Artbits-February 25, 2021

POETRY

Shanta Lee Gander and the Museum present poet Lucy Terry Prince in Bearing Witness & the Endurance of Voice. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

People who have received both doses may now travel in and out of the state without quarantining; all the other health mandates remain. The state has added new sites and appointment times in St. Albans and more. The Dairy Festival has changed format and the Maple Festival has cancelled for 2021. Read more

FEATURED ART

The Spotlight Gallery has an all-virtual season with a diverse group of Vermont artists. I AM… 2021 is on exhibit now. Wilayat Mayi has created a different way to see The Starry Night. Read more

SALE!

Break the Winter Blues with Sales and Specials at the Eloquent Page, Saint Albans Art Supply, Village Frame Shoppe. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Trenton Klaz Trio, the Virtual Open Mic, Rita Maranda Brown, Andrew Bresnahan, Gus La Casse, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Isaac Eddy, Blue Man Group, David Briggs, Rocket Shop, Tom Proctor, the Lightwood Duo, and Mark Shelton all streamed almost live. Read more

FEBRUARY-MARCH ART DEADLINES

Winter 2021 Flash Fiction Contest, Out of the Shadows Art Contest, and Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest have calls. Read more

 

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Artbits-February 18, 2021

IN THE MUSEUM

The Saint Albans Museum hosts the Clueless Murder Mystery Fundraiser that begins by reading the will of eccentric Franklin County millionaire Mr. Boddy. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

People age 70 and older can now make an appointment to be vaccinated. The State of Emergency continues. Twiggs, and other restaurants are offering some live music while other artists and venues continue doing more online. Read more

ROTARY LOVES FRONTLINE WORKERS

A Rotary Club of St. Albans fundraiser honors the frontline workers with 6 x 6 hearts. All proceeds will benefit the local community. Read more

MORE PAINT

MAG continues Fabulous Fabric! with Lydia Littwin in their Portrait Drawing Online Series. River Arts hosts the Clay Studio Chat live with artists Heidi Bielenberg and Lisa Wolfgang and perhaps a mittened guest. Saint Albans Art Supply has a Break the Winter Blues Sale. Read more

FILM

The Vermont International Film Foundation presents Split/Screen: African American Women Filmmakers. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will commission a work of art that reflects Ice Fishing and Clean Water. They seeks leaders for creative art projects in the Swanton community. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presents Bob Recupero, on guitar and vocals. Reservations are necessary. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

The Josh Platt Trio, the Virtual Open Mic, Donna Thunder and the Cellar Dwellers, Giulia Haible and Caroline Dressler, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Briggs, Rocket Shop, Tom Proctor, Doreen Ketchens, the Soubrette Choir, Ben Patton, Anna Patton, and Mark Shelton all stream almost live. Read more

 

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Artbits-February 11, 2021

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

More than 10% of the state’s population has now been vaccinated and more than half the population has been tested. Homebound Vermonters are receiving shots in Franklin County. The State of Emergency continues. Some restaurants are offering some live music while other artists and venues are doing more online. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Highland Center for the Arts has an Open Air Gallery Ski and Snowshoe Trail with works by Vermont artists. The Artist In Residence has updated their web address. Read more

MORE PAINT

Gail Salzman offers Still Life, a new online painting class, through BCA Home Studio. MAG continues High Five! in their Portrait Drawing Online Series. River Arts has an in-person Sip n’ Slurry pottery experience and hosts the Clay Studio Chat. Read more

IN THE MUSEUM

The Saint Albans Museum has appointed Lisa Evans as Interim Executive Director. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will commission a work that reflects Ice Fishing and Clean Water. They also seek leaders for creative art projects. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Lloyd Tyler Band, John Bartus, and more perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

The Eric Stern Trio, Gillian and Maeve Fairfax, John Bartus,  Andrew Lloyd Webber, Romy Munkres, Mardi Gras from Burlington, Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie, Rocket Shop, Tom Proctor, , Fountain Street Theater, the New York Philharmonic, and Mark Shelton (the Cat in the Hat) stream almost live. Read more

