Arts & Entertainment


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Vergennes art community to celebrate new gallery, studio

Vergennes' art renaissance exploded on the scene in the early 2000s. Since then, several art galleries have opened in town and Vermont's smallest city is fast becoming a hub for artists in the region.

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Quartet returning to Brandon

On Nov. 22, Brandon Music will welcome back the John Funkhouser Quartet.

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Popular exhibit held over in Middlebury

Through painted canvasses and "sound portraits," artist Kate Gridley marks the passage of emerging adults as they come to realize their selves and claim their voices.

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Vermont literary journal aims to slow online reading

Breaking with the trend of constant updating and notifications, Mud Season Review posts just one work each of fiction and nonfiction, one portfolio of poetry and one of art each month.

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Time Capsule: Picturing a classic Vermont country general store

Remember when general stores provided one-stop shopping in rural Vermont?

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Ex Gov. Douglas to speak in Middlebury

Middlebury resident and former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R) will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting and dinner of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History on Wednesday, Nov. 19, presenting “The Vermont Way.”

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“Oliver!” soars in downtown Middlebury

Middlebury Community Players’ priduction of “Oliver!“ is underway this week and the musical production is simply terrific. The local cast and crew shine with their dramatic and musical skills int he spotlight. This year’s “Oliver!” staging has surpassed recent productions and it’s worth an evening out to enjoy Addison County’s bubbling cauldron of top-notch amateur stage talents.

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Middlebury, Rutland performers in classic horror tale turned musical

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic allegorical work, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," was an instant success in 1885.

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ACORN looks at Vermonters during the Roaring '20s

Greg Sharrow, folklorist and co-executive Director of the Vermont Folklife Center, will share archival recordings in a talk about “What can we learn about local food and farming from Vermonters growing up in the 1920s and 30s?” at the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN) Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.

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Vermont PBS web series features wild mushroom gatherers, others

Vermont PBS’ web-original series, "Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller," announces the launch of season 2 exclusively on the station’s website, vermontpbs.org.

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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

Ashley in college drama

Megan Ashley of Middlebury will perform in Colby-Sawyer College’s fall theater production...

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Midd faculty talent to be showcased on campus

GOT TALENT? — Affiliate artist faculty members will present an eclectic concert Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

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“Little Mermaid” to headline VUHS

The students of Vergennes Union High School will be presenting the annual fall musical on Nov. 13-14, at 7 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated VUHS auditorium. VUHS will present Disney’s version of “The Little Mermaid,” written by Hans Christian Anderson. The stage musical is produced by Disney Theatrical and written by Doug Wright with music by Alan Menken.

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PRX radio host to campus storytellers

Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.