Arts events: April 7 through April 10, 2016

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April 7: Popolo hosts wildlife sculpture exhibit

Herons by Mark Goodenough

Herons by Mark Goodenough

On Thursday, April 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. the Windham Ballroom at Popolo will hold an exhibition of privately commissioned sculptures and award winning signs by wildlife sculptor Mark Goodenough.

The ballroom is located at 36 The Square in Bellows Falls. The exhibit is open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.

A self-taught artist whose background is in commercial metalworking and taxidermy, Goodenough works in fabricated sheet metal for private collectors and commercial sign shops.

For more information, contact Mark Goodenough by calling 603-313-0192, emailing, or visiting

April 8: Windham Orchestra Concerto contest winner performs

Twelve local students recently took part in the annual Windham Orchestra Concerto Competition. Sungho Moon of Amherst, Mass., a 14-year-old cellist was named the winner, and will be heard as a soloist with the Windham Orchestra at two upcoming performances.

Moon will perform in the following two concerts for the public:

  • Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Bellows Falls Union High School Auditorium, 406 Union High School Road in Westminster
  • Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Brattleboro Union High School Gymnasium, 131 Fairground Road in Brattleboro

The competition also singled out Hanover, N.H., resident Simon Herron, who will play a solo for marimba and orchestra composed by his brother, Felix Herron, at those concerts. In addition, David Horak of Norwich will be engaged as solo violinist for a concerto with Windham Orchestra during the 2017–18 season.

The Blanche Moyse Chorale joins the Windham Orchestra, Herron, Moon and the high school choirs of Brattleboro Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School, Leland and Grey Union High School, The Putney School, and Vermont Academy in performances of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”

Tickets range from $5 to $50. To purchase tickets, visit

Ben Carr in Bellows Falls

Ben Carr in Bellows Falls

April 9: Ben Carr at Flat Iron Exchange

The Flat Iron Exchange hosts musician Ben Carr ‪ 6–8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.‬ The coffeehouse is located at 51 the Square in Bellows Falls. The event is free of charge. ‬‬‬‬

Carr, who has performed at Flat Iron in the past, plays his original music on ukulele, as well as covers that flow from jazz standards to classical rock and reggae. For more information on the Flat Iron, stop in or visit them at

April 9: FOLA’s  Follies highlight Comedy Tonight

Members of cast rehearsing “Kids”, from the Broadway show “Bye, Bye Birdie”. Seated at the piano is Kasia Karazim with, standing: left to right, Aiyana Fortin, Tesha Buss, Bob Kottkamp, and Ed McEneaney.

Members of cast rehearsing “Kids,” from the Broadway show “Bye, Bye Birdie.” Seated at the piano is Kasia Karazim with, from left, Aiyana Fortin, Tesha Buss, Bob Kottkamp, and Ed McEneaney.

Friends of Ludlow Auditorium’s musical revue, “FOLA Follies of 2016,” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium at 37 S. Depot St. in Ludlow.

The show features a theme of Comedy Tonight with area thespians offering a wide variety of humorous and fun songs. Tesha Buss directs the show with musical direction by Kasia Karazim.

The performance is free; donations are appreciated. For more information, call 802-228-7239 or go to


April 10: Poet Leland Kinsey at Misty Valley Books

Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey, unofficial poet laureate of the Northeast Kingdom, returns to Misty Valley Books at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, as part of the store’s celebration of Poetry Month.

Kinsey will present his new book of poetry, Galvanized. The event at Misty Valley Books is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow Kinsey’s reading.

For more information, contact Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or visit

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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