Artbits-May 16, 2024


14th Star hosts a Paint Your Pet Portrait paint n sip with Linda Oakes Carvalho. The Swanton Arts Council Art Journaling Group meets in person at the Swanton Free Public Library . Youniquely Me hosts Make Your Own Star Wars Terrarium. Read more


The Montgomery Center for The Arts hosts the semi-annual MES Student Spring Art Show in MCA-Kelton Hall. The Beneath Our Skin exhibit with stories of Black Vermonters who were fully, partially or not at all vaccinated against COVID-19 is on display. The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association features Nathan Johnson’s elaborately painted carved horse/bird dance sticks. The traveling exhibit Nebizun: Water Is Life is on view at Ethan Allen Homestead. Read more


UVM professor Adrian Ivakhiv introduces the field of Environmental Humanities with Critical Studies for Feverish Times. Read more


Bryan Memorial Gallery hosts the two-day Impressionist Portraits in Pastel or Oil workshop led by Karen Meneghin. The Milton Artists’ Guild offers Social Sunday, Aviano Bellydance Class, and the Workshop for those with Dementia and their Caregivers with Tina Lesperance. The Brick Store has classes in Letterpress Printing. Read more


COVID-19 cases fell again but statewide hospitalizations were unchanged. Another Vermonter died the virus as the pandemic total rose to 1,147 in Vermont. Read more


It is Karaoke and Open Mic Night and Open Mic Coffee House night, plus Next Stop Comedy, Cooie Sings, Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton, The Duel with John Geno and Kevin Connelly, Banjo Dan and Willy, Danny Coane, and Sam Blagden as the VT Bluegrass Pioneers, Shane’s Apothecary, Justice 3, Pet Project, the Maple Grove Band, Blues Without Borders, Chris & Erica, Chris and Issy, the Stragglers, Bob Gagnon, Jeff Shelley, the Windham Philharmonic, and Laura Fedele-Rasco all perform live at a venue near you. Read more


Vaisey Royale premiered. The 24th annual Franklin County Quilt Show was ablaze with spring colors. Mark Shelton sang Gospel. Read more


The SPL Book Club meets to discuss the Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brownand But I Progress meets to discuss the graphics novel Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe. Vermont has named Bianca Stone the next Poet Laureate. Read more


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