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
4:26 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Art Hounds: Pastels, Pete Sutherland & Jazz

Vermont fiddler Pete Sutherland
Photo credit, Buddy Spicher

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.

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Art Hounds
4:13 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Art Hounds: Sculptures, Gallery Walks & Garcia

A piece at SculptureFest in Woodstock
Artist, Bruce Hathaway

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.

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Art Hounds
3:07 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Art Hounds: Painting At 80

Detail of painting, 'precisely at 4 p.m.'
Artist, George Lawrence

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.

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Art Hounds
12:55 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Art Hounds: Physical Comedy & Imperfection

Physical Comedian, Tom "Murph" Murphy
Credit, Tom Murphy

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.

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Art Hounds
2:18 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Art Hounds: Readings, Jazz & Art-Lined Streets

'Ever Higher,' ink drawing
Artist, Caney Demars

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.

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Art Hounds
1:13 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Art Hounds: Art Auction & Chamber Music

Jack-in-the-Pulpit by artist Maggie Lake
Vermont Botanical

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.

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Art Hounds
2:37 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Art Hounds: Circus & Theater

Aerialists perform in Circus Smirkus' 'Anchors Away For Atlantis'
Photo credit, Cindy Shultz, Times Union

Serenity Smith-Forchion is the director of the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro and recommended Circus Smirkus' appearance at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29th and 30th with shows both days at 1 and 7 p.m.

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Art Hounds
4:41 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Art Hounds: Paper, Pen & Postcards

'Red Wave,' hand-cut paper
Artist, Adrienne Ginter

Karen Nevin of Valley Arts recommended the Watercolor Exhibition at Lareau Farm on Route 100 in Waitsfield through July 28th.

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Art Hounds
4:16 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Art Hounds: The Art Of Collaboration

Poster for 'Elements' exhibit
The Moore Free Library

Enamelist Beverly Cheviss recommended an exhibit by members of the Surface Design Association of Vermont. In Our Element: Expressions Of Color And Texture runs through July 13th at the Emile Gruppé Gallery in Jericho Center.

Sandy Page of Brattleboro suggested the six-artist show, Elements, in the Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library in Newfane.

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