The Vermont Cynic

Radio show offers a voice to the native community

Maddy Pimentel

March 30, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

One woman discovered the power of community radio in 2009, when the indigenous people of Vermont were still not recognized at a state level. Some tribes of the Abenaki nation, the people native to the region now known as Vermont, achieved state recognition as late as 2012, according to the state website. Deb Regers,...

Local artist records premiere album

Kim Henry

February 15, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Vermont musicians rarely lose passion for their work despite the frequent need for travel. Brett Hughes is a Burlington based singer songwriter focused on Americana.  He performs every Wednesday at Citizen Cider and is currently recording his first album in Nashville, Tenn. After getting a guitar as a high school gradua...

Muslim girls use spoken word to tell story

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

February 8, 2017

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Four girls stand at four microphones. Even though they are only 16 years old, their voices and words reverberate with power. Hawa Adam, Kiran Waqar, Lena Ginawi and Balkisa Abdikadir make up the poetry group Muslim Girls Making Change. MGMC was formed in March 2016 when Adam asked her friends to join her in entering t...

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

Student band finds place in the Burly scene

November 10, 2016

A guitarist handed flyers out around campus last year in search of new bandmates. One year and three b...

Local artist looks for extraordinary in the ordinary

Healy Fallon

November 9, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

One Vermont artist aspires to live in a space with walls full of bulletin boards, so if he has an idea or vision, he can note it down and won’t have to worry about it escaping his mind. This artist, Robert Gold, is a former dentist and teacher of dentistry at Harvard University. Gold garnered attention from the art community in Verm...

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

UVM Expands Outdoor Sculpture Collection

October 20, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

UVM faculty are working together in order to incorporate art into the daily lives of students. The...

Marvel’s new hero fights social issues

October 14, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Reviews

So you’ve finally moved off campus and you’re broke as hell. Why waste non-existent disposable income when you can stay in, just you and an obscene amount of television? My recommendation: binge-watching is free, so spend the night getting to know Netflix’s newest superhero and my new boyfriend. Watch “Luke Cage....

Isolation grows creativity

Healy Fallon

October 13, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

It’s often found that people are the most productive when they are alone, isolated from their outside worlds. In the case of senior Sloane Ross and junior Jackie Wydysh, personal space has a huge impact on their creative processes and the results that emerge.   Ross said the personal bubble in her home helps her deve...

Directors digress from work into art

Healy Fallon

October 7, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

Going outside of a personal comfort zone is always challenging, yet results of these “detours” are often memorable and very rewarding. These detours, or digressions, are explored in the current exhibit at the Amy E.Tarrant Gallery, “Director’s Digressions.” The show, which opened Sept. 10 and will run until Nov. 26,...

Professor pursues the truth in poetry

October 5, 2016

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

At its root, the intent of poetry can be seen as the pursuit of truth. Genuine and explicit about her past experiences, Elizabeth Powell’s poetry reminded an audience at the Fleming Museum of that original purpose. At the first installment of this year’s Painted Word Poetry Series, Elizabeth Powell, Vermont poet, editor an...

Freedom of expression: artist finds liberty in local art show

Healy Fallon

September 16, 2016

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 place in the juried show. ...

Amped up: students jam at campus venue

September 14, 2016

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 Athletic campus. The amphit...

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