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 »

Music by ‘Lost Composer’ who fled Nazis debuts at St. Mike’s

Music by ‘Lost Composer’ who fled Nazis debuts at St. Mike’s

Three Vermont choral ensembles join forces Sunday at Saint Michael’s College to perform the works of Richard Stoehr, a Viennese-trained composer who taught at the school after fleeing Nazi Europe ahead of World War II. The three choirs are: Bella Voce Women’s Chorus and Solaris Vocal Ensemble directed by Dr. Dawn O. Willis, and Counterpoint… Read More »

Jason Mraz announced for Shelburne Museum

Jason Mraz announced for Shelburne Museum

Add Jason Mraz to your Concerts on the Green playlist. Higher Ground announced this week that singer-songwriter pop artist Jason Mraz has joined the lineup of artists playing the Ben and Jerry’s Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum series this summer. Mraz melds many genres into his brand of indie-pop. The performance is Wednesday,… Read More »

Gallery manager’s tapestries take center stage at Town Hall Theater

Gallery manager’s tapestries take center stage at Town Hall Theater

Forty years of dedication to the art of hand-woven tapestry goes on display this weekend at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. An exhibit of work by Vermont weaver Elinor Steele Friml will include works from several of her series, including abstract and impressionistic images, landscapes, and geometric compositions. With creative interests in music and theater as… Read More »

Shakespeare Festival fundraiser pairs wines and theater

Shakespeare Festival fundraiser pairs wines and theater

Borrowing a line from “Romeo and Juliet,” the Vermont Shakespeare Festival’s Vino and the Bard fundraiser this Sunday at ArtsRiot calls supporters to “Come and crush a cup of wine.” The clever event pairs wine-tasting with scenes from Shakespeare’s works showcasing the group’s actors and the wines from Shelburne Vineyard. Expect to see comic and… Read More »

Julia Alvarez: Finding home in the America of ‘many rooms’

Julia Alvarez: Finding home in the America of ‘many rooms’

By Kevin O’Connor VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont author Julia Alvarez values her roots in the Dominican Republic, homeland of her parents and the place where she grew up until age 10. But she was born in New York City, which wasn’t so welcoming when her family returned upon fleeing a dictatorship in 1960. “Spik!” she recalls her classmates greeting… Read More »

Carnevale masks in Shelburne

Carnevale masks in Shelburne

Italian Carnevale Mask Making Folks of all ages are invited Saturday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Shelburne Town Hall to celebrate the art and traditions of Carnevale. Make a mask with Nicole Librandi, Julia Ely, and Josette Noll of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association. “A Carnevale, ogni scherzo vale,” or “At Carnival,… Read More »