Artbits-December 30, 2021

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

We all expected ’21 to be better than ’20. Read more

GOING OUT WITH A BANG, THANK GOODNESS

The City of Saint Albans is going out with a bang on the last night of 2021 with Fireworks in Taylor Park on Friday evening. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

10,000 rapid LAMP tests and 60,000 at-home rapid antigen test kits have been distributed through community organizations and the sixteen Vermont testing sites. Vermont’s pandemic-strained hospitals and schools are braced for another surge driven by holiday gatherings. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Bryan Memorial Gallery concludes Let’s Find Out with artist Barbara Lussier. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

First meeting of the new year: the Swanton Arts Council will hold a Board Meeting and Updates in person. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Shane Murley Duet, Eleven, Cozy O’Donnell, Sticks and Stones, and the Fabulous Wrecks perform live on a stage near you. Highlight has hundreds of Vermont performers. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Wesley Kempton, Uncle John’s Band, Rusty Bucket, the Stragglers, Troy Millette, Andre Villeneuve, and Mark Shelton all stream almost live this week. Read more

HUMANITIES

The Vermont Humanities Council offers several First Wednesdays programs including Natalie Neuert, artist Carol Berry, and scholar Barry Deitz on the Vermont Humanities Digital Channels. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Eloquent Page hosts a special Last Night Story Hour with the Traveling Storyteller, Ernie Hemingway. Read more

LOOKING BACK AT THE YEAR

The year that was. The coronavirus was the biggest news in the state and in this column. 2020 changed the face of arts and entertainment and 2021 embedded many of the changes. There was good news. We Zoomed. We spaced. We masked. We continued with many of the regular online concerts. Artistic workshops picked up with a mix of live and virtual events. Hundreds of live exhibits and performances returned to our venues. We look at the Arts Councils, check in on the Franklin County Festivals and Libraries, then wrap up with the Other Major Presenters. Read more

 

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