Our second kids camp runs April 13-17!
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Welcome Dan Gilman!

We are delighted to have another artist join us here at Compass. Dan will tell you himself that art has totally changed his outlook on life. His artistic journey has acted as an emotional outlet to work through periods of deep depression after becoming paralyzed from his armpits down. He has overcome his paralyzed hands to create unusual and compelling designs. Dan hopes his studio here will help others realize how, despite the severest of challenges on a range of levels it is possible to achieve emotional and artistic fulfillment.  

Dan currently has an exhibit on display called “The Path Less Traveled”.

Kids visit from local schools
Students from the Sudbury and Leicester Elementary Schools visited earlier this week. The kids got a tour of our new exhibit of Muffy Kashkin Grollier's work, learned how Phil Keyes puts ships in bottles, listened to music on old phonographs with Stephen Sutton in the Phonograph Rooms, saw the beginnings of Art Doty's miniature railroad display, and spoke with Dan Gilman about his drawings and artistic process. The kids will be entering a poetry contest based on Dan Gilman's work, each choosing a drawing as inspiration for their poem. See below for more information about the contest.

Poetry Contest
Entry deadline: April 22
In response to Dan Gilman's art exhibit, "A Path Less Traveled," and in recognition of National Poetry Month, we're holding a poetry contest. Children in grades 3-12, as well as adults of all ages, are invited to participate. Poems should relate to the overarching theme of 'Pathways' or to one of Dan's specific works of art. Winning poems will be exhibited & published by the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. For more information, visit our website or contact Foundation Board member Laura King

This event is put on by the Compass Music and Arts Foundation. Pictured: Dan Gilman with students from the Sudbury Elementary School.

Poem in your Pocket Day - Open Mic
April 30 at 7:00pm
Poem in your Pocket Day (April 30, 2015) is a national event – a day when people are encouraged to carry around a favorite poem throughout the day to share with others. This evening event will celebrate the spirit of the day. Both poetry recitation and the reading of original writing is encouraged. Winners of "The Path Less Traveled" Poetry Contest will be honored at this event.

This event is put on by the Compass Music and Arts Foundation.

Did you see us on TV?
Local ABC 22 and Fox 44 were here this past Friday morning, interviewing Stephen and Edna live on the morning news programs. See a couple of the segments here.


April 13 - 17, from 8:30am - 3:00pm
Our February CREATE camp was a huge success. The kids all had a blast and created so many different things. If you're looking for a rewarding and fun experience for your child over the spring break then you're in luck because we're offering the camp again! The camp is an opportunity for young people to utilize their imagination, extend their creativity, whilst also experiencing the pleasure and fun of working with or testing out new mediums in different disciplines. Kids will engage in a range of 2D and 3D art activities, crafts, cooking, and literature activities. The camp is supported by resident artists and the Compass cook Donna, who are all offering workshops. Breakfast and a home cooked lunch is provided daily. $35 per day or $140 for the week. Contact Edna via email or call 802-247-4295 to register.

Muffy Kashkin Grollier: Felted Flora, Fauna and Fantasy
Through May 31
At the opening reception last Friday, Muffy demonstrated how she creates her magnificent 'paintings' using wool. Needlefelting is a time-consuming process but as Muffy says, it's "almost like meditation when I am working on a piece". The exhibit is very family-friendly with many fun and whimsical characters that make it a perfect outing for the whole family.
Open daily, 10-5pm
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