Unless you were there, just by looking around, it’s hard to fathom that barely two years ago the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Irene unleashed devastating floodwaters that raged through Wilmington, ravaged downtown, and left no business untouched.
An ambitious eight-hour independent film project calls on 50 filmmakers to answer: What makes Vermont Vermont? Norwich filmmaker Nora Jacobson has been cinematographer, producer, and director of her own award-winning films since founding Off The Grid Productions in 1995.
In his paintings of 2010 and since, Saxtons River artist Eric Aho has let go of traditional landscape reference points. His pieces now delve with extraordinary energy and prodigious brushwork into what may at first seem pure abstraction: the surface of the canvas a frenzy of color, shape, and gesture.
“Artists are not mysterious people. It may be hard to relate to the career choice of a professional artist. But when people come to the studio and see how hands-on and practical it is, it demystifies it in a good way.”
As anyone with a pet and camera knows, photographing animals is an exercise in patience. Just need that one perfect shot…
When the subjects are wild horses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, that challenge is quadrupled.
Visual artist Barbara Ernst Prey has opened a gallery in Williamstown to provide an opportunity for all to experience the celebrated collection of her painted works over the past 40 years. A distinguished watercolorist, Prey has accumulated nearly every artistic honor one can earn.
Nine metal sculptures from Junker Studio of Chester are delighting visitors at the Guilford Welcome Center, Vermont’s premier gateway, which since 2006 has hosted some five million visitors.
What it took for two artists — Randi Solin and Natalie Blake, who work in glass and clay, respectively — to land their big dream: a studio, gallery, retail, and educational space that they can call their own.
Despite its beauty, fall means shorter days and colder nights—and the reintroduction of red wines for those wine choices are influenced by the changing of the seasons. One of the red wines that always beckons me back is a nice Cotes du Rhone.
Think the local foods movement is a novelty? Vermont Folklife Center’s archives show otherwise. It’s tempting to think of the localvore food movement as trendy, but a little historical perspective is in order.
American Craft Week is a national celebration of craft work which encompasses events in the majority of states from October 4– October 13. In Vermont this includes Fall Open Studio Weekend, October 5 & 6, now in its third year, with 127 sites participating.