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Teaching Gallery: Fine art at Landmark College

From the opening of its Fine Arts Gallery to the student art displayed front and center, Landmark College celebrates a ‘fundamental element of education and life.’  By Steve Noble If art is the...

Best of both worlds: Southern Vermont arts connect to New York City

The Southern Vermont creative world finds deep connections to the New York arts scene — and vice versa. By Arlene Distler As Sharon Olds, New York poet, put it the year she appeared at the...

Curtains up: new theatrical curtains reflect Vermont seasons

Five regional artists go all in to create a modern chapter to Main Street Arts’ historic theatrical curtain collection By Susan Morse How do you paint a curtain, and a large 9 by 18-foot theatrical...

The Brooks House: A new day for an Brattleboro landmark

The Brooks House reopening celebration will be on October 3 The $24 million renovation of downtown Brattleboro’s Brooks House will be celebrated on October 3. The 80,000-square-foot building...

New travel apps poised to put Vermont on the mobile map

State, entrepreneurs offer modern twists on the old road atlas (and special provisions for cellular dead zones) Technology isn’t something you necessarily think of when you think of Vermont,”...

Talk of the Arts: Making is thinking

At Marlboro College, the arts play an integral role in an education that sets free the mind and the spirit. By Ellen McCulloch-Lovell The arts infuse Marlboro College, our approach to study, way of...

A cooperative Manchester gallery: Route 7 Collection

Visitors to the Route 7 Collection will find a cooperative venture by a group of friends who want to share their art with one another and the community. The gallery features new paintings by Mary...

Next Stage Arts gets a boost

Congratulations to Next Stage Arts Project in Putney which has been awarded a $370,000 grant from the national organization, ArtPlace America. Selected as one of 55 recipients out of nearly 1300...

Mitchell & Giddings: Two artists, one gallery

Mitchell and Giddings want to fill a downtown void and offer a retail venue and showcase for the arts community  New to the Brattleboro arts scene is a commercial art gallery conceived by two...

A second Davallia gallery in the Stone Village

After success with Davallia, the Alons open a new branch After five years with Davallia, a beautiful gallery on the green in the center of Chester, Michael and Jessie Alon have opened a second...

Sicilian wines: From Quantity to Quality

Sicilian winemaking was all but destroyed by a root-eating aphid and two world wars. Now, thanks to good agriculture, winemaking on the island is enjoying a renaissance. By Marty Ramsburg Goethe...

Local Flavor: Heritage harvest at Scott Farm

A Dummerston farmer nurtures heirloom apples — a strategy that’s good for the preservation of hundreds of varieties and for the farm’s bottom line By Allyson Wendt I’m really excited about...

On our cover: A Michelle Ratté curtain

This issue’s cover is a detail from the fall-themed painted curtain by Michele Ratté (micheleratte.com; mmratte@comcast.net), one of five artists who agreed to participate in Main Street Arts’...

Our picks: Fall events in Southern Vermont not to be missed

Wine & Harvest Festival Sept 19–21, http://www.thevermontfestival.com Set in the backdrop of our world-renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees at this seventh annual festival will discover,...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St, West Chesterfield, NH actors-theatre.info, 877 666-1855 Thru Sept 20: Copenhagen. In Nazi-occupied Denmark, the play’s characters meet secretly and discuss a...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Sept 14: Impressions of New England. Annual exhibition including scenes...

Farmers Markets

Every Saturday • Brattleboro Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), 9a – 2p, brattleborofarmersmarket.com. • Norwich Norwich Farmers’ Market,...

Open studios

Hand Crafted, Vermont Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, Thru Oct 19, Mon – Fri, 8-4:30 and Sat 11-3, The Vermont State House, 15 State St., Montpelier,...

Our picks: Fall events in Southern Vermont not to be missed

Wine & Harvest Festival Sept 19–21, http://www.thevermontfestival.com Set in the backdrop of our world-renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees at this seventh annual festival will discover,...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St, West Chesterfield, NH actors-theatre.info, 877 666-1855 Thru Sept 20: Copenhagen. In Nazi-occupied Denmark, the play’s characters meet secretly and discuss a...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Sept 14: Impressions of New England. Annual exhibition including scenes...

Farmers Markets

Every Saturday • Brattleboro Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), 9a – 2p, brattleborofarmersmarket.com. • Norwich Norwich Farmers’ Market,...

Open studios

Hand Crafted, Vermont Works by the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, Thru Oct 19, Mon – Fri, 8-4:30 and Sat 11-3, The Vermont State House, 15 State St., Montpelier,...

Talk of the Arts: Making is thinking

At Marlboro College, the arts play an integral role in an education that sets free the mind and the spirit. By Ellen McCulloch-Lovell The arts infuse Marlboro College, our approach to study, way of...

Teaching Gallery: Fine art at Landmark College

From the opening of its Fine Arts Gallery to the student art displayed front and center, Landmark College celebrates a ‘fundamental element of education and life.’  By Steve Noble If art is the...

Best of both worlds: Southern Vermont arts connect to New York City

The Southern Vermont creative world finds deep connections to the New York arts scene — and vice versa. By Arlene Distler As Sharon Olds, New York poet, put it the year she appeared at the...

Curtains up: new theatrical curtains reflect Vermont seasons

Five regional artists go all in to create a modern chapter to Main Street Arts’ historic theatrical curtain collection By Susan Morse How do you paint a curtain, and a large 9 by 18-foot theatrical...

The Brooks House: A new day for an Brattleboro landmark

The Brooks House reopening celebration will be on October 3 The $24 million renovation of downtown Brattleboro’s Brooks House will be celebrated on October 3. The 80,000-square-foot building...

New travel apps poised to put Vermont on the mobile map

State, entrepreneurs offer modern twists on the old road atlas (and special provisions for cellular dead zones) Technology isn’t something you necessarily think of when you think of Vermont,”...

A cooperative Manchester gallery: Route 7 Collection

Visitors to the Route 7 Collection will find a cooperative venture by a group of friends who want to share their art with one another and the community. The gallery features new paintings by Mary...

Next Stage Arts gets a boost

Congratulations to Next Stage Arts Project in Putney which has been awarded a $370,000 grant from the national organization, ArtPlace America. Selected as one of 55 recipients out of nearly 1300...

Mitchell & Giddings: Two artists, one gallery

Mitchell and Giddings want to fill a downtown void and offer a retail venue and showcase for the arts community  New to the Brattleboro arts scene is a commercial art gallery conceived by two...

A second Davallia gallery in the Stone Village

After success with Davallia, the Alons open a new branch After five years with Davallia, a beautiful gallery on the green in the center of Chester, Michael and Jessie Alon have opened a second...

On our cover: A Michelle Ratté curtain

This issue’s cover is a detail from the fall-themed painted curtain by Michele Ratté (micheleratte.com; mmratte@comcast.net), one of five artists who agreed to participate in Main Street Arts’...

Sicilian wines: From Quantity to Quality

Sicilian winemaking was all but destroyed by a root-eating aphid and two world wars. Now, thanks to good agriculture, winemaking on the island is enjoying a renaissance. By Marty Ramsburg Goethe...

Local Flavor: Heritage harvest at Scott Farm

A Dummerston farmer nurtures heirloom apples — a strategy that’s good for the preservation of hundreds of varieties and for the farm’s bottom line By Allyson Wendt I’m really excited about...