ISLAND ARTS

Island Arts

Island Arts fosters and promotes artistic creativity in the rural communities of the Lake Champlain Islands and beyond through our celebration of the Arts, stewardship of our environment, and education for the enrichment of all.

We are a grass roots non-profit organization with an all volunteer board.

Alan Nihry

Upcoming Courses

Aug
5
Wed
Jazz Camp — Tony Pietricola
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Isle School, Grand Isle

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pietricola

You will learn to play jazz, “jazz rock” and Latin / jazz styles with an emphasis on improvisation. It’s easy, fun and gives you a chance to begin unleashing your cre- ativity. The only things you need to bring are a musical instrument you have been studying in school or privately for a least one year, and an open mind that is willing to try new ideas. The course will end with a concert on Friday, August 7, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Grand Isle School.

After the week’s course, students will have the option of meeting on a regular basis (once each week) during the Fall and becoming part of the FlynnArts program. This will give members a chance to play at the Flynn Theater, Burlington Jazz Festival and be the opening act for various Island Arts jazz concerts.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12
STUDENT AGE: Grades 5 – Adult
LOCATION: Grand Isle School
PREREQUISITES: At least one year of study on a musical instrument
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: none

Art camp – Painting the Landscape — Paula Bradley
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Bradley

Learn the basic drawing skills of shape, volume and depth that are found in the landscape. Using pastels or acrylic and their mixtures, paint the beauty of land and sky.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 15
STUDENT AGE: 12 and up
LOCATION: Alburgh School
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: $15

TAI CHI/QI GONG
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Summer Schedule
Monday – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. Beginner Class

INSTRUCTORS: Rob Rousseau, Kathie Dustira

Join Island Arts year round in Tai Chi for health and relaxation. Tai Chi is, literally, the connecting of individual energies to the universal energy through a series of movements.

Moving simply and letting go of our own blocks allows Chi, or energy, to flow. Qi Gong is a method of movement from which Tai Chi and a plethora of other movements have evolved. New  members are always welcome. For more information, call Rob at 372-4884.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20
STUDENT AGE: All
LOCATION: North Hero Community Hall TUITION: $5.00 per class

Aug
6
Thu
Jazz Camp — Tony Pietricola
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Isle School, Grand Isle

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pietricola

You will learn to play jazz, “jazz rock” and Latin / jazz styles with an emphasis on improvisation. It’s easy, fun and gives you a chance to begin unleashing your cre- ativity. The only things you need to bring are a musical instrument you have been studying in school or privately for a least one year, and an open mind that is willing to try new ideas. The course will end with a concert on Friday, August 7, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Grand Isle School.

After the week’s course, students will have the option of meeting on a regular basis (once each week) during the Fall and becoming part of the FlynnArts program. This will give members a chance to play at the Flynn Theater, Burlington Jazz Festival and be the opening act for various Island Arts jazz concerts.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12
STUDENT AGE: Grades 5 – Adult
LOCATION: Grand Isle School
PREREQUISITES: At least one year of study on a musical instrument
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: none

Art camp – Painting the Landscape — Paula Bradley
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Bradley

Learn the basic drawing skills of shape, volume and depth that are found in the landscape. Using pastels or acrylic and their mixtures, paint the beauty of land and sky.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 15
STUDENT AGE: 12 and up
LOCATION: Alburgh School
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: $15

Aug
7
Fri
Jazz Camp — Tony Pietricola
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monday, August 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Grand Isle School, Grand Isle

INSTRUCTOR: Tony Pietricola

You will learn to play jazz, “jazz rock” and Latin / jazz styles with an emphasis on improvisation. It’s easy, fun and gives you a chance to begin unleashing your cre- ativity. The only things you need to bring are a musical instrument you have been studying in school or privately for a least one year, and an open mind that is willing to try new ideas. The course will end with a concert on Friday, August 7, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the Grand Isle School.

