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PAST EVENTS

2015


Crafters Sale
January 31st, from 10-4pm

Crafters will be cleaning out their closets, offering crafting supplies, surplus yarns, fabrics or other materials, as well as completed crafted items, all at discounted rates. Come browse and visit with local crafters like yourself, stock up on supplies, or perhaps find a new hobby!

Interested in selling your items? Spaces can be reserved through Thursday, January 29th. See our Opportunities page for more details.

   

CREATE
February 16-20, 8:30am - 3pm daily

CREATE is a winter camp for children 7-12 years old. It's an opportunity for young people to utilize their imagination and extend their creativity whilst also experiencing the pleasure and fun of working with or testing out new mediums in different disciplines.

Following a delicious breakfast, youngsters will engage in a range of 2D and 3D art activities, crafts, cooking, literature and dance activities. A home-cooked lunch will be provided. View the schedule of activities and registration form.

The daily rate is $35 which includes breakfast and lunch. All materials are supplied. The weekly rate is $140. For more information call Edna at 802-247-4295 or email us.

   

Adult and Kids Swing Dancing Lessons
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Swing dancing in Vermont may be more popular than you know! Informal dances are held throughout the state on a regular basis. Give swing dancing a chance and you might just be completely surprised by how much fun you have!

David Allan will teach a beginner class for kids plus adult beginner and intermediate level courses.

Kid's beginner class (for kids 8-12 years old) - 5:15-6:15pm
Adult beginner class - 6:45-7:45pm
Adult intermediate class - 8:00-9:00pm

David teaches the proper posturing and connections and 6-12 basic six-count swing patterns in both the adult and kids beginner's classes. The intermediate class will learn Charleston eight-count moves and how to combine East Coast Swing with Lindy hop. The prerequisite for intermediate class participants is to have taken the beginner class or have equivalent experience.

David Allan learned to swing dance from the top dance instructors in the country while living in San Francisco in the 1990s. He runs Green Mountain Stomp Swing Dancing, teaching and organizing swing dances and has taught for eight years in communities and colleges throughout the Champlain Valley.

$25 for the kid's full 4-class series. $40 for one adult series or $65 for both. Reservations are required with payment due at the first class. Call 802-247-4295 or email us.

   

Artist Sale
Saturday, March 7, 10-4pm

Artists will be selling “seconds” and other finished artwork in addition to their unused art supplies, all at discounted rates. This is a great opportunity for fellow artists and hobbyists alike to stock up on useful supplies and for the public at large to shop a unique selection of affordable artwork from area artists.

Interested in selling your items? Spaces can be reserved through Thursday, March 5th. See our Opportunities page for more details.

   
Creative Music & Live Looping Workshop
Saturday, March 14, 11am-2pm

Prior to a concert at Brandon Music, the double-neck guitarist will offer a workshop here at Compass for all musicians and those interested in music to develop their knowledge, skills and explore their unique creative potential. Ian will focus on ear training, developing better timing and rhythmic versatility and the technological aspects of live looping for which he is so well known. Register by March 13th at 4pm. $35. Click here for further details and information about Ian.

   

Opening Reception
Friday, April 3, 5-7pm with a demonstration by Muffy at 6pm

See our new exhibit, Muffy Kashkin Grollier: Felted Flora, Fauna and Fantasy, visit with Muffy and see a demonstration of how she creates these amazing pieces.

Muffy presents something of a dichotomy within her work, creating some pieces which are full of vibrant fantasy, while others reflect a representational portrayal of animals and landscapes.

   

Music Swap Meet
Saturday, April 4, 10am-4pm

Vinyl's making a big comeback. Be a part of it! The Music Swap Meet will have vinyl for sale and trade, plus so much more!

Last year's event proved to be a fun and successful day. Come by as music enthusiasts of all types, once again, offer vinyl records, CDs, 78s, tapes, audio equipment, phonographs, radios, musical instruments, ephemera and more.

Interested in selling your items? Spaces can be reserved through Thursday, April 2nd. Visit our opportunities page or call 802-247-4295 for more details.

