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Re: “Photographer-Cartoonist James Valastro Has a Yen for Hens

James Valastro's hens are talented, well-read, and well-traveled, with a great touch of whimsy. Their kindness and humor (along with James') reflect the best of Vermont's artists (and chickens).

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RZS on 04/04/2019 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Foam Brewers Celebrate Expansion With an Evanescent Mural Project

I always thought of Foam as a bad fit there. I'm not sure the surrounding quiet businesses appreciate the loud atmosphere, overwhelming smell of brewing beer, and Foam patrons taking up all of the parking a good fit either.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 03/21/2019 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Photographer Megan Humphrey Documents Burlington's Most Diverse Hood

Yay Megan! I'm sure none of us truly know how much she does for not just the Old North End, but for her entire network of friends and neighbors. If you have the pleasure of knowing Megan, you know how brightly she shines :)

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Laura Hale on 03/08/2019 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Vermont Quilters Reinvigorate Traditional Craft

Sewing, quilting, fiber arts is about keeping the self reliant, and homespun nature of American life - quickly being lost to foreign nations, robots, and too little leisure time. The cultural loss is enormous! Just imagine!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pat Ro on 12/13/2018 at 9:10 PM

Re: “UVM Alum Creates Free Online Website for Aspiring Artists

Thanks, Oracle - we've fixed that tag.

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 11/23/2018 at 9:18 AM

Re: “UVM Alum Creates Free Online Website for Aspiring Artists

I hope it stays focused on actual art and doesn't get flooded with crap like Etsy has.

P.S. One of the tags for this story says "Art Marekting".

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by The Oracle on 11/22/2018 at 9:05 AM

Re: “'For Freedoms' Activist Art Initiative Comes to Vermont

This is too funny. "...questions of American identity, freedom and fascism are roiling." More lefty claptrap.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by G Chesterton on 10/03/2018 at 7:16 AM

Re: “'For Freedoms' Activist Art Initiative Comes to Vermont

This is too goofy for words! "...questions of American identity, freedom and fascism." LOL. More lefty claptrap.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by G Chesterton on 10/03/2018 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Sculptor Jim Sardonis to Create 'Whale Dance' for Randolph

Can we request cow dance, please? Seriously. This is not wanted by the community and it is unfortunate we are back here.

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Posted by Robin Palmer on 08/13/2018 at 7:25 AM

Re: “St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Celebrates the Return of Its Bierstadt

Diane--the Athenaeum canceled that event this week, after our article published. We deleted it from our calendar but it remained in the article. Sorry about that, and I hope you still get up there to see this remarkable painting!

Posted by Pamela Polston on 08/12/2018 at 7:53 AM

Re: “St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Celebrates the Return of Its Bierstadt

Was so excited to go the celebration for the return of The Domes of the Yosemite per the article -at 7pm at the Athenaeum but there wasnt any and it of course was closed. Major disappointment. Long drive but will try again. I know it will be worth it. Fake news Tom Slayton?

Posted by Diane Gildea on 08/10/2018 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Sculptor Jim Sardonis to Create 'Whale Dance' for Randolph

Don't worry in time Burlington will steal these ones too

Posted by Shawn Morgan on 08/10/2018 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Sculptor Jim Sardonis to Create 'Whale Dance' for Randolph

Couldn't come up with anything besides another pair of whale tails? I love the originals, but this seems kind of easy...

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Posted by deepinvt on 08/08/2018 at 9:41 PM

Re: “St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Celebrates the Return of Its Bierstadt

Terrific News ! Bierstadt's "Domes" is absolutely epic ! Standing in the middle of the galley takes you back to a time of new discoveries in this country ! A experience well worth the trip to St. Johnsbury, in fact the Athenaeium itself is a historic treasure worth exploring - come early and plan to spend time on your adventure !

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brooke Paige on 08/03/2018 at 9:55 PM

Re: “St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Celebrates the Return of Its Bierstadt

If you've never seen this work of art, do yourself a favor and visit the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. This particular work by Bierstadt has the power to raise the hair on the back of your neck and give you chills. The good kind of chills. Better yet, go out west and actually witness the scene, and others like it in the American West. Our public lands, Yosemite included, are under threat from many angles. Some fools actually think it's a good idea to give them away to business interests. Who knows how much longer we'll be able to witness transcendent sites like the one depicted in The Domes of the Yosemite (fires now made worse by global warming have currently closed the park, as I'm sure you know). Go see the Bierstadt by all means. But remember one thing. The greatest rewards accrue to those who take the time and effort to get out into the backcountry of the west. Where you'll find a Bierstadt around every bend.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tim Hogeboom on 08/02/2018 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

Too many people with too much time on their hands .

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 08/01/2018 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

Burlington schools are 35% students of color, and school groups regularly come to visit that mural. There they see all manner of people celebrated - historical figures, current city leaders, the Hot Dog Lady - but only 4 people of color, according to Pierre Hardy's notes, of which, only one (Alexander Twilight) is named on the mural. Imagine what that does, to a young child of color, to see barely anyone that looks like them up on the mural. Imagine being a black girl and seeing the only black woman as an anonymous entertainer? Imagine being a child of color who sees none of the people of color who have made a difference in their community represented? None of the leaders of color who have made a difference to them. There's a clear message in their absence - they don't matter.

If your family is like mine, you've been listening to Hamilton, the musical, for a solid year. You may find yourself forgetting that the original characters inventing our country were all white men. I was struck by Daveed Diggs, one of the Hamilton stars, saying that if he had seen Hamilton as a child, it would have changed his life. Representation matters.

6 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 07/31/2018 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

I hope this lame mural outlives every one of these annoying complainers.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by I give up on 07/31/2018 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

I think there was a great disservice to the rich arts community in Burlington and surrounding areas. why was a canadian given this opportunity and not a resident?

8 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by smartsyartsy on 07/27/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Artist Weighs In on Burlington Mural Controversy

This is an artists vision and art and was meant as a decorative and playful creation, a sort of Wheres Waldo if you will....as a non-Christian in Vermont, I could make the same argument of racism, etc. upon seeing a Christmas tree on the Marketplace...of an example of Christian supremacy, but I see it for what it is, and know that it brings joy to those that see it, even as it brings some discomfort to me. All this outrage and wasted energy should be directed at what is happening in our country now, such as the separation of children from their families and the rampant gun violence against people of color And those who are not......I know that I will be attacked for my white privilege but honestly, get out there and protest and work for something that will make a difference in someones life.....

21 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by David Cohen on 07/27/2018 at 2:26 PM

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