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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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 Friday, November 21st at 8 p.m.

David Salome of Lyme, New Hampshire, recommends The Art of Collage by Vermont artist C.A. Santa Maria at the Long River Studios in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Tom Consolino suggested the Debra Woodward photography exhibit at Bartleby's Books on West Main Street in Wilmington through the rest of this month.

Leonard Meek of Bethel is a former principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and he recommended The Eleva Chamber Players in concert this weekend in Waterbury and Barre.

Jane Lolax of Montpelier suggested Kim J. Gifford's digital collage exhibit, Once and Future Things, now on display through December 3rd at Radio Bean in Burlington.

Jean Kiewel of Windham and Eric Shonstrom, a professor at Champlain College, both recommended the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde onstage but by two different acting companies: The Josh Moyse version at Brattleboro's Hooker-Dunham Theater through November 1st and The Middlebury Actors Workshop version at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Friday, October 31st at 7:30.

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.