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Rising artists rewarded by University

Rising artists rewarded by University

Greta Bjornson

September 13, 2016

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

 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

SASS club members (left to right)  senior Samantha Patriarca and sophomore Ella Attebury attend a ballroom social April 22. The  social was Disney themed and took place at the Patrick gym.  JEN RAMIREZ/The Vermont Cynic

Addie Beach

April 28, 2016

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

Student band Bison performs during the March 16 battle of the bands. The group was chosen to open for The Head and the Heart at SpringFest. JEN RAMIREZ/The Vermont Cynic

April 7, 2016

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

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

Burlington-based psychedelic progressive trip-hop band Binger practices Feb. 18.  JEN RAMIREZ/The Vermont Cynic

February 23, 2016

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

 Guthrie Galileo, a California-based alternative R&B producer plays Nectar’s Feb. 10. The artist is currently touring for his new album, “The Ifandbut.”

Bettina Cataldi

February 16, 2016

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

Natasha Geffen

February 12, 2016

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...

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

Spotlight on The Monkey House 

November 19, 2015

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

Spotlight on theBaha Men

November 19, 2015

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...

Rapper ‘chops it up’ at the Lamp Shop

Jacob Holzman

November 16, 2015

If there’s one thing you don’t expect to hear a rapper shout out to on stage, it’s light fixtures. However at the Lamp Shop, hip-hop artist Rory Ferreira, also known as Milo, seemed to be obligated to recognize how the venue was filled with lamps.“Shout out to the lamps,” Ferreira said.Fer...

Artistic growth thrives on campus

 The Arts Initiative creates an environment where students are encouraged to learn and collaborate.

Jensen Wainwright

November 16, 2015

There’s a place at UVM where everyone from bakers to painters can gather to learn and grow as artists. The Arts Initiative, a Living/Learning program, connects students directly to their art, other art forms and other artists on campus. The Arts Initiative is entering its fifth year. The prog...

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