AAC Art on the Walls
COOL BEANS!The Arts Council CoffeeHouse has found a home thanks to the Simple Pleasures Cafe in St Albans.
Fresh from his triumphant debut at the Maple Festival, singer/actor Tim Stetson and His Invisible Friends will present a few more of his favorite gospel and country songs at the AAC CoffeeHouse at Simple Pleasures Cafe in St Albans, VT, Wednesday evening, May 10, at 7 p.m. The paintings of AAC member Eric Bataille will be on exhibit. The artwork will remain at Simple Pleasures through June.
Programming note: in 2001, the AAC CoffeeHouse changed to a new date and time. Join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month!
The illustrations and paintings of AAC member Josh Derner will be featured this month at the Highgate Springs Welcome Center, immediately south of the U.S.-Canadian border crossing.
Stop in for the AAC CoffeeHouses at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. These gatherings bring new opportunities, gossip, "show-and-tell" and workshops. We come together on the second Wednesday for a booked musical performance and an art exhibit at Simple Pleasures in St Albans. On the fourth Wednesday come to the Kept Writer in St Albans for acoustic Open Mike Night featuring music, readings, and more from the best new artists in Vermont.
Directions to downtown St Albans:
Date Performer Fine Artist May 4, 2000 HubCats Jessica Barney June 1 Kate Barclay Alice Astleford July 6 Robin Smith Mary Harper August 3 Evelyn Kwanzaa Wayne Tarr September 7 Josh Brooks Doug Houle October 5 Linda Bruyette Joy Mashtare November 2 Blue Sky Connie Clay-Bickel December 7, 2000 Wildflowers Joy Mashtare January 10, 2001 Norm Blouin and Friends Lauren Young February 14 Jim LaClair
with Diane Lumbra
David Juaire March 14 WOW!
Mark & Diane Shelton
Meredith Roberts April 11 Kevin Leary Bob Brodeur May 9 Tim Stetson Eric Bataille June 13 tba Mary Harper July-August The CoffeeHouse is on summer vacation September 12 tba Melissa Haberman
Interstate 89 to St Albans (exit 19). Follow the exit ramp through a 4-way stop to a T intersection with U.S. Route 7. Turn right onto Route 7, heading north toward St Albans City. Simple Pleasures is at 84 North Main Street, a few doors before City Hall, in St Albans. Admission is free but donations will be happily accepted.
Check this page, watch the newspapers, and look for posters with the performers and the art on exhibit.
The 99,000 people who visit the Welcome Center at the Highgate Springs Border station can view one of a dozen Franklin County artists each year. We install a rotating art shows at the center on the first of each month; Our featured artists remain on display for one month. Periodically, we also fill a display case with local sculpture.
All Arts Exhibit at the Border
Directions to the Visitor Center at Highgate Springs:
Dates Fine Artist June 1 - 30 Mary Harper July 1 - 31 Corliss Blakely August 1 - 31 Doug Houle September 1 - 30 Alice Astleford October 1 - 31 Wayne Tarr November 1 - 30 Joy Mashtare December 1 - 31 Connie Clay-Bickel January 11 Meredith Roberts February 8 Bob Brodeur March 15 David Juaire April 12 tba May 10 Josh Derner June 14 tba July 11 tba August 8 Melissa Haberman September 12 tba
From the North--Interstate 89 to the United States - Canadian Border. Cross through United States Customs and bear right into the "Welcome To Vermont" Visitor Center.
From the South--Interstate 89 to the Canadian Border (north of exit 22). Turn Left in the turn lane immediately before U.S. Customs and cross the Interstate into the Visitor Center driveway.
Check this page, watch the newspapers, and look for posters with the current art on exhibit.
Dick Harper, Chair
P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460