Artbits-July 18, 2019

A PLUCKIN’ GOOD TIME

Desorcie’s Market continues 29 years of Summer Sounds concerts at home with the VT Bluegrass Pioneers for their first appearance in Highgate. The exciting new Vermont band unites the talents of Brothers Dan and Willy Lindner, the co-founders of Banjo Dan & the Midnite Plowboys with Danny Coane of the Starline Rhythm Boys. Read more

ART FOR THE HOUSE

City Hall hosts the Relay for Life “Christmas in July” Craft Show with multiple crafters to benefit programs for cancer patients. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

It’s the last chance to see the Art at the Refuge exhibit. The Saint Albans Museum presents The Last of the Hill Farms. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs hosts Design a Sign: Vacay Vibes with artist Diane Kingston. Read more

TRUTH FROM COMICS

Vermont Folklife Center holds the third annual Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest at the Saint Albans Museum with a mix of Vermont and regional cartoonists drawing science, politics, history, health care, and more. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Vermont Pioneers, the Shane Murley Band, Stand Up Comedy, Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, Mackenzie & Missisquoi, Nighthawk, Ryan Sweezey, Stefani Capizzi, Jeff &Gina, Nobby Reed with Missisquoi Slim, Dan Jarvis, S.A.S., Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton, Cooie with Bob Gagnon, the Blue Rock Boys, Girls Rock Vermont, Revolver, Rough Suspects, the Enosburg Town Band, Still Kickin’, the Starline Rhythm Boys, Soulstice, and the Citizens Concert Band appear on a stages near you. Read more

TRAD CAMP

Young Tradition Trad Camp presents a special performance by Pete Sutherland, Brian Perkins, Jane Oxnard, Anna Butcher, Jeremiah McLane, and Sarah Hotchkiss, showcasing traditional tunes, songs, and dance. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts the Endangered Alphabets Project, the Art of Tim Brookes with carvings of 140 alphabets in MCAKeltonHall. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 11, 2019

ONE BIG MAN, BIG BIG SOUND

Ray’s Extrusion Dies continues 29 years of Summer Sounds concerts with singer-songwriter John Bartus straight from the Florida Keys for his first appearance here. His groundbreaking solo show has love songs, love-gone-wrong songs, and story songs about Joe from Vegas Town, the smuggler who ran out of luck, a tribute to the Apollo 11, Challenger, and Columbia astronauts, and so much more. Read more

ART STUFF FOR SALE

St. Albans Community Arts hosts a Maker Fair/Stash Sale for those overwhelmed with paper, fabric, paint, clay, beads, wire, or those who want to be. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Last chance to see the Art at the Refuge Exhibit that highlights the birds of the Refuge and their habitats. The Artist In Residence Gallery features Terry Buehner, Paule Gingras, Deborah Shell, and El Towle. The NMC Gallery has Alicia Guilford in a solo show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs offers Paint Nite: Strong Through the Storm with artist Diane Kingston. Read more

FILM

The Opera House at Enosburg Falls and the Vermont Land Trust host a benefit screening of Farmer of the Year. The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues See you @ the Movies. Read more

MAYOR’S PIX

It is time to vote in the second annual Mayor’s Photo Competition. 125 photos of “Lakes, Rivers, and Waterways.” will be on display at a reception for voting and viewing. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

From Summer Treasures to Summer Sounds, the Big Music Weeks of Summer continue. John Bartus, S.A.S. (twice), Contraband, Jimmy VanDeuson, John Nicholls, Kyle Stevens, Django Soulo Duo, She Was Right, Waves of Adrenaline, the Christine Malcolm Trio, Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey, Chris & Erica, a Burlington Taiko Drummers Gala, the Enosburg Town Band, Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk Crowd, the Old Man Garage Band, the Starline Rhythm Boys, and Leslie Grant all perform in our area. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 4, 2019

Happy 243rd birthday United States and 50th anniversary Apollo 11!

SUMMER!

Ray’s Extrusion Die Service begins the 29th year of Summer Sounds concerts at home in Highgate with George Richard as the Johnny Cash Tribute Show in the first free Summer Sounds concert of the season on Sunday! Read more

LAST CALL FOR MAYOR’S PIX

The Mayor’s Photo Competition has extended the deadline for the second annual St. Albans show. The theme is “Lakes, Rivers, and Waterways.” Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Terry Buehner, Paule Gingras, Deborah Shell, and El Towle. The NMC Gallery hosts photographer Alicia Guilford. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Montgomery Center for the Arts continues the weekly Figure Drawing Workshop in the LAB at MCAKeltonHall. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp in City Hall. The Swanton Arts Council Art Journaling Group meets at the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

