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Dorset Players ’ One Act Festival
The Dorset Players ’ 19th Annual One Act Festival will run March 1 and 2 at 7:30pm and March 3 at 2pm at the Dorset Playhouse . Tickets are available at dorsetplayers . org or by calling 802-867-5777 . Five directors and 19 actors have come together to present this year ’ s plays . This year ’ s One Acts cover themes as diverse as a widow who is diving back into the dating pool , a theatre group that is experiencing difficulties , family responsibilities with the elderly , and a young man trapped in a twilight zone . Sponsors for the show are Express Copy and Kevin O ’ Toole , Attorney at Law .
Canal Street Art Gallery ’ s Spring Salon
The Spring Salon , an exhibition hung in the floor-to-ceiling salon style , is open to all artists of all levels to submit original artwork for exhibition . This is the 3rd edition of the Spring Salon , the show is open March 17 through June 3 .
Image submissions for the Spring Salon are due February 26 . Artists may submit one to three artworks . Submission is free . The exhibition fee is a sliding scale : $ 12 for one artwork , $ 24 for two artworks , $ 36 for three artworks . Artwork delivery is on March 6 . To submit , visit : canalstreetartgallery . com / call-for-entry-spring-salon . html
The Canal Street Art Gallery ’ s Spring Salon brings this classical way of showing art into the contemporary . The art show is inclusive of all art . The opportunity to exhibit is open to the public . The Spring Salon celebrates the abundance and diversity of art created by artists everyday . Artists of all career levels , experience , and with or without formal training , exhibit their artwork .
Canal Street Art Gallery is located at 23 Canal Street , in Historic Downtown Bellows Falls , VT , and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm . For more , visit : canalstreetartgallery . com , call Mike at 802-289-0104 , or email artinfo @ canalstreetartgallery . com .
Rockwell ’ s Models
When artist / illustrator Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington , VT from 1939 to 1953 , he invited his rural neighbors to model for his famous illustrations . Not only Vermont residents , but also folks from just across the border in Washington County , NY , including residents of Cambridge , Salem , and especially Shushan . This talk ( and its exhibition on the Library ’ s 2nd floor ) introduces us to several of these models and tells the story of the relationships with the artist , using family interviews , photographs , and Rockwell ’ s finished artwork . This free event hosted by the Folklife Center is on February 22 at 6:30pm at Crandall Public Library , 251 Glen St . in Glens Falls , NY . crandalllibrary . org
Comedy Night at Okemo Mountain
Please join us on February 24 at Okemo Mountain Resort ’ s Base 68 Cafe for the 20th Annual Comedy Night . Doors open at 7pm and the comedy starts at 7:30pm , featuring Raanan Hershberg . Hershberg has performed on the Tonight Show , the Late Late Show , and Comedy Central . Tickets are $ 40 for opening seating at this 18 + show . A cash bar will be available . okemo . com .
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The Vermont Prize
Four Vermont contemporary art organizations are teaming up for the third year in a row to award The Vermont Prize . Launched in 2022 , The Vermont Prize is a collaborative initiative of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center ( BMAC ), Burlington City Arts ( BCA ), the Hall Art Foundation , and The Current , intended to celebrate and support outstanding visual art being made in Vermont today . The Vermont Prize is awarded to one artist annually .
The winner of The Vermont Prize receives $ 5,000 , and their work is showcased and archived at vermontprize . org . The competition is open to individuals as well as collaborating artists currently living and working in Vermont . Artists working in any visual medium are welcome to apply . There is no application fee . The application deadline is March 31 . The winner will be selected on the basis of artistic excellence , regardless of career stage , and will be announced on June 30 .
The Vermont Prize is juried by one representative from each of the four partner organizations , plus a special guest juror . This year ’ s guest juror is Phong H . Bui , an artist , writer , independent curator , and Co-Founder and Publisher / Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail . The four other jurors are Maryse Brand , Director of the Hall Art Foundation , Heather Ferrell , Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts , Sarah Freeman , Director of Exhibitions at BMAC , and Rachel Moore , Executive Director of The Current . For more , visit vermontprize . org .

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