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Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out

Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out Vermont Arts 2018

Dublin Irish Dancers – Stepping Out
Irish dance and music choreographed by a former star of Riverdance
Tickets: $54, $44, $34, $24, $15 (students $15)

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Direct from Dublin, Ireland -- a dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist.

Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

The evening’s program, Stepping Out, provides an extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish Culture. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine, in kitchens, barns and fields. As the Great Hunger closes in, the people look west, across the ocean, to New York City.

Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music, and showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of traditional Irish music and dance.


"The story of Immigration makes up the very fabric of what it means to be Irish. As a Dublin-born Irish dancer I now reside in the United States and as a result I am part of this continuing immigrant story. Tradition does not survive without change and the evolution of Irish dance is in no small way a consequence of the many diverse influences it encountered as it travelled.“

“Dublin Irish Dance traces the emotive story of the immigrant Irish people as they crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a new and better life. The Irish had little in their pockets as they entered Ellis Island. In fact, for many, the only possessions they had were the clothes on their backs. But what they did bring with them in abundance was years of tradition. And it is this tradition of music, song and dance that united a downtrodden people and uplifted their hearts and minds as they began to establish themselves in their new home.“

“Over the years, these traditions have been embraced and revered by millions of enthusiasts throughout America and across the globe. Dublin Irish Dance takes you on a journey and demonstrates just why these indigenous art forms have melted hearts from the fireside kitchens of Ireland to the greatest auditoria of the world." -Anthony Fallon, Choreographer, Former Principal Dancer of Riverdance. Four-Time Irish Dance, World Champion.

Time: 3/8/18 7:00pm
Location: Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center
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Art Play

Art Play Vermont Arts 2018

Age 1-4, with an adult
Thursdays, excluding school holidays

$5 per child

This experiential, process-based art time for toddlers ignites your child’s imagination with self-directed art activities. We supply the creation stations. You supply the fun!

Time: 2/8/18 10:00am - 6/7/18 11:00am
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
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Vermont Landscapes

Vermont Landscapes Vermont Arts 2018

Vermont Landscapes, a selection of paintings of Vermont, is installed in the public spaces of Lamoille County Courthouse through June 30. Organized by Bryan Memorial Gallery, the exhibition includes oils, watercolors, monoprints, pastels, and acrylics. The Courthouse is open to guests, except between noon and 12:30. There is no charge for this exhibit. Image is from a watercolor by Vladimir Vagin.

Time: 2/27/18 8:00am - 6/30/18 4:30pm
Location: Lamoille County Courthouse, Hyde Park
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Dreamcatcher Vermont Arts 2018

A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center. Located in the Spruce Peak Village Center, outside Spa Entrance. Open to the public all hours.

Time: 12/22/17 12:00am - 9/30/18 12:00am
Location: Spruce Peak Village Center, Stowe
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Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham

Roots - Paintings by TJ Cunningham Vermont Arts 2018

Solo Exhibition-
Roots: Paintings by TJ Cunningham

151 Main Street • Stowe, Vermont • 802.760.6785 Contact: Kelly Holt ​
On view: December 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018

Edgewater Gallery in Stowe announces a welcoming home, solo exhibition by TJ Cunningham aptly titled, ​Roots. T​he exhibition will be on view from December 1st through January 11th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. There will be an artist talk at 6pm.

Cunningham inspires with his thought provoking landscapes of his native home, Addison, Vermont. Cunningham recently reflected on his upbringing in Vermont, and the powerful feelings of place as it relates to his art:

"One of my earliest, childhood memories is of an evening walk in November as woodsmoke wafted from the chimneys of my boyhood town. I remember the sharp feeling of cold air in my nostrils accompanied by the gentle smell of Vermont’s long heating season...The scent of woodsmoke always conjures those feelings of contented peace...More and more when I paint the landscape, I am searching for a similar experience; however, unlike smell, painting is an abstract language with a series of shapes, colors, and textures that together bring meaning... These are the places that mean the most to me; they are the scenes that evoke all of the joy and longing connected to my thoughts of home. They are my roots."

Known for his depth and layering of oil colors, majestic Vermont skyscapes, stretching farmlands, and meandering river waters, Cunningham once again delivers the scenes we recognize as the quietude of true homeland in this exhibition. Cunningham received his formal training at Pensacola Christian College. He enjoys connecting with living artists in his travels, whose techniques he studies and whose work Cunningham follows and admires. The artist works directly in the landscape and from plein air studies in his studio in Tennessee. He teaches plein air painting workshops in several locations across the United States. Cunningham’s work is exhibited and collected nationwide, as well as in Europe.

For further information on ​Roots​, please call Edgewater Gallery in Stowe at 802.760.6785, email, or visit

Location: Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Stowe