Art Hounds

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There are plenty of arts events to add to your social calendar this week, including a play in Putney, a gallery full of cool masks and blacksmithed items in Burlington, a valley jig in East Fairfield and circus arts in Wilmington.

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VPR's Art Hounds invite you to get colonial during Ethan Allen Days, take in a concert or two and enjoy events that support arts organizations in their communities.

Painter, Pat Musick

Musician Michael Eichelberger suggested we look toward summer and plan to attend the concert series, Summer Evenings With Vermont Treasures at the Old Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield.

Awareness Theater director Emily Anderson recommended Vermont Stage Company's Venus In Fur

Art Hounds: Play On

Apr 4, 2013
Detail of a Kathleen Kennedy tote

Master teaching artist Susan Rosano of South Newfane recommends the Brattleboro Gallery Walk and a stroll down the crafters' corridor this Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the first Friday of each month.

Some featured artisans include Kathleen Kennedy, who creates fabric covers for gadgets and Dennis Waring's cigar-box guitars.

The walk is in Downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations.

Art Hounds: Tuneful

Mar 28, 2013

This week, Art Hound Ted Schiffman highly encourages you to see Session Americana at Court Street Arts in Haverill, New Hampshire.

The raucous bluegrass/folk band recently played at The Haybarn at Goddard College. Session Americana has been garnering accolades from music-philes and NPR reporters. They play Court Street Arts this weekend. For ticket information, look here.

Art Hounds: D-Generation

Mar 21, 2013
"Charlie" - Acrylic and Vermont sand on canvas MF Carter

Rebecca Stone suggests VPR listeners go see Mark Carter's abstract paintings on display at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on South Prospect Street in Burlington. The works are up through the end of the month.

Art Hounds: Cabaret

Mar 15, 2013

This week, Janet Mondlak recommends the Brandon Library's 180th birthday celebration, all weekend long and town-wide.

Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea will attend and there is a book sale of other Vermont authors' signed works. Find scheduled events, times and details here.

Ted Schiffman from Haverill, New Hampshire, wants you to check out the next big thing on the Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall calendar: Bread and Puppet Theater.

Art Hounds: Art Lives On

Mar 7, 2013
Woman with Chihuahua

Musician Peg Tassey recommends the upcoming retrospective art exhibits of painter, poet and writer Marc Awodey.

Awodey was a long-time art professor on several local campuses as well as a painter, poet and art critic for Seven Days newspaper when he passed away last year.

You can see his works on display at Castleton State College's Christine Price Gallery through the first week in April.

His larger works will hang at Burlington's Innovation Center through May 30th.

Roderick McIver / Birches II

This is our weekly look at the region's vibrant arts scene, called Art Hounds.

Andrew Mack of the Burlington Choral Society, called the VPR Art Hounds hotline with a suggestion, called, Jazz at the Church, for Thursday, March 14th.

Jim in Brattleboro highly recommends you take in the excitement created by the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro.

The Shape Of Notes

Feb 21, 2013
Leipzig String Quartet

Joan Alexander from Glover called the VPR Art Hounds hotline about the Annual All-Day Shape-Note Sing, coming up in March 23rd at the Irasburg Town Hall.

Alexander says newcomers are invited and in true shape-note sing fashion, there will be a potluck in the middle of the day.

Mark Law, a local classical music blogger, called about the Leipzig Quartet concert at College Street Congregational Church in Burlington on Wednesday, March 13th at 7.

Art Hounds: Art Love

Feb 14, 2013
John Snell

Michael Sherman from Montpelier called the VPR Art Hounds hotline about an interesting venue for a photography display. Through March 15th, you can see John Snell's exhibit, Still Learning to See, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

Art Hounds: Looking Back

Feb 7, 2013
Paedra Bramhall, "Interior Ocean Sunset Series, 1988"

This week, our Art Hounds look back with an artist's retrospective and a dance for those who've passed.

John Curtis of Killington and local sculptor Glenn Campbell of of Rutland both referred to the retrospective works of a life-long Vermont artist as an absolute must-see.

Curtis urged listeners not to miss A Searching Mind, from Vermont artist Paedra Bramhall.

Art Hounds: Surprise Ending

Jan 31, 2013
Amy Fortier / Up In The Air faux-saic, acrylic on canvas, 36x48

This week on Art Hounds, visual artist Leslie Fry of Burlington suggested Joan Watson's ceramic installation with a surprise ending.

Assemble/Disassemble/Reappear will be on display at the UVM Living/Learning Center Gallery with a reception on Thursday, February 7th at 5 p.m.

At the reception, attendees will get to take part in the pottery pieces' afterlife.

Mara Williams, chief curator of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, suggested a trip to the Vermont Supreme Court building in Montpelier to take in the photography exhibit, The Eye of Senator Leahy.

Leahy's documentary-style photographs--now on display through the end of February--show behind-the-scenes glimpses into historical events.

Painter and sculptor Nancy Shade from Hardwick called about a recently redesigned building which houses the Positive Pie restaurant.

Jennifer Nachbur of Burlington suggested the Third Annual Dance Showcase to benefit Puppets in Education, on Saturday, January 19th at 7 p.m., at the Black Box Theatre at Main Street Landing.

The showcase has an impressive and diverse roster, with dancers from Jeh Kuhlu to ballet dancers from Spotlight on Dance as well as swing dancers and more.

You can purchase tickets through or the Puppets in Education website.

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

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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

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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

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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.