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Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Sep
14
2020
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Sep
19
2020

Stone Carving for Beginners

Stone Carving for Beginners

Stone Carving for Beginners
Stone carving is a fun skill anyone can learn in this 6 day workshop. Instruction will include use of a basic set of tools and a variety of stone carving techniques. There will be demonstrations of every phase of the process and each participant will have personal attention. We will be carving a mortar for a mortar and pestle from a block of limestone. This is a traditional lesson used in professional studios to train beginning stone carvers. Everyone will have the choice to create their own design and surface finish. One block of limestone is included in the fee for the workshop. Each participant should have their own tools and we can supply a tool kit at cost or suggest a list of tool suppliers.

Each day of the class will run 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with a one hour break from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

IMPORTANT: Safety is a priority! Participants must be at least 16 years old. Everyone must have eye protection (safety glasses) and no open toe shoes allowed. Work shoes or boots are advised. Tool list: 1 stone carving hammer – 1 point – 1 cape chisel – 1 tooth chisel (four or five teeth) – 1 flat chisel (1/2 in. width) Additional tools may be added depending on individual design and finish.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Fred X Brownstein creates contemporary figurative sculpture in marble and bronze. Fred was born in 1946 in Greenville, Mississippi and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1970 from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California. In 1971 Fred was an Artist in Residence at the Karolyi Foundation in Vence, France, where he began carving marble and exhibiting his sculpture. Fred married Stella Ehrich in 1974 and the following year the couple moved to Italy where they lived for sixteen years until 1991. In Italy, Fred worked for eight months at Henraux in Querceta and then was accepted as an apprentice at the sculpture studio of Enzo Pasquini where he trained for four years. From 1980-1984 Fred studied figure drawing with the Signorina Nerina Simi in Florence. Fred exhibited with the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York from 1986 -1992. He has completed 12 public sculpture commissions since 1985 and his work is included in private collections in Italy, Canada and the U.S. He has won awards from the National Sculpture Society and the Salamagundi Club in New York as well as national competitions for public sculpture in the U.S. Fred was an adjunct professor at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Connecticut and has lectured at many colleges and museums including the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, Alfred University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Williams College, among others. He is a fellow member of the National Sculpture Society and a professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild. Fred lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

Members: $320 (plus tools – buy on your own, or order when you purchase your ticket)

Not-Yet-Members: $350 (plus tools – buy on your own, or order when you purchase your ticket)

Become a Member TODAY!

Please register by September 7th.

This class requires a 6 person minimum and registrants will be sent a payment link once the minimum is met. All registrants will be notified if the workshop will not run by September 8th.

9/14/20 9:00am - 9/19/20 4:00pm

75 Main Street, Bennington

Aug
28
2020
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Sep
26
2020

Into the Woods, Into the Deep: Works by Margaret Dwyer

Into the Woods, Into the Deep: Works by Margaret Dwyer

A solo show of paintings by Margaret Dwyer. We will be exhibiting the body of work she has created during her Artist-In-Residencies at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in 2019 and 2020. As well as new work created during the pandemic shutdown. The juxtaposition of the Park-themed works with her Pandemic-inspired pieces provide a remarkable, personal statement about life before-and-after the onset of the coronavirus.

Opening Reception Friday, August 28th at 5:30pm. Limited Capacity. Please RSVP to exhibits@artistreevt.org

8/28/20 5:30pm - 9/26/20 5:00pm

Artistree Community Gallery, South Pomfret

Aug
28
2020
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Sep
26
2020

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)

Into the Woods. Into the Deep (from the park through the pandemic)
August 28th - September 26th
A solo show of paintings by Margaret Dwyer. We will be exhibiting the body of work she has created during her Artist-In-Residencies at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in 2019 and 2020.

As well as new work created during the pandemic shutdown. The juxtaposition of the Park-themed works with her Pandemic-inspired pieces provide a remarkable, personal statement about life before-and-after the onset of the coronavirus.

8/28/20 11:00am - 9/26/20 5:00pm

Artistree Community arts center & gallery, South Pomfret

Aug
31
2020
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Sep
26
2020

2020 Online Art Auction

2020 Online Art Auction

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents its annual Online Art Auction fundraiser. For this year’s auction the gallery is pleased to feature original artworks by Mary and Alden Bryan. Alden Bryan founded Bryan Memorial Gallery in 1984 in memory of his wife, the artist Mary Bryan.

Bidding is done entirely online. To view the auction and find out more about this rare opportunity and exciting event, visit to www.bryangallery.org/auction for more information

The auction opens for online viewing on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Bidding begins on Monday, September 14, 2020
Bidding closes on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6 pm eastern.

