Art Hounds

Thursdays 4:55p.m. & Fridays 8:50 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 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.

Art Hounds: Poetry of Color

Jan 10, 2013

Jay Taylor, Ginny Stern and MaryBeth Blankeney all suggested Ellen Powell's 25 framed photographs, hanging now through the end of the month at Mr. Crepe on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

Powell is well-known as a jazz bassist and has enjoyed adding the visual aspect of photography to her creative endeavors, says the TurningArt website.

Art Hounds: Masquerade

Dec 27, 2012

David Brizendine, artist and co-creator of the Burlington Earth Clock, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to recommend Mildred Moody's Full Moon Masquerade Ball, on Saturday, December 29th in Burlington, Vermont.

The masquerade ball happens each month on the night of the full moon and the locale is transformed into a festival-like atmosphere with artists and performers around every corner.

Art Hounds: Welcoming A New Year

Dec 22, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/12/Art Hounds -1220.mp3

Dr. Sue Deppe of Colchester, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to recommended the Green Mountain Mahler Festival's New Year's Day concert of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Deppe is involved in her local arts community and serves as a church musician.

Art Hounds: Holiday

Dec 13, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/12/Mary Art Hounds-1213.mp3

Our Waterbury Art Hound, Tom Stevens, called to suggest a holiday concert full of traditional and non-traditional songs and carols this weekend.

The Waterbury Community Choir, under the direction of Ann Harvey, will perform at this free event at the Congregational Church in Waterbury Center, Vermont.

Art Hounds: A River Of Light

Dec 6, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/12/Mary Art Hounds-1206.mp3

Rep. Tom Stevens of Waterbury called the hotline to recommend this Saturday's River of Light lantern parade in Waterbury, Vermont.

The parade begins at Thatcher Brook Elementary School at 5 p.m., with Vermont's street samba percussionists, Sambatucada and coincides with the Annual Holiday Stroll.

Art Hounds: Artisanal Holiday

Nov 29, 2012

Two local Art Hounds called our VPR Art Hounds hotline to rave about this weekend's Cherry Street Artisans' Event in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Kelly Therieux and Steve Lloyd both urged VPR listeners not to miss holiday shopping in the most local of ways at this sale, held in a Victorian home in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Art Hounds: Crafting

Nov 16, 2012

Rob Hunter of Frog Hollow Gallery on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to suggest the Women's Festival of Crafts to VPR listeners.

Christina Ferguson of Essex Junction, Vermont, called to rave about the outdoor sculpture in Manchester, Vermont, at the Wilburton Inn.

Listen to past Art Hounds episodes here.

Art Hounds: Angels in America

Nov 10, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/11/Art Hounds-1108.mp3

Suzanne Dirmaier from Waterbury Center, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to suggest this weekend's, Hooked in The Mountains, a rug-hooking exhibit at The Round Barn at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont.

The exhibit and classes run through November 18th.

Art Hounds: Boxed In

Nov 1, 2012

This week, our Art Hounds take us to the stage for several performances around the region.

Mark Binder of Pomfret, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to recommend a benefit event for Rural Vermont, with storyteller Annie Hawkins.

Art Hounds: Going to Waterbury

Oct 25, 2012

Thatcher Brook School's art teacher, MK Monley In Waterbury, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to recommend an event put together by Representative Tom Stevens.

Local artists' works will be on display in the Vermont State Hospital, damaged and rendered unusable by Tropical Storm Irene.

Ted Schiffman in Haverhill, New Hampshire called the Art Hounds hotline to recommend two upcoming shows.

Canadian singer/songwriter James Keelaghan appears at Court Street Arts in Haverhill on Saturday, September 15th and singer Michelle Shocked brings her "Roccupy America" tour to Alumni Hall at Court Street Arts on Thursday, September 27th.

Swale

Oct 25, 2012

Freelance writer John Flanagan of Richmond came to the VPR studios to talk up local band, Swale and its 10th anniversary performance at Radio Bean in Burlington on Friday, September 28th.

Janet Cobb from Norwich called about Windsor artist Carol Santa Maria's exhibit, "Painting the Wind," in Lyme, New Hampshire.

Painted & Drawn

Oct 25, 2012
Paedra Peter Bramhall

Artist Peggy Kannenstine suggested an exhibit by Vermont painter, Paedra Peter Bramhall. The works, on display now at Maison Kasini in Montreal, Quebec, touch on some potentially uncomfortable themes.
 
From Bramhall's exhibit page: "There is a place for beautiful, soothing art. There is a place for art which jogs the mind of the viewer and produces questions and questioning."
 

Art That Gives Back

Oct 25, 2012
Susan Abbott

Vermont musician Peg Tassey suggests Melissa Knight's batik collages, hanging at Muddy Waters in Burlington, Vermont, through October 1st and The Contemporary Dance and Fitness Center until October 11th.

Art Hounds: Painted And Drawn

Oct 18, 2012
Paedra Peter Bramhall

Artist Peggy Kannenstine suggested an exhibit by Vermont painter, Paedra Peter Bramhall. The works, on display now at Maison Kasini in Montreal, Quebec, touch on some potentially uncomfortable themes.

Art Hounds: Tea and Sketches

Oct 11, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/10/ART Hounds AH-1011.mp3

Woodstock resident and artist, Carla Munsat called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to suggest listeners go see Barbara Bartlett's new works on display at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

The exhibit is called, The Art of Tea, and features ordinary tea bags used in extraordinary ways.

Nature

Oct 5, 2012

Tara O'Reilly suggested, "In Our Nature," an exhibition of 11 regional and local artists in a barn at Comfort Farm in Stowe. The show, which runs through October 14th, includes paintings, sculpture and photography. The barn itself is the ideal backdrop on which to showcase these nature-inspired works, which runs through Sunday, October 14th.

Art Hounds: Nature

Oct 4, 2012
Jane Parkes

Steven Dear, interim head-of-school at Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline to recommend the works of Vermont plein air painter George Van Hook.

Van Hook, whose works are in the Impressionistic style, has been painting through the seasons at Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vermont, and will show his 16 works at an open house this weekend.

Art Hounds: Art That Gives Back

Sep 27, 2012

http://www.vpr.net/audio/programs/238/2012/09/Art Hounds-0927.mp3

Vermont musician Peg Tassey suggests Melissa Knight's batik collages, hanging at Muddy Waters in Burlington, Vermont, through October 1st and The Contemporary Dance and Fitness Center until October 11th.

Art Hounds: Swale

Sep 20, 2012

Freelance writer John Flanagan of Richmond came to the VPR studios to talk up local band, Swale and its 10th anniversary performance at Radio Bean in Burlington on Friday, September 28th.

Janet Cobb from Norwich called about Windsor artist Carol Santa Maria's exhibit, Painting the Wind, in Lyme, New Hampshire.

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