Get out your calendar. Here are a few things that that will be disappearing soon sometime during this holiday season, and one or two that are just beginning.
Matilda The Musical at Northern Stage: Tickets are 90% sold for this rockin’ musical. Click here for a link to my review. Perfect for your kids and holiday guests, until January 1. https://northernstage.org/2018-19-season/. Photo top, by Kata Sasvari.
“If she has a pulse, she has a chance.” Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center until January 7. Michael Poster’s “If she has a pulse, she has a chance” consists of 32 photographic portraits of people in recovery from addiction. Poster's connection to his newest body of work is deeply personal, as Poster himself is a recovering addict. The title of Poster’s exhibit comes from something he once heard from a friend who helps opioid users get medically assisted treatment: "I refuse to give up on her. You just never know when someone will be ready to change. The way I see it, if she has a pulse, she has a chance." Photos show faces filled with the light and hope. See below.
Sculptor Lawrence Nowlan At Kimball Union’s Taylor Gallery only until December 19! Windsor, Vermont’s own, the best known of the late Larry Nowlan’s sculptures may be the one of the fictional Ralph Kramden (The Honeymooners) at New York City’s Port Authority. See some of his other works, some joyful, but I am overwhelmed by the agony pieces (below, Untitled).
January 3, 2019–Ann Young opens with “Fellow Travelers” at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. Reception at 4 to 7 p.m. One way to bring art into your new year.