FILM

Montgomery Center for the Arts continues See you @ the Movies! at MCAKeltonHall for a big screening of an old favorite. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Big Music Weeks of Summer begin this week. George Richard as the Johnny Cash Tribute Show, the Outcrops, the Buckhollers, the Nobby Reed Project twice, Carol Hausner and Mark Struhsacker, Dale & Darcy, Leadfoot Louise, Erin Cassels-Brown, the Nashville Singers, Deobrat Mishra, the Missisquoi River Band, the Enosburg Town Band, Long Gone John and the Tallgrass Revival, the Starline Rhythm Boys twice, Rushmore, the John Lacklard Blues Band, the Citizens Concert Band, and a Monthly Blues Jam all take over a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 27, 2019

YOUNG TREASURES AND OLD MUSIC

Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures welcomes Young Traditions Vermont with Romy and Ben Munkres, Duncan & Stokes, and the Zeichner Trio to the Meeting House on the Green. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Meet the Writers in the Swanton Free Public Library. Thinking of writing a book? Bill Schubart, Stephen Payne, Beth Kanell, Daphne Kulmar, Tammy Hetrick, Chloe Viner, and Rebecca Rupp will talk about their experiences and answer questions. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council hosts an Alcohol Ink Class with Lorrie Madigo. SAC will also hold a Board Meeting and Updates. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Stand Up Comedy starts the week off. IncaHOOTS (twice), Marcie Hernandez, Chris & Erica, O’hAnleigh, Inseldudler, Bethany Connor, Aardvark 2.0, Caleb Barrett, Rough Suspects, John and Ashley Nicholls, Adam Hall, and Alice Reighley, Village Harmony, the Enosburg Town Band perform. The regular Downtown Summer Concert, the Citizens Concert Band performance, and the Wednesday Night Live summer music series will not be held this week. Read more

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER

Plan ahead. Summer Sounds kicks off the 29th summer of music with the debut of the Johnny Cash Tribute Show in Highgate. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 20, 2019

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER

Summer Sounds kicks off the 29th summer of music in the Highgate Municipal Park in just two weeks. The lineup is better than ever. Read more

MAKE MUSIC

Musicians of all ages and experience will take to the porches, public parks, pickup trucks, and sidewalks as part of the International Make Music Day. with events in Bennington, Bristol, Burlington, St. Albans, and many more. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Meta Strick continues the 2019 A.I.R. Sunday Afternoon Art Workshops with Lettering and Calligraphy at her studios. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

NCSS hosts Celebrating the Artists with the 4th annual Art Library Tour at the Highgate Library and Community Center. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group meets at the Swanton Free Public Library to share progress and join in the discussion. Read more

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE

Have as much fun as possible as Twiggs continues Comedy for a Cause, the edgy benefit event series, for the summer programs for children and adults of all ages of the Highgate Library and Community Center. Read more

LET’S DANCE

The Swanton Arts Council Night Club 2-Step dance lessons take over the Swanton Free Public Library with Kevin Laddison. Read more

FILM

It’s Movie Night at The MCA for the screening of One Town at a Time in the Montgomery Center for the Arts. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Nobby Reed Project (twice), Jenni Johnson, Tim Brick, Tim Howard, Tim Flycatchers, Scott Aaron Martell, the Smokey Newfield Project (twice), AmeriKana Blue, Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton, Bob Gagnon, Justin LaPoint, praise bands, SoN oF a GuN, the Enosburg Town Band, Shellhouse, the Citizens Concert Band all have gigs. Read more

JUNE-JULY ART DEADLINES

Mag Wheels: Artistry in Motion, Village Frame Shoppe NVAA Show, and Mill River Brewing all have calls for local art. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 13, 2019

PLEIN AIR

The Milton Artist Guild hosts a spring Plein Air event at Claire Payne Studios with a live demonstration by Eric Tobin. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Artist in Residence has a Paint & Sip Fundraiser with artist Patrick Murphy to help raise the final closing costs for the purchase of the building. The Grind offers a Fathers Day Paint N Sip with Victoria Courtney Rosen Vining. Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Swing into Summer with Diane Kingston. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will film the Year of the Salmon at the Refuge. The script was written in a local writing slam. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The X-Rays, Bella and Preston, the Bob MacKenzie Blues Trio, Cooper and Lavoie, Graziano Schofield & Slim, Shake the Band, Andy Hoadley, She Was Right, Fiddleheads, Tim Brick, the Jolly Roger, the Enosburg Town Band, the Citizens Concert Band, and Spider Roulette all perform on a stage nearby. There is the Music of the Grateful Dead and a full English tea with music. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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