Artbits-November 26, 2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Henry David Thoreau expressed his gratitude in an 1853 letter to Harrison Blake. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Four people have died in the last two weeks after months without a single coronavirus-related death in Vermont. The state of emergency continues and Vermont has reimposed rigorous restrictions on hospitals. Read more

ART YOU CAN BUY

The Vermont Crafts Council has free gift certificates to use with Vermont artists. Patrick Murphy has begun a series of framed pen drawings of popular dogs. The MAG raffle and silent auction on a Birch Deer Family continues. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features Corliss Pratt and Cathy Hartley. The Artist In Residence has posted a virtual walkthrough. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Fairfax Arts wants instructors in any medium for youth art programs for Spring. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Half Stash and Sibling Reverie may appear live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alvin Ailey, Gunhild Carling, Jerry Douglas, Tommy Emmanuel, Romy Munkres, Patrick Murphy, Andre Maquera, Caleb Bronz, Josh Glass, Erin Murphy Snedecor, and Mark Shelton stream almost live. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 19, 2020

EDITORIAL NOTE

The infection rates reported may lag and the events and happenings are likely to change in the future. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

The state is at a tipping point as the COVID-19 case count rises in Vermont. There are new bans and rules. The Vermont State of Emergency, mask mandate, and quarantine, continue. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features Cathy Laclair at the Guild. She will display new work, demonstrate, explain her process, and have a big sale. Read more

ART YOU CAN BUY

The Artist In Residence Gallery has gift cards now and will open a new holiday shop this month. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Fairfax Arts Council wants to hold a Sip-style event and is looking for alternatives. The SAC Adult Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Andy Hoadley, Bryce Bachelder, Tom Caswell, and the Shane Murley Band perform live this week. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Freddie Bye, Adrienne Z, Sammy Wetstein, and Mark Shelton stream new concerts almost live. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page has joined #Box Out, the campaign to support local bookstores. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 12, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

With 72 new cases of COVID-19 identified yesterday, Vermont suddenly has the single highest daily number of additional cases since March. Read more

IN THE ARTS CENTERS

Art 100, River Arts’ fundraiser and art raffle, is online and in-person. The gallery is open to preview the artwork in-person. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

The Milton Artists’ Guild socially distanced Art Festival features Trine Wilson, Susan Stokes, Cathy LaClair, and Christian Poupart at the Guild. They will display new work, demonstrate, and explain their process. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Tom Caswell, Eleven, Sean Jarvis, and Love Me Bradley perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Caitlin Rushing, Original Lady, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Owen Kennedy, the Starline Rhythm Boys, and Mark Shelton all streamed almost live. Read more

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER ART DEADLINES

The third annual Fairfax Photo/art Contest, the Zoom Tapestry Project, and a Ski Poster Design Contest have issued calls. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Highgate Public Library hosts a virtual book club on Zoom. The library also has an Autumn Art Contest. Read more

PASSAGES

We have lost one of the nicest, most influential musicians of Franklin County. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 5, 2020

LOCAL MUSIC

Gov. Phil Scott proclaimed this to be Local Music Month in Vermont. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

The Vermont State of Emergency, mask mandate, and quarantine, continue. New guidance for skiers is coming. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

Galleries and artists are open. The spotlight is on Tessa Hill, David Juaire, Sally Tarr, El Towle, Jessica True, Patty Hiltebeitel, and Seb Sweatman. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The annual Fairfax Photo/Art Contest has expanded to include all types of media. Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Only the Abbey reported live music in time for this issue this week. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Shirley Reid, Namaya the Jazz Poet, Lauren Larken Scuderi, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Young Tradition Vermont, Alex Lehning, Alvin Ailey, Mark Shelton , Dennis Mead, M Sebastian Araujo, David Schein, and the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival all streamed almost live. Read more

 

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Artbits-October 29, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont reported the second-highest single-day total since early June. The State of Emergency, statewide mask mandate, and quarantine rules remain in effect. Read more

ART FOR THE WALLS

Bees on Broadway and Maple City Candy feature area artists. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

Area galleries and artists including Jennifer Buckner, Rebecca Chomyn, Shanna Ratner, Deborah Travis, Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Gen Z artists, Seb Sweatman, and scarecrows are open with exhibits, shows, and sales. All follow saftety guidelines. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Adult Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

FILM

The Saint Albans Museum host a virtual film screening of Purple on Zoom followed by a lunch & learn discussion. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Troy Millette, Andrew James, Jerborn, Sarah Anne, Dave Miller, Arthur James, and Tom Caswell perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alvin Ailey, Natalie Gelman, Mark Shelton and Digital First Wednesdays offer live streamed performances. Read more

 

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Artbits-October 22, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Gov. Scott extended the State of Emergency. Quarantine rules and the statewide mask mandate remain in effect. The VHC has digital arts and literary programs. Read more

RESOURCES

The State of Emergency adds supports for housing and meal systems plus expanded unemployment eligibility and resources for businesses. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features jewelry designer Cathy LaClair and scroll saw artisan Christian Poupart to display new work, demonstrate, and explain their process. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Adult Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom with items found around the home and supplies from the SPL Makerspace.. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Shaun King, the Hubcats, Josh Jekab, the Wickmoore Jazz Trio, the Full Cleveland, Tom Caswell and Tom Buckley, Laura Fedele-Rasco perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

The Young Tradition Touring Group, Counterpoint, the Freedom & Unity Chorus, the Music Man Project, Playing for Change, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Yankee Chank, and Mark Shelton stream almost live. Read more

 

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