8/31/20 11:00am - 9/26/20 6:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
1
2020
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Sep
27
2020

In-Sight Photography: 22nd Annual Auction

In-Sight Photography: 22nd Annual Auction

For the last two decades, In-Sight Photography Project has hosted work donated by artists from around the world who are passionate about photography and its power to encourage personal change. By bidding in In-Sight’s 22nd Annual Auction, you help ensure access to safe and welcoming arts programming where students are encouraged to engage with mentors, ask questions, express themselves, and make positive choices.

This year In-Sight will be splitting 60% of the proceeds between two organizations, YouthFX and The Roots Social Justice Center, and the remaining 40% of the Auction proceeds will go to In-Sight’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Online, Statewide

Jul
30
2020
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Sep
30
2020

Valley Arts Presents: Spring Mix, a Digital Art Exhibit

Valley Arts Presents: Spring Mix, a Digital Art Exhibit

Valley Arts presents “Spring Mix,” an online art exhibit promoting the art and craft talents of the members of Valley Arts, based in Waitsfield. The show features both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works including paintings, photography, pottery, fabric arts, and glass. The online show also features randomly selected paintings from the entries for the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition canceled due to COVID-19.

To purchase any of the work or for more information: info@valleyartsvt.com or 802-496-6682

7/30/20 9:00am - 9/30/20 5:00pm

Online, Waitsfield

Aug
1
2020
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Sep
30
2020

Accents

Accents

Jacob Jackmauh presents a virtual exhibition of recent sculptures. Limited in-person viewings are available by appointment only.

84 Central Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT, Saint Johnsbury

Sep
2
2020
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Sep
30
2020

Rutland Art Ramble

Rutland Art Ramble

Residents and visitors to Rutland may notice a new series of “Rutland Art Ramble” signs on windows along the streets of our familiar city. The signs point to art exhibitions throughout the city, designed to enliven, challenge and entertain.

“’Rutland Art Ramble’” is a collaboration between organizations dedicated to fostering the arts and artists throughout the Rutland region. Many downtown business owners have lent store windows, so anyone walking in the city will be able to enjoy a wide variety of works including sculpture, painting, video and installation.

Rutland Art Ramble is confirmation of the fact that, although we may be facing hardship, our city is as vital as ever. During this period of social distancing, anxiety and upheaval is when we need art most. ‘Rutland Art Ramble’ brings art to the streets, where we can all enjoy it.

Rutland Art Ramble organizers think of it as an outdoor museum, offering a new venue for art and design that highlights the extraordinary talent and tenacity of the organizations and artists who are our community partners, neighbors and friends: the Carving Studio, Castleton U. Bank Gallery, the Chaffee Art Center, The MINT, Stone Valley Arts, Vermont Creative Network* and 77ART. The exhibitions will remain in place through September.

Downtown Rutland, Rutland

Aug
22
2020
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Oct
4
2020

Matthew Lerman's Solo Exhibition : Painting Nature with Photography

Matthew Lerman's Solo Exhibition : Painting Nature with Photography

Matthew's photography attempts to portray a bit of the natural beauty in our environment -- so that others may be inspired to love the land and appreciate the importance of preserving the health of our biosphere. Moreover, he loves showing the attractive side of life---making a rusty Mack Truck look cool or resurrecting a dying leaf as a beacon of everlasting beauty.

Matthew Lerman is a photographer with a strong and focused mission: to teach the viewer, through his or her visual sense, to see the myriad of intricate connections within the biosphere, and, thus, to love and protect the natural wonders of our land. Matthew Paul Lerman -- author and former professor of biology, marine ecology, and oceanography – is now a full-time photographer. He has dedicated his life to exploring nature and helping others see the beauty and splendor surrounding us.
To view of Matthew’s work, please visit his website at https://www.lermanphotography.net/.

The the exhibit consists of photographs printed on aluminum. All my pictures can be printed in an assortment of sizes and surfaces (glossy or satin). If a person wants a particular size and surface, send me a note and I will determine the retail price. For example, Aluminum prints 24” x 36” ($850), 20” x 30” ($700), and 16” x 24” ($655)
II. My metal prints: aluminum sublimation images have a back frame. These pictures are guaranteed not to fade and can be cleaned with a soft sponge and mild soap.

8/22/20 3:00pm - 10/4/20 4:00pm

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Sep
8
2020
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Oct
6
2020

WRIF PRESENTS: RACE & U.S. ELECTIONS: FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

WRIF PRESENTS: RACE & U.S. ELECTIONS: FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Please go to www.wrif.org to register for the following two (2) FREE live panel discussions on September 22 and October 6 and to watch four (4) FREE documentary film screenings addressing race, representation, and voter suppression in the U.S. democracy "at its most vulnerable point." Watch the films on demand and then join the live remote panel discussions online! Interact with filmmakers, elected officials and candidates, activists, scholars and journalists in panel discussions moderated by Dartmouth College professors Matthew Delmont and Michael Herron about issues raised by the films and paths to action.

