Originally from northern Virginia, Lizzy Lunday lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In August 2019, Lunday was an artist in residence with 77Art in Rutland, Vermont. Lunday says, “The imagery that I use for my paintings right now for the series I’ve been work on for most of the past year …

Xingze Li, of Brooklyn, New York, was an August artist-in-residence with 77Art in Rutland. He completed his master of fine arts degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he lives and works. About the process of making his paintings, he says, “Sort of, it’s a torture doing the work. You ne…

Sarah Stefana Smith, from Washington, D.C., was an artist-in-residence with 77ART during August in Rutland. She works in photography, sculpture and installation. Smith says “For me, the materials that I use functions as a broader set of questions that I get to explore around what does it mea…

Taking care of cows at the fair starts long before the fair. You have to try to find the heifers that you feel have the best confirmation, body-wise. You start feeding them a little bit differently before the fair starts to make sure that they’re well-grown. You start washing them and clippi…

“They call me ‘Wild Bill.’ I’m the head of security for the fairgrounds. I’ve been working here approximately 15 years — pretty much making sure everybody behaves and nothing happens here, dealing with people. Not too often, but there are situations that can arise here that we nip in the bud…

“They call me ‘Wild Bill.’ I’m the head of security for the fairgrounds. I’ve been working here approximately 15 years — pretty much making sure everybody behaves and nothing happens here, dealing with people. Not too often, but there are situations that can arise here that we nip in the bud…

“I’m the grounds superintendent, so I’m trying to get everything that needs to be done for the grounds up and running and make sure everybody has what they need. My phone constantly rings, and I’m getting pulled in different directions by different people. It’ll be five years this year. I’m …

On Aug. 2, 338 BCE, Philip II, of Macedonia, a conqueror you really ought to know, not to be confused with Philip I, leading the Macedonian army, pounds to flinders the combined military forces of Athens and Thebes to secure dominance, hegemony and consolidation of those city-states, which i…

Victoria Covarrubias, of West Rutland, moved from Oxnard, California, to Rutland, bringing with her recipes for authentic Mexican food learned from her grandmother. Now she runs her own catering business, has a popular booth at the Rutland Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and sits…

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Chris Mendoza: “The circle’s important because it’s where we are. When you open your arms and you open your legs, and you just move around, you don’t go forwards and you don’t go backwards. You — basically — you just spin.”

Paige Carrara, of Rutland Town, left, and Abbie Baillie, of Rutland City, discuss the correlation between looking good and feeling good, and the work they do to achieve both at Blush Salon and Beauty Lounge at West and Wales streets in Rutland. Baillie says, “Everyone deserves to get their f…

Bill Ramage of Rutland, curator of 77 Arts in Rutland, talks about the massive new group art exhibition, “70+: Gero-Transcendence” set to open Saturday at 77 Gallery, not coincidentally at 77 Grove St. Ramage says the exhibition space in the building might well be the largest art exhibition …

Photographer and documentarian Adeline Praud, of Nantes, France, is back in town in anticipation of beginning her artist-in-residency at 77 Arts on Grove Street later this year. She’s here putting together research for a feature documentary she plans about Rutland’s challenges with modern ur…

Leona Razanouski, of West Rutland, says the recipe for the kapusta, which is a cabbage and pork soup, served with seasoned roasted potatoes as a side dish, served at Monday's SAGE pop-up ethnic supper at Rutland Farmers Food Center, comes from her family. Razanouski says her married name is …

See video at bit.ly/0208PickleMan - Mr. Pickle Man, of Rutland Town, describes his coming of age in Warwick, Rhode Island, dropping out of school at 15 and at the age of 17 joining the Army. When he mustered out he used his medical training as a foundation, worked in civilian hospitals as a …

Mr. Pickle Man, of Rutland Town, describes his coming of age in Warwick, Rhode Island, dropping out of school at 15 and at the age of 17 joining the Army. When he came out, he used his medical training as a foundation, worked in civilian hospitals as a registered nurse, went into government …

In September 1999, Kayoko Ogura — the girl in the pictures — and Kiyokazu Furukawa climbed to the roof of Kagoshima English Language School in Kagoshima, Japan, to pose for pictures that became the final story in the comic book series “See for Yourself.” 

“Fumetti,” Italian, literally “little puffs of smoke,” were originally comic books composed of photographs rather than pen-and-ink drawings popular in Italy during the 1940s. In the United States, from 1960 to 1965, a series of full page comic strips made with photos ran in Harvey Kurtzman’s…

Gary Meitrott, ringleader of Drum Journeys of Earth, has been studying, practicing and teaching drumming for coming up on 40 years. He says fascination with the beat is the search for the lost primal vibration of our mother's heartbeat, imprinted upon all of us before birth. See and hear Mei…

Paul Gamba, of Brandon, is a photographer with strong opinions about his profession and its history. He says, "There's a living, breathing element to film, or analog, that doesn't exist in the digital world." He might be the last of his kind in Vermont, a commercial photographer who will sti…