Spotlights
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Spotlights

Spotlights Mark ErelliThursday, March 1, 7:30 pmBellows Falls Opera House Lower TheaterMulti-instrumental string wizard, expressive vocalist in the vein of John Hiatt, a songwriter both haunting, rough-spun and seriously rockin’ out, an obsessive musical collaborator (side projects with Northeast musical luminaries Catie Curtis, the Spurs, Jeffrey Foucault, Rani Arbo and others), and he has a degree in studying bugs. What’s not to love? A presentation of Flying Under Radar, LLC and Vermont Festivals,LLC in association with WOOL 100.1 FM and The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bellows Falls Opera House. Tickets available now at Brattleborotix.com and local outlets. 20th Anniversary Women’s Film FestivalMarch 9-18, BrattleboroA benefit for the Women’s Freedom Centerwomensfilmfestival.orgCelebrated during Women’s History Month, the Women’s Film Festival is the longest-running women’s film festival in New England and one of the oldest in the world devoted to films by and about women. The Festival will screen 26 entertaining and illuminating films that raise awareness of the struggles, accomplishments and creativity of women around the corner and around the globe. “This year’s roster includes more dramatic selections,” says Merry Elder, who heads the film selection committee.A festival reception and previews of the films will take place during Brattleboro’s monthly Gallery Walk Friday, March 2 from 5:30 to 8p in the Hooker Dunham lobby at 139 Main Street in Brattleboro. The festival is fully volunteer run. One hundred percent of thr proceeds benefit the Women’s Freedom Center (formerly Women’s Crisis Center), a non-profit organization that helps women and children from southern Vermont and surrounding areas protect themselves against domestic violence....

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Winter carnivals
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Winter carnivals

Winter Carnivals Jan. 28: Winter Festival and Penguin Plunge, North Bennington, events all day, bennington.comFeb. 4: Upper Valley Chocolate Festival, 10a-3p, Tracy Hall in Norwich, vermonttravelplanner.orgFeb. 9-12: Okemo Valley Winter Carnival with loads of fun for the whole family, events all day,okemo.comFeb. 17-19: Chester Winter Carnival Top Ten Winter Event. Vermont Chamber of Commerceyourplaceinvermont.com, 802-875-2693.Feb. 17-25: February Fire and Ice Festival at Stratton Mountain, events all week, with a different theme every day. stratton.comFeb. 17-26: Brattleboro Winter Carnival, with events all week, brattleborowintercarnival.orgFeb. 18: February Festival and 75thAnniversary Fireworks Display atBromley Mountain, 7p, bromley.com...

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Talk of the Arts
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Talk of the Arts

Talk of the Arts Resilience. Psychology Today describes Resilience as that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.That certainly seems to describe Vermont and Vermonters in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. For us at the magazine, we were on deadline and in a bit of a panic to get the files to the printer. A day after the storm we made it to our printer in Northampton. I-91 was closed halfway down, and we had to take a heavily trafficked detour, but we got there. The following week the magazines were delivered and we started distribution. As we drove all over Southern Vermont we were horrified at the destruction and at the same time heartened by how many businesses were open … many of them proud to tell us that they had opened the day after the storm hit.Following our tour, we created an album for our facebook page to help spread the word that Vermont Is Open For Business. There are more albums and images of openings and other happenings in and around Southern Vermont at facebook.com/SoVermontArtsLiving.All in all it’s been a tough year for many Vermonters, but as they say, adversity only makes us stronger. This issue is full of stories of folks who have come here to follow their dreams. They believe in Vermont and despite any setbacks continue to move forward. These are the kind of stories we love to share.Lynn Barrett,...

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Opening Scenes
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ShopCat
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Artspace
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Music & Theater
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Music & Theater

