Artbits-May 4, 2023

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Colleen Blatchly, Toby Fulwiler, and Holly Spier with a live reception at the gallery. Bryan Memorial Gallery hosts Art & Appraisal Day with Maria Roosevelt, Ethan Merrill, Amy Rutledge Jebrine, and Mark “Buggyman” Ducharme. The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum hosts the grand opening of the First Peoples Exhibition with Abenaki artists and artisans. Read more

ART FOR SALE

The Sunday Makers Market fills the Taproom at 14th Star with pop-up booths from local crafters and makers. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

14th Star hosts a Spring Paint n Sip with Amber Rae Harvey to paint a mountain themed painting. Felicia Cota will lead Paint and Hydrate at the Abenaki Tribal Office. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTIC COMMUNITIES

The Animating Infrastructure Grant fosters partnerships between artists and communities. Read more

FAIRS and FESTIVALS

The Young Tradition Festival concerts fill the Contois Auditorium with La Famille LeBlanc, the YTV Youth Commission, the YTV Touring Group, Past Winners, the Festival Showcase Concert, and a Tribute Concert for Pete Sutherland. Milton Artist’s Guild celebrates its Sixth Anniversary. The Spring Book & Paper Fair fills St.¬†Albans City Hall. Read more

FILM

FNESU will screen the musical film Listen Up at the Opera House. Free. Read more

HUMANITIES

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association introduce the Abenaki Word of the Week. Ashley Messier leads Thriving Communities: The Winding VT Road to Abolition and Women’s Rights. Read more

PANDEMIC NEWS

The FDA authorized a second COVID-19 bivalent booster shot for people 65 years and older and those who are immunocompromised. Read more

THEATER

Vineyard Theater presents Tastings, an evening of six short plays from playwrights Lesley Becker, Jan Mason, Danny Rocco, and Lee Wochner. Read more

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

The Swanton Library hosts a Graphite Drawing Class with Mike Barkyoumb and an Online Portrait Collage Workshop. Linda Oakes Carvalho leads the Paint and Sip Lilacs for Mother. Social Sundays continue. The May Open Studio Figure Drawing is a clothed session. Justin Sutera of Elmore offers an all day workshop on Gathering Baskets. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Troy Millette, Dan Rahilly, the Mullets of Rock, the Bob Gagnon Quartet, Barbie-N-Bones, comedian medium Maureen Hancock, the Smokey Newfield Project, the Duo, Kyle Stevens all perform live at a venue near you. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Mark Shelton sang a variety show and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival offers a Festival Preview with Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim almost live online. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Vermont Book Awards celebrate Vermont Writers. Ebenezer Books in Johnson plans to close the doors in mid-May. Read more

 

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