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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Jul
11
2018

John Dunlap & Laura Markowitz • BCA Summer Concert Series

John Dunlap & Laura Markowitz • BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE City Hall Park Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.​

John Dunlop has been performing in the Northeast for over twenty-five years as Principal cellist with the Vermont Symphony, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera North, Vermont Mozart Festival, Vermont Virtuosi and the Green Mountain Opera Festival. He has performed as soloist with both the VSO and BCO, as well as many chamber music performances with notable area musicians. John is also the cellist with the fledgling new music ensemble TURN, which features many of the most interesting young composers of our time.

He studied under Richard Kapuscinski at Oberlin Conservatory and Bonnie Hampton at the San Francisco Conservatory and has played in master classes for Yo Yo Ma, Jerry Grossman, Steve Doane and others. John has also composed and recorded several award-winning film soundtracks for short films, including a documentary on childhood hunger in Vermont, where he called on his skills as a guitarist and bouzouki player in addition to the cello. He has played with Bernadette Peters, Lyle Lovett, Trey Anastasio, and
Phish. In addition to his teaching at Dartmouth, John teaches privately in Richmond, Vermont.

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Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon unless otherwise noted.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts for the full lineup.

Time: 7/11/18 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
9
2018
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Jul
13
2018

MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar

MakerCamp - Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
Description:

Beginner MakerCamp*
VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear
Shelburne, Vermont
for ages 9-13
Make a Cardboard Guitar
With MakeyMakeyⓇ and Scratch
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
July 9-13, 2018
Learn electronics and coding with – MaKey MaKeyⓇ and Scratch, with option to acquire items you may wish to continue working on at home.
Make a Guitar with MakeyMakeyⓇ: “...an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.”
Scratch is an open source coding language, developed at MIT MediaLab that “helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.”
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
$275 – $295
http://bit.ly/VTSTEAMspace
*NO PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

Time: 7/9/18 9:00am - 7/13/18 3:00pm
Location: VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne
Jun
29
2018
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Aug
5
2018

Nicole Czapinski: forever, a little ghost

Nicole Czapinski: forever, a little ghost
Description:

Nicole Czapinski explores illusions within perception, the complexity of consciousness, and is inspired by the invisible and unknown. By employing the simplest of materials, she examines aspects of awareness – from the interior elusiveness of consciousness to the enormity of an expanding universe. Her work is comprised of framed shapes “drawn” with colored thread that appear suspended in space.

For her Project Vermont presentation, the artist will activate her work by creating a series of frozen sculptures that will melt and refreeze in a continuous cycle throughout the duration of the show.

Nicole Czapinski will be the first artist to be featured as part of Project Vermont – a new series dedicated to experimentation by providing a setting for contemporary Vermont artists to push their artistic practice while creating new work. Presenting visual, performance, and interdisciplinary exploration from emerging to established artists, Project Vermont supports artists’ exploration of new ideas and challenges, enables innovation, and creates engagement between audience and artist.

Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free to the BCA Center.

Time: 6/29/18 6:00pm - 8/5/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
6
2018
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Aug
29
2018

BCA Summer Concert Series

BCA Summer Concert Series
Description:

Burlington City Arts' annual summer concert series presented by Burton & VSECU kicks off today in City Hall Park. All are welcome to enjoy the free performances. The series will take place from June 6 until August 29.

Each show begins at noon (unless otherwise noted) and is a great opportunity to meet up with friends or coworkers. Grab lunch on Church Street Marketplace then grab a spot in the park for great tunes. Each concert will also be live-streamed on Facebook (BTVCITYARTS) for those that can't attend.

This year's series is also sponsored by L.L. Bean and Seven Days with additional support from Church Street Marketplace.

Visit www.burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts to learn more about each artist.

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July Performances
July 6 • Birdcode
July 11 • John Dunlop and Laura Markowitz
July 13 • Moose Crossing
July 18 • Marty Morrissey and Robert Resnik
July 18 • 5:30 p.m. • Low Lily
July 20 • Marc Berger
July 25 • Hana Zara
July 27 • Andric Severance Xtet

August Performances
August 1 • Violet and Bell
August 3 • Just for Kicks
August 8 • Dana & Sue Robinson
August 10 • Derek Burkins Band
August 10 • 3 p.m. • Vermont Youth Orchestra
August 15 • The Dupont Brothers
August 15 • 5:30 p.m. • Francesca Blanchard • 6:30 • Binger
August 17 • Hokum Brothers
August 22 • Phil Henry Trio
August 24 • Chaque Fois
August 29 • Daddy Long Legs

Interested in performing next year? Contact Zach Williamson, Event and Production Manager, at zwilliamson@burlingtoncityarts.org.

Donations help keep events like the Summer Concert Series free. Those that would like to support BCA can make a donation by visiting www.burlingtoncityarts.org/donate.

About Burlington City Arts
Burlington City Arts is dedicated to connecting community to the arts through creation, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art. BCA offers exhibitions, special events, classes, workshops, and many other activities in Burlington.

Time: 7/6/18 12:00pm - 8/29/18 1:00pm
Location: City Hall Park, Burlington
Jun
29
2018
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Oct
7
2018

Crystal Wagner: Traverse

Crystal Wagner: Traverse
Description:

Multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling installations comprised of bursting colors and organic forms. Her two and three-dimensional work boasts bright neon hues consisting of distinctive, intricate circular patterns suggestive of the natural world. The artist employs a hybrid approach to printmaking and sculpture, in which she incorporates her screenprints with recycled consumer materials, such as disposable tablecloths, to create textural pieces that are as expansive as they are voluminous. Wagner will create an immense site-specific installation in BCA’s first-floor gallery that grows from floor to ceiling and emerges outside to meander across the exterior façade. This exhibition will be Wagner’s first to simultaneously incorporate interior and exterior space within one work.

Crystal Wagner: Traverse is presented by Leunig's.

Check website for operating hours. Admission is always free at the BCA Center.

Time: 6/29/18 6:00pm - 10/7/18 5:00pm
Location: 135 Church Street, Burlington
Jul
11
2018
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Nov
14
2018

Wednesday Story Time at Phoenix Books Essex

Wednesday Story Time at Phoenix Books Essex
Description:

Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week, we'll choose a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite to read aloud together. See you there!

Time: 7/11/18 10:00am - 11/14/18 10:30am
Location: Phoenix Books Essex (2 Carmichael St), Essex