ARTBITS by Richard B. Harper

VOLUME 20 * * All Arts News On the Web * * June 9, 2016


      ArtBits always features a calendar of the goings on of Franklin County artists. Check out these events around Franklin County. Each issue includes the entire text of our weekly newspaper column.

     Franklin County's arts and music gatherings bring new opportunities, gossip, "show-and-tell" and occasional workshops. There are also booked and acoustic Open Mic Nights that feature music, readings, and more from the best new artists in Vermont.

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MILTON--The Milton Artists' Guild will hold an "inspirational, motivational and marketing workshop" with guest speaker Mandy Hotchkiss in the Milton Town Office Community Room on Tuesday, JUNE 14 at 6-7:45 p.m.
      Ms. Hotchkiss will discuss the creative path, finding belief in what you offer, making time for your business, gaining confidence, priorities, and marketing. The workshop is free for MAG members and $5 for non-members. Call Gisela (802-355-6583) or email to reserve a space.


BURLINGTON The community based Discover Jazz Festival concludes 10 days of music this week. Look for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, the 40th Army Band, and many, many more.
      Leunigs Bistro continues hosting Will Patton this weekend. The Will Patton Ensemble plays Friday evening at 8 p.m. and Mr. Patton appears with Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats on Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. Stick around. Rick and the Ramblers follows at Leunigs Big Tent in their first ever Jazz Fest performance on Saturday at 5 p.m. True North from the 40th Army Band plays Saturday, 2-3 p.m. and Power of 10 from 3-4 p.m.
      Click here for more info.

ST. ALBANS--The One Fed Summer Concert Series returns with the Nobby Reed Project this evening at 7 p.m. Vermont's favorite known blues trio includes Eric Belrose, percussion, Ray Bushey, bass, and Mr. Reed on lead guitar and vocals.
      The summer concert series has performers under the tents every Thursday, rain or shine.

EAST FAIRFIELD--Summer Evenings with Vermont Treasures presents the Starline Rhythm Boys in concert at the Meeting House on the Green on Friday at 7 p.m. The series offers great acoustic music in an intimate venue all summer long.
      Celebrating 18 years together this year, the drummer-less Tennessee Trio has over 100 combined years in music. Danny Coane on acoustic rhythm guitar was a Throbulator, Al Lemery on electric lead guitar had a Badge, and Billy Bratcher spent a year on acoustic upright "slap" bass with Wayne "The Train" Hancock. The Starline Rhythm Boys bring tight and powerful country harmony duet vocals to vintage country, honky-tonk, and rockabilly music.
      Admission is by $10 suggested donation at the door and kids under 12 are free. Refreshments will be for sale at intermission. Call 802.827.6626 to reserve tickets and pay at the door. Click here for more info.

ALBURGH--American Legion Post 60 plans to unleash Justice for all on that tiny little town on Friday at 8 p.m. "One year later we return to Alburgh," Mr. Guptill said. "It is sure to be warmer than last year."
      Admission is free. Call 802.796.3574 for more info.

ENOSBURG--The Opera House At Enosburg Falls presents Phil Yates and the Affiliates on Saturday at 7 p.m. Mr. Yates is a singer-songwriter from Burlington who blends folk and rock to create a unique sound.
      Call 802.933.6171 to reserve tickets or click here to buy online.


ENOSBURG--The Opera House at Enosburg Falls Dance Camp begins Monday, June 13 and continues all next week at 4-7 p.m. The week of fun and movement will culminate in a performance on June 17.
      Tuition is $75 per student and just $50 for additional students in the same family.
      Theater Camp, led by director and playwright Em Frappier, begins the following week.


FAIRFAX--The Fairfax Community Library Fiction Book Group discusses Ourika by Claire de Duras this evening at 6:30 p.m. Books are available at the library.
      The library will be closed for cleaning starting Wedneday, June 15. They will re-open Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m.

FAIRFIELD--The Bent Northrop Memorial Library has the new Vermont State Park and Historic Site passes for free entry for one vehicle with up to eight people.

FRANKLIN--The Haston Library art project is to Create A Felted Stars and Stripes Wreath on Saturday at 10 a.m. Fiber artist Kathy Giroux will guide the project.
      The cost is $10 per person. Preregistration is recommended.

ST. ALBANS--Tonight is the St. Albans Public Library Classic Movie Nightwith a screening of the Manchurian Candidate beginning at 6 p.m. The political satire has an all star cast, including Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh. A newsreel and preview are shown prior to the film. Films are shown on the 4' by 6' screen in the upstairs conference room cinema. Admission is free, along with popcorn and beverage.
      The Tuesday Night Book Club meets at the Library to discuss A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The novel is set in India in 1975. This book group reads a wide range of genres. New members are always welcome.


      ArtBits features a quick weekly peek at the bookshelf or night stand of the folks you know in and around Franklin County. That popular feature has a page of its own at the Franklin County Bookshelf here on the AAC site.


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