Category Archives: The Arts

‘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…

Artist Jessica Adams: Considering light … and substantial transparency

Victoria Crain THE ARTS Brooklyn artist Jessica Adams calls her show at Rutland’s Alley Gallery “A piece of string or a sunset, each acts.” So, right away, I was perplexed…

Rusty DeWees’comedy returns to Rutland

By JANELLE FAIGNANT THE ARTS Two years ago, actor Rusty DeWees was onstage with musician Patrick Ross, singing and improvising lines, the way DeWees does, when Ross suddenly jumped on…

Discovering beauty in simplicity: Joe Davidian brings his jazz home to Vermont

By TOM HUNTINGTON THE ARTS Now based in New York City, Vermont-born jazz pianist and composer Joe Davidian has performed all over the world and played with a litany of…

Finding a kindred spirit in Robert Frost

By JANELLE FAIGNANT THE ARTS Actor Gordon Clapp had been waiting 40 years to portray poet Robert Frost. When the Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actor (“NYPD Blue,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Grey’s…