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Rachel Elizabeth Jones

Rachel Elizabeth Jones

Rachel is an arts staff writer at Seven Days. She writes from the intersections of art, visual culture and anthropology, and has contributed to The New Inquiry, The LA Review of Books and Artforum, among other publications.
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    • Eternal Winter: How Vermont Photographer "Snowflake" Bentley Got His Nickname
    • Eternal Winter: How Vermont Photographer "Snowflake" Bentley Got His Nickname

      Vermont is, of course, known for its snow. The white, fluffy stuff is beloved by skiers and landscape painters alike, each year turning the Green Mountain State into a winter wonderland. While we tend to think of snow in its accumulated form, one Vermonter made his name by getting very, very close to the singular crystals: Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley of Jericho, a 19th-century farmer-turned-photographer credited with the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike.

    • Rock On: Vermont Folk Rockers Are Sitting Pretty
    • Rock On: Vermont Folk Rockers Are Sitting Pretty

      In the showroom attached to Jim Geier's Starksboro woodshop is one of the first rocking chairs he ever made. It was built with construction materials salvaged from his job renovating houses, and its dark wood, earthy rope and solid silhouette betray its 1970s origins. But from these humble beginnings, Geier has refined his craft to build a formidable fine furniture business: Vermont Folk Rocker.

    • In Bloom: Garden-Themed Art Takes Root at Shelburne Museum
    • In Bloom: Garden-Themed Art Takes Root at Shelburne Museum

      Visitors from across the globe are drawn to Vermont for the vibrancy and stark contrasts of its four seasons. After a long, snowy winter, nothing beats watching the world come back to life, one brave dandelion and greening bud at a time. This year, Shelburne Museum — just seven miles south of downtown Burlington — celebrates the blooming of springtime with its exhibition "In the Garden."

    • Take Shelter: Burlington's Boutique Accommodations Are a Home Away From Home
    • Take Shelter: Burlington's Boutique Accommodations Are a Home Away From Home

      Burlington makes an ideal getaway any time of the year. As Vermont's biggest city, it offers the best of both worlds — rural intimacy and authenticity balanced with urban convenience, hustle and bustle. Visit in the winter, however, and you'll likely spend more time cozying up at your overnight accommodations. Warm blankets and warmer hospitality are fine antidotes to the cold weather.

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