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Sales of work hand crafted by women from a Nicaraguan cooperative


Mushak Pacha | Nuevos Tiempos | New Times

Contemporary paintings by brothers Inty and Yauri Muenala reflecting the traditional culture of the Kichwa of the Ecuadorian Andes.
The show ran from November 2010 to February 2011

Dos Hermanos:

Inty Muenala, Yauri Muenala, artistas indigenas contemporaneos dedicados a conservar y transmitir la simbologia y cosmologia de la cultura kichwa de los andes una cultura llena de vida y tradicion milenaria, atravez del arte y sus diferentes manifestaciones.

Las texturas terrosas, los simbolos andinos las historias milenarias y lo vivencial del mundo globalizado se cojugan en una misma propuesta donde la identidad es lo mas importante la identidad de lo diferente, la identidad de lo natural, la identidad de una nacion, (nacion Kichwa) la identidad de un simbolo, la identidad propia, como ser humano, con historia presente y futuro trangresor.

Two brothers:

Inty Muenala and Yauri Muenala, contemporary indigenous artists devoted to preserving and sharing the cosmology of the Andean Kichwa culture–a culture filled with life and millenarian tradition–through art and its different manifestations.

The earthy textures, Andean symbols, millenarian (hi)stories and the experience of a globalized world combine in a single proposal where identity matters most: the identity of that which is different; the identity of that which is natural; the identity of a nation; the Kichwa nation; the identity of a symbol; self-identity; how to be human, with a present history and a transgressive future. (Translation by Leonora Dodge)

The opening reception on November 5th was a benefit dinner party with live Latin music, authentic food, an art show and more! The closing reception showcased a dance performance by Lisbet Conejo of Ecuador.

March – April

“.scrap.” new work by Ava Bishop

Re-assimilating fabric scraps left over from sewing projects past.
Visit Ava’s website: off white atelier.

“The Silent Canoe,” paintings by Zoe Bishop

Works in oil that reflect our ongoing contradiction between natural freedom and contrived constriction. We are reminded that by maintaining our forward motion and calling on our animal ancestral spirits for guidance; an earthly balance is within our reach. Start paddling!|

Also in April, “A Fashion Show of Designs by Ava Bishop”

May – June

“Searchers” and “Eclectic”

“Eclectic,” Erik Rehman sculpture and drawings
“Searchers,” Michelle Saffran a new photographic journey. Visit Michelle on You Tube

Also in May: the annual clothing swap

July – August

(Expo Todo Cubano) Haiti: Circle of Friends, A multi-media exhibit

Photography by Barb Leslie & Fran Stoddard
Haitian Art by Elsie Berrouet, et al
Haitian Dance by Sylvester Trefort
haitian Drumming by Stuart Paton & Friends
Todo Cubano Tony Basanta y Sus Mezclas
Curated by Cuban DJ Tony Basanta

Arte Cubano Musica Cubana Cultura Cubana | Charlas por DJ Cubano Toni Basanta Cuban Art Cuban Music Cuban Culture | Talks by Cuban DJ Toni Basanta
La filmacion incluye a musicos cubanos que viven en los 5 continentes
“La Salsa es de Cuba” by Miky Chevalier
(SALSA is from Cuba), a video featuring Cuban musicians that live on five different continents.
Video: “La Salsa es de Cuba” Compuesto por Miky Chevalier

A word from the curator, Tony Basanta:

Hi everyone,

My name is Tony Basanta. I’m a Cuban DJ who have settled down in Vermont since November 2006 and have been spinning music thru different radio stations like WRUV 90.1 FM (UVM), and other AM Stations in Colchester and Your Voice in the Valley in Warren. Since Feb 2009, I have become part of WOMM-LP 105.9 FM THE RADIATOR in Burlington with my SABROSO GUARAPO radio show

Thurs 6 – 9:30 am,
And @ WWPV 88.7 FM The Mike at Saint Michaels’ College
Thurs 12 noon – 2 pm,

Our dear friend Bren Alvarez has given me a great opportunity to celebrate Our Cuban Culture and its legacy in the Music and Arts in the United States of America since the XIXth century. So every FIRST FRIDAY of JULY and AUGUST we will be speaking about CUBAN MUSIC. TODO CUBANO y sus Mezclas (And its mixes) has to do with the marriage of many ancestral Cuban Rhythms and American Jazz, later Rock N’ Roll, The Santana Thing and beyond. So it will be a pleaure to meet you all, please pass the voice and feel welcomed.

I have a double pleasure and it will be to share these Friendly Conversations and Sounds with Photographer David Garten, – a man whose passion for my country, CUBA is being widely expressed in his Photo Vintage since long ago.

Enclosed TWO of Mr Garten’s masterpieces, he caught TWO of our most significant musicians: Grammy Winner Artist Chucho Valdes – founder of the legendary IRAKERE in 1972, – who recently received a Doctorate at Berklee College of Music (May 5th, 2011) and LAZARO ROSS (rip) the finest AKPWON = PREACHER of our heritage with Mother Africa, Awarded with international recoginitions due to his ellaborated recordings with Sintesis, Irakere, El Conjunto Folklorico Nacional and his own Ensemble.

For those who have been enjoying our radio shows, we’re also excited to announce that TODO CUBANO y sus Mezclas at FLYNN DOG July-August are only going to be better. We think you are gonna dig it. One thing is for sure – we’ll try and always work overtime, there will be lots of surprises and excitement.

Thank you very, very much,
Tony Basanta
The Cuban DJ who brings beat to VT since Nov 2006

PEDRITO CALVO y La Nueva Justicia

CD/DVD 50 Anos = 50 Years

Egrem, 2007 |

Featuring a photography exposition: CUBAN MUSICIANS PORTRAITS FROM A MUSICAL ISLAND by photographer and photojournalist David Garten

September – October

Ethan Azarian and Michael Smith

New work on cardboard, canvas, paper, and wood

November – December

“AlphaBetaBestiario,” Antonello Borra

We are celebrating the publication of AlphaBetaBestiario, a new collection of poetry by Antonello Borra, translated by Blossom S. Kirschenbaum with art by Delia Robinson. Review: “Beast Wishes” by Marc Awodey, 7DAYS

“Captive,” Delia Robinson

A collection of new work by Delia Robinson.

At the opening reception, Antonello read from the original Italian and Delia read from the translations. Newly printed first editions were available and a percentage of books sales were dedicated to Green Mountain Animal Defenders.

Videographer, photographer, web designer Matt Day produced an absolutely beautiful video documentary of a reading by Antonello Borra, from his latest volume of poetry Alfabetabestiario:

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