Category Archives: Southern Vermont Arts and Living

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Artists as Vermonters, Vermonters as artists

Posted on Feb 15, 2013

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The author’s father, R. Lewis Teague, at work in his Vermont studio in 1959. (Hanson Carroll)

The author’s father, R. Lewis Teague, at work in his Vermont studio in 1959. (Hanson Carroll) Artists as Vermonters, Vermonters as artists Growing up in the state in ’50s and ’60s, a third-generation artist saw the inspiration and isolation that Vermont had on her father, a painter. In the intervening years, the environment here has become much more appealing for artists. And artists, in turn, have stimulated the economy and helped…

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A local photographer looks for the rich, warm detail of the wild horses living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

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As anyone with a pet and camera knows, photographing animals is an exercise in patience. Just need that one perfect shot…

When the subjects are wild horses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, that challenge is quadrupled. Just in getting near enough to get the shots, dealing with weather, tides, and the mood and trust of the herds, Dorset photographer Lisa Cueman has her work cut out for her.
 
But Cueman says she doesn’t see it just that way. For her, this photography is a labor of passion and love, and so she’ll wait to get that one shot in a thousand — and will keep returning to the Outer Banks again and again to photograph wild horses, whose
lineage traces back 500 years to the time of the first Spanish explorers….
 
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Nurturing the Arts: Dina Janis, Theater: Reaching for the stars

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Dina Janis, Theater: Reaching for the stars

By Allison Teague

Dorset, in Bennington County, has nurtured performance theater since 1927, when residents staged a three-act play, “39 East,” in the Town Hall. It was received with such great enthusiasm that it spun out the Dorset Players, and a legend was born.

SOVAL-02.feat.nurturing-janis.Dina_Janis_021_-_CopyTwo years later the community raised funds for a larger space, the Dorset Playhouse.

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Nurturing the Arts: Tony Conner, Visual Art: Painting out of this world, out in the world

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Tony Conner, Visual Art: Painting out of this world, out in the world

By Allison Teague

SOVAL-02.feat.nurturing-connor.PaintingOutdoors_smallLike many who take up the arts following a first career, Tony Conner needed only the right moment to act.

When downsizing loomed in 2003, this former AT&T account executive leaped at the chance to paint full-time.

He’s glad he did.

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NURTURING THE ARTS: LIISA KISSEL

Liisa Kissel, Music: Live performance as community

By Allison Teague

SOVAL-02.feat.nurturing-kissell.5112013_023It took the Grafton Music Festival only three years to rise to the status of go-to music festival, held in tandem with the annual visit of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks, itself a Grafton staple of the past 23 years.