The Arts are Swinging at SVA
Those who enjoy swing dancing, art and history are invited to come to a party at Stone Valley Arts (SVA) at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, on Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. East Coast Swing Dance lessons for beginners will be taught by Richard Cormier and Sherri McKirryher, followed by live music with Gary Schmidt and friends, more dancing and a light buffet dinner. The event is for ages 21 and up. BYOB. Water and lemonade will be provided. Cost is $25 per person at the door, cash or check, with proceeds going to the restoration of the historic building that houses SVA.
While you’re there, be sure to check out SVA’s first art show of the season. Photography by Denise Letendre and Chuck Helfer is on view now through May 26. Helfer has been working with the Slate Valley Museum to photograph and document the local slate industry and has produced images for The Nature Conservancy, the Green Mountain Club, Vermont State Historical Parks, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, the National Park Service and Slate Valley Trails. Letendre has a background in painting, but now works primarily with a camera to create images inspired by the landscape and architecture of Vermont.
Stone Valley Arts is a nonprofit community arts organization which provides classes, workshops, presentations and events in visual, performing and literary arts. It is located in an old stone church at 145 East Main Street in Poultney. For more information, visit stonevalleyarts.org.