Artbits-December 12, 2019

FIDDLIN’ AROUND

Scott Rheaume leads a demonstration and workshop on the Wild Boomers and Stumpf Fiddles plus reestablishes the Wild Boomers Band. Read more

GIVE THE GIFT OF ART

Gifts of art keep on giving throughout our lives. Relay for Life Franklin County hosts a fundraising Holiday Craft Show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Make Holiday Greens at the Abbey. The Herbalist Basket with Alexa Rivera is a basket-weaving intensive. Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Truckin’ the Tree with Diane Kingston. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Art Basel Miami Beach ran this past week. It will set the stage for how much art and apparently how much fruit is sold around the world in 2020. Read more

IN THE SAC

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

FILM

Film School at the Grind Cafe continues its 12-week term on Making a Short Film for Youtube. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Tim Howard, Bob Gagnon, Amerikana Blue, Wylie Shipman, Full Share, the Smokey Newfield Project, the Carol Ann Jones Quartet, Eleven, the Holiday Song and Celebration, and Jesse Agan all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 5, 2019

FESTIVAL OF TREES

The St. Albans Festival of Trees concludes with live entertainment, dancing, bells, auctions, and the Gala. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Swanton Free Public Library hosts an exhibit of Poetic Art by Sir Richard of Mooers. The Artist In Residence Gallery features Tessa Hill, David Juaire, Longina Smolinski, and Sally Tarr with a free meet-the-artists reception. The NMC Gallery hosts busy Vermont photographer David Juaire. The St. Albans Town Art Wall awaits. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues a Figure Drawing Workshop in the LAB. Marie Speer will lead Painting Barn Quilts. Twiggs hosts Design a Sign–Holiday Cheer. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp in City Hall. Read more

FILM

Film School at the Grind Cafe continues its 12-week term for kids from 5th-8th grade. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald with Zakk Cormier, Carol Ann Jones, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Homebrew, Allison Fay Brown, the Blue Rock Boys, Dale and Darcy, Erin Cassels-Brown, Troy Millette, The Old Man Garage Band, Tim Eriksen, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, the Hot Pickin’ Party, a Young Tradition Showcase, Ava White and Merry Kimble with the Vermont Young Harpers, the Enosburg Community Chorus and the Enosburg Town Band, the 40th Army Band, and Nobby Reed all perform on a stage near you. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

Caroline Matte hosts a Website Workshop to help guide artists ready to start or update a site. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 28, 2019

GIVING THANKS

The arts have touched all of our lives all year, with benefits and friendship and glorious exhibits and performances grand and small. Read more

FESTIVAL OF TREES

The St. Albans Festival of Trees ushers in the Holiday Season with activities, entertainment, dancing, and more, all in the historic downtown county seat. Residents and visitors are welcome to join us in celebrating the Holidays with many free events. Read more

SHOP LOCAL: ART FOR THE HOUSE

Artists around the county have works for sale for Small Business Saturday. The SAC Handmade Holiday Craft Show will be held in Holy Trinity and the Swanton United Methodist Church. Read more

GIVING TUESDAY

The Milton Artists Guild hosts a free Community Art Day. open to all and family-friendly. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Milton Artists Guild presents Drawing 1 Workshop with Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr. The Grind Cafe hosts a Holiday Paint ‘n’ Sip. Twiggs has Create a Ukulele with Diane Kingston. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Swanton Arts Council will hold its monthly board meeting. Life drawing is coming to the SAC. Read more

FILM

Film School at the Grind Cafe begins a 12-week term of Making a Short Film for Youtube. Take in a free holiday movie at the Welden. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Sean Jarvis, the Nobby Reed Project, George Murtie, Ryan Hanson, the Kip DeMoll Duo, Cooper and Lavoie, Chris Parker, the Tim Brick Band, Quadra, the Phil Abair Band, Mr. French, Citizens Concert Band and Community Singers and more all appear on a stage near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The 14th Star Brewing Company National Novel Writing Month write-in draws to a close with a Victory Party. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 21, 2019

ART ON THE WALLS

The NMC Gallery hosts Vermont photographer David Juaire in a special, solo, two-month holiday show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Be the pebble. Twiggs hosts a Pebble Art Workshop originally scheduled for November 14. Read more

ART FOR ALL

The Vermont Humanities Council presents David Mills with What is Art? at the Castleton Free Library. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Milton Artists’ Guild hosts Social Sundays at the MAG. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones (twice), Jenni Johnson, Nighthawk, Dan Jarvis, Homebrew, Will Patton, Phil Graziano, Marcie Hernandez, ShrimpTunes, Rusty DeWees, the Nobby Reed Project, Jesse Agan, Jamie Lee Thurston, Fran Briand, the all new Cozy O’Donnell, and Barbie-N-Bones all have a live gig near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Writer and film historian Rick Winston shows what happened in Vermont when the “Red Scare” swept the country. The NaNoWriMo write-in continues. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 14, 2019

NANOWRIMO

14th Star Brewing Company hosts a National Novel Writing Month write-in. Steve Gagner and fellow writers will find a quiet nook overlooking the brewhouse to craft 50,000 words. Read more

CHRISTMAS GIFTS and EVENTS

The Georgia United Methodist Church hosts its annual Christmas Tea & Craft Show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs has a triple header with Pebble Art and two Paint Nites, the partner Pine Wine Glasses III plus Pine Wine Bottle with Fairy Lights. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council hosts an Art Journaling Group at the Swanton Free Public Library. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Jesse Agan (twice), Mackenzie and Missisquoi, Phil Graziano, the Nobby Reed Project, Bella & the Notable Duo, the Blue Rock Boys, Bob & Tim, Wylie Shipman, IncaHOOTS, Beaton~Plasse, Eleven all have gigs on a stage near you. Read more

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER ART DEADLINES

The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks Pre-Proposals for Artist-in-Residence programs in the Champlain region. Grants will support development of sustainable A-I-R programs. Read more

 

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Artbits-November 7, 2019

CHRISTMAS GIFTS and EVENTS

There are only 47 shopping days left until Christmas. The annual Opera House at Enosburg Falls Craft Fair takes over the House. The third annual Crafter/Vendor Event hosted by the Josh Pallotta Fund takes place in City Hall. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Barbara Colgrove, Janice Decooman, Shanna Ratner, and Pam Krout-Voss. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues a Figure Drawing Workshop in the LAB at MCAKeltonHall. Twiggs hosts two Paint Nites with Diane Kingston this week: Fall Moon Reflection and Blood Moon Rising. Meta Strick continues the AIR-sponsored workshops with Seasonal Art Dolls. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp in City Hall. Swanton Arts Council hosts Drawing Anime for Adults. The SAC Art Journaling Group meets. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Bryce Bachelder, Cooper and Corn, Bob Gagnon, Chris and Erica, Jeff & Gina, 8 Cuerdas, Jesse Agan, and the Monthly Blues Jam all appear on a stage near you. Read more

 

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