Category Archives: The Arts

Puppets invade Brattleboro: International Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival Sept. 19-23

Joshua Holden brings “The Joshua Show” to the International Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in Brattleboro at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. It’s part of a five day celebration…

‘Abstraction in Fabric’: Ken Smith sews stuff together

Victoria Crain THE ARTS Ken Smith is experimenting; he’s trying things out; his tools are scissors, Kona cotton fabric, sewing machine and geometry. He started messing around with fabric as…

Summer fun in ski country: Base Lodge Bluegrass Festival

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Last fall three organizations came together to brainstorm collaborative ways to bring new events to the Suicide Six Ski Area and the South Pomfret area. The…

Vermont developing influence in the film world: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Jim Sabataso THE ARTS When the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival gets underway tonight, nearly 60 filmmakers from 15 countries will converge on the town for one of the film industry’s…

‘The magnificence of humankind’: Bronze sculptures of Ed Smith

By VICTORIA CRAIN Arts Correspondent Just now, and until Aug. 5, there is an opportunity to see and consider some very fine art. Specifically, the small gallery at The Carving…

Leading two lives: Author Reeve Lindbergh tours with her latest

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS Reeve Lindbergh has one of those famous last names that gives her away immediately. “If I’m introduced to somebody, often people will say, “Any relation?” she…

‘Hair: The Tribal Rock Musical’: 50 years, and more relevant than ever

Janelle Faignant THE ARTS “If you saw somebody with long hair you knew what they stood for,” says Marina Laurendi, 23. She plays Sheila in a cast of 18 professional…

Painting and carving: Sessions and Lupiani at CU Bank Gallery

By VICTORIA CRAIN Arts Correspondent “From Farm and Field” is a delightful surprise of an exhibit at Castleton Bank Gallery. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Rural and restful. That’s what…

Kate Longmaid: Defiance, persistence and endurance

By VICTORIA CRAIN Arts Correspondent There was a day, in 2017, when a woman was shushed in the United States Senate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, while opposing the confirmation of the…

Angelo Arnold’s ‘Displaced’: When chairs aren’t chairs

By Victoria Crain THE ARTS Quirky, thought-provoking sculptures recently moved into the Castleton University Bank Gallery in downtown Rutland. Looking at them, one might imagine them having struck their poses…