Weekly Conversation On The Arts

Weekly Conversation On The Arts

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Every week, host Neal Charnoff talks with authors, actors, playwrights, musicians, artists and the people who make the arts happen in Vermont.More from Weekly Conversation On The Arts »

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Local Writer Carves 'Endangered Alphabets' Into Wood To Illuminate Disappearing Writing Systems

Six years ago, writer and Champlain College professor Tim Brookes carved letters into wooden planks to give to family as holiday gifts. The presents were well received and Brookes enjoyed his new hobby. He added new and different alphabet letters and languages to his hand-carved signs. Then, by chance, Brookes learned just how many of the globe's writing systems were disappearing and a project was born: The Endangered Alphabets Project .

Local Writer Carves 'Endangered Alphabets' Into Wood To Illuminate Disappearing Writing Systems

New 'JukeBox' Series Brings 'Modern Take' On Chamber Music To ArtsRiot

Ben Cadwallader grew up in Vermont's classical music scene, both as a musician and as a patron. Since returning to Vermont from California to serve as the executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra a year ago, Cadwallader shows his passion for new and innovative programs that appeal to many audiences with the series, JukeBox, co-produced with local performance space, ArtsRiot in Burlington.

New 'JukeBox' Series Brings 'Modern Take' On Chamber Music To ArtsRiot

Composer Ben Cosgrove's Latest Work Reflects On The Motion Of Life At Sea

Composer and performer Ben Cosgrove writes music about natural landscapes he encounters as he drives around from place to place all over North America. But last fall, when he was the artist-at-sea onboard the Research Vessel Falkor with the Schmidt Ocean Institute, he found the only thing surrounding him was the endless ocean.

Composer Ben Cosgrove's Latest Work Reflects On The Motion Of Life At Sea

Author Howard Frank Mosher Awarded The 2017 Herb Lockwood Prize In The Arts

Just days before passing away, Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher accepted the 2017 Herb Lockwood Prize In The Arts at his home in Irasburg.

Author Howard Frank Mosher Awarded The 2017 Herb Lockwood Prize In The Arts

Burlington's New City Galerie Creates Pathways For Emerging Artists To Connect With Patrons

By day, Joseph Pensak is a Presbyterian minister and he also serves as the curator and director at the now four-year-old New City Galerie on Church Street in Burlington.

Burlington's New City Galerie Creates Pathways For Emerging Artists To Connect With Patrons

Burlington Artist Captures Intimate Look At Polar Bears In Their Natural Habitat

Burlington artist Sally Linder says she feels a deep connection to the natural world and expresses it through her works. The subject of her latest exhibit, titled "White Magnetism," is one that most of us will never see in their native environment: the polar bear.

Burlington Artist Captures Intimate Look At Polar Bears In Their Natural Habitat

Art Gallery Inside Montreal Homeless Shelter Brings 'Dignity And Respect' To Clients

The Old Brewery Mission in Montréal has a motto: "Voyez le fin de l'itinérance" or "See the end of homelessness." And since 2009, clients, visitors and volunteers can also see art.

Art Gallery Inside Montreal Homeless Shelter Brings 'Dignity And Respect' To Clients

Middlebury Author On His Mission To Share The 'Burdens Of The Holocaust'

Jack Mayer wears many hats: He is a pediatrician in Middlebury, a speaker with the Vermont Humanities Council, an instructor in pediatrics at the University of Vermont School of Medicine and a writer. But it's his role as a son and grandson of a family who fled World War II-era Germany and the Holocaust, he says, that has informed his latest book.

Middlebury Author On His Mission To Share The 'Burdens Of The Holocaust'

Brattleboro Incubator Space Helps Foster New England-Area Circus Arts

Elsie Smith and her identical twin sister, Serenity Smith Forchion, were seemingly born to fly. She and her sister began their careers in the circus arts at a young age and started teaching others early too.

Brattleboro Incubator Space Helps Foster New England-Area Circus Arts

Montpelier Writer Fay Webern Pens Book On Growing Up In Utopian Housing Community

In the opening chapter of her new book, Montpelier author Fay Webern reveals to the reader, in frank language, the devastating origins of her given name. And throughout the rest of the book's 42 chapters, the 89-year-old writer conjures up a clear picture of her family life and the warm, creative, resourceful people who resided alongside them in the Utopian housing community known as Lavanburg in 1920's New York City's Lower East Side.

Montpelier Writer Fay Webern Pens Book On Growing Up In Utopian Housing Community

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