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May 2012

May 30, 2012

20 Years of Open Studio Weekend [269]

5/27/12: Across the state of Vermont during Memorial Day weekend, yellow signs led visitors to the studios of 263 artists and craftspeople who were participating in the 20th Open Studio Weekend. This event is organized by the Vermont Crafts Council and was founded to increase the visibility of the many creative people who live in our state.

Eva visited the Vermont Glass Workshop in Hardwick where Harry and Wendy Besett have been a part of Open Studio for the past 20 years. Up the road, artists Ruby and Ken Leslie are another prolific couple who opened their home and work spaces to the public.

Music Video: "Getya Loom Goin" by Malina and Woody Leslie

Music: Japhy Ryder, If the Haves Are Willing, "Self Set Sail"

Brothers McCann, Different Colors, "Different Colors"

 

 

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May 23, 2012

A Neighborhood's Future is Up in the Air [268]

5/21/12: Burlington International Airport has grown in size over the years and this means an increase in noise for the South Burlington residents that live nearby.  Under an FAA relocation program, the airport has bought about 120 homes in the areas surrounding the airport that are within the 65-decibel noise zone.  Demolition permits are pending for 57 of these properties which are being held up by a resident's zoning appeal.

But what happens to the residents who remain in this ever-evolving, partially vacant neighborhood - whether they are eligible for the relocation program or not?

Eva talks to residents and airport representatives about this neighborhood in flux.

Music: Greg Davis, Somnia, "Clouds As Edges"

 

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May 09, 2012

John Brickels' Mad Scientist Workshop [267]

5/5/12: Clay, a late night, white coats, pancakes and inspiration - what more would you expect from a Mad Scientist Workshop?

At 5am last Saturday morning in downtown Burlington, John Brickels' Pine Street studio was alive with mad energy and creativity. Lab coat wearing participants were hard at work bringing their mounds of clay to life under the tutelage of Dr Brickelstein who has held 13 of these unique workshops.

You can see some of Brickels' imaginative work in the upcoming show, "Time Machines: Robots, Rockets and Steampunks" opening June 16th at the Shelburne Museum.

Music: Matt Mazur and the Caring Babies, The Noisebelt, "Hyperventilate," "Tweaklepuss"

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May 02, 2012

CompostFest [266]

4/28/12: Green Mountain Compost celebrated its new Williston location with CompostFest on Saturday.  Attendees enjoyed tours of their state of the art facility, composting workshops and activities for kids involving large trucks.

So where does all the organic material for this compost come from? Eva visited one source at Essex Elementary School during lunch time and talked to 1st graders about why they separate their food scraps after eating.

Music: Red Hot Juba

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