Arts

NEWFANE- The Historical Society of Windham County’s annual silent auction will be held online from noon on August 28 until noon on September 4. 
The auction, which was originally scheduled for March as part of the society’s annual soup fest and silent auction fundraiser, was canceled due...
VERMONT-  The Vermont Historical Society is honored to receive one of the 317 CARES Act economic stabilization grants funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History.  
The $133,512 award, administered between...

Clothing and textiles featured at the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier.
MONTPELIER-  A Vermont governor, not a first lady, wore a gown to the inauguration for the very first time in 1985. Throughout her decades long career, former Vermont governor, Madeline Kunin, broke this and many other barriers for women in politics. A new exhibition at the Vermont History Museum...

Spengler’s painting for auction
WILMINGTON- Pettee Memorial Library is holding a fundraiser for the planned renovation project. The library has six paintings on display to be auctioned off. They were generously donated by local artist Sue Spengler.
Through the month of August, the library will hold a silent auction for...

“Friendly Creature” by Katrin Waite
MANCHESTER- German-born, Shushan, NY-based artist Katrin Waite is the next artist to be featured in a solo show at Ellenbogen Gallery. The show, “What Remains | Scattered Memories,” presenting paintings created over six years, from 2014 to present, will open to the public on Saturday, July 25, at...

Michael Christopher Brown
BRATTLEBORO- The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents a free online talk by photographer Michael Christopher Brown on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm. Brown’s current work documents the lives of people living on LA’s Skid Row, near Brown’s home. 
Katherine Gass Stowe will interview...
JACKSONVILLE    - On Monday, July 27, the Whitingham Free Public Library will reopen to allow the public inside the building. Calling ahead is recommended to avoid waiting, but not necessary. Patrons will be limited to four people inside at a time, with masks required, hand sanitizing at the door...
Dorset- Dorset Theatre Festival will suspend its previously announced 43rd season, scheduled to begin June 25.
Dorset, like many arts organizations and artists, is developing new ways of connecting in the world of social distancing. The Dorset Theatre Festival Women Artists Writing Group,...
Alison Wright
BRATTLEBORO- The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center hosts “Grit and Grace: The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities,” a free, online talk with National Geographic photojournalist Alison Wright via Zoom on Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. The talk is presented in connection with the...
“Avoid the Day: a New Nonfiction in Two Movements” 
Jay Kirk, Harper Perennial, 2020.
The day to be avoided in this “new nonfictional” book is the day of Jay Kirk’s father’s death. It’s imminent, but the father’s decline is slow enough for Kirk to avoid it in a variety of ways. He...

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