Artbits-June 6, 2019

THE GREATEST GENERATION

Boys became men in the largest amphibious invasion in history 75 years ago today. We have lost many of those men but we must never lose their memory.

THURSDAY IS MUSIC NIGHT

The Old Foundry at One Federal brings out the “real deal,” the Starline Rhythm Boys, to kick off their Thursday Night Music Series. Read more

VERMONT DAYS

Enjoy free Vermont fishing, state parks, and historic culture this weekend. Vermont Days is an annual weekend each June that celebrates the arrival of summer. The Saint Albans Museum joins with parks and historic sites across Vermont. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence features Jennifer Buckner, Dorothy Grazier, Natalie La Rocque, and Ron Turek with a free meet-the-artists reception. The NMC Gallery hosts Vermont photographer Jim Greene in a solo show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues the Figure Drawing Workshop in the LAB to work and socialize. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp. The Swanton Arts Council will film the Year of the Salmon at the Refuge. SAC will also plan the Swanton Arts Spectacular. Read more

MAYOR’S PHOTO COMPETITION

The Mayor’s Photo Competition is now accepting entries. Read more

DISCOVER JAZZ

The Discover Jazz Festival concludes with live music for all ages. Many of the musicians live in Franklin County or have played here including Richford Jazz Band, BFA Fairfax Jazz, Will Patton, Joe’s Big Band, and Paul Asbell. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Nobby Reed Project, the Duel, Phil Abair, Cooie & Sergio, Tom Caswell twice, Blue Fox, Shane Murley, Ben Patton, George Murtie, Cooper & Corn, Contagious, the Zeichner Trio, Uncle Jimmy, the Enosburg Town Band all appear on a nearby stage. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

ArtBits features weekly links to library events in and around the county. Read more

 

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Artbits-May 30, 2019

DELECTABLE DAIRY

June is National Dairy Month which means the Vermont Dairy Festival takes over downtown Enosburg Falls. All the outdoor entertainment is free. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Visions of Vermont Gallery hosts the Northern Vermont Artists Association 87th annual June Juried Show with an opening reception in the Sugar House Gallery. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Barnyard Morning Glories with artist Diane Kingston. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold its monthly board meeting and update. Intro to Cricut shows how to cut vinyl, paper, and fabric for art or craft. Read more

FILM

The St. Albans Museum will screen One Town at a Time, a coming of age exploration of Vermont’s 251 towns. Read more

DISCOVER JAZZ

The ten day Discover Jazz Festival lights up Burlington with live music including young artists, local talent, and jazz legends from Franklin County. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Kylie Begnoche, George Murtie, Ellen Powell, Chris & Tristin, Jeff & Gina, Bob Gagnon, Full Share, Squirrel, and the Spit or Sweat Revue all take to a stage nearby. Read more

 

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Artbits-May 23, 2019

LINKS!

We’ve added links to the great music series around the County to the weekly ArtBits. Read more

SUMMER!

The 17th annual Farewell Reunion returns to Grace Church with the Jason Anick Acoustic Trio and Beg, Steal or Borrow. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

Vermont’s 26th annual Open Studio Weekend gives us the insider look at hundreds of Vermont artists and craftspeople at work. See how the magic happens. The event begins the summer season during Memorial Day Weekend each year. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Tranquility V with artist Diane Kingston. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group meets at the Swanton Free Public Library to talk about anything in writing, reading, publishing, and more. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Bethany Conner and Troy Millette, S.A.S., Chris and Erica, Sierra Polley and Trevor Contois, Sean Ashby, Rough Suspects, the Nobby Reed Project, Carol Ann Jones, Barbie N’ Bones, Gabe Roberts, Rough and Tumble, and Ron Prigat are all live on a stage near you. Read more

MAY-JUNE ART DEADLINES

The NVAA June Juried Show is fast approaching. The second annual competition Mayor’s Photo Competition needs lakes, rivers, and waterways. Read more

 

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Artbits-May 16, 2019

FINDING THE BIRDS

The Friends of Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge host the Wildlife Refuge Opening Reception and Art Show to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and highlight the birds of the Refuge and their habitats. Read more

MAYOR’S PIX

Mayor Tim Smith and St. Albans Community Arts will hold the second annual St. Albans Mayor’s Photo Competition. The theme for the 2019 competition is “Lakes, Rivers, and Waterways.” Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

The Milton Artists Guild hosts the monthly ArtBiz Peer Support Network at the MAG. E.D. Jessie Swetel and artist Corrina Thurston host the low key, friendly environment to seek wisdom from other business owners. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, Bark for Life, Justin LaPoint, the VT Bluegrass Pioneers, AliT, the Lloyd Tyler Band, the Bayrats, Bob and Val, Southbound, Nobby Reed, Phil Graziano, Roger Pidgeon all have gigs. Read more

CALL FOR THESPIANS

The Opera House will host a Summer Musical Information Night and Open House for Music Man, followed by auditions for the summer musical. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-May 9, 2019

THE FINAL VERMONT SHOW EVER

Higher Ground presents 8 0 8 4 with special guests the Conniption Fits in the last chance to party with the legends as they celebrate their 36 year career. Read more

IN THE ARTS COUNCILS

St. Albans Community Arts hosts its monthly Community Arts MeetUp. The Swanton Arts Council Art Journaling Group meets. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Seth Yac’s World Gone Wrong String Band, the All Bob Dylan Open Mic Night, Carol Ann Jones, Darcy & Dale, the Trevor Contois Band, Chris & Erica, the Aardvark 2.0, Boom City comedy, Shane Murley Band, Stefani Capizzi all perform nearby. Plan ahead for the VT Bluegrass Pioneers and the Farewell Reunion. Read more

CREATIVE ECONOMY

The arts and cultural sector contributed almost $764 billion to the U.S. economy. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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Artbits-May 2, 2019

TRADITIONS

The 2019 Young Tradition Vermont Festival continues through Saturday in Burlington. This week includes concerts by Genticorum, Martin Hayes, Pete’s Posse, a tribute to Martha Pellerin, and the Young Tradition Contest Finals and Showcase. Read more

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Missisquoi Wildlife Refuge wants two dimensional media of birds or anything related to the landscape that helps birds in their migration, all for the annual art show. Read more

ART FOR THE HOUSE

The Artist In Residence hosts a Stitch & Sip Fundraiser and a chance to learn. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence Gallery features Arlene Jarvis, Martha McGinn, Holly Spier, and Wayne Tarr. The NMC Gallery hosts photographer Christine King in a solo show. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

The Montgomery Center for the Arts continues the Figure Drawing Workshop. Meta Strick begins the 2019 Sunday Afternoon Art Workshops. Twiggs hosts Paint Nite: Design a Sign–Love You Mom. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council will hold a Board Meeting and Updates. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Pojazz has Will Patton and Barry Reis, Karen Henderson, and Tony Whedon. Insider with Prohibition, Dale and Darcy, Ryan Sweezey, S.A.S, Jon Gailmor, Revolver have gigs. The 17th annual Farewell Reunion returns to Grace Church. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

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

 

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