Last week I showed (on Sightlines, go have a look) my favourite art deco house. This week we are on to letter B, which could be for Burlington. I will wander around town taking pictures and telling a story as we progress through the alphabet of things that are specific to where I live.
So, we have BAC and BPAC. First, the Burlington Art Centre. It has been around since 1978 (which is 20 years before I moved here) and has several classes, guilds, exhibits and a wonderful gift shop. There is also a coffee shop, a greenhouse and courtyard. Just to give you an idea, I photographed the fire exit map.
It is a maze of rooms and displays and, sometimes, if you are lucky, you might run into the artist who has show. Gino Lorcini has a stunning exhibit of metal sculptures. I overheard him say that this would be the last exhibit of his work (he is almost 90 afterall!)
A short walk of two blocks or so and we have the brand new Burlington Performing Arts Centre. It has only been open since last fall. I have already tried to get to see two performances but they sold out quickly. One of the nice things about BPAC is that it is a small, intimate theatre with unobstructed views and good sound no matter where you sit. (at the open house I moved around to several seats from orchestra to balcony to the side box seats - all perfect). Every seat in each performance is the same price.
I came this time through your other site. And who cares about a fancy name? I would rather get the clue of what it is I'm going to find there. Wonderful to have these handy.ReplyDelete
Interesting architecture, - hope you'll enjoy the performance on Saturday:)ReplyDelete
Looks to me like there's lots to do in Burlington and that many people are attending. I hope you enjoy the performance on Saturday.ReplyDelete
LOVE Mavis! Have her last two albums!ReplyDelete
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Interesting buildings, both my favourite type of place to go to. I hope you enjoy the performance on Saturday.ReplyDelete
I find the photo of a man who I assume is the gentleman artist intriguing from this perspective. The visual of him standing there in another room through a doorway suggests an interesting story.ReplyDelete
That's a huge performance center.ReplyDelete
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
Those are two very nice venues. Your town is obviously supports the arts.ReplyDelete
Lovely building and how nice that they have performances there. The best part, as you say ,is that every seat is the same price. That's great.ReplyDelete
I sure do love the buildings!!ReplyDelete
And enjoy your upcoming performance attendance. Have fun
I like the fact that each seat is the same price. Enjoy the performance. I'm sure you'll tell us all about it, right?ReplyDelete
A - Love the art deco houseReplyDelete
B - Books have both the ones you're reading, haven't read 'em yet. So many books, so little time.
Busy in Burlington can be your motto. And wow, Mavis Staples in person, bet that was great!ReplyDelete
ABC Wednesday Team
That sounds great! I can't wait to hear about it. I wonder if she'll do "I'll Take You There" from her Staple Singers days. I love that song.ReplyDelete