Greensboro Vermont is the southernmost town in Orleans County, in the beautifully scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, an area that National Geographic selected as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations. The town includes the places of Campbells Corners, East Greensboro, Gebbie Corner, Greensboro Four Corners, Greensboro Bend, The Four Corners, Tolmans Corner, and Burlington Point.
Circus Smirkus, a non-profit youth circus, is based here. Some notable people from Greensboro include: professor emeritus at Princeton University, Robert Gilpin; author John Gunther; cross-country skier Andrew Johnson; scholar & editor, Bliss Perry; US Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist; filmmaker & actor, Duncan M. Rogers; and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Wallace Stegner.
Still-life painting is defined as the depiction of inanimate objects for the sake of their qualities of form, colour, texture, and composition. I suspect the artists exhibited here will agree, but I also suspect all will agree that the five artists here care little about the definition. These artists bring so much more to the genre – and perhaps it to them. This exhibition features the art of Mary Ellen Bartley, Kate Emlen, Tucker Nichols, Jon Redmond, and Margaret Sparrow. Each artist incorporates the elements of the ”still life” – form, colour, texture, and composition – in their work. With their well-honed craft, they pay homage to everyday objects. They notice and pay attention. They interpret. And then they share. Free outdoor opening reception Sunday, September 12 at 4:00 PM. Gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM until October 15. Masks are required.
This is the one and only Punch and Judy, presented live, and updated for the 21st century. After 359 years Mr. Punch has decided to write his autobiography. But, writer’s block, laziness, and a pesky virus keep getting in his way. All the while, Mr. Punch deftly removes your bad mood, whilst he exhausts your child! Meanwhile, Judy struggles with unruly plumbing while avoiding the jaws of the carnivore du jour! And, feast your eyes upon the diaper change that should not be! It’s a melodrama of epically small proportions, and it’s so funny that you’ll forget to take out your phone for at least the first half hour. The hand puppets are created from up-cycled designer trash and performed in an eccentric itinerant puppet stage. The show is hosted per tradition by a “bottler”, the uku-lady Rose Friedman. Justin Lander, showman of the absurd, portrays all the characters. The program is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the cornet to the bicycle pump. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, entertaining to people of all ages: from one to one hundred. Modern Times Theater has been adapting and updating Punch and Judy puppet shows for over a decade. Co-founders Rose Friedman and Justin Lander are a husband and wife duo, producers for Vermont Vaudeville and alumni of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Parents themselves, they strive to present quality entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.