Farm to Ballet returns to Shelburne Farms Saturday

Farm to Ballet returns to Shelburne Farms Saturday

Farm to Ballet, the uniquely Vermont production that brings together dancers, musicians, farmers and food returns to Shelburne Farms for a fourth summer July 14. The performance at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn adjacent the Breeding Barn will be one of eight by the dance company held at farms across the state this summer. Produced… Read More »

Mozart Festival begins its summer run with 18 concerts

Mozart Festival begins its summer run with 18 concerts

The reimagined Vermont Mozart Festival returns for a third season with 18 free and ticketed performances over three weeks, July 17 through August 5 including multiple performances in Shelburne, Charlotte and Burlington. The summer orchestra features 30 young professional musicians ages 21-30 assembled from all over the world in performances celebrating the music of Wolfgang… Read More »

Collages and prints by Vermont artists at Rustic Roots

A new mixed-media show opens at Rustic Roots in Shelburne village with a reception July 18 featuring the artists behind “When I Was Older” on view through July 29. The exhibition is a lively combination of the two artists’ styles, often using vintage imagery juxtaposed over paintings. One artist is Nina Dubois, a feminist and… Read More »

A chance to hear chamber music as it was intended

By John Hammer Vermont summers bring us beautiful mild weather and a broad spectrum of great musical choices. For the past 45 years, Mel Kaplan, founder of the original Vermont Mozart Festival, has put together classical music offerings of the highest quality. This summer, he plans to offer three intimate chamber music concerts on three… Read More »

Cowboys take over Shelburne Museum

Cowboys take over Shelburne Museum

This weekend, cowboys and the Wild West take center stage at Shelburne Museum’s summer exhibition that opens in the Pizzagalli Center for Arts and Education’s Colgate Gallery. “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows,” will be on view through Oct. 21 and it will employ paintings, sculptures, film footage and textiles. The focus of the exhibit… Read More »

Local artists open their doors for Open Studio Weekend

Local artists open their doors for Open Studio Weekend

This weekend is the 26th Spring Open Studio Weekend with more than 200 artists across Vermont opening their doors to visitors. Chittenden County will have more than two dozen locations. Look for bright yellow signs marking locations of visual artists and craftspeople participating including glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, ironworkers, painters, sculptors, quilt… Read More »

Vermont author discusses her introduction to modern druidry

Phoenix Books Essex welcomes author Fearn Lickfield of Worcester, Vt., next week for a talk on “The Bardic Book of Becoming, an Introduction to Modern Druidry” that she co-wrote with her late husband Ivan McBeth. Lickfield has titled her presentation “A Druid’s Legacy,” because she will share many of McBeth’s stories, poetry and observations from his… Read More »

Bella Voce presents ‘Sing Creation’s Music’ spring concerts

Bella Voce presents ‘Sing Creation’s Music’ spring concerts

In preparing for a tour of Scotland next month, the Vermont women’s chorus Bella Voce presents its spring concert, “Sing Creation’s Music,” this weekend with performances in Stowe and Colchester. With a concert title inspired by a line from English poet John Clare, the program features a Gaelic carol and an annual, familiar tune by… Read More »