Local bestselling author Eric Rickstad releases new Canaan Crime Series novel

Local bestselling author Eric Rickstad releases new Canaan Crime Series novel

Eric Rickstad’s new suspense novel, “The Names of Dead Girls,” was released last week from Harper Collins. This is the Shelburne native’s fourth novel, and the third in the series, which has been a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and international bestseller, and translated into nearly a dozen foreign languages. The book… Read More »

Shelburne gallery hosts Vt. naturalist painter’s works

Shelburne gallery hosts Vt. naturalist painter’s works

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne presents “Origins: Recent Paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol,” Sept. 29 – Nov. 25 with an opening reception Sept. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Adelaide Murphy Tyrol is an accomplished artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. She works primarily out of her studios in Plainfield and New… Read More »

Shelburne painter’s work recognized at Jeffersonville gallery exhibition

Shelburne painter’s work recognized at Jeffersonville gallery exhibition

Work by Shelburne painter Neil Berger recently was recognized at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville as part of its flagship exhibition “Land and Light and Water and Air,” encompassing more than 100 juried landscape paintings of New England scenes from regional artists. The exhibit opened earlier this month and runs through Nov. 5. Prize… Read More »

Bandaloop’s unique outdoor vertical dances highlight Middlebury College arts this weekend

Bandaloop’s unique outdoor vertical dances highlight Middlebury College arts this weekend

The fall arts season is in full swing and Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center is celebrating its 25th year with a full schedule. This weekend features film, photography and the unique vertical performances of the eclectic dance troupe Bandaloop. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company performs at home and travels for 15-30 performances… Read More »

Green Mtn. Chorus brings barbershop quartet harmonies to Richmond

Green Mtn. Chorus brings barbershop quartet harmonies to Richmond

Singers in the Green Mountain Chorus are carrying on a 70-year tradition that’s delighted audiences throughout New England with its uniquely American Barbershop Quartet style of a cappella singing. The choral group performs Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at Richmond’s Congregational Church hosted by the Bolton-Huntington-Richmond Community Senior Center, with proceeds to benefit the non-profit… Read More »

Arts Notes

Champlain College student creates mobile app to follow Abenaki artists’ work Champlain College senior Dustin Lapierre has designed a new android app called Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, released by the Google Play store. Lapierre is a computer science and innovation major with a minor in foreign languages, and said the project was a perfect fit… Read More »

Folklife Center names new executive director

Folklife Center names new executive director

The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury has appointed Kathleen Haughey as its new executive director. Haughey joined the center in 2015 as education director and quickly engaged with the New American and refugee communities of greater Burlington, particularly Bhutanese-Nepali groups. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and a master’s in ethnomusicology from Brown… Read More »

Dorset House reopens at Shelburne Museum

Dorset House reopens at Shelburne Museum

After several years of renovation, Dorset House at Shelburne Museum – home to its renowned decoy collection – is open again to the public. Inside, visitors can see more than 1,000 decorative bird carvings. The restoration includes new wiring, insulation, climate control, lighting, security and fire detection systems, reinforced beams, repaired slate roof and marble… Read More »