Artbits-December 1, 2022

FESTIVAL OF TREES

The Festival of Trees continues with volunteer-run community events to raise funds for local charities and provide free family and cultural entertainment. This week offers the Festival of Trees Gala, holiday music, Santa’s Workshop, a paint party, and much more more. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

Gov. Phil Scott said he is thankful Vermont has moved forward through the pandemic but experts caution that we’re still in the middle of the pandemic. Only 68% of the population is vaccinated, and only a half of those have gotten their first boost to begin with. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library hosts the Fairfield Central School art show with a reception at the library. The Artist In Residence Gallery features Janice DeCooman, Barry Genzlinger, Maureen Genzlinger, and Cherie Marshall with a live reception. Read more

ART FOR SALE

The Alburgh Fire Dept Craft Fair, the Holiday Craft Show and Breakfast with Santa, the Festival of Trees day of music and art, the annual Christmas Tree, Swag, and Wreath Sale, the Vermont Holiday Market, the Grand Isle Craft Fair, and St Paul’s UMC Craft Show all take place this week. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Santa’s Workshop has Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves. The second Festival of Trees Holiday Paint Party is open to all ages. Read more

HUMANITIES

Vermont Abenaki Art Association director Vera Longtoe Sheehan will hold a virtual talk on Abenaki Traditions and Tenets through the Parker Memorial Library. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

River Arts offers Meditate & Create: Structure and Flow in Creativity through Collage with Megan Bisbee. The Milton Artists’ Guild will host Beaded Snowflakes with Paula Galle and Social Sundays continue at MAG. The Bent Northrop Memorial Library begins the After School Art Series with Mr. Raymond. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Board Meeting and Updates in person at the library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (twice), a Whiskey and Wine debut, King Me, the Phil Abair Band featuring Keegan Nolan, Jeff Shelly, the Dog Catchers, Chris & Erica, Root 7, Big Yellow Taxi, Soule Monde, Ballet Wolcott, the Smokey Newfield Project, the Vermont Choral Union, Isabelle Demers, Jaded Ravins, Bad Horsey, the Rustics, and Vermont’s own 40th Army Band Center Mass Brass all perform live at a venue near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts Stephen Russell Payne to sign his new coming of age love story, You Were Always There. The Bent Northrop Memorial Library begins the After School Art Series with Mr. Raymond. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

FESTIVAL OF TREES

The week long Festival of Trees ushers in the holiday season with community events to raise funds for local charities and provide free family and cultural entertainment. The Tree Lighting start the season by illuminating city’s Christmas tree and Downtown decorations. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

Vermont’s COVID-19 levels remain “low,” but about seven COVID patients are admitted to Vermont hospitals each day. Four Vermonters have died from the disease in November so far. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Liane Whittum added four new paintings to the Bryan Memorial Gallery 2022 Legacy Collection. Read more

ART FOR SALE

The Abbey Early Christmas Show features Busy Hands Crafts by Debbie Paradee. The Small Business Saturday Sip & Shop will fill 14th Star Brewing with holiday treasures and crafts. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Festival of Trees Holiday Paint Party is Sunday. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association seeks Abenaki and other Native American folks to take part in the Abenaki Storytelling Project. Read more

FILM

Festival of Trees hosts a free holiday family movie screening at the Welden. The film is still a secret but watch for clues. Read more

HUMANITIES

Vermont Folklife offers an Introduction to Oral History on Vermont Humanities Zoom. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Journaling for Adults with Becky Rupp showcases the many creative approaches to journaling including bullet journals, art journals, food journals, writer’s journals, and more. Christmas-Themed Barn Quilts with Marie Speer teaches how to create and paint a barn quilt. Social Sundays continue at the Milton Artists’ Guild. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Rough Suspects, Eleven, Bob Recupero, the Dirty Looks Band, the Logger Rusty Dewees, Quadra, the Phil Abair Band with Keeghan Nolan, and Chris & Erica all appear live on a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 17, 2022

APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

The 8th annual National Apprenticeship Week continues as industry, labor, education, and governments host events to showcase Registered Apprenticeship programs around the state and the country. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

Vermont’s COVID paid leave grant program is still delayed. Hospitalizations decreased for the second week. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Montgomery Center for The Arts continues the annual Mongomery Elementary School Student Art Show. The Swanton Arts Council continues the Fall Youth Art Show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

River Arts hosts the November Paint and Sip: Inspired by Gustav Klimt with Meagan Wright. The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts a Paint and Sip – Grateful with MAG Member Linda Oakes Carvalho. Read more

DANCE

River Arts hosts a Community Contra Dance with the Atlantic Crossing Band and caller Luke Donforth. Read more

FILM

The Rec Department presents a Friday Fall Flick in the Greg Brown Lodge at Hard’ack. Concessions will be open. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Social Sundays continue at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center with free weekly art classes for families. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Ryan Sweezy, Shane’s Apothecary, 90 Proof, Third Shift, Last Kid Picked, the Men in Motion Review, IncaHoots, the WD-40s, American Authors, and Jerborn and Axe all perform live at a venue near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page staff book pick for Thanksgiving is Plant You by Carleigh Bodrug. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 10, 2022

