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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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.

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.

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.

Kay Carriere of Windsor and Susanna Colby from Sharon suggested The Vermont Pastel Society's juried show at the Arabella Gallery on 65 Main Street in downtown Windsor through September.

Nelson Jacquay recommended Pete's Posse with fiddler Pete Sutherland and friends at the Old Tinmouth Firehouse in Tinmouth on Friday, September 12th.

Amelia Rappaport of Brownsville recommended SculptureFest in Woodstock through foliage season on the properties at The King Farm and Prosper Road in Woodstock.

Former art gallery owner and Woodstock resident Rebecca Brettell suggested the Woodstock Arts Festival weekend, beginning Friday, September 5th with a Gallery Walk and Saturday, September 6th with more than 30 New England artists displaying and selling their works on The Green.

Stephen Marks recommends the retrospective of 80-year-old painter George Lawrence's work at Vermont Law School in South Royalton on Saturday, August 23rd at 5 p.m. The work is up through September 28th.

Lynne Chlumecky suggested the on-going sculpture and clay class, taught by Benjamin Davis, who begins the class with a discussion on art and world history on Saturdays from 2 till 4 at the Hermitage Gallery in Worcester. The classes are open to all ages.

Graphic artist Mike Patterson from Hinesburg recommended Deb Flanders' folk concert at the Old West Church in Calais on Sunday, August 17th.

Kate Carter of Waterbury Center suggested physical comedian Tom "Murph" Murphy's solo performance, Laugh Til You Die at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

Lauri Berkencamp of Strafford recommended the Tuesday evening readings by noted authors, poets and playwrights at the Strafford Town House. The next reading is Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m. with Jeff Sharlet and Dartmouth's student journalists.

Musician James Eichelberger suggested Colin McCaffrey in concert as part of the Summer Evenings With Vermont Treasures at the Old Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield. McCaffrey performs on Sunday, August 17th at 7 p.m.

Painter Linda Gifkins of Wardsboro recommended the Friends of Wardsboro Library's art auction of 10-by-10-inch pieces by over 50 local painters and artists. 

Click here to preview the works before the auction on Saturday, August 9th from 5 to 7:30 p.m.