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Performing arts

Sandglass Theater - "Sand" (Live-Streamed Videos with Q&A): Each week this summer, Sandglass will release an archival video of a production that is no longer being performed and that represents a wide spectrum of Sandglass' work over their almost 40 year history. A Q&A will accompany each live-stream and will include special guests such as Sandglass founders, ensemble members, and collaborators. . Free. Livestream. Information:,

The written word

The Quarantine Sessions - Chard deNiord - Poetry (YouTube): Chard deNiord is an American author, Poet Laureate of Vermont and teacher. Offered by Next Stage Arts. . Through Thursday, August 27. Free. YouTube. Information:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Alison Wright - "Grit and Grace: The Empowerment of Women at Work in Global Communities" (Zoom): A documentary photographer, Alison Wright speaks about her photographs of resilient working women in developing countries. She'll share compelling stories about these hard-working women, show additional images not featured in the Brattleboro Museum of Art exhibit, and place the work within the broader context of her own extraordinary life story, which includes a two-decade friendship with the Dalai Lama and a near-death experience in Laos. Wright is a documentary photographer, a National Geographic Traveler of the Year, a recipient of the Dorothea Lange Award in Documentary Photography, and the author of books including: "The Dalai Lama: A Simple Monk," "The Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile," "Human Tribe," and the memoir "Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival.". 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Information: Link: ;

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - View 8 previously shuttered Exhibits: Alison Wright: "Grit and Grace, Women at Work," Roger Clark Miller: "Transmuting the Prosaic," Steven Rose: "For/While (2020.01)," "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art," Wesley Fleming: "Silvestris, Wild and Untamed." Outside the Museum: John Gibson: "Jazz," a year-long installation in the five window bays extending across the front of BMAC's Union Station, and Bob Boemig's "Land Lift," Dan Snow's "Rock Rest," Jim Cole's "Duet for Dan," and Johnny Swing's "Idle Knot.". 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Face coverings and physical distancing required, maximum visitor capacity limited. Through Monday, October 12. Pay what you wish. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery: Vermont Summer Group Show - All Mediums, All Subjects, All Art (Virtual Gallery): Nineteen artists: Clare Adams, enamel painted glass; Penelope Arms, oil and acrylic painting; Zoee Blossom, cyanotype prints; Jean Cannon, oil and acrylic painting; Sloane Dawson, found object sculpture; Spaulding Dunbar, original photography; Carolyn Enz Hack, metal and mixed media sculpture; Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, oil painting; Kim Grall, painted mixed media sculpture; Felicity Haselton, mixed media painting; Deedee Jones, pastel painting; Carol Keiser, acrylic painting; Susan MacNeil, acrylic painting; Jeanne McMahan, oil painting; Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, acrylic painting; Charles Norris-Brown, ink drawing, ink wash, and watercolor painting; MC Noyes, oil painting; Rodrica Tilley, pastel painting; Kathleen Zimmerman, serigraphic prints. . Through Saturday, September 12. Canal Street Art Gallery. Information: (In-gallery viewing appointments: 802-289-0104,

NEWFANE "A Walk in the Park" (a look at Vermont's natural beauty): For over a decade, Tiffany Soukup and Chris Brader have worked in VT State Parks. Wildlife and nature photography is their passion and they take pride in having an active role in helping care for our state parks. They often spend their winters traveling abroad to photograph wildlife. Most recently, they were in Brazil for two months photographing wild jaguars, giant anteaters, and the maned wolf, among other animals. Gallery hours. Tues. 1- 5 p.m., Wed. 2-6 p.m., Thur. 1 -5 p.m., Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through Tuesday, July 28. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: See more of their work at


The Quarantine Sessions - Jed Blume performs "Spellbound" on Handpan (YouTube): Jed is a New Age & World music composer. Part of Next Stage Arts Project. . Through Monday, August 31. Free. YouTube. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Summer Meals for Kids and Teens - Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at back door. Pick-up can also be arranged at a different location. Questions: Ali West at 802-451-3558, Through Friday, August 14. Free (ages 18 and under). Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Complete survey to let us know you are coming and any dietary restrictions:

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Food Drop Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Because of the coronavirus, we have switched to a drive-up model. Please stay in your car. Bags will be provided. Volunteers will put them in your trunk. Open to anyone in the community. 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. (4th Thursday of every month). Please share this information with anyone you think would benefit. Free. Putney Foodshelf, 10 Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-8551.

Hunger Free Vermont (via phone call): We want to share with you what we have been doing over the last few months to help Vermonters get the food they need to stay well and thrive. Anore Horton, our Exec. Dir., will discuss the progress of our work, including an update on the challenges and possibilities our state is facing in getting meals to children this summer. She is eager to hear from you and learn about what you are seeing in your communities, and discuss how we can support you. RSVP at We'll make sure you receive a recording of the conversation. Free. Hunger Free Vermont. Information: Join the call: Dial 802-231-1084.



June 2020