The Vermont Cynic

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Culture

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Adventure Dog to open for SpringFest

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Wires snaked around the feet of the band as they walked into their rehearsal space, a chaotic basement littered with craft beer cans, amps and drum kits. Amps were pulled up to sit on as senior Andrew Tonra, guitarist and vocalist of Adventure Dog, began to speak. Adventure Dog won UVM Program Bo...

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Q&A: Four student artists talk creativity on campus

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Student artists can be found all over campus. Culture writer Sarah Robinson sat down with a few to talk about their work and get their take on the arts at UVM. First years Riya Padukone and Keerthi Onkaram are dancers from New Hampshire. They grew up together and are roomates. Onkaram specializes in classica...

New rock musician emerges on the Burlington scene

New rock musician emerges on the Burlington scene

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

When sophomore Noah Schneidman isn’t busy double-majoring in philosophy and music technology, he makes and performs his own music under the stage name Full Walrus. He describes his music as “melodic and reverby rock.” “It’s me trying to emulate my favorite artists and doing a bad job,...

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Web magazine publishes local artists’ work

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Arts Regular

After unfurling the plaid scarf from around her neck, Annie Clymer sat down at a rickety, wooden table inside Muddy Waters. She clutched her glass of fresh-pressed juice in two hands, and smiled as she began to speak of her latest artistic endeavor. Clymer is the editor and founder of The Burlington...

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Student makes noise in Burly music scene

Allie O'Connor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

The Burlington music scene is an incredible environment for musicians, whether they are new bands just coming together or established solo acts. Behind a voice that frequents the downtown music scene lies an incredible passion for music emboldened by emotion, lyrical honesty and a trusty guitar. “There’s...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson

October 5, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them. Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an...

Student adds to musical tradition

Student adds to musical tradition

Sarah Robinson

September 20, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A bass, a sax, a synthesizer, a drum machine and boundless creative energy: these are the five key components that went into UVM sophomore Cameron Gilmour’s latest release. Gilmour released his debut EP “Sleeping Minds” Aug. 19 with five completely self-made songs. The idea of students producing...

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

UVM grad displays his artwork downtown

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Previews

Large-scale, abstract paintings bring color and life to an otherwise empty fourth floor room at the Burlington City Arts Center on Church Street. The Vermont Metro Gallery not only boasts lake and mountain views, but also the impressive seven-piece solo art exhibit, “Heavy Smile,” by Justin Hoekstra,...

Alumma starts business to promote local musicians

Healy Fallon, Senior Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

With the ever-evolving role of technology plays in capturing life, the opportunities to share moments and communities are endless. Noise Ordinance, an up-and-coming website and production company that showcases the multiple faces of the Burlington music scene, is aiming to do exactly this. The project...

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