The Vermont Cynic

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 pla...

Amped up: students jam at campus venue

September 14, 2016


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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, 2016


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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 ...

Local artist shares stories through carved scrollwork

Local artist shares stories through carved scrollwork

September 7, 2016


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 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 ...

Students dance, create Disney magic

Students dance, create Disney magic

Addie Beach

April 28, 2016


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UVM’s ballroom dance team wants everyone to start dancing, whether they think they can or not. The group joins the salsa and swing teams as a major branch of the University’s Salsa and Swing Society. The ballroom team held a Disney-themed dance April 22. Sophomore Sarah Senanayake, team capta...

Bison prepares SpringFest setlist

Bison prepares SpringFest setlist

April 7, 2016


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It’s not often one comes across a group of musicians whose music is as tasty as their band name, but Bison is one of those rare bands.The self-described nomadic disco punk rockers will be opening this year’s SpringFest April 30 for Madaila and The Head and the Heart.The band consists of junior K.C. Dressing...

Top Cats ground music in friendship

Top Cats ground music in friendship

March 30, 2016


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One student club has been offering up energetic vocals for more than three decades. The Top Cats are self-described as UVM’s first, finest and only all-male a capella group.“We make little differences in people’s lives, bringing little bits of happiness to people with our concerts,” junior William McSalis s...

Trio takes on new horizon

Trio takes on new horizon

February 23, 2016


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An experimental trio whose sound lacks conformity, Binger formed effortlessly over a discussion about Pink Floyd and Radiohead during a chemistry lab back in 2013.The group is a trio of alumni from the class of 2015.They’re self-described as “psychedelic prog-hop” and “couch surf rock,” but their s...

Musician inspired by activism

Musician inspired by activism

Bettina Cataldi

February 16, 2016


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Inspiration comes from the most peculiar of places, and one UVM senior has discovered it in the heart of the world’s cultural and social issues. Guthrie Galileo, a senior Latin American studies major, has been producing different forms of music since the age of 11.  The current manifestation of ...

Mixed media embody artists long-time passion

February 12, 2016


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Most kindergarteners have no idea what they want to do for the rest of their lives.Catherine Hall, whose exhibit “Embody Ethereal” is currently on display at the South End Arts and Business Association gallery, was not one of those kindergarteners.She fell in love with art at an extremely young age...

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

<p>Spotlight on The Monkey House </p>

November 19, 2015


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A small venue in downtown Winooski has been attracting UVM students who are looking for an alternative atmosphere to downtown Burlington. The Monkey House hosts four to five events a week ranging from local and national bands as well as a variety of other shows.  “We are open to anything, we host open mic nig...

Spotlight on the

Baha Men

<p>Spotlight on the</p><p>Baha Men</p>

November 19, 2015


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Every artist has a tough time following up their best work, when I asked Dyson Knight of the Baha Men how you follow up a huge hit like “Who Let the Dogs Out,” he simply responded, “You don’t.”Fifteen years removed from “Who Let the Dogs Out,” and thirteen since their last studio album, t...

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