After a year of closure due to Covid 19, Catamount Arts is pleased to announce the reopening of the Fried Family Gallery in its St. Johnsbury arts center. Open to Landscape, a four person exhibition of paintings, photographs and works on paper, features works by Keith Chamberlin, Terry Ekasala, Anni Lorenzini and Elizabeth Nelson. The exhibition explores a range of artistic responses to Vermont’s dramatic landscape, from observed to imagined and in ways that touch upon the psychological and spiritual. Photographer Keith Chamberlin connects organic to the abstract; Terry Ekasala creates vibrantly colored dreams; Anni Lorenzini expands upon tonalist painting; and Elizabeth Nelson contemplates natural and geometric form in response to the I Ching Book of Changes. Taken together, the 35 paintings and 9 photographs in the exhibition present numerous opportunities for viewers to contemplate landscape as a way to understand the self-imposed isolation and unprecedented change we’ve all experienced over the past year.
Listen Up is an original musical based on the lives of Vermont teens! Listen Up will be touring VT in August. Shows are: August 4th & 5th Lyndonville August 7th & 8th Norwich August 10th & 11th Putney August 13th & 14th Shelburne August 15th Montpelier Tickets available at: https://tickets.catamountarts.org/
The 90th Danville Community Fair is scheduled for August 7th, 2021. This is a one-day event with a parade, live music, tons of food, dancing and games. Fun for the whole family! The usual rides and horse pulling will not be happening this year, we apologize for the inconvenience. LOCAL FOOD | LOCAL FUN Eat & Dance Your Day Away at the Fair -Grand Street Parade 11am -Live Music All Day -Petting Zoo & Cow Flop Bingo -Bingo – Benefiting Boy Scout Troop 888 -KP Hall BBQ 2pm -Kids games, bounce house, dunk tank and face painting -Lawn Games
Mike Mains and The Branches, a pop-rock band based in Michigan, is known for fantastical instrumentation and unforgettable live performances. Mains began writing songs early in his career between shifts at a casino, which is an apt illustration of Mains perspective on life: it’s a comedy, a tragedy, and a fairytale. It’s that perspective that laces itself throughout the band’s catalogue, where the melodies make you dance while the lyrics make you cry. And while the juxtaposition of glitter and gloom should feel confusing, it renders itself joyfully therapeutic. And that’s their goal—particularly in their live shows—to strap you into a rollercoaster you never want to get off of. Their chemistry took off when founding members Mike and Shannon fell in love, got married, and minted the focal experience of the band’s music and lyrics; not just love, but the swirling highs and the bruising lows of choosing to live life together. After releasing an EP and two full-length albums, they chose to partner with Tooth & Nail Records on their latest release, “When We Were in Love.” The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series will bring free, family-friendly live music to Dog Mountain every Sunday from July 11th through August 28th and Saturday, September 4th. Concerts begin at 5pm and dogs are of course welcome! Parking is available on-site, including handicapped spaces, and carpooling is encouraged. Bar service will be provided by Kingdom Taproom and food served by Calex and Genuine Jamaican. Picnicking is welcome, but absolutely no outside alcohol is permitted. Patrons are encouraged to comply with evolving CDC COVID-safety guidelines. The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that partners with towns and cities across America to activate underused public spaces, creating thriving destinations where people of all ages and backgrounds come together through the power of free, live music. In 2021, free Levitt concerts will bring a broad array of musical experiences and high-caliber artists to communities nationwide. Learn more at levitt.org.
Come join us for an amazing adventure in the woods! This is a team-based event with trekking, paddling, and biking. Full details on our website.