FREE documentary films available Sept. 8 to Sept. 22 (panel discussion on Sept. 22 @ 7:30pm):

"John Lewis: Good Trouble": This documentary film tells the story of Congressman John Lewis, an American hero who spent his life fighting for voting rights and racial justice.

"Time for Ilhan": This documentary tells the story of a young, hijab-wearing mother of three as she takes on two formidable opponents in a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature.

Join the "Obstacles and Paths to Expanding Representation" panel discussion on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm! The panel will be held remotely online via Zoom with the following persons:

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman, VT At-large District
Kiah Morris, Movement Politics Director, Rights & Democracy VT
Kesha Ram, Candidate for VT State Senate
Quinton Law, Campaign Staffer & Constituent Advocate for Sen. Corey Booker
Matthew Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Prof. of History, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator
Michael Herron, Remsen 1943 Prof. of Government, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator


FREE documentary films available Sept. 22 to Oct. 6 (panel discussion on Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm):

"Slay the Dragon": A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy.

"Capturing the Flag": In 2016, voter protection volunteers travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina, where they learn their skills at the polls are no match for insidious modern-day voter suppression. How will they continue in the fight for democracy's most sacred promise to its citizens: the right to vote?

Join the "Voter Suppression & Action to Protect the Vote" panel discussion on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30pm! The panel will be held remotely online via Zoom with the following persons:

Laverne Berry, Lawyer and Producer, "Capturing the Flag"
Anne De Mare, Director and Producer, "Capturing the Flag"
Othniel Harris, Regional Voter Protection Director, NC Democratic Party
David Daley, Author, "Ratf**ked, Why Your Vote Doesn't Count"
Rebecca Green, Prof. of Law, William & Mary; Co-Founder, Revive My Vote (VA)
Matthew Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Prof. of History, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator
Michael Herron, Remsen 1943 Prof. of Government, Dartmouth College; Panel Moderator


Presented by WRIF White River Indie Films, Inc.
501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Registration: www.wrif.org
Questions: info@wrif.org
White River Indie Films Board of Directors

9/8/20 12:00am - 10/6/20 8:30pm

Online, White River Junction

Sep
15
2020
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Oct
6
2020

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Virtual Class – Hollywood In Black And White: Four Key Genre Classics, With Elliot Lavine

Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Tuesdays, September 15 – October 6
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost:
SVAC member, registering for this class only – $160
SVAC member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $145
Non-member, registering for this course only – $185
Non-member, also registering for “Hollywood in Black and White” – $165
Join an award-winning filmmaker to discover the hidden rewards in these movies. This class is companion to “Drawing Film Stills,” which runs concurrently. Discounted registration is available to students who enroll in both courses.

No comprehensive survey of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 50s would be complete without a thorough immersion into the revelatory world of the black & white genre film. This intensive four-week excursion into that realm will highlight a quartet of stimulating films that offer many hidden rewards when viewed with an eye toward critical analysis. The four films in this class represent high-water marks with respect to genre filmmaking.

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946), John Ford’s magnificent western, a mythologizing retelling of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is a masterful blend of historical fact and gun-blazing fiction. The film stars Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, and Walter Brennan and the spectacular location photography is by Joe MacDonald, one of the most celebrated cinematographers of the time. This film goes well beyond its immeasurable cult status as a top western; it’s a major slice of Americana.

KISS ME DEADLY (1955) provides us with one of film noir’s most notoriously ambitious creations: director Robert Aldrich’s hyperkinetic adaptation of Mickey Spillaine’s violent private detective novel. But Aldrich and his ace cinematographer Ernst Laszlo had much more on their minds than the simple telling of a tough-as-nails detective tale, marking this film as one of the most subversive of the 50s. Ralph Meeker, Cloris Leachman, Albert Dekker and an amazing cast of supporting players all contribute to the mesmerizing ambient of this classic noir.

THE LADY AND THE MONSTER (1944)
This out-and-out, unrepentant B movie has emerged as one of the most memorable of its type: the exotic and intoxicating low-budget horror film. Based on an already well-known novel, Donovan’s Brain by Curt Siodmak, this wildly expressionistic oddity was photographed by the legendary cinematographer John Alton, who gives it a wholly unique look and feel. What could have been a simple-minded, implausible tale somehow becomes a small cinematic miracle in his capable hands.

INTRUDER IN THE DUST (1949)
The “social issue” film became a bona fide genre by the end of World War II, with a whole cluster of potent, socially relevant films crowding their way into movie theaters. This film, taken from a William Faulkner novel, is a powerful tale of racial injustice in a small Mississippi town. A black man is accused of murder and no one seems willing to defend him. Directed with a firm but sensitive hand by Clarence Brown and photographed by the estimable Robert Surtees, this is a film that will reverberate long after its viewed.

