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Student art show
open at VAULT
SPRINGFIELD — Gallery at the VAULT is delighted to showcase student art January through mid-February. When you enter the Open Wall Room, you’ll be greeted by dozens of colorful Third Grade Selfies by Union St. students, art teacher Lisa Robarts. On either side of the fireplace is work by Riverside students, art teacher Marguerite Janiszyn. There are radial name designs and colorful prints. Stop in at Gallery at the VAULT anytime Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to enjoy the art of Springfield students and the fine art programs in our schools.
‘CAMP-A-LOT’ to be
performed at NEYT
BRATTLEBORO — “CAMP-A-LOT" (new old stories of the Round Table) will be performed from Friday, Feb. 10 to 19 at New England Youth Theatre (NEYT) in Brattleboro. The play was written by long-time NEYT director, Peter Gould. Twelve campers and four counselors guide the audience on a magic journey of strange campfire story-telling, role-playing, special effects, and sudden dancing. "CAMP-A-LOT" features great young character work, Monty-Python-style word play, some important life lessons and the always zany and energetic physical comedy in the popular Gould and Stearns style. Performances are: Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $7 for students, $11 for adults, and $10 for seniors.
Gas Light Tinkers,
at Next Stage Arts
PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present a midwinter dance party/concert featuring The Gaslight Tinkers and The Bluebird Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 pm at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $15. For information, call (802) 387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.
Carsten to teach
Master pastel artist Robert Carsten, PSA-M, IAPS-MCA is offering "Contemporary Still Life in Pastel" at Gallery at the VAULT on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Still life has long been an important genre in painting, from the Flemish painters to the Impressionists. In this workshop, you will explore contemporary ideas and composition for exciting new designs. Cartsen will do a demonstration, followed by plenty of painting time. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. What a great way to bring some life into a winter's day. All levels welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration. $75 for members, $80 for non-members. For more information, please call (802) 885-7111 or come into Gallery at the VAULT, 68 Main Street, Springfield. We are open 11 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday.
‘Series’ exhibit at
PUTNEY — An art exhibition titled “Series,” curated by Landmark College art faculty member Christie Herbert, will open at the Landmark College Fine Arts Gallery with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Series” features five artists who live and work in Windham County: Ricia Gordon, Stephen Procter, Michael Poster, Elizabeth Ungerleider, and Susan Wilson. The exhibit will be open daily through April 14. Admission is free. The Landmark College Fine Arts Gallery is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Landmark College is at 19 River Road South in Putney.
Free dance party
PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project invites the community to celebrate the completion of its capital campaign with a free community dance party featuring The American Symphony of Soul, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The American Symphony of Soul is a 10-piece R&B powerhouse that has muscled its way to status as a mainstay on the Cambridge music scene. An airtight rhythm section combines with crisp horns in support of a soulful vocalist to create music that inspires both reflection and movement offering a big sound and high energy. This event is part of Next Stage’s celebration of the completion of its $1.7 million capital campaign with the Putney Historical Society, to renovate the historic 1841 building at 15 Kimball Hill in Putney. Thanks to support from hundreds of individual donors, organizations and foundations, the space is now fully accessible, and features a state of the art performance space and community center. For information about upcoming events and more, please visit online at www.nextstagearts.org.