After the week’s course, students will have the option of meeting on a regular basis (once each week) during the Fall and becoming part of the FlynnArts program. This will give members a chance to play at the Flynn Theater, Burlington Jazz Festival and be the opening act for various Island Arts jazz concerts.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12
STUDENT AGE: Grades 5 – Adult
LOCATION: Grand Isle School
PREREQUISITES: At least one year of study on a musical instrument
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: none

Art camp – Painting the Landscape — Paula Bradley
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Bradley

Learn the basic drawing skills of shape, volume and depth that are found in the landscape. Using pastels or acrylic and their mixtures, paint the beauty of land and sky.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 15
STUDENT AGE: 12 and up
LOCATION: Alburgh School
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: $15

Art camp – Painting the Landscape — Paula Bradley
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Bradley

Learn the basic drawing skills of shape, volume and depth that are found in the landscape. Using pastels or acrylic and their mixtures, paint the beauty of land and sky.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 15
STUDENT AGE: 12 and up
LOCATION: Alburgh School
TUITION: $130
MATERIALS FEE: $15

Aug
8
Sat
TAI CHI/QI GONG
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Summer Schedule
Monday – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. Beginner Class

INSTRUCTORS: Rob Rousseau, Kathie Dustira

Join Island Arts year round in Tai Chi for health and relaxation. Tai Chi is, literally, the connecting of individual energies to the universal energy through a series of movements.

Moving simply and letting go of our own blocks allows Chi, or energy, to flow. Qi Gong is a method of movement from which Tai Chi and a plethora of other movements have evolved. New  members are always welcome. For more information, call Rob at 372-4884.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20
STUDENT AGE: All
LOCATION: North Hero Community Hall TUITION: $5.00 per class

Aug
9
Sun
PossumHaw, Rain or shine, Grand Isle Lake House, Gates open 5:30 PM
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Isle Lake House, Grand Isle Rain or Shine
5:30 p.m. Grounds open for picnics
$20 in advance /$25 at door

A special combination: the drive of bluegrass and the original lyricism of folk, delivered by one of the finest female vocalists in the region. Vocalist Colby Crehan brings this sound to audiences with the Vermont band PossumHaw. Formed in 2004 by husband-wife team Ryan (banjo player) and Colby Crehan and lead guitarist Charley Eiseman, the group has evolved into a well- oiled machine with stunning vocal harmonies and stellar acoustic instrumentation. Mandolinist Stephen Waud joined the group in 2009 and bassist Mitch Barron in 2013.

Jazz and blues influences weave through a repertoire of original music fueled by Crehan’s skilled songwriting. Crehan’s song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year, and Crehan named Vermont Vocalist of the Year (Tammie Awards, Times-Argus).

In addition to finely-crafted music provided by the entire band, front man Ryan Crehan makes audiences feel right at home with wonderful stage presence and wry humor. PossumHaw is what the Northeast folk and bluegrass music scene is all about—excellent original acoustic live music delivered with skill, sincerity, and personality.

Tickets can be purchased at the event for $25 or in advance for $20 at Hackett’s Orchard, * The Green Frog in South Hero, the Back Chamber in North Hero, The Alburgh Public Library, and Isle La Motte Country Store. For a complete schedule of IA events go to islandarts.org or call our office at (802) 372-8889. This performance will benefit the Island Arts youth scholarship fund.

* Credit card accepted

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PossumHaw at Grand Isle Lake House on August 9

A splendid combination: the drive of bluegrass and the lyricism of folk, delivered by one of the finest female vocalist in the region at one of the most beautiful concert venues in the state. Join Island Arts and PossumHaw for an evening of toe-tapping, hand clapping fun at the Grand Isle Lake House on Sunday, August 9th in a benefit concert for the IA Scholarship Fund. From Burlington, the band formed in 2004 and has evolved to combine award winning, evocative singing and songwriting with topnotch bluegrass instrumentation.

Colby Crehan, lead singer, was named Vermont Vocalist of the Year, and her song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year. Other musicians include Ryan Crehan on banjo, lead guitarist Charley Eiseman, Mitch Barron on bass, and mandolinist Stephen Waud.

Here’s a sample of what critics have to say about PossumHaw: “Crehan is, in this writers estimation, a shooting star in the world of bluegrass music…and has now entered the top level of Green Mountain Bluegrass bands.”- Art Edelstein, The Times Argus, Montpelier. “PossumHaw delivers sterling arrangements that are polished to a shine,” – Robert Resnik, Seven Days, Burlington. “Slice-of -heaven vocals.” – Brent Hallenbeck, The Burlington Free Press, Burlington. PossumHaw is what the folk and bluegrass music scene is all about–excellent original acoustic live music delivered with skill, sincerity, and personality.

Grounds open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, and plenty of food and beverage of choice. Youth under 14 are admitted free.

Tickets for the concert are $25 at the door and can be purchased in advance for $20 at the Alburgh Public Library, the Country Store in Isle La Motte, in South Hero at The Green Frog and Hackett’s Orchard and in North Hero at the Back Chamber and the Island Arts Office in the lower level of the Community Hall. For information call (802)
372-8889, islandarts.org, or check the Island Arts Facebook page.

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