Links to each of these films will be provided by the instructor as well as a detailed set of links to reviews, essays, and other video clips in order to further enhance the experience of this class. Everyone will have at least six days to watch and absorb the material each week before congregating via ZOOM on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (EDT), September 15 – October 6.

The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available for teens. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-362-1405.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Elliot Lavine has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line. Previously Lavine had acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir.

9/15/20 7:00pm - 10/6/20 8:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Sep
4
2020
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Oct
10
2020

'Home Ground' paintings by Susan Abbott

'Home Ground' paintings by Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott treasures the depth and value of aged places and architecture with austere light. In this series for ‘Home Ground’ each painting includes a structure or dwelling with a curious edge. They offer a feeling of endurance through the changes of season, storms, and wear. They portray the stability and tenacity necessary to keep a shelter feeling like home.


As Abbott states, “ . . . we carry a need for home deep within us. Whether we live in a beach cottage or farmhouse, in a rented room in the city, or a clapboard cape on a dirt road, now more than ever home is our refuge in an uncertain world.”

9/4/20 10:00am - 10/10/20 4:00pm

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd, Shelburne

Jun
27
2020
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Oct
18
2020

Triad 2020: Art During Covid 19

Triad 2020: Art During Covid 19

Large scale new paintings by career artists Patrick Dunfey, Pam Glick, and Richard Jacobs. Order and disorder, chaos and structure, work and play. What will happen and when? Thought and intuition the great rivalry.

Gallery open anytime by appointment only call or text 802-777-2713; grounds only open Sat/Sun 12-5

6/27/20 12:00pm - 10/18/20 5:00pm

Bundy Modern, Waitsfield

Sep
1
2020
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Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Sep
15
2020
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Oct
30
2020

Rock Solid XX

Rock Solid XX

In the Main Floor Gallery:
Rock Solid XX – This annual stone sculpture exhibit, since 2000, showcases stone sculptures and assemblages by area artists and other work that depicts the beautiful qualities of stone. Additionally, take the Art Stroll around downtown, historic Barre and view a variety of sculptures created from granite. For info: studioplacearts.com and click on “Art Stroll.”

Visit studioplacearts.com for more details or call 802-479-7069

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed: Vermont Edition 2020

Exposed, Helen Day Art Center’s annual beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition, will be on display throughout the town of Stowe for a special Vermont Edition this year to support artists around the state.

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Aug
5
2020
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Oct
31
2020

This Amazing World

This Amazing World

Two dozen photographs by local artist John Snell showing his love for the natural world, much of it right in Central Vermont. The gallery is in the lobby of the hospital and is open to all.

Central Vermont Medical Center Art Gallery, Montpelier

Sep
10
2020
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Nov
8
2020

Let Us Introduce You

Let Us Introduce You

Bryan Memorial Gallery presents LET US INTRODUCE YOU, an exhibition of paintings from five artists who are established in other parts of the state, but not known to our gallery, including Charlie Hunter, Jacob Aguiar, Mary Schwartz, Daryl Storrs, and Karen Bruson.

This exhibition will be shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Middle Room Gallery.

9/10/20 11:00am - 11/8/20 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
10
2020
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Nov
8
2020

Land and Light and Water and Air 2020 Exhibition

Land and Light and Water and Air 2020 Exhibition

Bryan Memorial Gallery is pleased to present its annual signature exhibition LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR, featuring traditional American landscape paintings by over 50 artists, shown in Bryan Memorial Gallery’s Main Gallery.

LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR carries on the tradition of artists who have come to Vermont to paint for over 100 years. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday, September 10, 202 and concludes on Sunday, November 8, 2020.

There will not be an artist roundtable or a reception and awards ceremony this year. Instead prizes, including the Alden Bryan Medal and the Charles Movalli Medal, will be announced online on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

9/10/20 11:00am - 11/8/20 4:00pm

Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville

Sep
15
2020
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Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Jul
17
2020
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Aug
31
2021

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art

Reflections: The Angler and Nature in Art is a journey from the nineteenth century to the present day featuring evolving depictions of anglers in their natural habitat paired with artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection. The exhibit showcases a selection from the recently donated Trophy Art Collection, which is arguably the most significant collection of angling art available to the public in the United States.

The Museum is open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday (June 1 - October 31) and Tuesday - Saturday (November 1 - May 31)

7/17/20 10:00am - 8/31/21 4:00pm

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester

Sep
9
2020
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Sep
9
2030

Dev Sarkar Music

Dev Sarkar Music

When your lyrics tell a story while maintaining a sense of wonder, it simply creates magic. Want to try an honest performance? Have ambition regarding great quality of music? Ever watched to master an instrument and play like the time is stuck? Enthralled by an amusing voice that left you tongue-tied? Here is your one-stop solution, join/subscribe for free.

9/9/20 9:00am - 9/9/30 10:00pm

Online, Outside Vermont