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Weekly Conversation on The Arts
3:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Art Hop Highlights The Essence Of Burlington's South End

This year the Art Hop runs from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7.
South End Arts and Business Association

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.

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Vermont Edition
3:25 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Inside J.D. Salinger's Former New Hampshire Home

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger's former home in Cornish, NH, is now listed for sale.
Martha E. Diebold Real Estate

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.

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Vermont Edition
3:14 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Summer School: How To Build A Stone Wall

Stonemason Thea Alvin trusts her stones won't fall.
Amy Noyes VPR

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.

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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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Vermont Edition
2:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Two Lifetimes Of Work On Display At JSC

Alexandra Heller poses here with her sculpture "Elephant Eye." The paintings and sculptures of Peter and Alexandra Heller are on display at Johnson State College now through September 24.
Amy Kolb Noyes VPR

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.

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Weekly Conversation on The Arts
10:50 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Solo But Not Alone

Night of Arrows is David Kaczynski, who writes the lyrics and melodies and plays all the instruments on his self-produced albums.
Dave Kaczynski

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.

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Vermont Edition
2:37 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Waylon Speed Gets 'Live From The Fort' Rolling

Waylon Speed prepare to play "Live From the Fort."
Ric Cengeri VPR

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."

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