   

CREATE 2
April 13 - 17 from 8:30am - 3:00pm

Our February CREATE camp was a huge success. The kids all had a blast and created so many different things. If you're looking for a rewarding and fun experience for your child over the spring break then you're in luck because we're offering the camp again!

The camp, open to kids from 6-12 years old, is an opportunity for young people to utilize their imagination, extend their creativity, whilst also experiencing the pleasure and fun of working with or testing out new mediums in the different disciplines. Kids will engage in a range of 2D and 3D art activities, crafts, cooking, and literature.

The camp is supported by resident artists and the Compass cook Donna, who are all offering workshops. Breakfast and a home cooked lunch is provided daily. $35 per day or $140 for the week. Contact Edna via email or phone (802-247-4295) to register. View the schedule of activities and registration form.

   

'The Path Less Traveled' Poetry Contest
Entry deadline: April 22

In response to Dan Gilman's art exhibit, "A Path Less Traveled," and in recognition of National Poetry Month, we're holding a poetry contest. Children in grades 3-12, as well as adults of all ages, are invited to participate. Poems should relate to the overarching theme of 'Pathways' in Dan Gilman's exhibit or to one of Dan's specific works of art. Winning poems will be exhibited & published by Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Poems will be juried in four categories (3rd-5th; 6th-8th; 10th-12th; adult/teachers); poems must be original & written by the poet. Entries should be no more than 350 words, fit on one page, typed/double spaced, thoroughly proof-read and submitted no later than April 22, 2015. Name, contact information and/or grade/school should be clearly written at the top of each entry.

Read more about Dan Gilman. View images of Dan's drawings from his exhibit, 'The Path Less Traveled'.
To learn more, please contact Foundation Board member Laura King.
This event is put on by the Compass Music and Arts Foundation

   

Poem in Your Pocket Day - Open Mic
April 30 at 7:00pm

Poem in your Pocket Day (April 30, 2015) is a national event – a day when people are encouraged to carry around a favorite poem throughout the day to share with others. This evening event will celebrate the spirit of the day. Both poetry recitation and the reading of original writing is encouraged. Winners of "The Path Less Traveled" Poetry Contest will be honored at this event.

This event is put on by the Compass Music and Arts Foundation

   

Opening Reception
Friday, June 5 from 5:00 - 7:00pm

See the new exhibit, Watercolor for the Senses, enjoy refreshments and meet the artist Sally Hughes.

The exhibit demonstrates Sally's interpretive style for capturing the essence of nature's beauty

   

CREATE Camp
June 22-27, 8:30am-3:00pm

The CREATE camp is returning for a summer session. Kids 5-12 will utilize their imaginations and extend their creativity through a wide variety of disciplines such as 2D and 3D art activities, crafts, cooking, dance and more. The camp is supported by resident artists Dan Gilman and Rebecca Zelis, Compass cook Donna Towle and local dance instructor David Allan.

Breakfast and a home cooked lunch is provided daily. All materials are provided. $35 per day or $140 for the week. For the schedule of activities and the registration form click here. Contact Edna via email or call 802-247-4295 for further information.

   

'What EMMA Loves' Opening Reception
August 21, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Meet the artists of the Rutland area artists group, EMMA (East Mountain Mentoring Artists), enjoy some refreshments and wine, and browse the wide range of artwork on display by these talented women.

Exhibiting artists include Mary Crowley, Christine Holzschuh, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Ann McFarren, Betsy Moakley, Rae Newell, Alice Sciore, Karen Seward, Heather Shay, and Christine Townsend.

   

EMMA Artist Talk & Demonstration:
Karen Seward and Christine Townsend

September 13, 1pm

Painter Karen Seward and wood sculptor Christine Townsend will give a demonstration and discuss their work. Karen will talk about how her paintings have evolved and give a demonstration using oils to show her process and unique use of and experience with color. Christine will demonstrate techniques she uses in bringing her animal wood carvings to life. This is a free event.

