Northern Daughters is excited to present A Crossing Place, a solo exhibit of new work from Anna Dibble, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from August 2nd through September 30th with an opening reception on August 10th from 5-8pm. Anna Dibble’s work is always based in the wild, “It’s about the time of life on earth: from early Ordovician oceans, through the layers of rocks and fossils, to the current dysfunctional ecosystem we’ve managed to create during our march of folly. Non-linear, circular time. The past in the present.” the artist states. Her work is driven by her love of, and place within the natural world, and her deep concern for its future. The artists working process is a search, as she says “A daily reach towards progress, a shuffle, an excavation and a strange hope.” Anna Dibble’s current series began at a crossing place. The paintings bring the viewer into a world of beauty and new found solitude illustrative of a new uncertain life under construction. The animals Dibble is so well known for are still present in her current paintings, now inhabiting the wilderness through which the artist seems to be traveling. This body of work is evidence of a personal mythology the viewer is privileged to experience.
Northshire Bookstore is proud to partner with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) to launch Jodi Picoult's new book, A Spark of Light. This event will take place at Maple Street School and will be ticketed (a pre-signed copy of the book comes with the ticket and will be available at the event). Jodi will be interviewed by Vermont-based author, Chris Bohjalian. Jodi Picoult--one of the most fearless writers of our time--tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding. A powerful and provocative new novel about the ordinary lives that intersect during heart-stopping crisis when a women’s reproductive health clinic has been taken hostage by a distraught gunman.
The inaugural Flynn on Fire Festival! Flynn on Fire Fest sets the brewery ablaze with a celebration of all that is smoked, fired and flamed. A curated selection of art, music, food and beer from Switchback and other nationally acclaimed breweries to celebrate the launch of our new Flynn on Fire Smoked Beer Series. Plus a special limited Flynn on Fire barrel-release from Switchback. Night time main stage performance from Bella’s Bartok, Doctor Rick and live fire performance from Cirque De Fuego. This event benefits the Lake Champlain Land Trust.
Don't miss the fall's most exciting and inspiring event. The Third Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival features the hottest youth bands and solo performers from around New England. With 15 performers on two stages, great local food vendors, and tons of family fun, BrattRock rocks!
Where else do knotholes become front doors, sea shells transform into bathtubs, and twigs get woven into ladders? Join us for the 10th annual Fairy House Festival with The Nature Museum! Young and old are welcome to come connect directly with the environment. Express your creativity while finding the inherent magic of nature and spending time within it! Follow a nature path sprinkled with charming fairy houses, where the acorn cap dinnerware and shelf fungi table remind you to walk spritely on the earth. Returning to The Nature Museum, you’ll build your own fairy dwellings in the gardens. Hands-on crafts, face painting, hula-hooping, costumes, local food vendors, music, and bubbles round out this interactive and magical experience for all. Light refreshments will be available for purchase; we also encourage picnicking. Tickets are available online and at the fairy gate ($12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 for children 3-18). For more information, visit www.nature-museum.org, or call 802-843-2111.