Music, Thursday Feb. 5, St. Albans

Someone left a poster at my door this week for a PoJAZZ event going on at Chow! Bella next Thursday, February 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. There wasn't a website on the poster (Tsk, Tsk) but a quick google search led me to some more information. According to the Johnson State College website, it's a JSC sponsored group that "showcases the best of Northern New England's jazz musicians and poets in a cabaret format." If you'd like to hear their sound there are some clips that you can listen to. Sounds interesting!

If you have an arts event that you would like me to post, just email me at staartgallery@gmail.com!


Artist Opportunity - NMC

I want to start publishing information on public art opportunities around town so that artists know what places are available for them to show. There's probably more places out there than you think! Hopefully this will be a useful tool for artists looking for ways to get their work out there.

The first space that I'll mention is the art wall up at Northwestern Medical Center. There are actually two different spots available for display, one run by Volunteer Services Manager Dolly MacNeil and the other managed by Linda Brunelle.

MacNeil's wall has been around for 15 years and provides space for up to 10 pieces of any size in a high-traffic hallway of the hospital. Art is hung on a monthly rotation. There is no cost to exhibit and while you can't display the pieces' prices, they can be sold through MacNeil who needs an inventory and price list from the artist. You can display tags with your name and phone number.

Brunelle's wall is a new addition and is located closer to patient rooms so that they and their guests can see the work. I don't have many details yet about the policies for this wall so one would have to check in with Linda for further information for now.

Both walls have been featured in the past in the St. Albans Messenger as well as the hospital's own publications. If you're looking for a space that gets lots of exposure, then this is the place.

For further information, contact Dolly MacNeil 802-524-1055.


New! New! New!

With the start of our winter term here at Staart, there are a few new things to announce.

First we have a few new artists including Linda Wirts, John Cronin and Phoenix Levy. We also have new work by several of our returning artists, so there is plenty of fresh stuff on the walls! Our returning artists include Deborah Benoit, David Juaire, Ellen Powell, Jane Bower, Clair Dunn, Harald Aksdal, Scott Staples, Mary Ann Godin, Barbara Hamm, Kimberlee Forney, and Karen Day Vath. Plus we still have beautiful jewelry by Kelly Duprat and Cynthia Booth.

We also have new hours now so stop by anytime Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. We are now closed on Sundays and Mondays, but have added lots more weekday hours!


Yet Another Wasted Evening with Leon Thompson

Swanton, VT, native and St. Albans, VT, author Leon Thompson will read from
his books "Good Junk" and "dork. - another look at my junk," which are
collections of (mostly) humor columns that Leon has written during 13
freakin' years of journalism.

Date: Friday, Feb. 13
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Place: The STAART Gallery, Main Street, St. Albans City

Leon also plans to preview piss-in-your-pants material from his upcoming
book, tentatively titled "Not Too Awful Bad: A Storyteller's Guide to
Vermont," due out in fall 2009, from Islandport Press in Yarmouth, ME.

(Sorry, gang, no refreshments this time. Lube up beforehand, and let's party
somewhere afterward!)