Because I had no idea that chainsaw artists were a legitimate demographic.
The Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival. Chainsaw artists from around the country will convene in Chester, VT from today until October 8 to carve new work together, culminating the festival with an auction next Monday. Not recommended for the delicate of ear. More information here.
Because gallery openings are always the best.
“Drive by Love” by Eric Eickmann opening reception. Speaking Volumes gallery in Burlington will celebrate the installation of Eickmann’s work – large-scale acrylic paintings of women juxtaposed with unexpected backgrounds – with an opening reception from 7 to 9 pm on October 5 featuring music by local blues artist Dwight Richter. For more info click here.
Because I can’t resist a good portmanteau.
“Frog Halloween” exhibit opening. The group show at Frog Hollow gallery in Burlingon features work inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales. The opening event will run from 5 to 8 pm October 5. Confirm it here.
Because I’m slowly learning to see the upside of technology.
Manhattan Short Film Festival. The collection of ten exemplary short films will be shown simultaneously in theaters (including Town Hall Theater at 7:30 pm on October 6) across the world (6 continents!) for viewers to vote upon a winner. If no other reason than to marvel at the coordination of time-zones, this looks fascinating. More info and tickets can be found here.
Because the posters are lovely and enigmatic.
“The Stronger,” a fifteen-minute play. Christina Fox and Izzy Schill star in Strindberg’s one-act play, which is apparently comprised of a single dramatic monologue. It will be performed at 8 and 9:30 pm on October 6 in CFA 232. I’m so intrigued.
Because apocalyptic fears are way too relatable.
Take Shelter screening. This week’s Hirschfield film “revolves around a man, haunted by apocalyptic visions, who resolves to build an elaborate storm shelter – a decision that threatens the fabric of his family and his sanity.” It will be screened at 8 and 10:30 on Saturday in Dana. Full details here.