Past Events

  • Friday, June 08 at 11:30 am

    Mayor Miro Weinberger will officially welcome us to town, with the requisite scissors and ribbon!

  • Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 pm to at 3:00 pm

    Learn about Chinese calligraphy and watercolor painting with Lucia Chiu!

    Lucia was born in China.  She started learning Chinese calligraphy from her father at an early age.  With the early good brush skill training, she later learned Chinese traditional painting from other artists.  The fundamental component of Chinese paintings is the line, as it is in Chinese calligraphy.  Lucia lives in South Burlington. 

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the...

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  • Sunday, May 27 at 12:30 pm to at 1:30 pm

    Learn about sculpting with felted wool with Phoenix's own Donna McDermid!

    Born in Canada, Donna McDermid moved to Vermont 11 years ago. It is here that she was introduced to the fascinating world of wool and felting. Always an avid crafter and artist, "It is through the manipulation of raw fibers," she says, "that I am able to 'sculpt' and 'paint' and thereby bring to life the world around me, both real and imagined." Donna is a  member of the Essex Art League.

    You can find Donna's sculptures - which she creates with felted wool - here at The Gallery at Phoenix Books. 

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  • Sunday, May 27 at 11:00 am to at 12:00 pm

    Learn about painting the negative spaces with watercolor with Lynn Cummings!

    Lynn Cummings is a watercolor painter who lives with her family in South Burlington.  Her love of color and nature are evident in her brilliant florals, botanicals, and landscapes.  She and her family enjoy travelling, and many of her paintings are based on subjects from their travels throughout the US, Latin America, and abroad. 

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth...

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  • Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 pm to at 8:00 pm

    Come meet the artists at our reception to celebrate the Vermont Crafts Council's Spring Open Studio Weekend at The Gallery at Phoenix books. Light fare provided. Reception is open to the public. Join us for a fun evening and check out some local talent.

    Artists whose work is featured include:

    Lucia Chiu
    Lucia was born in China.  She started learning Chinese calligraphy from her father at an early age.  With the early good brush skill training, she later learned Chinese...

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  • Saturday, May 26 at 3:30 pm to at 4:30 pm

    Learn about ink drawing with Essex's own David Goodrich!

    David Goodrich works in pen-and-ink (often with watercolor) and oil.  He's primarily self-taught.  You might have seen his work at Frog Hollow in Burlington, as well as at craft shows and farmers' markets.

    You can find out more about David and view his artwork at http://goodrichink.com.  

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth of...

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  • Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 am to at 12:00 pm

    Learn about watercolor painting with Hattie Saville!

    Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists.  These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth of talent that exists among our local artists!  Whether you're an artist yourself or simply an enthusiast, please join us!

    Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios. The Vermont Crafts...

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  • Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 am to at 3:30 pm

    Look for our booth at Kids Day in Burlington's Battery Park!  Make a craft and check out our book display. Plus, we'll have an appearance by Skippy Jon Jones!

    Vermont's largest children's festival, with attendance of up to 5,000, Kids Day is a community-wide collaboration between schools, service organizations, businesses,
    families, performers, volunteers, and other individuals dedicated to
    recognizing the value and importance of our young people, celebrating
    their individual differences and abilities, and encouraging them to look
    forward responsibly to the world they will inherit.

    Learn more about the event at the official site.

  • Wednesday, May 09 at 5:00 pm to at 7:00 pm

    All skill levels welcome.  See you there!

  • Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm

    Severine Von Tscharner FlemingA community of more than 5000 young farmers and activists, the members of Greenhorns - a grassroots non-profit founded in 2007 by Severine von Tscharner Fleming - are committed to producing and advocating for food grown with vision and respect for the earth. A new book, edited by Fleming and two more of the group’s leading members, comprises 50 original essays by new farmers who write about their experiences in the field from a wide range of angles, both practical and inspirational.  On Friday, April 27th at 6:30 pm, Severine von Tscharner Fleming will visit Phoenix Books and Cafe in Essex... More

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