Family Activities throughout the Summer at the Bennington Museum
BENNINGTON -- Each Tuesday and Friday afternoon during July and August, from 1 to 4 p.m., Bennington Museum presents family-friendly activities in and around the museum. These activities are open to all and are included with regular museum admission. As always, there is no admission fee for children and students under the age of 18. Look at what the museum is offering, and mark your calendars to join us. Reservations are not required.
Friday, Aug. 23
Use our world-famous collection of paintings by Grandma Moses as your inspiration to create a Moses-style felt board "painting." Have a picture taken of you and your family with your work of art so you can continue to enjoy it even after you leave. Host an artist for Plein-Air Vermont
Plein-Air Vermont, the outdoor artist event that graces The Shires of Vermont in early Sept., is looking for host homes for participating professional artists who come here from all over the eastern half of the U.S. These artists will arrive on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and they will paint outdoors, exhibit and sell their framed work through Sunday, Sept. 8. The good news is that they are delightful and very appreciative individuals who only require a bed, a washcloth and towel. No meals -- not even breakfast. They leave the house at the crack of dawn and paint all day long and often into the evening. Then they sleep. If you would consider hosting an artist or would like more information, contact Jeanne Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-447-3810.
Green Mountain Youth Orchestra accepting applications
BENNINGTON -- The Green Mountain Youth Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 season. The orchestra, under the direction of Ellen Sager, offers orchestra opportunities for the string, woodwind, brass and percussion player.
The orchestra meets weekly at the Mount Anthony Union High School band room.
The orchestra offers 3 ensembles: Repertory String Ensemble, for the young developing string player; Senior String Ensemble, for string players of intermediate to advanced level; and Symphonic Orchestra for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion players.
The orchestra performs 2 to 4 times a year with a gala performance this season with the Lakes Region Youth Orchestra.
For information call 802-442-6229 or visit gmyo.org
Bennington Arts Guild seeks members
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Arts Guild (BAG), a cooperative organization of professional artists from Bennington and the surrounding areas, is actively seeking new members. Juried professional artist members run the gallery two-to-three shifts each month, work on a committee, and attend four mandatory meetings each year.
The BAG Gallery at 103 South St. For more information visit benningtonartsguild.org.