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SVAC Offers David Brewster Retrospective
On view at the Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) is ‘Quixotic Encounters: Vermont Paintings 1996 to 2016,’ a 20-year retrospective of David Brewster’s alla prima paintings. Brewster’s visionary work is a modern dance for the eyes, an all-at-once evolution of abstract expressionism and a revolutionary way of experiencing landscape. This must-see exhibition will be featured until October 3. Brewster paints, lectures and exhibits throughout the US, Europe and Asia. His work has been the subject of over 25 solo gallery exhibitions. SVAC has more than 1,700 members, a 400 seat auditorium, a state-of-the-art exhibition space and studios that can accommodate learning in all forms of the arts. It is located off West Road in Manchester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 802-362-1405 or visit svac.org.
The Hyde Open Late Thursdays
The Hyde Collection has extended its Museum hours on Thursday evenings throughout the month of August to 7 p.m. This new initiative pairs with fun, participatory programming. ‘Hyde Night Out’ continues will art and yoga in the galleries on August 11; a gallery tour with The Hyde’s curator, Jonathan Canning, on August 18; and the Museum’s second annual Art Battle on August 25. More details can be found at hydecollection.org or call 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection is located at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Dorset Players Auditions
Auditions for the Dorset Players production of ‘Blithe Spirit’ will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 and 11, at the Dorset Church. Written by Noel Coward, this comic play involves a novelist who invites a clairvoyant to his house to conduct a séance hoping to gather material for his next book. There are roles for five women (ages late teens to 40s) and two men (ages 40 plus). Director Dom Degnon is also looking for non-actors interested in being involved in the production side of the play. The show will run October 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at the Dorset Playhouse. Call Amanda at 802-867-5570 if you would like to review the script or Dom at 802-293-5660 for details.
The Machine to Channel Pink Floyd at Stratton Mountain Resort
The Machine, America’s top Pink Floyd show, will perform at Stratton Mountain Resort on Saturday, August 13, at 8:30 p.m. The Machine has forged reputation of excellence for almost 30 years, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. Based in New York, The Machine focuses on making every show an authentic experience, performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive repertoire. Their stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and passionate delivery set them above and beyond the rest. Doors open at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show, open to all ages, rain or shine. For more information call 802-297-4000 or visit stratton.com.