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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Art Hounds on VPR is adapted from Minnesota Public Radio News and is powered by The Public Insight Network.

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.

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.