The Vermont Cynic

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

BSU fashion show celebrates black culture

Addie Beach and Lilly Young

February 27, 2018


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Decked in sleek jackets and rainbows of silky prints, models twirled hips, did splits and circled each other to thudding beats. Behind them, an array of African flags is lit in soft pinks and purples. The hosts interject just long enough to engage the dancing audience in “Black Panther” ref...

Co-op educates photographers

Co-op educates photographers

Alec Collins, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

We may be living in the digital age, but some members of the UVM community are throwing it back to analog days by learning and practicing black-and-white film photography. The Photo Co-op in the Living/Learning Center is a space for UVM students, staff and  their families to develop their creative...

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

Ella Webster, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel to Peter Pan, hits the UVM stage Thursday, Feb. 22. Written by Rick Elice and Wayne Barker, this ...

Words and images blend in art

Words and images blend in art

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

February 15, 2018


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Two figures sat on plastic folding chairs. Behind them, a brightly colored image was projected in the dark room. On Feb. 6, award-winning UVM professors Jane Kent and Major Jackson gathered to discuss their collaborative project, which aims to blend text and image. Jackson, a poet, and Kent, a visua...

Showing gratitude to a legendary ski filmmaker

Bridget Higdon, Arts Editor

February 14, 2018


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I was 6 years old when I took my first ski lesson, and since then, you can always find me doing the snow dance. I was heartily saddened two weeks ago when I read about the death of prolific ski filmmaker Warren Miller.  I grew up watching many of his films with my family every winter. Miller ...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

History faculty talk new publications

History faculty talk new publications

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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Students and faculty mingled around a long wooden table. Some flipped through the pages of freshly printed hardcover books Everyone showed excitement and anticipation. On Jan. 26, students and faculty gathered at Alumni House to honor research published by professors in the history department. ...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp collars, bow ties, trimming, devilish coats and dress trains trailing behind. Fabric, and the bodies th...

Group fights to restore venue

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

“Hope,” is graffitied in large silvery letters against the dull brick and dirty, broken windows of Memorial Auditorium. It’s bright colors catch the eye on Main Street. Faded blocks of purple, silver and white, layered with streaks and signatures of red color the spray-painted letters. ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is returning to New England Feb. 12. Her show at Higher Ground is a part of her tour with ...

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Warhol and class re-visited in professor’s new book

Julia Nugent, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Previews

Museums, some say, is where art goes to die. Hung on white walls and viewed from afar, art can sometimes seem out of touch with everyday life. In his new book “Warhol’s Working Class,” UVM art history professor Anthony Grudin explores the ways in which Andy Warhol captured, redefined and sensati...

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