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Don’t Forget Your Community Orchestra

By camilla @ 5:51 pm
Just a reminder to please check out the Newport Area Community orchestra’s webpage.  They have many exciting programs lined up for the next few months – The First on the list is on
April 12, 2015 - This program features guest musicians from the Northeast Kingdom in     concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, VT     at  4:00 pm
The Orchestra appreciates your support!  Here’s the website:
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Becoming an artist!

By camilla @ 8:14 pm

Victoria's cat (Sneakers)- finished portraitHere again is Victoria Rose, who is intent on becoming a good artist!  She is working with a new medium (pencil) and a new subject (animal).  Her cat, Sneakers, is the model for this picture of her “best friend”.Victoria Rose beginning pencil art of cat Good Job, Victoria!


“The Spidey Project’ Journey”

By camilla @ 3:37 pm

Jewels of the Kingdom L3C presents, “From Here to There and Back Again – ‘The Spidey Project’ Journey” currently in the next phase of Idea development.


The Idea: Beginning in September 2016, and over the course of 30 day intervals with single performances, Justin Moran & Jon Roufaeal’s (with music by Adam Podd & Doug Katsaros) musical parody, The Spidey Project – with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, directed by Michael Chase Gosselin, will be developed for the Broadway stage through the use of high schools and high school students across US.


As connections are made from school to school town to town, Jewels of the Kingdom L3C will link one to the other with the primary focus on the NEK.  In addition to performance development, this is a marketing/promotional opportunity for the NEK.


To learn more, attend the March 28, 2015 reading/singing presentation at the Goodrich Library in Newport, VT.  Tickets are $35.00 each.  Proceeds benefit the Newport Area Volunteer Band Director’s Fund.Spideyposter


Emily Nyman in Concert

By camilla @ 8:47 am
Emily nyman and guitarNow Playing Newport is proud to present Emily Nyman in Concert

Sunday, March 22 at

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

44 Second Street, Newport, Vt.


Tickets are available online at


 Emily Nyman performs an eclectic mix of originals and cover tunes, including singer-songwriter, folk, and classic rock, with a sprinkling of blues, country and old standards, appealing to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.  Whether performing originals or covers, Emily connects with her audience in an intimate way, inviting listeners to experience the emotions behind her originals or reminisce to familiar cover tunes.


 Emily has “a pure and beautiful voice, effortlessly right on every note,

combined with an immediately engaging personal presence…


Settling North Troy, VT

By camilla @ 4:49 pm

Many years ago, a lovely woman came to North Troy with her family and became the first woman to settle in the area.  A few years ago I created a porcelain doll in her likeness for a special event.  The winner donated her to the North Troy Historical Society.  She resides there now and when the building is open you may stop in and see her.  As I created Mrs. Elkins I could feel the history of this area….a very hard life for those early people, but they survived.  Here is Mrs. Elkins – a lovely lady.Mrs. ElkinsElkins


Spring Round Scholarship

By camilla @ 12:38 pm

cash in handAre you an artist, craftsman, photographer, writer or musician in need of help to pursue your art? The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, hands-on workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund.   Applications for the Spring round of up to $500.00 are being accepted until May 1, 2015.  Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award.  Complete information about the Scholarship Fun, the recipients and application materials are at

Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.  To donate, mail to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502  North Troy, VT. 05859 or visit



By camilla @ 9:36 am

imagesimagesDAPXU54IuntitledThe Barton Area of Vermont will be Very busy on Saturday, February 28.  Don’t miss this very fun festival with terrific events for everyone.  An example: Heritage Crafts & Blacksmithing Demos from 10am to 2pm at the Old Stone House!  You can definitely keep warm while watching the Blacksmiths while they demonstrate for you.

The Perry Family Farm offers Sleigh Rides.  There’s a Hockey Tournament, sledding & Xcountry Skiing, Fishing Derby and a  Chili Challenge!

Information and times are at

Winter Work for this young artist!

By camilla @ 9:11 am

I am always happy to see a young person busy with something they truly enjoy! Here is WHAG youth member, Victoria Rose, intently working at new subjects, trying new products and colors.  We’ll keep you posted on her progress.   10857800_1560681217503024_8431142961087411301_nDsc03678 resize10864008_1010396185642759_8857214158107591246_o


Browsing the Web!

By camilla @ 5:18 pm

Sometimes it is fun to browse the web, especially the wonderful fine art of our local artists.  Here’s a painting I really like – File0272-resize Painted by one of my favorites – Phyllis Joy HammondIceland by PJHammond - cover-500 If you have never seen her “Traveling with Wildflowers” or her picture trips to Alaska or Iceland, do pick one up – maybe at the MAC in Newport.  You will enjoy Phyllis’ travels in art.  Makes me want to travel to those special places.


Now Playing Newport! – Tod Pronto & Friends in Concert!

By camilla @ 8:57 am
Sunday, February 22nd at 4 pm  Tod Pronto
Tod Pronto – Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Aaron Carr – Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Nate Michaud – Electric Guitar
Dylan Bidwell – Drums
Holly Norton – Backing Vocals
Steve McManus – Fiddle
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street, Newport
Tickets: $5 
Don’t miss this fun afternoon!  
Tod’s live show combines several Traditional numbers with his originals along with his fun and unique brand of storytelling. Check out his website at
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