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ART

Johnson: “Object Theatre”

Through Feb. 6.

Drawings, poetry, and modified objects by Swedish artist and poet, Clara Diesen. Diesen’s work is both whimsical and intimate; theatrical and tender pushing the boundaries of each genre and challenging the viewer to reflect on some of life’s most pressing, universal questions.

Minėmå Gallery, 2 Lower Main Street, Johnson.

minemagallery.com or (646) 519-1781.

Morristown: “Screentime”

Through Jan. 15.

River Arts’ upstairs gallery.

Group exhibition that is part of the “2020 Vision: Seeing the World through Technology” Vermont Curator’s Group project, a statewide curatorial focus reflecting on the concept of 2020 being seen in pop culture as shorthand for a distant, high-tech future. Artists were invited to consider the important ways in which technology has impacted their personal lives, the world and its potential for the future. Participating artists include Aryk Tomlinson, Robert Gold and James Secor.

74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. (802) 888-1261 or riverartsvt.org.

Stowe: “Looking Outward”

Through Feb. 28.

“Looking Outward” explores identity, connections, urgency. Group exhibition, featuring artists Trevor Corp, Robert Gold, Dominique Gustin, Rob Hitzig, Harlan Mack, and Sean Clute and Otto Muller of Rural Noise Ensemble, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Lane, by appointment. The exhibition includes outdoor sculpture and banners as well as two video installations and poetry viewable from the outdoors. In addition, mixed media works, photography and sculpture will be lit in the windows to view while visiting Spruce Peak.

To make an appointment to view the exhibition in a socially distanced setting, contact curator Kelly Holt at kholt@sprucepeakarts.org. Viewing from outdoors is welcome at any time.


MIXED MEDIA

Greensboro: Dawnland Storytelling - Traditional Abenaki Stories

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.

An hour of captivating tales with Anne Jennison, a New Hampshire-based Native American storyteller, historian, educator and craftsperson with both European and Abenaki heritage. $5 per household.

Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 802-533-2000, highlandartsvt.org.


MUSIC

Stowe: Ali McGuirk

Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

Blending classic soul power with folk songwriter lyricism, McGuirk has the rare ability to silence a room with just a few words of a song. $25 for in-person attendance, $15 for a live-stream ticket.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Lane, Stowe, sprucepeakarts.org.

Greensboro: An Evening with Jeff Daniels

Thursday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.

Award-winning actor, writer and musician Jeff Daniels crafts an intimate and entertaining evening in this live-streamed event. Featuring songs from his new album, “Alive and Well Enough.”

A Q&A follows. $20; $30 for families.

Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 802-533-2000, highlandartsvt.org.

Virtual: Mad River Chorale Virtual Holiday Concert

On the chorale’s website through January. 

Singers’ individual recordings masterfully put together by video engineer Tim Joy into a holiday show. Program consists of a number of seasonal favorites performed by choral members, together and in small ensembles, sing-along carols as well as the final group singing of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” 

Donations welcome.

madriverchorale.net.


 THEATER

South Burlington: “Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special” 

Through Jan. 20.

Original video musical program, streaming on demand, presented by Lyric Theatre Company. A cast of 100-plus brings to life this nostalgic yet modern variety show, packed full of holiday songs and original scenes with full costumes, scenery and special effects. Through the magic of film and technology, scenes and songs were recorded safely over a few months, adhering to all state of Vermont health regulations on capacity, distance and masking. “The show celebrates Lyric’s unwavering commitment to ring in the holiday the only way we know how: through song and dance and storytelling,” said producer and writer Serena Magnan O’Connell.

Rent video (48 hours): showtix4u.com/event-details/42467.


Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many events and activities have been canceled, postponed or transitioned to a digital format; but, as life begins a return to normalcy, we are bringing back the weekly calendar, which will detail both virtual and in-person events.

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Some of snowboarding’s women pioneers, including Laurie Asperas, Kelly Jo Legaz, Suzi Rueck and Eveline Schnorf, will share their stories and discuss their accomplishments in opening up snowboarding to girls and women around the globe in the next installment of the Vermont Ski & Snowboar…

Stowe Vibrancy is presenting a winter jazz brunch featuring the Vermont jazz trio of Remi Savard, Jeremy Hill and Peter Schmeeckle on several dates through March.

Author and essayist Jess Row offers a virtual reading and writing talk Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. as part of the Vermont Studio Center’s visiting writer program.

Rep. Katherine Sims, who represents the voters of Albany, Barton, Craftsbury, Glover, Greensboro, Sheffield and Wheelock will hold office hours on the second Sunday of each month from 3-4 p.m. on Zoom.

• Facebook Live Story Times — Tuesday mornings at 10:30 on the library’s Facebook page. Books, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities, followed by a craft instruction. Recommended for ages 5 and under, but open to all. Jan. 12: polar bears; Jan. 19: soup; and Jan. 26: Rosemary Wel…

Planning your 2021 garden? Reflecting on last year’s successes and failures? This is your chance to ask a local expert in organic vegetable growing all your gardening questions.

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Cesar Cornejo will discuss the relationship between art, architecture and society in a virtual artist talk at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

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Every first Saturday of the month a different member of the Blue Man Group will go live at noon, facebook.com/RiverArtsVT, to help folks get moving and get silly, presented by River Arts Music and Movement Live. More at riverarts.org.

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If you are a resident of Stowe and need help purchasing groceries, there is help available. Just fill out a confidential form at forms.gle/K7J8BwUdquiU8XVb6.

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Have you seen the glow that is lighting up Stowe’s village green? It’s the Tree of Lights, and every light — all 623 — express love, joy, and thankfulness for loved ones, health care professionals, essential workers, animals and the goodness that makes our communities better in so many ways.…

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In 2020, the Stowe Free Library circulated (checked out) 36,506 items. During the 7 months of curbside service, 1276 lists of requested items were processed, packaged and handed out to individuals on the front porch. The staff spent over 500 minutes, in-person or remotely, assisting patrons …

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