Artbits-September 23, 2021

ROCKTOBERFEST

It’s RocktoberFest at River Arts on Saturday with free pot throwing, an artisan fair, scarecrow decorating, and more. Read more

RESTART NEWS

Vermont’s weekly case count reached a pandemic high last week. A large percentage of those infected have not been vaccinated. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Bryan Memorial Gallery will raffle paintings by George Van Hook and Susan Larkin during the upcoming Gems & Giants. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

The Milton Artists’ Guild three-week class Metal Smithing 101 with instructor Cathy LaClair introduces the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. Read more

FILM

The Ballad of Ethan Alien with special musical guests Megan Jean and the KFB and Cozy O’Donnell will be shown in Taylor Park. It features the music of several Vermont artists and combines science fiction, music, and Vermont history. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Shane’s Apothecary, the Natural Selection, Supernatural, the Lebowski Trio, Jerborn, Jim Branca and Tom Buckley, Cooie, Some Hollow, Smokin Gun, Saints & Liars, Ida Mae Specker and the Terrible Mountain Stringband, Maple Run Band, Western Terrestrials, Green Mountain Freight, the Aerolites, Seth Yacovone, Christine Meola, Cookie’s Hot Club, Lee Ross, Nobby Reed, AfterMarket Heros, Deuces Wild, and Raised By Hippies all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts Franklin County writer Walt McLaughlin for a book signing of his newest book, Wildness and Being Human. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 16, 2021

AFTERGLOW

The Afterglow Festival brings Bad Horsey, Glass Onion, and Quadra–plus food trucks, guest speakers, and a climbing wall to Hard’Ack. The family friendly music festival will raise awareness for suicide and prevention. Read more

RESTART NEWS

Gov. Phil Scott extended school masking guidance until at least October 4 and required vaccinations for state workers. Get the shot(s) and take precautions. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Cold Hollow sculpture park is surrounded by the changing leaves highlighting more than 60 sculptures by David Stromeyer. The Art & Stroll has music and about 70 artists, crafters, and makers. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

MAG hosts Marketing Your Creative Work with instructor Corrina Thurston. Patrick Murphy and Saint Albans Art Supply offer an art class this evening. The Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts Personal Symbolism in Art and Henna Design with instructor Nancy Brady. River Arts begins the Tuesday Intro To Wheel Class with instructor Barbara Flathers. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Jamie Lee Thurston at the free Georgia Fall Festival, the Robin Gotfried Band, the Wrecks, Dark Star Project, Chris & Erica, Blue Blazes, the Blue Rock Boys, Ryan Hanson, Bettenroo, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Mullets of Rock, Amerikana Blue, the Flycatchers, Jerborn, Tim Brick, the Seth Yacovone Band, and Django Soulo all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 9, 2021

ART ON THE WALLS

Sunset art is public art thanks to nearly daily (photographic) examples right here in Franklin County. Read more

RESTART NEWS

75% of children ages 12 – 17 have received at least one dose making Vermont the first state in the nation to get there. Still, Vermont reported 875 new COVID-19 cases last week. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

River Arts pottery instructor Lisa Wolfgang hosts the September Sip n’ Slurry creative experience as the pottery twist on a Paint n’ Sip. Milton Artists’ Guild will host Metal Smithing 101 with Cathy Laclair. Read more

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER ART DEADLINES

Gems and Giants 2021 at the Bryan Memorial Gallery, a Fort Union National Monument Residency, and the Carmignac Photojournalism Award have all issued calls. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Chris & Erica, the Will Patton Trio, B-Town, Sergio Torres, the Tim Brick Duet, Shake Acoustic, Bob & Chip, AmeriKana Blue, Barbie n Bones, the Blue Rock Boys, Cole Davidson, Troy Millette, the Rough Suspects, Kyle Stevens, the Devon McGarry Band, Uncle Jimmy, Bob and Sarah Amos, Two Towns, AfterMarket Heros, Nobby Reed (twice), Music-COMP in Franklin County, the High Country Bob Fest, Pat Guadagno, Phil Rizzo, Richard Oddo, Seth Yacovone, Dark Heat, Bob Dylan, the Burlington StorySLAM: Gatherings, Trucks Taps and Tunes, and Cooie or Django Soulo all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts writer DonnaRae Menard for a book signing of her new thriller, Murder in the Meadow. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 2, 2021

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SOUNDS

The 30th season of Summer Sounds brought exceptional performances “from away” with groups rarely heard here in Franklin County but the regular season came to an end last weekend. Read more

