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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Stowe Dance Academy

Arts patron John Vickery of Burlington suggested Bach in the Subways with local classical musicians celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach's 330th birthday with free concerts at Burlington Town Center on Saturday, March 21st from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra

Julie Walker of Westport, New York, suggested the Burlington Civic Symphony Orchestra spring concert on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester.

Photo courtesy, Spruce Peak Arts

Musician and journalist Louis Erlanger of Brattleboro recommended Daptone recording artist Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens in concert at Next Stage in Putney on March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy artist, Matt Brackett

Bob Swartz of St. Johnsbury is a devotee of Catamount Arts, now celebrating its 40th year and he suggested Boston artist Matt Brackett's exhibit up now in the Main Gallery through March 22nd, called Dark Waters/Grateful Daughters. There is a meet-the-artist reception on Friday, February 20th from 5 till 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy Big Heavy World

Chris Mazzerella suggested the benefit concert for Lost Nation Theater featuring Hot Flannel at Montpelier City Hall Theater on Saturday, February 14th at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy, artist James Frase-White

Clarence Hill from Concord suggested the Northeast Kingdom Artists' Association Guild from artist James Frase White called Flights of Fancy, with works in glass and paper.

The exhibit is up in the Backroom Gallery through February 28th with an artist's reception on Saturday, February 7th from 3 to 5 p.m. at 430 Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury.

Credit, artist Julian Williams

North Country playwright and theater artist Ruby Berryman suggested Englewood Boys, her written performance piece based around Chicago artist Julian Williams' portraits of young male inmates. The artist reception is Friday, January 30th at 6 p.m. followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. Both are free and open to the public at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury.

Courtesy, artist August Burns

Ellen Seeger of Montpelier recommended artist Nick Neddo's wild-crafted images in a show called Digging for Roots, up now at the Vermont Arts Council gallery on State Street in Montpelier through February. Meet Neddo at an artist's reception on Friday, January 23rd from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy, Goddard College

Gabe Halberg of Plainfield plays with the band 35th Parallel and he suggested the Neel Murgai Ensemble at the Haybarn Theater on Goddard College's campus this Saturday, January 17th at 8 p.m.

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.