Artbits-February 7, 2019

GIFTS

Next Thursday, February 14, is Valentine’s Day. Give the gift of art. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Rebecca Nase Chomyn, Terry Rice, Claire Graham-Smith, and Longina Smolinski in a free meet-the-artists reception. The NMC Gallery has eclectic painter El Towle. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs offers Pebble Art: Choose Your Frame with Jean Ferguson plus Paint Nite: Luna Lit River with Carrie Tatro. Release your inner Picasso at the AIR Paint & Sip Fundraiser with Patrick Murphy. SACA has a Fiber Arts Meetup. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp in City Hall. The Swanton Arts Council Art Journaling Group meets at Bees on Broadway. The Lake Champlain Basin Program has picked SAC to create a community generated original film. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Father Daughter Gala has music and dancing. The Brewery Comedy Tour returns. Mardi Gras Montgomery will be carefree and there is an Electric Blues Jam. Young Tradition Vermont shows off. The Nobby Reed Project, the Duel, Sticks and Stones, Troy Millette, Chris and Erica, the Tom Caswell Duet, and Bob Gagnon all have gigs. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 31, 2019

YOUNG TRADITION CONTEST

The 2019 Young Tradition Contest encourages young musicians and dancers in traditional music and dance. There are cash prizes, opportunities to perform, and connections that support a lifetime in traditional music and dance. Read more

MAYOR’S PHOTO COMPETITION

The Mayor’s Photo Competition is gearing up for 2019 with a theme of Lakes, Rivers and Waterways. Think ice fishing. Read more

ARTISTS GATHER

The Swanton Arts Council will host an informal Artist Gathering and Meetup at 14th Star. Bring some of your art or writing to show off. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Grind Cafe hosts the Coffee Mug Paint’n’Sip with Victoria Vining. Twiggs has Paint Nite: Design a Sign–Be My Galentine. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Strategic Planning Meeting. Read more

FILM

The Morristown Centennial Library hosts Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense. It’s an Humanities for Everyone program from VHC. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Carol Ann Jones twice, King Me, S.A.S., Chris and Erica, Django Soulo, Ryan Sweezey, and the Vermont Youth Orchestra with Counterpoint all perform. Read more

 

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Artbits-January 24, 2019

ART YOU CREATE

The MCA Figure Drawing Workshop continues. American Legion Post 1 hosts a Paint & Sip on Slate fundraiser. Read more

IN THE SAC

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

ON STAGE LIVE

The Young Tradition Touring Group, the Green Mountain Playboys, the Hokum Brothers, Sean Jarvis, Chris and Erica, John Howell, Scott Martell and the Anton Umber Trio, Son of a Gun Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with Jim Rooney, and comedians Al Hapenny, Ed Waugh, Sarah Martin, and EJ Edmonds all perform. Read more

ART DEADLINES

We have calls for the XVIII Videominute International Contest, Art for the Columbia College Literary Review, Recycle 2019, and #802phonesdown!headsup! Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around Franklin County. Read more

 

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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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