RESTART NEWS

Vermont reported 484 new cases last week in 29 active outbreaks. Unvaccinated Vermonters are three to four times more likely contract COVID-19. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Iconic Vermont and Made in Vermont have just a few days left at the Bryan Memorial Gallery. ART is ALIVE continues at the Montgomery Art Center with works of Drew Lalonde. AIR features El Towle, Trish Vaillancourt, and Pam Krout-Voss. Read more

FILM

The New Hampshire Film Festival has been postponed to 2022. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Cooie DeFrancesco (twice), Dave Miller (also twice), the Phil Abair Band, Keeghan Nolan, Tim Comings, Cooper and Corn, Blue Blazes, The Duo, Chris & Erica, the Nobby Reed Trio, Jerborn, the Dixie Six, Cozy O’Donnell, and Jamie Lee Thurston all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 26, 2021

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue this week as Summer Sounds celebrates 30 years of concerts, Snow Farm hits a triple, Island Arts has a double, the Meeting House goes banjo wild and more. Read more

IT’S A PARTY

Summer Sounds throws a party. The Summer Blowout Bash will have continuous music from Jon Gailmor, Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, the Carol Ann Jones Trio, Mark Shelton, and more. Read more

RESTART NEWS

Vermont reported 594 new cases last week. The seven-day average test positivity rate averaged about 3%. Area restaurants and venues are offering live music with precautions. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

ART is ALIVE@the MCA has the first show and sale in over a year. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

River Arts hosts art projects and local music at Oxbow park plus Intro to Stained Glass with Dayna Sabatino. The Spanked Puppy has Pebble Art with Jean Ferguson. The Milton Artists’ Guild has a Wetland Sketching Treasure Hunt with Susan Abbott and Allaire Diamond. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council holds an Art Social at Fiddlers on the Green restaurant. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Contraband on stage plus the Nobby Reed Project (twice), the Hubcats (also twice), Eleven, the Robin Gottfried Band, Jerborn with Boxbanger, IncaHoots, Mitch & Devon, Let the Wookie Win, Cooie DiFrancesco, the Shane Murley Band, Sugarleaf, the Take 5 Jazz Ensemble, Bob Recupero, Raised by Hippies, Laura Fedele-Rasco, Dave Miller, Jeff & Gina, the VT Bluegrass Pioneers with Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner, Sam Blagden, and Danny Coane, Lollapalooza, Chordination, Green Mountain Chorus, High Voltage Quartet, Shake, Rusty Dewees with Patrick Ross, the Flycatchers, Bella’s Bartok, West End Blend, Allison Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz with Artis Wodehouse, Island Stage, Jon Gailmor, Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, the Carol Ann Jones Trio, Mark Shelton, Roxanne Brault, J.D. Thompson, Trucks Taps and Tunes, Alex Cohen, and Andy Hoadley all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 19, 2021

BIG MUSIC WEEKS

The Big Music Weeks of Summer continue with Summer Sounds plus shows in 15 towns. Read more

SAVE THE DATE!

Save August 29 for the Summer Sounds surprise. We have a lot to celebrate and it’s a party with Jenni Johnson, Carol Ann Jones, and many more. Read more

SOUNDS OF SUMMER!

Desorcie’s Market presents Anderson-Gram on the new stage on the Highgate Arena lawn with an easy-going blend of folk, country, and bluegrass, with originals that paint pictures of everyday life. Read more

RESTART NEWS

Vermont reported 565 new cases last week; 12 of those were in Franklin County. The seven-day average test positivity rate jumped again to 3.1%, the highest it has been since February. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park presents Beacon Fire by composer Matthew Evan Taylor and choreographer Laurel Jenkins backdropped by the large steel sculptures. Read more

ART TO BUY

The American Legion hosts the third annual Classic Car Show and Outdoor Craft Event with live music featuring Nobby Reed and more at Tinker’s Field. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

The Milton Artists’ Guild will host Business Planning for Creatives with instructor Corrina Thurston. Patrick Murphy and Saint Albans Art Supply hosts an art class on a 19th Century Botanical illustration of a Lotus. River Arts’ Wednesday Night Live helps all ages complete art projects while local musicians play the stage. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Anderson-Gram, Carol Ann Jones (thrice) with Will Patton (twice), Jon Sochin, and Gary Spaulding, the Ben Patton Band, Joshua Glass, Southbound, the Nobby Reed Project (thrice), Shane’s Apothecary, the Duel, Band X, Jeff Shelly, the Jesse Taylor Band, Chris Lyon, the Shane Murley Band, the Fabulous Wrecks, Blue Rock Boys, Chris & Erica, Ava Speers and the Church Restoration Project, Kyle Stevens, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Dan Jarvis, Eleven, 8 Cuerdas, Bobby Chevalier, Cooie DeFrancesco and Adlai Waxman, Squirrel, the Hubcats all perform live on a stage near you. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

Book sales rose last year because people were reading more. Read more

 

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