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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY Simi Berman: "Other Worlds": When Simi Berman begins a painting, she consciously avoids having an idea in mind. This is a deliberate departure from her previous approach as an illustrator, both in three dimensions (clay figures) and in drawing. Now, in this latter period of her life, she allows spontaneous gestures to lead her where they will on a path of discovery and surprise, walking a tightrope between the conscious and unconscious mind. In the process, there is the need to relate and balance alternating with the desire to throw things off a predictable course. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet Simi Berman in person today and view her artwork. Working with collage, she uses a myriad of forgotten bits and pieces from the point of view of graphics or texture. She is particularly inspired by fragments of old posters ripped off ancient walls that she comes upon during trips to Italy. The urge is to create new life for these old fragments. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Exhibit runs through 5/14/2023. 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS EVENT WAS 3/26 POSTPONED Bethanie Yeakle with Matt Sharff and Garth Tichy: Brattleboro-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performing artist Bethanie Yeakle plays a rare solo show with bassist/guitarist Matt Sharff and drummer Garth Tichy. This will be an extended mixed acoustic and electric set; some alone, some with bassist/guitarist Matt Sharff siding and some with Sharff plus drummer Garth Tichy. Bethanie's powerful and ethereal performances have graced the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The Guthrie Center, Club Passim, and other notable venues. She's has shared stages with Tune-Yards, Antje Duvekot, Anais Mitchell, Slaid Cleaves, My Morning Jacket, Bill Kirchen.. As a session musician, band member, and sideperson, Bethanie has provided vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, electric banjo, dobro, and lap steel to recordings and live performances spanning genres that include Americana, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Folk, Alt Country, Rock, and Experimental/Psychedelic/Noise. Fun fact: Yeakle was a featured extra in the Ang Lee movie Taking Woodstock. 7 p.m. Limited seating. Event will be recorded and filmed. Please do not attend if you're experiencing any respiratory virus symptoms. A pair of high-capacity air purifiers will be running. $10 in advance, $15 at door. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Bethany's website is 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2023