Southern Vermont Art Center’s Art on the Hill Returns
The Southern Vermont Arts Center’s free outdoors family fun day, Art on the Hill, returns to the campus on Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with an array of arts and crafts, an incredible scavenger hunt, face painting, plein air (outdoors) painting instruction, button-making and much more, with the return of Stacy Gates as SVAC’s children’s education coordinator.
Donald Knaack, otherwise known as ‘The Junk Man,’ makes his SVAC debut at Art on the Hill. He will perform hourly interactive performances, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knaack is a Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist who plays solely on found and recycled objects. As a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, a member of the Louisville Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, and a musician under composer, pianist and conductor, Igor Stravinsky, Knaack is not the sort of man you’d envision wearing a blue denim work shirt while pounding out hypnotic rhythms on hubcaps, saw blades, and buckets. Knaack’s ‘junk music,’ as he calls it, has taken him to schools, colleges, theatres and festivals around the globe, including Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, the Summer Series Dubai and more. See and hear more at junkmusic.org. The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located off West Road at 930 SVAC Drive in Manchester, Vt. Call 802-362-1405 or email [email protected] for information, or visit svac.org.