Once a not-so-mod neighborhood with hulking and empty factories and processing plants, the South End of Burlington is seeing much better days.
Thanks to the influx of artists, art galleries and new creative businesses in the last 30 years, plus the South End Art Hop -- which entices tens of thousands of visitors to explore and purchase art and meet the artists -- the South End is thriving.
Author J.D. Salinger, the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye, was secretive and reclusive. And his neighbors in Cornish, New Hampshire guarded his privacy fiercely. So, just about anything that gives us a peak into his world is of interest to those who loved his work. Recently, a home he once owned in Cornish, New Hampshire was put up for sale by its current owner.
Stone walls cross the Vermont landscape, but building them has become something of a dying art. So that’s what we learn in today’s installment of Summer School! Thea Alvin is a dry stonemason who lives on a small farm in Morrisville, which is adorned with stonewalls and arches. She says there’s a mixture of skill and of creativity involved.
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.
As staff, faculty and students begin returning to the campus of Johnson State College, a rare opportunity awaits them at the school’s Julian Scott Memorial Gallery. An exhibit now on display features the paintings of Peter Heller and sculptures by Alexandra Heller. The husband and wife taught together in the college’s art department nearly 50 years ago.
Night of Arrows is a band of one. Singer and songwriter David Kaczynski writes the lyrics and melodies and plays all the instruments — electric and acoustic guitars, bass and drums — on his self-produced albums.
His home studio in Jeffersonville acts as a kind of therapist's couch: A safe space to pour out pain, sadness and loss and give words and sound to difficult emotions through his raw, spare music.
This week, VPR is launching a new online music project called ‘Live From the Fort.’ We invite Vermont bands into the VPR Performance Studio to perform and talk about their music, and we’re posting the videos of these mini-concerts to vpr.net. In the coming months you’ll be able to watch and listen to acts like Kat Wright and Maryse Smith.
Today, we’re sharing a track from the first band to perform for ‘Live From the Fort’ - Waylon Speed - playing their song “Smooth the Grain."