Join Thomas Visser for a slide presentation and discussion of that quintessentially American architectural feature - the porch. This is a joint event with Preservation Burlington.
The porch, whether simple or grand, evokes feelings of welcome, comfort, and nostalgia in all of us, yet there has been little published on the history of this omnipresent architectural feature. Thomas Visser's new book examines how porches in their many forms have evolved in the United States and Canada through innovations, adaptations, and revivals. Covering formal porches and verandas, as well as the many informal vernacular types, he proffers insights into broad cultural customs and patterns, as well as regional preferences and...More
Celebrate local food with Vermont's own self-sufficiency maven! Abigail will bring homemade crackers for you to sample, and will demonstrate how to make yogurt cheese. Then, there will be plenty of time for questions and book signing.
Abigail R. Gehring, author of The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook and many other Green Living titles, may be the face of the new self-reliance revolution: just like the movement itself, she does not confine herself to either the rural or urban environment (she splits her time between New York City and Windham, Vermont) and she has equally firm footing in both the traditional (she was home-schooled in Vermont) and the modern (“...More
Learn about the layering of color to build up a colored pencil painting with Elizabeth Llewellyn!
Elizabeth Llewellyn is a lifelong artist who has been making art since she was old enough to hold a crayon. She has a BA degree in Fine Art. Her favourite mediums are graphite, colored pencil and oil and her favourite subjects are horses and cats. Her fine art pet portraits have sold in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, and the US. Elizabeth Llewellyn's art is realistic and detailed in style. She loves teaching art to all ages.
Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont...More
Come meet the artists at our reception to celebrate the Vermont Crafts Council's Fall 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.
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Donna Kunkel's realistic art relates to her surroundings - mountains, animals, flowers, and visual landscapes. Her paintings are mixed media - watercolor, pastel, ink and acrylic. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibits and have been selected...More
Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day and master the art of reading! We'll have the latest Star Wars books (for everyone from kids to adults), costumed character appearances by 501st Legion members, Star Wars-themed crafts, and exclusive Star Wars Reads Day giveaways and raffle items.
The 501st Legion is a world-wide costuming organization dedicated to the 'Bad Guys' (they quibble on that term) of the franchise. They also work closely with their sister organization, the Rebel Legion. While they focus on movie-quality costumes, they work to give back to the communities in which they live. Learn more here.... More
Learn about photography with Stewart McHenry!
Stewart was born and raised in Chicago where he received an undergraduate education in art history at the University of Chicago. Studio art classes, at the U. of C. were with teachers from the Art Institute of Chicago. His life did not follow a straight line from childhood to the present day as a photographer and artist. He made several digressions along the way. Traveling and attending schools in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa proved inspirational and very stimulating and the source of many of his photographs. The medium primarily used and enjoyed by Stewart is collage, sculptured 3D photography. His works inevitably...More
Janet Mason is an award winning writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry whose literary commentary is regularly featured on This Way Out, an international LGBT radio news syndicate based in Los Angeles and aired on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.
Her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters was published by Bella Books in 2012. Tea Leaves has been nominated for inclusion in the 2012 ALA list of notable LGBT Books and is featured by the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Literary Book Club. The review and reader’s guidelines can be found at...More
On October 4th, children and adults will attempt to break a world record by reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis, in homes and communities around the globe. Phoenix is excited to be a part of this - and we hope you are too! Learn more about the national event at www.readfortherecord.com. (Suggested age range is from 3-7 years old, but all are welcome!)