Music &Theater Bellows Falls Opera House7 Centennial Square, Rockinghambfoperahouse.com, 802 463-3964March 9: VSO in Concert. March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Fiddle Frenzy with Eugene Friesen, cello & young fiddle stars, 7:30p.Brattleboro Music Center38 Walnut Street, Brattleborobmcvt.org, 802 257-4523Jan 27 & 29: Windham Orchestra: Romantic Voyage, 7:30p at Bellows Falls Opera House Jan 27, 3p Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro Jan 29. Jan 28: Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival, all day around Brattleboro. Feb 5: 4-Hands Piano: Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss, 4p. Feb 12: Concerto Competition 2012. Feb 26: Windscape: Woodwind Quintet, 4p. March 16: Sophie Shao & Friends, 7:30p. April 21: Les Amies, chamber music, 7:30p.The Dorset PlayersPO Box 521, Dorsetdorsetplayers.org, 802 867-5111March 9-11, 16-18: The Importance of Being Earnest, 7:30p Fri & Sat, 2p Sun. April 6-7: The 9th Annual One-Act Festival, 7:30p. Coming in May: Oliver!New England Center for the Circus Arts76 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboronecenterforcircusarts.org, 802 254-9780March 3-4: Circus Spectacular performance, at the Latchis Theater, Brattleboro.Latchis Theatre50 Main St, Brattleborolatchis.com, 802 254-6300Jan 29: Windham Orchestra performance, 3p. Feb 4: The 9th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert, reserve tickets early. Feb 11: Metropolitan Opera Live, Gotterdammerung, 1p. Feb 25-26: Metropolitan Opera Live, Ernani, 1p. March 3-4: New England Center for the Circus Arts performance of Circus Spectacular. April 7-8: Metropolitan Opera Live, Manon, 12p. April 14-15: Metropolitan Opera Live, La Traviata, 1p.Main Street Arts37 Main Street, Saxtons Rivermainstreetarts.org, 802 869-2960Feb 9: Taste of the Arts with Eric and David Robinson.New England Youth Theater100 Flat Street, Brattleboroneyt.org, 802 246-NEYT (6398)Feb 24-March 4: Robin Hood, directed by Peter Gould, with shows on Fridays at 7p, Saturdays at 2p & 7p, and Sundays at 2p. April 5-15: The Awesome 80s Prom, directed by Jane Baker.Next Stage Arts Project15 Kimball Hill, Putneynextstagearts.orgJan 27: Giant movie, 7p. March 24: Yellow Barn presents The Crumb Madrigals Project, 8p. April 14: Yellow Barn presents The Beethoven Cello Sonatas, 8p. May 26: Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, high energy R&B with the Beehive Queen.Northern Roots Traditional Music FestivalBrattleboro Music Center38 Walnut Street, Brattleborobmcvt.org, 802 257-4523Jan 28: Now in its 5th year the Brattleboro Music Center’s annual Northern Roots Festival with local and regional musicians who represent the best of Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian music traditions.The Old Tavern at GraftonPhelps Barn, 92 Main Street, Grafton802 843-2231, oldtavern.comJan 28: Skip D, classic rock, 8p. Feb 4: Stephen Coronella solo, hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and voice, 8p. Feb 11: Lil Orphans Cajun Trio, 8p. Feb 12: Grafton Inn Concert Series presents Chris Hot Mustard, rippin’ bluegrass, 3p.Feb 18: Alki Steriopolous, pianist and vocalist, 8p.Feb 25: John Specker, mountain fiddler and singer, 8p. March 3: Skip D, classic rock, 8p. March 10: Draa Hobbs...

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At the Galleries

At the Galleries Ann Coleman GalleryNow reopen at Quaigh Design Centre11 W. Main St, Wilmington, 11a-5p Fri-Sunartistanncoleman.com, 802 464-2780Ongoing: Due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, Ann Coleman is displaying her works at the Quaigh Design Centre in Wilmington. She is working to get her gallery back on its feet.Asian Cultural Center of Vermontand C.X. Silver Gallery814 Western Ave, Brattleboroaccvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1Ongoing: Kiri-e Fabric Collage Pictures by Young Women Survivors of the Hiroshima Aftermath.Bennington Center for the Arts44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mondays)benningtoncenterforthearts.org802 442-7158Thru April: Extended Small Works Show, featuring figurative, landscapes, still-life’s, cityscapes and more.Catherine Dianich Gallery139 Main St, BrattleboroOpen by appointment onlycatherinedianichgallery.com, 802 380-1607Gallery features innovative and insightful exhibitions of both regionally and nationally known artists. Open by appointment only.Chaffee Art Center16 South Main St, Rutlandchaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356Thru-Feb 11: Locked in Time II, photography by Aldo Merusi. Feb 17-March 17: Women in the Arts, collaboration with Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theatre. March 23-April 21: Bone Structures, sculptures of the body by Michael Winslow. Opening April 28: Annual Student Art Show.Crow Hill Gallery729 Flamstead Rd, Chestercrowhillgallery.com, 802 875-3763The gallery offers a variety of viewing spaces.And a large selection of Jeanne’s most recentworks, as well as the sculpture of visiting artists.DaVallia Art and Accents78 Common St., Chesterthedavallia.com, 802 875-1203Featuring artwork in wood, glass, metal, pottery, stone, concrete, jewelry, furniture and more.Epoch Gallery4927 Main St, Manchesterepochvermont.com, 802 768-9711A cooperative art and craft gallery, featuring 18 of Vermont’s finest artisans working in a variety of disciplines. Each day the gallery is staffed by one of the artisan members offering their unique view of the creative process.Gallery 1037 Pineview Drive, Chestergallery103.com, 802 875-7400Featuring fine American Craft, this art space is filled with the handmade craft of more than 100 Vermont and New England artists. Featuring photography, jewelry, ironwork, textiles, blown glass, pottery, soaps, candles, woodwork and more.Gallery 2 and Vermont Artisan Designs106 Main St, Brattleboro10a-7p Mon-Sat, 11a-4p Sunbuyvermontart.com, 802 257-7044Featuring fine art and hand-crafted gifts, at Vermont Artisan Designs and Gallery 2 you’ll also find sculptures and the works of more than 350 American craftspeople are on display. Unique jewelry, blown glass, pottery, wrought iron, pewter, turned wood, jewelry boxes, clocks, chimes and the famed Vermont Folk Rocker, are just some of the hard-to-find items available. This unusual gallery has been located in Brattleboro, Vermont, for more than 35 years.Gallery at the VAULT68 Main St, Springfieldgalleryvault.org, 802 885-7111Upcoming: Paintings of Robert Sydorowich. Ongoing: The VAULT serves the community as an educational resource with our schedule of workshops and lectures. Both the gallery and the gift shop carry only original, juried, handcrafted local and regional artwork.Gallery in the Woods145 Main St, BrattleboroOpen daily 11a-5:30p, 12-5p Sungalleryinthewoods.com, 802 257-4777Thru-Feb 28: Featuring...

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