Karen studied art at Castleton State College and studied painting with several local and nationally acclaimed artists, including Kevin MacPherson, Wayne Thibaud, Charles Sovek, and Frank Webb; Christine helped start the Create Artist Guild, was a member of the Palatka Art League in Florida and her carvings have won awards in the biggest woodcarving show in Florida.

   

EMMA Artist Talk & Demonstration:
Ann McFarren and Christine Holzschuh
September 20, 1pm

Ann McFarren, an oil landscape painter and teacher of 45 years, will give an artist talk and demonstrate the painting of a Vermont landscape while explaining her technique. Christine Holzschuh, teacher, and founder of EMMA will explain what it means to be a ‘Daily Painter'. She will share how to paint small paintings (she calls "gems") in vibrant color using value (white, gray, black) to map it out. This is a free event.

Ann participates in many juried shows throughout New England and is affiliated with the Chaffee Art Center, Southern Vermont Art Center, Vermont Watercolor Society, Vermont Hand Crafters, Vermont Arts Council, and Vermont Crafts Council; Christine has taken courses in Universities across the country, frequently participates in professional workshops and blogs about her daily paintings.

   

'What EMMA Loves' Fall Reception
September 26 , 1:00 - 3:00pm

Meet the artists of the Rutland area artists group, EMMA (East Mountain Mentoring Artists), enjoy some refreshments, and browse the wide range of artwork on display by these talented women.

Exhibiting artists include Mary Crowley, Christine Holzschuh, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Ann McFarren, Betsy Moakley, Rae Newell, Alice Sciore, Karen Seward, Heather Shay, and Christine Townsend.

   

EMMA Artist Class:
Mary Crowley – Drawing Made Easy: Anyone Can Draw This Way

September 27, 1-2:15pm

Mary Crowley, an art teacher for 30 years and the current host of Peg TV's ‘The Art Show', will lead a simple four step approach to drawing that allows anyone, at any age or ability, to draw. The method can also be applied to any subject. Materials can be provided if needed. Beginners welcome – even accomplished artists can learn something. This is a free event.

Mary graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education.

   

EMMA Artist Talk & Demonstration:
Heather Shay and Lowell Snowdon Klock

October 4, 1pm

Painter Heather Shay and fine arts photographer Lowell Snowdon Klock, will demonstrate and discuss the differences in how they each approach the same subject with their different mediums. Heather will show the whole process of creating a painting, starting with the decisions on composition, the original sketch, blocking in the colors and finishing the work. This is a free event.

Heather is a former student of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum School in Boston, a juried member of the Chaffee Art Center and has exhibited at Okemo Mountain in Vermont and throughout Boston ; Lowell has an Associates Degree in Photography, is a former student of Frank Lavelle and Elizabeth Opalenik, as well as a juried member of the Brandon Artists' Guild, the Chaffee Art Center and artist member of the Southern Vermont Arts Center.

   
Swing Dancing Classes for Children and Adults
October 7, 14, 21, 28 - to be held at Brandon Music

Learn to swing dance this October at Brandon Music (our sister venue). Local instructor David Allan will teach three classes – a beginner class for kids, plus adult beginner and intermediate level courses.

Kids beginner - 5:00-6:00pm (aged 8-12)
Adult beginner - 6:15-7:15pm
Adult intermediate - 8:00-9:00pm
From 7:15-8:00pm there will be a practice session for adults to get a little extra help and to practice with one another.

David teaches the proper posturing and connections and 6-12 basic six-count swing patterns in both the adult and kids beginner classes. The intermediate class will learn Charleston eight-count moves and how to combine East Coast Swing with Lindy hop. The prerequisite for intermediate class participants is to have taken the beginner class or have equivalent experience.

David Allan learned to swing dance from the top dance instructors in the country while living in San Francisco in the 1990s. He runs Green Mountain Stomp Swing Dancing, teaching and organizing swing dances and has taught for eight years in communities and colleges throughout the Champlain Valley.

$25 for the kid's full four-class series. $45 for one adult series, $70 per couple per class, or $70 for an individual to take both adult classes. Register by September 30. Contact 802-247-4295 or info@cmacvt.org.

Brandon Music is a sister venue to the Compass Music and Arts Center and is located across from the Neshobe Golf Course at 62 Country Club Rd. Brandon, VT 05733.

