The Vermont Cynic

Artists act as curators in new exhibition series at BCA

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

In the basement of the Burlington City Arts Center, a bleached piece of celery sat in a cardboard box filled halfway with water. The sterility of the once-edible vegetable was echoed by the white walls and beige carpet in the room. The pipes of the building burst into the exhibit space, and the ...

Behind Burlington’s Creative Social Network

Max Mccurdy

February 7, 2017

It’s no secret that Burlington is a creative community — this much can be understood by simply looking at jackets and backpacks Burlingtonians  embellish with the Grateful Dead logo. In an attempt to better understand Burlington’s artistic spirit, I reached out to a number of local artists and creato...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller

November 30, 2016

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s leaders on what’s happening and what’s to come with the town center’s development Nov. 16. The de...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

Fun with Friends and Family

Fun with Friends and Family

September 14, 2015

In warehouses, coffee shops and living rooms across town, a local collective of musicians and music-lovers called Friends and Family is working to bring live music from concert venues to the community. “We're an outlet for DIY performance in Burlington,” said Dana Heng, UVM alumna and member of ...

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