Art Hounds

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Anyone in the arts community can be an Art Hound. Just fill out the form and tell us about a local performance, gallery opening or event you'd like to share with other VPR listeners. Then, call the VPR Art Hounds hotline at 1-802-778-9585 to record your recommendation.

Art Hounds features voices from the region's arts community bragging on upcoming shows, exhibits and performances they want you to see! Listen for Art Hounds on Thursday afternoons just before 5 during All Things Considered and again on Friday mornings just before 9, during Morning Edition.

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Courtesy, artist Matthew Wolf

Robin Russell from Randolph Center recommended the Northeast Heritage Music Camp's mid-winter gathering on January 10th on the Montpelier Green.

Anna Berger from Putney suggested Matthew Wolf's recycled copper enamel art on display Friday, December 19th in Bellows Falls at the Valley Cafe from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Photo courtesy of The Barretones

Poet and writer Diana Whitney from Brattleboro recommended the Vermont Theater Company's adaptation of A Christmas Carol on stage at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro for several weekend performances, including matinees and evening shows.

Cherry Street Arisans

Karen Nevin, executive director of Valley Arts Foundation, recommended The Country Christmas Open House and Paint-In this weekend in the Mad River Valley.

Singer Maria Weber Lamson from South Royalton suggested two concerts with Counterpoint on Saturday, December 13th at Lebanon's First Congregational Church in Lebanon and Sunday, December 14th at Bethany Church in Montpelier.

Credit, Tom Murphy

Woody Keppel is the artistic director of the Festival of Fools and recommended Tom "Murph" Murphy's one-man physical comedy performance, Laugh Till You Die at the Haybarn Theater at Goddard College on Saturday, November 22nd at 8 p.m.

Artist, C.A. Santa Maria

David Salome of Lyme, New Hampshire, recommends The Art of Collage by Vermont artist C.A. Santa Maria at the Long River Studios in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Tom Consolino suggested the Debra Woodward photography exhibit at Bartleby's Books on West Main Street in Wilmington through the rest of this month.

Photo credit, Steve Schlipf

Leonard Meek of Bethel is a former principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and he recommended The Eleva Chamber Players in concert this weekend in Waterbury and Barre.

Jane Lolax of Montpelier suggested Kim J. Gifford's digital collage exhibit, Once and Future Things, now on display through December 3rd at Radio Bean in Burlington.

Courtesy, Big Picture Theater

Jean Kiewel of Windham and Eric Shonstrom, a professor at Champlain College, both recommended the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde onstage but by two different acting companies: The Josh Moyse version at Brattleboro's Hooker-Dunham Theater through November 1st and The Middlebury Actors Workshop version at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, October 31st at 7:30.

Artist, Neysa Russo

Liisa Puro Newton of St. Albans recommended the U.S. premiere of "Waiting On A Dream," this weekend at the Enosburg Opera House in Enosburg.

Liz Claud suggested Mary Gerakaris photography exhibit to benefit the High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program on Friday, October 10th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in White River Junction.

Artist, Kate Gridley

Singer Richard Haines of New London, New Hampshire suggested a brunch and concert with Nancy Tripp performing the songs of Johnny Mercer at The Canoe Club in Hanover on Sunday, September 28th.

Susan Brisee of Jericho recommended an encore performance of The Vermont Youth Dancers, Carry On...A Song Will Rise on Thursday, October 2nd at the Dibden Center For The Performing Arts on the Johnson State College campus at 7 p.m.

Photo credit, J. Michael Worthington

Abbie Tykocki, the former marketing manager for the Discover Jazz Fest, suggested the jazz concert with the Brian McCarthy Quintet at St. Michael's College on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.