   

EMMA Artist Talk:
Mary Crowley – Making the Grammy Book

October 18, 1pm

Mary Crowley, the author and illustrator of the children's book, “I Love to Visit My Grammy” will explain how she came to write, illustrate and get the book published. In addition, she will talk about her second book and the one she is working on now. This is a free event.

Mary was an art teacher for 30 years, is the current host of Peg TV's ‘The Art Show', graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education.

   

Early Music Workshop for Recorder, Flute and Strings
October 24, 9-4pm

We're excited to welcome Anna Laufenberg, who will lead this workshop on Early Music for recorder, flute (or oboe) and strings.

During this one day workshop, participants will travel back into the musical world of the Early Renaissance and the Baroque, starting with movements of Pierre Attaingnant's (c. 1494 – c. 1551) dance collections. This will be followed by instrumental polyphonic music that was popular at the Elizabethan Court, through the time of Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554 – 1612); he composed many pieces in which one choir or instrumental group would play first followed by a response of the second group (double choir) placing the two, sometimes three different groups on opposite sides of the cathedral. The musical journey will close with music of the Early Baroque era as the polyphonic compositions style developed slowly towards harmonic tonality.

Anna Laufenberg holds a Bachelor degree in recorder, piano and Early Childhood Music Education. She is an active member of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, the American Recorder Society and teaches Early Childhood Music Classes for children age two to nine. Over many years, she performed with different musical groups from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Baroque on recorder and flute and prefers playing on period instrument reproductions.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced amateur recorder, flute (or oboe) and string players with sight-reading skills. Recorder players must be able to play at least two different instruments of the recorder quartet (Soprano & Alto or Soprano & Tenor etc.) to meet the expectations of all participants and to balance class assignments.

Workshop fee is $70. Space is limited to 10 participants. Register by October 16 by calling 802-247-4295 or email info@cmacvt.org.

   
A special evening with Compass Music and Arts Foundation and honored guest Madeleine Mitchell
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30pm

One of Britain's most distinguished violinists, the acclaimed Madeleine Mitchell, is taking time from her busy American lecture tour to join the Foundation at this special event. Learn about the programming of The Compass Music and Arts Foundation and hear a presentation with musical illustrations by Madeleine.
   

Music Swap
November 8, 10-4pm

We're hosting our third Music Swap! If you are looking for new and used audio equipment, vinyl records, CDs, 78s, musical instruments, memorabilia and other related items, come see what musicians, dealers, collectors, and sellers have for sale and trade.

Interested in selling your items? Spaces can be reserved through Friday, November 6th. Visit our Opportunities page for more details.

   
Delights of December
December 5, 12-5pm

With December and the holiday season comes many warm and comforting delights. Among them, tea, hot cocoa, sweets and shopping! Come to the ‘Delights of December' holiday reception for some holiday cheer and all those warm December delights. Listen to Christmas family favorites from yesteryear in the Phonograph Museum, browse the gift shops and The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art holiday show, plus shop the Compass Treasure Chest and Local Farmer's Market. The café will also be open, serving lunch.

Our book store has a wide range of new and used books, while the classical music store supplies you with the extensive collection of CDs from the international classical recording company, the Divine Art Recordings Group. Divine Art produces everything from easy listening to the avant-garde, featuring orchestral, vocal and instrumental music and specializes in the rare and rediscovered music. Christmas collectibles, note cards, candles and music ephemera are also abundant within the Compass stores.

Support your local creative community by shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts in The Art of Giving – : – The Giving of Art holiday show. Featuring the works of local artists, you will find fine art, stunning jewelry, fine art photography, textiles, woman's accessories, and holiday ornaments all at affordable prices.

There are all sorts of treasures to be found in the Compass Treasure Chest, from toys and house wares, to clothing, tools and furniture. The Local Farmer's Market also gives you great ideas as well as necessities for tonight's dinner. You'll find canned goods, freshly-baked breads, cookies, fudge, produce, grass-fed beef, and more.

   
   
 
 
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