Solaris Vocal Ensemble ends season with ‘Carmina Burana’ at St. Mike’s

Dawn O. Willis will lead the 26-member Solaris Vocal Ensemble in the final concert of its fifth anniversary season with a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester. Orff’s popular masterpiece is not often heard in performance… Read More »

Vermont Folklife offers film workshops

The people at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury work with documentary filmmaking all time, and know the process is effective for storytelling but possibly daunting to newcomers to the medium. Next weekend, filmmaker and media instructor Myles David Jewell will offer a three-part workshop series for those looking to learn the craft. The classes… Read More »

Call to artists for open studio weekend

Shelburne Pond Studios and Sculpture Exhibit will participate in the Vermont Craft Council’s 2018 Spring Open Studios Weekend, May 26-27, which draws visitors to art studios all over Vermont. Shelburne Pond Studios hosts over a dozen multi-disciplinary artists’ studios in an converted dairy barn with large sculpture installations on its grounds. The facility will create… Read More »

Winery hosts landscape paintings

Winery hosts  landscape paintings

Shelburne Vineyard exhibits the works of landscape artist Donna Bourne from April 1 through June. Bourne’s colorful work represents her interpretation of land and sky, trees, water and light. She recently relocated to Studio 266 in Burlington after three decades in Santa Cruz, Calif. For more, go to and The winery is located… Read More »

‘Dixie Swim Club’ onstage in April

‘Dixie Swim Club’  onstage in April

The Shelburne Players are preparing for their next production, “The Dixie Swim Club,” with performances scheduled the weekends of April 13 and 20. From a recent rehearsal, on right is Isabelle Sharp as Vernadette and Jill Silvia, center, playing a pregnant Jeri Neal, both of Shelburne; at left is Ann Greenan Naumann of Richmond as… Read More »

Hinesburg Artist Series hosts chorus and orchestra on Sunday March 18

Hinesburg Artist Series hosts chorus and orchestra on Sunday March 18

The Hinesburg Artist Series 22nd annual concert will feature the South County Chorus, the Hinesburg Artist Series Orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Rufus C. Patrick. Several selections from Part II and III of Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed. The concert will also feature a composition by Dan Forrest entitled “Requiem for The… Read More »

By Mary Ann Lickteig Muppet Roosevelt Franklin looks ready to belt out the blues. A slew of ice fisherman cavort in and around their shanties. Bread and Puppet Theater presents the “Possibilitarian” state and Polaroid facsimiles provide a snapshot of pop artist Andy Warhol’s life before Campbell’s Soup cans and Coca-Cola bottles. All are found… Read More »

Shelburne Museum unveils puppets through the ages

Shelburne Museum unveils puppets through the ages

Shelburne Museum is putting the finishing touches on a new exhibition opening Saturday that goes behind the scenes in the world of puppetry and storytelling. “Puppets: World on a String” opens Saturday with a live performance at 4 p.m. of “The Auspicious Adventures of the Improbable Princess” by featured artist Betsy Tobin. A gallery tour… Read More »

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