The Vermont Cynic

Hyper-realism artist speaks on his latest painting

April 5, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

A world-renowned artist has recently been chosen by the United States Postal Service to have his painting appear on a stamp.Ross Rossin, an oil-on-canvas portrait artist from Bulgaria, painted a 48 by-48 inch portrait of the famous poet Maya Angelou that will now be distributed on postage around the world. “I’m naturally...

Burlington warms up to the ‘WildLife’

April 1, 2015

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Two local entrepreneurs are expanding what it means to be a clothing shop.Wild Life, a clothing store in downtown Burlington, is the second business venture of Nicholas Dagostino and Dave Mullin, who also started Sticky Brand. “They had a stand up and really interesting hats and t-shirts,” said senior Chris Potter.“[Sti...

Glass gallery offers more for students

March 24, 2015

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The art of glassblowing has fascinated humans for centuries. Local shops are keeping the art form alive and well.Bern Gallery, a glass shop in Burlington not only offers a wide selection of handmade pipes, but also repairs, creates custom pieces and offers glassblowing classes.The gallery is owned by Tito,  who prefers to use a ...

Local artist masks Burlington

March 24, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Previews

An up and coming community of designers in downtown Burlington is ushering in a wave of innovation.Generator is “a combination of artist studios, classroom, and business incubator focused on making things,” according to their website.The artists and inventors of Generator are working with technology and mixing creativity...

UVM teacher translates Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

UVM teacher translates Dante’s “Divine Comedy”

March 22, 2015

Reading Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” is an upward spiritual journey, not only for the story’s narrator, but also for ...

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

Michigan jeweler comes to Burlington

March 17, 2015

A new award-winning artist has arrived in Burlington.Denise Fletcher, owner of Deda Jewelry, creates ...

Refugee drummers return

Refugee drummers return

March 10, 2015

In the midst of a brutal genocide a group of refugees, brought together by war and a common interest in m...

Spin the night

February 24, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts

UVM better prepare itself for “Something Un-expected”  happening on Saturday nights from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.WRUV 90.1’s own Bjorn Werner spins the feed Saturday under the DJ name BHE.Werner’s set consists of two hours of live DJ mixing where he showcases the latest releases from the worlds of deep house, U.K. garage and...

Rapper’s new single fights racism in U.S.

February 17, 2015

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Kendrick Lamar recently released an explosive and provocative track that caused a commotion in the hip-hop community.The song “Blacker the Berry” bluntly dissects the volatile racial crisis confronting African-Americans today.Lamar’s lyrics emphasize ethnic pride, which he expressed in his recent single “I,”  alon...

Shirt studio shines on

Shirt studio shines on

February 10, 2015

Phil Landry, graduate of Champlain college and owner of the Unknown Arts, prints in his studio on Ma...

Rapper rests in peace

Jon Zinter

February 3, 2015

Filed under Artist Spotlight

The hip-hop community was shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Steven Rodriguez, 26, also known as A$AP Yams. He died Jan. 18. Rodriguez was the founder and mastermind behind A$AP Mob. He was a hip-hop encyclopedia. His vast knowledge of the genre allowed him to mold several successful rappers, most notably A$AP Roc...

Local artists talk future in Burlington

Becca Friedlander

December 3, 2013

Filed under Archives, Artist Spotlight, Arts

Burlington artists gathered in the SPACE gallery Nov. 13 in a fashion resembling the knights of King Arthur's court. The group was led by Christy Mitchell of the SPACE gallery, independent artist Clark Derbes and Art Map Burlington publisher Ric Kasini Kadour.  One of the issues brought up was the competition between artist...

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