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A fortunate life: Morning coffee with artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

By Joyce Marcel In the summer, artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason live and paint in paradise: a blessed hillside in Southern Vermont. At 90, Kahn is a colorist; Mason, 85, is an abstract painter...

Scott MacDonald: A man, a plan, and lots of guitars

By Meg Brazill Imagine a cabin at the edge of a woods with everything at the ready, even freshly brewed coffee. Light filters in through a canopy of trees. Outside, it’s noisy with birdsong and...

Out of the studio: Craft tour artists talk about living with art

By Ann C. Landenberger Beautiful, functional and now local. Using handmade objects in the home continues to be a pleasure. Now with emphasis on the benefits of upcycled, recycled, and...

Wine Observed: Smitten by Grüner Veltliner, our introduction to Austrian wines

By Marty Ramsburg One of the great things about owning a wine shop is that we have to try a lot of different wines. (I must say here that the greatest thing about owning a shop—hands...

Design Observed: New theaters design the experience

It’s been a momentous year for two venerable Southern Vermont performing arts institutions. The Weston Playhouse Theater Company and the Brattleboro Music Center both embarked on ambitious...

Retail grace: Brattleboro merchants import goods with rich backstories

By Nicole Colson When we give businesses our patronage—in, say, grabbing a cup of coffee on the way to work, looking for a special gift, or picking out home decor—most of us probably don’t give...

39th Annual Putney Craft Tour

Putney enjoys one of the most exciting concentrations of artists in the state. A wealth of artists came to the area in the 1960s and ’70s as part of the back-to-the-land movement and put down...

Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale

Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Dec 1–3 This 19th annual seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other...

Open studio tours and arts festivals

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show Downtown Bennington http://www.northbennington.org Thru Oct 29: Artist Joe Chirchirillo organizes and curates the 20th annual North Bennington Outdoor...

Columbus Day weekend

Heirloom Apple Tasting Day Scott Farm, Dummerston http://www.scottfarmvermont.com Oct 8, 10a, 12p, 2p Each October during Columbus Day weekend we open our packing barn at Scott Farm for an heirloom...

Pumpkin fests

33rd Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the Common http://www.townshenvermont.org Oct 14 The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus pumpkin decorating contest, Halloween...

Fall Festivals

Weston Antiques Show Weston Playhouse, Weston http://www.westonantiquesshow.org Sept 28-30, 10a-5p, preview Sept 28, 7:30p Featuring renowned dealers from across the United States with American and...

Farmers’ markets

Saturdays Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge) Brattleboro, 9a-2p http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com. Norwich Farmers’ Market Route 5 south in...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main Street, West Chesterfield, NH http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Sept 16: “A Delicate Balance,” a staged reading for Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Liz Hawkes de Niord works and book at CX Silver Gallery

Get in on the new exhibition and opening reception for Liz Hawkes deNiord’s paintings and clay works at Brattleboro’s CX Silver Gallery, which is publishing a gorgeous book on these...

At the galleries

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery 814 Western Ave, Brattleboro http://www.accvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1 Sept-March: Liz Hawkes deNiord’s paintings and clay works. The...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Dec 23: Small Works Show. Beautiful works in a broad variety...

Vermont Arts Council lands accomplished new director

Karen S. Mittelman is the new executive director of the Vermont Arts Council. Mittelman, previously director of the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in...

Murals make the town

Cities and towns across the country are looking a little more colorful lately—and that’s not because of the changing seasons. Groups that aim to promote local talent and engage the community have...

Brattleboro to speak out in $150K grant for ’Peoples, Places and History of Words

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has awarded Peoples, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities...

Next Stage lands $50K grant for storytelling

Next Stage Arts Project has received a $50,000 NEA grant, representing the entirety of NEA’s arts-based community development investment for Putney. The grant supports a collaborative project of...

Talk of the Arts: Thoughts of a man of a certain age

By Robert McBride So here we are, spinning around the sun, globally connected. I wonder whether the stress level is more or less than when our ancestors were worrying about the bison, climate change,...

Echoes of the Past: Abandoned Photography

Linda Jane has photographed hundreds of abandoned places in more than a dozen states. Her images reveal the beauty of decay and the mystery of what people left behind. Many of the spaces rose and...

Open studio tours and arts festivals

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show Downtown Bennington http://www.northbennington.org Thru Oct 29: Artist Joe Chirchirillo organizes and curates the 20th annual North Bennington Outdoor...

