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Ecological art: a more creative call to action

Ecological art: a more creative call to action

Chloe Foster
September 22
Filed under Arts, Reviews

In the age of climate change and conservationism, ecological art is on the rise. Local artists and environmentalists came together to create a collaborative ecological art exhibit in Billings Library Sept. 4. The event consi sted of exhibits including poetry, interactive media and a lecture from aut...

Wilco releases reflective new album

Wilco releases reflective new album

Alex LeRose
September 21
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Dads and rock fans everywhere can rejoice. Wilco’s 10th studio album, “Schmilco,” was released Sept. 9. While the album name suggests the kind of dad humor the band is known for, “Schmilco” is much more acoustic in comparison to the band’s previous albums like the 2015 “Star Wars...

Harry Potter fans find the magic once again

Harry Potter fans find the magic once again

Bridget Higdon
September 21
Filed under Arts, Previews

Merlin’s beard! For Harry Potter fans everywhere, July brought something unbelievable: an eighth installment in the beloved series. ‘‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’’ is not a novel, but rather the published script of the two-part play currently showing at the Palace Theatre in London...

World-renowned art showcased at Fleming Museum

World-renowned art showcased at Fleming Museum

September 21
Filed under Arts, Previews

This semester, students will have the opportunity to view world-class pieces by world-renowned artists right here on campus. “Sargent to Basquiat” opens Sept. 22 at the Fleming Museum. The exhibit features 60 works by renowned European and American artists from the early modern to contemporary ti...

California band to share sunny tunes

California band to share sunny tunes

September 20
Filed under Arts, Previews

As the days become shorter and colder, one musician is set to bring a taste of the warm west coast to the Burlington area. Mild High Club, the brainchild of musician Alexander Brettin, will play at The Monkey House in Winooski Sept. 29. Brettin is based out of Los Angeles, according to the Sto...

Freedom of expression: artist finds liberty in local art show

Healy Fallon
September 16
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

This year’s annual South End Art Hop festival brought fresh creativity and perspective to the street galleries and exhibitions of Burlington.   One newcomer to the Art Hop scene, artist Cara Lai FitzGibbons, was noted for her unique brand of creativity and humor, earning her third pla...

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

Familial drama drives family to modern realities

Colin Kamphuis
September 15
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Everybody has felt fed up with society from time to time, and some may daydream about running away and starting a new life away from it all. “Captain Fantastic” is a story about raising a family in that environment after rejecting social norms and the perceived inadequacies of the modern world. Th...

Amped up: students jam at campus venue

Amped up: students jam at campus venue

September 14
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Burlington has become well known for its large music community and concert venues, showcasing musicians from local favorites to international hits. While students might frequent bigger venues like Higher Ground, one of the lesser-known places to hear music is the University Heights Amphitheater on Athl...

Rising artists rewarded by University

Rising artists rewarded by University

Greta Bjornson
September 13
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Last spring, four junior art students were selected as recipients of the Junior Studio Art Award. This fall their work is on display in a special exhibition in the Colburn Gallery. Grayson Crounse is the recipient of the Crawford Award, Sarah Ingraham the Black Horse Fine Arts Award, Emmie Headrick ...

Comedy and controversy mingle in ‘Sausage Party’

Colin Kamphuis
September 8
Filed under Arts, Reviews

Childish humor, drugs and sex make “Sausage Party” a typical irreverent comedy. Seth Rogen’s depraved animation, “Sausage Party,” tells the story of anthropomorphic food in a grocery store. The groceries consider shoppers as gods who will take them to the “Great Beyond,” until they learn the...

UVM radio station tunes up more DJs

UVM radio station tunes up more DJs

Ben Elfland
September 7
Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

This fall, UVM’s student-run radio station WRUV will be opening its doors for its biannual DJ training program. The initial meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Billings Lecture Hall. DJ training offers students, faculty and Burlington residents a chance to try their hand in the recording booth...

Local artist shares stories through carved scrollwork

Local artist shares stories through carved scrollwork

September 7
Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

 As the school year begins, students may find themselves learning or relearning to adapt to the college environment: new classes, new roommates and new challenges.A senior cinematography major at Champlain College, Jeremy MacKenzie is no stranger to adapting to new environments.Before enrolling at ...

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