Category Archives: The Arts

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Inspired by life: Killington artist Alice Sciore finds creative influences everywhere

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Her energy bubbles up, up, and over the phone line. Alice Sciore’s life experiences are the kind you might imagine an artist has, and she is…

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Thinking in color: Karen Seward’s unusual ability colors her art

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Karen Seward hears a common false belief from people sometimes: “I can’t paint.” Or, “I can’t draw.” “I’m not artistic.” “I can’t draw a straight line.”…

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Of Time and Art: For painter Heather Shay, retirement means finally having time for creativity

EMMA SERIES By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent. In between raising four kids and working full-time, there was never really any time for art, but it was always an interest Heather Shay…

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Beauty in simplicity: The photos of Lowell Snowden Klock

EMMA SERIES  By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent. There’s a fresh fish market near a courthouse in town, with a parking lot in back that sits next to an old abandoned house….

Picture this: Ann McFarren paints stories that transport the viewer into her world

EMMA Series By Janelle Faignant  |  Correspondent Something became apparent after a handful of interviews with members of the artists group East Mountain Mentoring Artists (EMMA). They were each engaging,…

Carving a niche: Artist uses wood to create life-like sculptures

EMMA Series By Janelle Faignant | Correspondent.  At a Chaffee exhibit not long ago, someone saw Christine Townsend’s life-like replica of a male blue jay and assumed she used a store-bought…

Vt. Arts Council awards three grants

By Emily Cutts | Correspondent Three Rutland County community and arts grants were awarded recently by the Vermont Arts Council. An author in Middletown Springs was awarded a creation grant, the…

Theater Review: Weston delivers the heart in ‘The Glass Menagerie’

THE LOWE DOWN | By Jim Lowe How often does an audience respond with nearly a minute of silence to the closing scene of well-known play, followed by applause building…

Bad friends: ‘Difficult People’ is ‘Seinfeld’ for the social media age

By Jim Sabataso  |  Correspondent. A few weeks back, I discussed how “Seinfeld” proved it’s possible to build a popular TV show around a quartet of horrible misanthropes. Over the…

Paramount a summer lab for Bedlam

COVER STORY | By Jim Lowe Paramount Theatre audiences will have the opportunity to share the creative process with a New York City experimental off-Broadway theater company. As Bedlam culminates…