I learned much about the Upper Valley Music Center, right in my own town of Lebanon NH, in writing this piece. And the 1810 historic building is gorgeous.
Posted in art, History, Music, Opera North, small town |
Tagged Ava Gallery and Art Center, Benjamin Van Vliet, Boisvert, Lebanon Library, Lebanon NH, Lebanon Opera House, Opera North, Upper Valley Music Center |
It pays to be in the audience at the opening of Madama Butterfly when breaking news is announced.
Posted in Architecture, art, History, Opera North, Theater |
Tagged Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish Colony, Cornish NH, Evans Haile, Northern Border Regional Commissio, Opera North, Saint Gaudens National Historic Park |
It is not often that I get to write about maple creemees and an art exhibition in the same post. Here it is:
Posted in art, farm stands, Food, History, Small business, small town, Travel |
Tagged Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Hanover Food Co-op, Lebanon Food Co-op, Mac's Happy Hens, Mac's Maple, Maple Creemees, McNamara Dairy, Plainfield NH, Pride of Plainfield, Upper Valley |
Opera North. The historic property, now part of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. A marriage made in heaven! Please read and share. Link is below:
Posted in Architecture, art, History, Opera North, small town, Theater, vermont |
Tagged Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Blow-Me-Down Farm, Cornish NH, Evans Haile, Kiss Me Kate, La belle Hélène, Madama Butterfly, National Parks, Opera North, Pooh Sprague, Saint-Gaudens |
Finally made my way to Pomfret to ArtisTree. There in a small, off the beaten path, Vermont town is an arts center with an exhibition of the works of 12 Syrian artists. Here’s my article, and a sneak peek:
Posted in Architecture, art, History, memory, photography, small town, Travel, vermont, violence |
Tagged Adrian Tans, ArtisTree, Chris Louras, Cultural Beheading, Humam Alsalim, Julie Nakazi, Khaled Youssef, Omar Shammah, Pomfret VT, Rami Bakhos, Rutland Welcomes, Syria, Syrian art, Syrian refugees |
I have been in love with libraries since I was four years old. There are ever more reasons to love them. Here is one. Please read and share. Link is below.
Posted in art, books, History, small town, Travel, vermont |
Tagged American Precision Museum, Bethel Public Library, Billings Farm and Museum, Converse Free Library, Currier Museum of Art, Howe Library, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Kilton Public Library, Lebanon Library, libraries, Museum of Fine Arts, Norwich Library, Royalton Library, The Fells, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, VINS |
I have the great good fortune to know Mimi Baird, who wrote a fabulous book, He Wanted The Moon, about her father, Perry Baird. The book was so compelling that Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, optioned it for the big screen. Tony Kushner is writing the screenplay. Here is the latest:
Posted in art, Film, History, memoir, vermont, writing |
Tagged Brad Pitt, He Wanted The Moon, Mimi Baird, Perry Baird, Plan B, Tony Kushner, vermont, Woodstock |