vermont Artists Association first Fall show. South Shore Art Center’s annual fall benefit is Art to Table. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones returns to the Blue Paddle Bistro for a Third Thursday. On Tap offers Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers. The Spooky Spooktacular and TNT Comedy Showcase continue at Twiggs, then Arthur James and Leadfoot Louise have gigs on different nights. Shane Cariffe, his friend King Arthur Junior, and special guests Fertile Soil take over 14th Star. The eighth annual Blue Jean Ball for Home Health will be held at the American Legion with St. Albans Maple Squares and dancing to DJ Bobby Cee. The Young Tradition Family Contradance Series resumes. Read more

FILM

The Saint Albans Museum and Vermont PBS will preview The Vietnam War in the Bliss Room with a panel discussion. Read more

PERMACULTURE

Chaffee Art Center hosts an Introduction to Permaculture open house to introduce the principles and practices of permaculture design and show how the Chaffee is incorporating it into their restoration and renovation. Read more

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER ART DEADLINES

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. On Screen/In Person offers all-expense-paid tours to connect film makers with new audiences across the mid-Atlantic region. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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Artbits-October 12, 2017

THE STARS AT NMC

The Northwestern Medical Center is now sending boxes of protective gear to the Keys to help our efforts down there. Read more

THE KING

The King Returns to the Flynn Theater Main Stage in a benefit concert to aid the fight against cancer. Summer Sounds favorite (and internationally acclaimed) Elvis tribute artist Mark Shelton and his live band consistently performs sellout shows. Read more

ART FOR YOUR WALLS

Swanton Arts Council will host an Art Social and Pin Swap at Durty Nelly’s. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Governing Body will hold its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers. The SAC Writer’s Group will meet. Read more

IN THE HOUSE

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls presents three hilarious plays in one night, for three nights running! The House will stage 15 Minute Hamlet, A Separate Peace, and The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents Tim Brick and Cooper and Lavoie on different nights. 14th Star and the St. Albans Museum present the third annual St. Albans Oktoberfest featuring Inseldudler. Back Inn Time hosts the Blue Rock Boys. Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents Coon Hill John. Carol Ann Jones stages The Power of Music: Twelve Souls in Song. Bring a used iPod to donate. Read more

FILM

14th Star will screen the full-length documentary, Blood, Sweat, and Beer, the story of the explosive growth of craft beer. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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