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 »

Art on Main’s ‘Fish and Feather’ show opens Friday in Bristol

Art on Main’s ‘Fish and Feather’ show opens Friday in Bristol

Creatures of the season take center stage at Bristol’s Art on Main gallery with Friday’s opening of “Fish and Feather: The Wildlife Artistry of Painter Nick Mayer and Carver Gary M. Starr.” The exhibit features work by master carver Gary M. Starr of Middlebury and award-winning illustrator Nick Mayer of Lincoln. Each artist embodies a… Read More »

Play marks 5th anniversary of End of Life Choice Law

Five years ago, Vermont made history as the first state to adopt an end-of-life choice law through legislative action. Vermont’s Act 39 allows mentally competent adults who face an impending death from terminal illness to choose medical aid in dying. Two upcoming events commemorate the anniversary of this groundbreaking law. On May 16, the public is invited… Read More »