Columbus Day weekend

Heirloom Apple Tasting Day Scott Farm, Dummerston http://www.scottfarmvermont.com Oct 8, 10a, 12p, 2p Each October during Columbus Day weekend we open our packing barn at Scott Farm for an heirloom...

Pumpkin fests

33rd Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the Common http://www.townshenvermont.org Oct 14 The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus pumpkin decorating contest, Halloween...

Fall Festivals

Weston Antiques Show Weston Playhouse, Weston http://www.westonantiquesshow.org Sept 28-30, 10a-5p, preview Sept 28, 7:30p Featuring renowned dealers from across the United States with American and...

Farmers’ markets

Saturdays Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge) Brattleboro, 9a-2p http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com. Norwich Farmers’ Market Route 5 south in...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main Street, West Chesterfield, NH http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Sept 16: “A Delicate Balance,” a staged reading for Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning...

At the galleries

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery 814 Western Ave, Brattleboro http://www.accvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1 Sept-March: Liz Hawkes deNiord’s paintings and clay works. The...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Dec 23: Small Works Show. Beautiful works in a broad variety...

A fortunate life: Morning coffee with artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

By Joyce Marcel In the summer, artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason live and paint in paradise: a blessed hillside in Southern Vermont. At 90, Kahn is a colorist; Mason, 85, is an abstract painter...

Scott MacDonald: A man, a plan, and lots of guitars

By Meg Brazill Imagine a cabin at the edge of a woods with everything at the ready, even freshly brewed coffee. Light filters in through a canopy of trees. Outside, it’s noisy with birdsong and...

Out of the studio: Craft tour artists talk about living with art

By Ann C. Landenberger Beautiful, functional and now local. Using handmade objects in the home continues to be a pleasure. Now with emphasis on the benefits of upcycled, recycled, and...

Design Observed: New theaters design the experience

It’s been a momentous year for two venerable Southern Vermont performing arts institutions. The Weston Playhouse Theater Company and the Brattleboro Music Center both embarked on ambitious...

Retail grace: Brattleboro merchants import goods with rich backstories

By Nicole Colson When we give businesses our patronage—in, say, grabbing a cup of coffee on the way to work, looking for a special gift, or picking out home decor—most of us probably don’t give...

Wine Observed: Smitten by Grüner Veltliner, our introduction to Austrian wines

By Marty Ramsburg One of the great things about owning a wine shop is that we have to try a lot of different wines. (I must say here that the greatest thing about owning a shop—hands...

Pumpkin fests

33rd Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the Common http://www.townshenvermont.org Oct 14 The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus pumpkin decorating contest, Halloween...

Farmers’ markets

Saturdays Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge) Brattleboro, 9a-2p http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com. Norwich Farmers’ Market Route 5 south in...

39th Annual Putney Craft Tour

Putney enjoys one of the most exciting concentrations of artists in the state. A wealth of artists came to the area in the 1960s and ’70s as part of the back-to-the-land movement and put down...

Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale

Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, Dec 1–3 This 19th annual seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other...

Liz Hawkes de Niord works and book at CX Silver Gallery

Get in on the new exhibition and opening reception for Liz Hawkes deNiord’s paintings and clay works at Brattleboro’s CX Silver Gallery, which is publishing a gorgeous book on these...

Vermont Arts Council lands accomplished new director

Karen S. Mittelman is the new executive director of the Vermont Arts Council. Mittelman, previously director of the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in...

Murals make the town

Cities and towns across the country are looking a little more colorful lately—and that’s not because of the changing seasons. Groups that aim to promote local talent and engage the community have...

Brattleboro to speak out in $150K grant for ’Peoples, Places and History of Words

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has awarded Peoples, Places and History of Words in Brattleboro a $150,000 National Endowment for the Humanities...

Next Stage lands $50K grant for storytelling

Next Stage Arts Project has received a $50,000 NEA grant, representing the entirety of NEA’s arts-based community development investment for Putney. The grant supports a collaborative project of...

Talk of the Arts: Thoughts of a man of a certain age

By Robert McBride So here we are, spinning around the sun, globally connected. I wonder whether the stress level is more or less than when our ancestors were worrying about the bison, climate change,...

Echoes of the Past: Abandoned Photography

Linda Jane has photographed hundreds of abandoned places in more than a dozen states. Her images reveal the beauty of decay and the mystery of what people left behind. Many of the spaces rose and...