Artbits-October 5, 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

ART FOR THE WALLS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts Fall for St Albans, the Fall Art Walk and Downtown Sale. The weather looks nice so the Downtown will be outside, enjoying the fall sunshine. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Lori Niederer, Claire Payne, and Longina Smolinski with a free meet-the-artists reception with refreshments and a raffle. The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts photographer Wayne Tarr in a solo show. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will film the Farmer’s Market Scene for Swanee 2 in the village park. SAC and the Chamber of Commerce will also collaborate on Christmas in the Park. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

It’s a busy week for the Nobby Reed Project at On Tap and twice at Mike’s Tiki Bar. The Burrow has a First Friday Open Mic. The Opera House presents Franklin County Voices. 14th Star offers Gypsy Wind. The Barefoot and Pregnant Tour and Nightrain return live to Durty Nelly’s on different nights. Twiggs presents John Smyth and Jenn Croteau and Third Shift with Colleen McLaughlin on different nights. The Champlain Islands Harvest Fest has live music. Music Sunday returns with the Michele Fay Band. The Church Street Sounds of the Season presents Frevo. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-September 28, 2017

CH-CH-CHANGES

Regular readers will see some new faces pushing the keys and painting the pictures around here. I think you’re going to like the changes. Meanwhile, the elves are working feverishly to bring everything up-to-date and help you find the right stuff. Read more

FEATURED ARTIST

Donna Blatchly, a member of the Artist In Residence gallery and of the Milton Artist’s Guild, was featured on “Made in Vermont” on WCAX. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Lori Niederer, Claire Payne, and Longina Smolinski. The 6th annual Rocktoberfest takes over River Arts. The Cambridge Art Trail is a chance to see where your neighbors create art. The third annual en Plein Air Painting Festival begins at the VINS. Read more

IN THE SAC

St. Albans Community Arts needs local and regional artists in all disciplines. The minutes of the Festival of Trees meetings are up. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Celtic Folk Punk band CopOuts and AmerikanaBlue play 14th Star on different nights. Twiggs has the North Country Trio and the Robin Gottfried Band on different nights. Michael McCarthy hosts Open Mic at the Grind Cafe. Back Inn Time Bed & Breakfast presents a Music & More dinner event with Cooie DeFrancesco. The American Legion Post 60 is Justified. The Starr Farm Harvest Fest features Carol Ann Jones. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library hosts To Bid or Not to Bid, their 4th annual fundraiser. ArtBits has weekly links to library events in and around the county. Read more

 

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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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