Weekly Conversation On The Arts

Courtesy of Eli Klein Gallery, New York City.

An exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum is offering up a smorgasbord of Chinese art.

And that food metaphor is no accident.  The exhibit is called Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art and it runs through June 23.

Brattleboro Museum Chief Curator Mara Williams says the potpourri of painting, sculpture and conceptual art can be an entryway to understanding this huge and diverse society.

The Vermont-based Book Jam Blog.com is devoted to promoting reading, independent bookstores and public libraries. 

Readers can find reviews, recommendations, discussions and author interviews.

And The Book Jam is holding a live book-discussion event this coming Tuesday in Hardwick. 

VPR's Neal Charnoff speaks with Book Jam co-founders and moderators, Lisa Cadow  and  Lisa Christie to talk about the blog.`

Courtesy of Blance Moyse Chorale

J.S Bach’s choral masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor, was often a highlight of performances of the New England Bach Festival, which was disbanded in 2004.

Now the piece is returning to Southern Vermont courtesy of the Blanche Moyse Chorale, which is based at the Brattleboro Music Center.

The center was founded by Moyse in 1951. 

The Chorale will be joined by the Strathmere Orchestra and a quartet of vocal soloists, for concerts this weekend in Bellows Falls and Brattleboro.  

Photographer Don Ross At Jackson Gallery

Apr 18, 2013

Brandon photographer Don Ross has been honing his craft for 20 years and many of those years have been spent amidst the quiet, stony fortresses of Vermont's abandoned quarries.