Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont sheds light on an important, under-studied aspect of our state's history, focusing on the role of many government sponsored New Deal projects in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in the Green Mountains, 1933-1943. The many artists, writers, and civil workers whose products were funded through the New Deal, helped document the state's history, record its conditions during the Depression and attendant recovery, and build the infrastructure that continues to benefit us today. The exhibition will feature paintings by Francis Colburn, Ronald Slayton among others, photographs, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabins, archival documentation of New Deal projects such as letters, as well as transcriptions and audio recordings of Vermonters created by the Federal Writers Project. benningtonmuseum.org
Sep 29-Dec 28 - Bennington
"Wall Works Presents: Greg Winterhalter"
The Bennington Free Library invites you to come and explore works by local artist Greg Winterhalter. The Wall Works display will be on view in the main reference room from the end of September through December during regular library hours. And opening reception will be held on September 29th from 2-3:30pm, a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn a little about their process and inspiration. The reception is free and open to the public, light snacks will be served. benningtonfreelibrary.org
Oct 27 - Bennington
The event designed with children in mind! Pumpkin carving and painting, town trick-or-treating, face painting, and lots more will be going on throughout downtown Bennington. betterbennington.org
Nov 9 - Dorset
"'Bread and Roses, Too' at Dorset Players Theater"
Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson, a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. This program is FREE. It is made possible from a grant from THE VERMONT ARTS COUNCIL. dorsetplayers.org
Nov 24 - Manchester
"Manchester Merriment: Tree Lighting Ceremony"
Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches. Community Tree Lighting Celebration With Caroling and a Visit from Santa at 6pm on the Factory Point Town Green. manchestervermont.com
Dec 7-16 - Dorset
"'Snow White' at the Dorset Players Theater"
This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need "a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure." They come after Snow White, but Mirror leads members of the Queen's court into the woods to thwart their evil plans. The Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell and forced to remain that way, as the entire court reminds her (in a rousing gospel song), "You're the mirror of every deed that you do!" dorsetplayers.org