 
 

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Artbits-February 4, 2021

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

More than 40,000 Vermonters have an appointment or have already been vaccinated so far. Most Vermont colleges and universities reported new cases. The State of Emergency continues. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Janice Decooman, Paule Gingras, and Sarah Rosedahl. Read more

MORE PAINT

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts Old Palette, New Tricks and continues Eye Spy! in their Portrait Drawing Series. River Arts hosts an In-Person Fiber Art micro-class. Saint Albans Art Supply has a rack of Daniel Smith water color paints. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Eleven and the Nobby Reed Project are booking summer dates. Twiggs may have a new act this week. John Bartus opens the KCBCA Concert in the Park season. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Martin Bejerano, the Virtual Open Mic, Melanie Blackbird, Jim Branca, Rita Maranda Brown, Alexander Budney, Stéphane Jolicoeur, North Country Revival, Zach Yakaitis, Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell, John Bartus, Flor de Toloache, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Briggs, Rocket Shop, Troy Millette, Ryan Sweezey, Yachtoberfest, Beg Steal or Borrow, the Nobby Reed Project, and Mark Shelton all stream (almost) live. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 28 2021

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Registration for COVID-19 vaccination started Monday for older Vermonters. Vermont Scott, and Commissioners Levine and Pieciak tested negative on Tuesday. The State of Emergency continues. We still need a daily test that costs ten cents and gives results in ten minutes. Read more

SUMMER PROGRAMMING

The Vermont Rec and Parks Association Safe Outdoor Venues meeting offered a look at safer programming for this summer. We plan to resume the 30th year of the Summer Sounds free outdoor concerts although we may move from the municipal park to a larger location. Read more

ALL ARTS

All Arts TV broadcast the piano sextet Grand Band’s Peak Performance concert. It is streaming now. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

There is always something new at the Artist In Residence Gallery. Read more

MORE PAINT

The Milton Artists’ Guild new Virtual Social Sunday Program has free art kits and online instruction. MAG hosts Mix It Up – Understanding Color and continues Strike a Pose! in their Portrait Drawing Online Series. River Arts offers Photoshop 101. Read more

IN THE SAC

Van Joe talks with Judy Paxman and Khristian Jackson about the Swanton Arts Council on NWA-TV. Read more

FIRST WEDNESDAY

The Vermont Humanities Council presents Anthony Grudin with Andy Warhol’s Animal Advocacy on the Vermont Humanities Digital Channels. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs had Arthur James last week and may have a new act this week. Reservations are necessary. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

The Miami Sax Quartet, the Virtual Open Mic, Zenbarn, Hilary Menegaz-Weitzner, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Briggs, Rocket Shop, Tom Proctor, the CEA, Mark Leclair, and Mark Shelton all stream almost live. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 21 2021

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine are quarantining after a possible COVID exposure. Franklin County readers will be able to register online for a vaccination appointment. Read more

ART IS FOR EVERYONE

Michael Baker has opened Saint Albans Art Supply. Part the store is an area for artists to work. Read more

NEW ART CENTER

Catamount Arts plans to convert 24,000 square feet of mall space into the ArtPort, an indoor art, entertainment and performance space for live shows, exhibitions and more. Read more

MORE PAINT

The Milton Artists’ Guild Virtual Social Sunday Program has free art kits and online instruction. They host Strike a Pose! in their Portrait Drawing Online Series. River Arts has an In-Person Musical Sculptures Micro-Class. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Twiggs presented Tim Comings last week and may have a new act this week. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Jay Rees and the UM Marching Band, the Virtual Open Mic, Matthew Brouard, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Briggs, and Mark Shelton all stream almost live. Read more

WORDS IN A ROW

National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read her new poem, The Hill We Climb at the inaugural. Read more

 

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