Art Hounds

Thursdays 4:55p.m. & Fridays 7:55 a.m.

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 8, during Morning Edition.

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Art Hounds
10:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Art Hounds: On Stage & Screen

Scene from Northern Stage's performance of The Spitfire Grill
Seven Days Vermont

Visual artist Robin Nuse of Hanover, New Hampshire suggested Northern Stage production of The Spitfire Grill at the Brigg's Opera House in White River Junction.

Liisa Newton of St. Albans recommended Enosburg resident Sarah Jo Willey's original staged drama The Girl In The Other Room on Saturday at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center and Saturday, May 3rd at St. Albans Historical Museum's Bliss Room.

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Art Hounds
12:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Art Hounds: Bluegrass

Hot Flannel poster
Patrick Ross Music

Music lover Cindy Ross of Newbury suggested the "newgrass" group, Hot Flannel in concert at the Island Pond Town Hall on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th at the Tillotson Center for the Arts in Colebrook, New Hampshire.

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Art Hounds
12:00 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Art Hounds: Into Focus

"Nora"
Photographer, Chloe Hotaling

Polly Raine of Lincoln, an arts educator and photographer, suggested Into Focus, an exhibit at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, featuring 45 Vermont high school students' photography. The reception is Friday, April 11 at 6:30 with live music from Montpelier-based Indie rock band, The Snaz.

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Art Hounds
1:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Art Hounds: Music Series

Singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell
Goddard College website

Musical director for Spielpalast Cabaret, Gabriel Shapiro, suggested looking forward to a performance at this summer's Discover Jazz Festival by the group Dawn of Midi on Sunday, June 1st.

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Art Hounds
11:06 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Art Hounds: Plays & Paintings

"The Instant Of It All Tree #2"
Painter, Pat Musick

Musician Michael Eichelberger suggested we look toward summer and plan to attend the concert series, Summer Evenings With Vermont Treasures at the Old Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield.

Awareness Theater director Emily Anderson recommended Vermont Stage Company's Venus In Fur

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Art Hounds
10:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Art Hounds: Drag Queens & Bluegrass Tunes

Mercedes
Photography by Evie Lovett

Alisha Falberg of South Royalton recommended two events at Vermont Law School. The Alliance arts project, Sex, Gender, Expression and the First Amendment

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Art Hounds
10:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Art Hounds: World Music & Fine Art

"June at the Farm Stand," oil on canvas
Painter, Nancy Calicchio

Susan Aldrich is a fiber and clay artist from Irasburg and she suggested the world music concert by Choromondo this Saturday, March 15 at the Greensboro United Church of Christ in Greensboro.

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Art Hounds
10:32 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Art Hounds: Pirates & Murals

Poster from Main Street Arts, "The Pirates of Penzance"
Main Street Arts

Colchester muralist Tara Goreaux recommended fellow muralist and fine arts professor at Johnson State College, Ken Leslie's Gold Dome Cycle on display at the Statehouse in Montpelier through Friday, March 28th.

Watch the Stuck in Vermont video from Seven Days of Leslie at work on his mural here.

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Art Hounds
11:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Art Hounds: Big Band & Bright Paint

Detail of "Stand of White Birch Trees"
Painter, Lorraine Manley

Marie Bouffard of Colchester recommended the Count Basie Orchestra big band concert at Colchester high School on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Call the CHS box office at (802) 264-5729 for tickets and information.

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Art Hounds
10:52 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Art Hounds: Jazz, Glass, Comedy & Poetry

Artist's rendition of Lucy Terry Prince, African American writer and poet
Mass Moments

Betty Morsch recommended the Dixieland Jazz concert and Mardi Gras celebration with Woody Strobeck and the New Steel Pier Jazz Band this Friday, February 21st at 2 p.m. at the Equinox Terrace in Manchester Center. The concert and celebration are free. RSVP at 802-362-5141.

Glass artist Alyssa Oxley recommended the Supercool Glass exhibit at The Shelburne Museum's Pizzagalli Center through June 8th.

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