Artbits-January 17, 2019

LIVE BANDS

SATEC presents the Winter Bands and Orchestra Concert with all the instrumental groups including the new Orchestra. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Vermont Artists to Watch 2019 features Sarah Amos of Enosburg and Andrew Orr of Richford with an Opening Reception. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues a Figure Drawing Workshop in the LAB at MCAKeltonHall. The Grind Cafe hosts a Coffee Mug Paint n Sip with Victoria Vining. Twiggs Paint Nite: Winter Owls is led by Diane Kingston. Read more

FILM

14th Star Movie Night continues in The Room. Viewers get to choose the movie they will screen. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones, Ourselves Alone, the Nobby Reed Project (twice), AmerikanaBlue, John Howell, and the VYO with Counterpoint all perform. Read more

ART SITE OF THE WEEK

The Milton Artists’ Guild has a new YouTube channel with the Featured Artist and more. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 10, 2019

ART ON THE WALLS

The Northwestern Medical Center Gallery hosts wildlife photographer and Milton Artists Guild member Sharon Radtke for a solo show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Swanton Arts Council holds a Valentine Lovelies Wine Glass Painting Class. Twiggs offers Pebble Art 5×7 Frame. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Lloyd Tyler Band, Justice, the Nobby Reed Project with the Balkun Brothers, the Ellen Powell Trio, Youth Tradition Song Weekend, the Music of Grateful Dead for Kids all take to a stage nearby. Read more

LOOKING FORWARD

We wind up the preview of another busy year in the arts with a look at the Major Independent Presenters. We covered upcoming All Arts Council and Opera House events plus the Franklin County Festivals and Town Band plans last week. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 3, 2019

Happy New Year!

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Barbara Colgrove, Jonathan Hart, Linda Wirts, and Marianne Marshall at a free meet-the-artists reception. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts begins a Figure Drawing Workshop. Start the new year Cartooning with Mr. Brunelle at the Milton Artists’ Guild. Twiggs hosts Design a Sign with Paint Nite. Read more

IN SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Board Meeting and Updates. SAC also hosts the Art Journaling Group at a new date and new location. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Alex Jones, Jeff & Gina, Justin LaPoint, Pete’s Posse, Chris Parker have gigs and there is a new Monthly Blues Jam. Read more

LOOKING FORWARD

2019 will be another busy year in the arts with closer to 300 concerts, exhibits, recitals, and shows from more than 40 organizations. This week, we have info about upcoming Arts Council and Opera House events plus the Four Franklin County Festivals and our Town Band plans. We will cover Other Major Presenter plans next week. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 27, 2018

2018 was another busy year in the arts. We’ve had so many events every month that it has taken two weeks to summarize them. Read more

IN THE SAC

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

ON STAGE LIVE

The Young Tradition Touring Group, Too Much, Cooper and Lavoie (twice), the Dale and Darcy Band, and the Growlers appear on different stages. There is a Family Christmas Ball and Silver & Gold. Read more

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

Highlight is the new citywide celebration in Burlington with a list of “bottom-up programming.” The 26th First Night North brings about 250 performers and a host of fine artists to St J. The Last Night festivities are a one-night-only party in the Railroad City. Chris and Erica, the Nobby Reed Project, and Justice have New Year’s Eve gigs. Read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR

Sunday evenings had Summer Sounds with Mark Shelton, Northern Flyer, Anderson Gram, Dr. Jazz, the Hokum Bros., Clare Byrne, and Jimmy T. The Downtown Summer Concerts and the Festival of Trees filled St Albans. Swanton had Crafts, awards, Plein Air Painting, Writers, Chalk, workshops, Art Shows, and more.

The Artist In Residence Gallery, the Northwestern Medical Center Gallery, and the Village Frame Shoppe had major exhibits. The BFA Performing Arts Center, the Church Street Sounds of the Season, the Opera House, Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures, Summer Music at Grace all put on multiple shows and 14th Star, the Bayside, Mill River Brewing, and Twiggs offered music and art all year. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 20, 2018

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council hosts a Floral Design workshop with Nicole Nappi who will teach how to create a long lasting fresh flower holiday centerpiece. Read more

FILM

14th Star Movie Nights continue with a choice of Home Alone, A Christmas Story, or How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones, the Open Mic Comedy Showcase, Jesse Taylor, the Smokey Newfield Project, Bethany Conner and Friends, Citizen Bare, Chris & Erica, Troy Millette & the Fire Below, Phil Graziano, Omega Jade, Justice all perform. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page has Pat Esden’s newest book, His Dark Magic, Book 1 of her new Northern Circle Coven series. Read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR

Franklin County artists and presenters had a busy 2018. This week, we’ll see what the Franklin County Festivals and Libraries did. Read more

 

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Artbits-December 13, 2018

THE CHRISTMAS ARTS EVENTS

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever takes over the Opera House at Enosburg Falls for a three-day run with the six Herdman children, the meanest, nastiest most inventively awful kids in the County. Read more

CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND STOCKING STUFFERS

The Eloquent Page has Ilamae Lund’s new book, Small Friend With Paws, just in time for Christmas. The Montgomery Center for the Arts hosts the Holiday Market. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

14th Star Brewing Company hosts 2 Crafty — an Evening of DIY and Drinks. Twiggs has All Ages Paint Nite “Let It Snow, Man.” Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Gypsy Wind, Abby Sherman, the Buck Hollers, Myra Flynn, the Shane Murley Band, S.A.S., and Dark Horse all perform on different stages. Read more

DECEMBER-JANUARY ART DEADLINES

We have calls for the Big Picture collective art project, the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award, and the 29th Gabriel Prize. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The 90 Second Newbery Film Festival concludes at the Swanton Free Public Library. ArtBits features weekly links to library events. Read more

 

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