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, Brattleboro Concert Choir

Gail Nunziata from Brattleboro suggested the benefit concert for Black Lives Matter and Brattleboro Concert Choir featuring Charles Mays, Jr. called, "Songs Of The Journey" on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Center Congregational Church in Brattleboro beginning at 3 p.m.

Michael Chorney

Storyteller  Sue Schmidt recommended fellow storytellers in 'How Much Longer?' at The Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Courtesy, Bitsy Biron

Comedian Bitsy Biron from East Orange suggested the comedy showcase at The Wagon Wheel in Chelsea on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 8 to 10 p.m.

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Jim Malley from Bellows Falls suggests Main Street Arts' performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris at Next Stage Arts in Putney on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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Arts enthusiast Jennifer Nachbur of Burlington suggested the 6th annual Dance Showcase, Unity In Diversity, to benefit Puppets in Education on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

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Singer Dody Riggs from Brattleboro suggested the community choir, Rock Voices. The winter concert is on Friday, Jan. 8 at Centre Church in Brattleboro and Saturday, Jan. 9 at Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

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Artist Dave Celone suggested Matt Brown's original watercolors and wood block prints done in the Japanese hanga style at Long River Gallery and Gifts in Lyme, New Hampshire through Jan. 12.

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Army major and composer Peter Jennison recommended The Gathering, a concert at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Jennison wrote his music during deployment in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Credit Natalie Williams

Rick Cowan from Main Street Arts in Saxtons River suggested jazz musicians Draa Hobbs and John Stowell in concert, The Jazz Of Two Guitars on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m.

Bob Cantius/Vermont Center For Photography

Sarah Wunderle from Bellows Falls suggested The Santa Express aboard the Green Mountain Flyer from Bellows Falls to Chester and back on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Courtesty, Chandler Center for the Arts

Lenore Pepe is an artist from Swanton and suggested the free, all-ages Creating Ornaments workshop at the Swanton Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Courtesy, Jeh Kulu

Kimberly Caterino is a long-time student of West African drum and dance and suggested the 21st Annual Jeh Kulu Drum & Dance Festival this weekend, Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8 at Burlington's City Hall.

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Musician, filmmaker and photographer Fred Wilbur suggested the multimedia exhibit Precious Guru created by The Triptich Journey artists through October 30th in the Central Vermont Medical Center lobby.

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Chittenden County artist Maggie Sherman recommended the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires performing Argentine tango music on Friday, October 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at Shelburne Town Hall.

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S.B. Sobel, a painter, printmaker and poet from Montpelier suggested the felted wool tapestry pieces of Neysa Russo on the walls at Bagito's Cafe in Montpelier through December.

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Shoshana Frieden from Stowe suggested the The Gathering: Concert For Autumn Colors featuring David Lindlay, Barbara Higbee and others on Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

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Gail Nunziata recommended the documentary Finding Traction, featuring Vermonter Nikki Kimball's fast Long Trail run. Screenings benefit Girls On The Run Vermont and will be shown this weekend in Brattleboro and Williston Central School.

Michael Tsang of Waterbury recommended the first-ever Vermont performance by 100-piece Shenyun Symphony Orchestra, playing Eastern and Western musical fusion on Sunday, October 4th at the Flynn.

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Musician Patty Jacob of Jeffersonville suggested the Lamoille County Players staging of Curtains at the Hyde Park Opera House on Saturday, September 26th.

Artist Colleen Clark from Burlington recommended Paint Your Pet at Burlington Paint & Sip on Cherry Street in Burlington, Wednesday, September 30th from 7 till 10 p.m.

Artist, Tom Fels

Mary Byrne of Mendon is a local arts patron and suggested, Mountains To Mountains, People To People, a photography exhibit and auction featuring local works to benefit Nepalese earthquake victims. The event is Saturday, September 19th at the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain in Mendon.

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Susannah Morlock from Danville recommended The Farm: Drawings of Rowland Evans Robinson, 1850-1880 up at the Rokeby Museum visitors' center in Ferrisburgh through October 25.

Mara Williams is the chief curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center suggested the biannual puppet festival called Puppets in the Green Mountains in the Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro with performances by through September 20.