ART FOR SALE

The annual Holiday Craft Fair takes over the Opera House with art, jewelry, chocolate, maple goods, ornaments, wooden bowls, and so much more. The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts the 18th annual Artfest with 150 artists and crafters, live music, wine tastings, a raffle, and more. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

The application window opening for Vermont’s COVID paid leave grant program is still delayed. COVID hospitalizations decreased and cases fell slightly. Infection levels are back down to a “Low” level. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Solace Unfolding, the works of Mareva Millarc and Cathy Osman, opens at River Arts. The Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts the annual Mongomery Elementary School Student Art Show. The Swanton Arts Council presents the Fall Youth Art Show. Bryan Memorial Gallery opens the GEMs & Giants. The Julian Scott Memorial Gallery hosts the MFA Invitational Exhibit in person and virtually. Katelyn Hudson, Amy Kolb Noyes, Jillian Lauren Lisitano, Caroline Loftus, Chelsea Pafumi, Abigail Synnestvedt, Finnegan Watson. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

14th Star Brewing Company and Once Upon A Rock host a Pebble Art Workshop. River Arts pottery instructor Allyson Howell hosts the in-person, November Sip n’ Slurry: Making Mugs. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The 2022 Edwin Church Award wants 1000-3000 word original stories about Riley, a nature lover. Read more

HUMANITIES

Vermont Humanities presents Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables with science and history writer Becky Rupp. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

River Arts has Meditate & Create: Creativity as a Mirror through Printmaking with Megan Bisbee. Social Sundays continue at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Eleven (twice) on the No Rest for the Wicked Tour, the Dirty Looks Band, Rebecca Padulla, 8084 appear live at a venue near you. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

We had that last, brief glimpse of summer so here are Summer Sounds favorites John Bartus, Carol Ann Jones, and Mark Shelton performing almost live. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Swanton Free Public Library hosts But I Progress with Her Body and Other Parties by C. Ingelman-Sundberg. Then a Book Talk with writers S. Lee Manning and J. B. Manning. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 3, 2022

ART FOR SALE

Josh’s House hosts the 7th annual Craft Show with over 70 unique crafters and vendors for a mini sip and shop to benefit the Josh Pallotta Fund. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

The U.S. Treasury approved over $90 million out of the $10 billion in awards from the COVID Capital Projects Fund for the Vermont Community Broadband Construction Grant Program. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features David Juaire, Shanna Ratner, Deb Shell, and Sally Tarr at a live reception at the gallery. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Bent Northrup Memorial Library needs photographers to share expertise with their budding photography club. They also plan a regular adult craft night and need one or more volunteers. Read more

DANCE

Ballet Arts and Montgomery Center for The Arts host a special Adult Beginner Ballet Barre with Yoga and Pilates Warm Up class to benefit the MCA. Read more

HUMANITIES

Vermont Humanities presents a live tour of some of Vermont’s Historic Theater Curtains with Christine Hadsel. Osher concludes their Fall weekly program series with the 60s and 70s in the Green Mountains, Back to the Land In Northwest Vermont with historian Jason Barney. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

River Arts offers the November Open Studio Figure Drawing as a nude session with two minute, five minute, 20 minute, and a long pose. Social Sundays continue at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Board Meeting and Updates in person at the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The 13th annual Backcountry Magazine Barn Bash, Locals & Company, Mábuiga with the Garifuna Collective Milton Busker & the Grim Work with Troy Millette and the Fire Below, the Barn Rats, and more all perform live this week. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, Elnu Abenaki Singers, actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, Matthew Rogers, and Ben Patton with Will Patton and Caleb Bronz all stream almost live. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Vermont Humanities presents a Fiction Reading by Sara Jaffe. BNML hosts a facilitated book discussion of the Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk. Read more

 

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Artbits-October 27, 2022

ALL HALLOW’S EVE

Hallowe’en brings out the parties. There are live shows in Essex, Morrisville, Sheldon, St. Albans, and Sheldon. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. The Vermont Department of Health says the infection levels are now considered “Medium” after holding at the “Low” level for the last few months. Read more

ARTSY OFFERS

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park is closed for the winter and has started to prepare for the 2023 season. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

The Opera House holds open auditions for Ernie Hemingway’s production of A Christmas Carol. Read more

FILM

14th Star and the Welden Theater offer Popcorn & Pints with Ghostbusters on the big screen. Read more

HUMANITIES

The Osher program series looks at Finding Answers to Family History Mysteries presented by Christine Eldred. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts a Paint and Sip–The Scream with instructor Linda Oakes Carvalho. Social Sundays continue with free weekly art classes for families. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Let’s Glow Crazy and a Witch’s Dance, Eleven (twice), McMaple, the Robin Gottfried Band, Rough Suspects, Maple and Hanson, Sticks and Stones, Red Hot Juba, Laura Fedele-Rasco, HalloQueen, NightHawk, Jamie Lee Thurston, and Dale and Darcy all perform in a venue near you. Read more

 

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