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Building the Barrette

Building the Barrette

Posted: March 16, 2018

A beautiful new arts center opened in the heart of White River Junction's downtown in 2015. The Barrette Center for the Arts houses an intimate 240 seat modified thrust performance space and has all the technical capabilities you would hope for. The backstage supports large and small cast productions with rehearsal space matched to the size of the stage used in performance. The lobby is fronted by an outdoor plaza and is enclosed by an inviting windowed street front. The building and spaces within the building have been designed to meet accessibility needs — including an assisted listening system in the theater itself. Managing Director Eric Bunge reported, "People tell us the Barrette Center for the Arts is their favorite place to see live theater. We couldn't ask for a better testimonial." Then, he told us more. Read More
Spread the News

Spread the News

Posted: January 17, 2018

If Bad News Fatigue Syndrome (BNFS) is real, we are all at risk. Every day we hear about forests burning, cities flooding, and hands reaching for scary buttons. This nonstop outpouring of concerning information can be overwhelming. If good news can serve as an antidote to BNFS, we are lucky to be in Vermont — a funky little state with abundant art. Creativity is considered an asset. Communities support artistic enterprises, and more and more children are reaping the benefits of arts in education. There is good news here. We need to hear it, and we need to share it. As Erin Narey from Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury enthused, “Good news? I am all about it.” Read More