Artbits-July 16, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

The state of emergency and quarantine continues. The Snow Farm Concert Series is back. Meeting House on the Green concerts resume but many of our favorite activities won’t happen this year. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Gail Salzman’s new three-dimensional piece is included the Sheltering in Place Project at the Highland Center for the Arts. MAG has Cathy LaClairand Trine Wilson as pop-up artists. The Artist in Residence spotlight is on Terry Buehner, Marianne Marshall, Deborah Shell, Gerard Sparacina, and El Towle. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

St. Albans has the Houghton Park Art Walls, utility box public art installations, and more. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Sarah Blair and students, the Will Patton Quartet and Ensemble, Jeremy Sanborn, Cooie, the Fabulous Wrecks, Phantom Airwaves, Dan Jarvis, Tom Caswell, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin, and the Nobby Reed Project all have live gigs. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Mark Shelton, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Caswell, and Young Tradition Vermont have live gigs in the virtual sense so are immortalized online. Read more

PASSAGES

Vermont musician Gordon Stone has died at age 70. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-July 9, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

The Vermont State of Emergency continues until July 15 but Vermont state parks have reopened, social gatherings sizes have increased, and some events are restarting. About 11% of the Vermont population has been tested so far. The Snow Farm Concert Series and Meeting House on the Green are alive. Read more

RESOURCES

The Vermont Economic Recovery Grant Program uses federal funding for direct cash grants to businesses. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild Gallery and the Artist in Residence are open. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts has kicked off Paper Bag Mask Project as a virtual gallery art show of community members creativity. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group will meet via Zoom. St. Albans Community Arts hosts its regular Community Arts MeetUp via email. SAC hosts a Safe & Social Artist meet up. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Young Tradition Vermont, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Annabel Moynihan, Eleven, Jesse Agan, the Matt Dolliver Trio, Chris & Erica twice, Blue Fox, Wylie Shipman, Dan and Sean Jarvis, Sibling Reverie, Carol Ann Jones, Jon Sochin, and Will Patton perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Brenda Castles, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tom Caswell all stream online. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Highgate Summer Reading program kicks off with a decorating contest and community parade. The library has curbside pickup. The St. Albans Public Library is open for limited services by appointment. The Swanton Free Public Library is open one day per week. Read more

 

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Artbits-July 2, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

The Vermont State of Emergency continues until July 15 but Vermont state parks have reopened, social gatherings sizes have increased, and some events are restarting. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild Gallery is open. The Artist in Residence features Jennifer Buckner and is open with new hours. Rutland County artists are getting drivers to slow down and smile. Read more

ART WORKSHOPS

The Milton Artists’ Guild will host Amazon Handmade with instructor Caitlyn Kenney as part of their ongoing online seminars. Read more

SAMazing

The Saint Albans Museum hosts the SAMazing Race, a virtual scavenger hunt to identify local historic sites for cash and prizes. Read more

IN THE SAC

The regular Swanton Arts Council board meeting and update will be held via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Sean & Gerry, Shaun King, Troy Millette, Ryan Hanson, Chris & Erica, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin all perform for live audiences. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Emma Back, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Caswell, Jacob Green, Heliland Consort, Joe Weed with 31 musicians, and Shades of Yale all stream online. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Alma Alexander’s new novel, The Second Star, dropped yesterday in a virtual book launch on Facebook with her live reading and a question and answer session. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 25, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

59,860 people (about 9.6% of the Vermont population) have been tested. Bay Day and the Great Race are cancelled. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild Gallery is open. The Artist in Residence is open with new hours. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Snow Farm Vineyard and Once Upon a Rock host Outdoor Pebble Art. All participants must bring a mask. Read more

ART WORKSHOPS

The Milton Artists’ Guild will host Website Development for Artists using WIX with instructor Caitlyn Kenney. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Young Tradition Vermont, the Buck Hollers, Chris and Erica for Chris Parker’s birthday, Eleven, Carol Ann Jones (twice), Will Patton, Jon Sochin, Robert Brunelle Jr., and KRIS all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Caswell, Robert Gagnon, and Carol Ann Jones all stream. Read more

JUNE-JULY ART DEADLINES

Manifest of Cincinnati invites visual artists for Nude: the Uncovered Human Form. The Comix Competition Nouveau Talent 2020 is part of the International Comic Strip Festival in Lausanne. The third annual St. Albans Mayor’s Photo Competition theme is Landscapes and Flowers. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Swanton Free Public Library will reopen one day per week, every Monday with some new requirements. Curbside pickups will continue on Wednesday and Saturday. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 18, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

50,982 people (about 8% of the Vermont population) have been tested. Vermont plans to reopen K-12 classrooms. Some museums will reopen. All county fairs, field days, and festivals are shuttered. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

MAG seeks teaching artists for virtual classes; they pay cash money. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist in Residence is open with new hours for paintings, fiber arts, stained glass, sculpture, lamps, pottery, folk art boxes, scarves, hats and more. The Swanton Arts Council public art wall continues with protest art. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Artist’s Palette hosts a free Live Painting Tutorial of Birds on a Wire. They have Zoom and free Facebook Live virtual events. Read more

MAKE HISTORY

Saint Albans Museum has a modified 2020 season, delaying its traditional opening and opening the virtual doors with increased online content and programming. Read more

MAKE MUSIC

Musicians of all ages and experience will take to the porches, public parks, pickup trucks, and sidewalks around the state as part of the International Make Music Day. Read more

ART WORKSHOPS

MAG will host a series of online seminars beginning with Instagram: Professional Development for Artists. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Fairfax Arts Council seeks Fairfax artists to paint the garden boxes at the Community Corner. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Free ice cream and live music, George Murtie, Eleven, Andy Hoadley, Cooie, Carol Ann Jones, Will Patton, Jon Sochin, and Artisanal Bubbles perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol Ann Jones, Andrew Caden, Sebastiaan West, Abigail Sandy, François-Félix Roy, Tom Caswell all stream on a screen near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

C-Span’s BookTV has 13,000 hours of interviews and discussions with writers, historians and more. Read more

 

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Artbits-June 11, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Inns, hotels, and other lodging can now book 50% but gatherings continue to be limited. Vermont has canceled all county fairs, field days, and festivals for 2020. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild Gallery is open. They have shields for the front desk, masks for employees, and a strict cleaning protocol. The Artist In Residence Gallery has albums of their artists online. The Swanton Arts Council public quilt project continues. Read more

ART WORKSHOPS

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts online seminars beginning with Instagram: Professional Development for Artists. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group will meet via Zoom to share progress and join in the discussion. Read more

HUMANITIES

The Saint Albans Museum has created History from Home for online and at-home learning. The Vermont Humanities Council offers a digital book discussion of The Grapes of Wrath. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Kyle Stevens, Justin Panigutti, and Eleven have live gigs and Twiggs is doing regular live music in the window. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Zeichner Trio, Carol Ann Jones, Tom Caswell, Pascal Gemme and Marie-Soleil Pilette, the Nobby Reed Project, Andy Hoadly all livestream. Read more

 

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