First Fridays at the Schulz Library

The first Friday of the month is a special day in White River Junction.  The community opens it doors and offers gallery receptions, live music, food tastings, studio visits and artist talks.  Starting this Friday, June 4th, The Schulz Library is joining in.  From 5-8pm, the Schulz Library will be open to the public.  You are welcome browse our shelves and read from our one-of-a-kind collection.  However, check-out privileges are still reserved for Schulz Library members.

Select student work will be available for sale, as will our fetching Schulz Library tote bags.  The Open House will be (very) lightly catered by the only comics-centric snack we could find: Bazooka Joe gum.
NOTE: individuals found guilty of sticking ABC gum to any library property will prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Cartoonist and librarian, Chuck Forsman, will be on hand offer tours and answer questions.

Hope to see you this Friday!  And if you are in the neighborhood, consider these other First Friday events: 

The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Thesis Exhibition
May 15-June 12
First Friday Reception: June 4, 5-8pm

An exhibition featuring work by the 2010 graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Main Street Museum
58 Bridge Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Erica Layton; Human Hair Lace
Opens Friday, June 4, 2010.
Reception and performance 6-9, show up until June 30

Behold, an artistic endeavor of tiny proportions! Erica Layton of Norwich has been exploring the traditional methods of making needle point lace. This remarkably delicate technique is emphasized by the unusual fibers that Erica weaves; individual strands of human hair. Human hair lace is surprisingly strong, gets curly in humid weather and is astoundingly beautiful.

188 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

First Friday music continues with Evan Carey appearing at Elixir June 4 from 8-11pm. Evan is a charismatic solo performer playing flamenco and classical guitar. His compositions combine the tight, crisp rhythm of flamenco with the thoughtful development of ideas found in classical music.

White River Indie Films
Festival Opens June 4th at Northern Stage
12 North Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Friday Programming:


4:00PM • $8
 USA • 64 minutes
Building on the famed bedrock of photographer Diane Arbus, the husband/wife team of documentary filmmaker George Kachadorian (whose prior doc Wall Street was up for an Academy Award) and Boston-based photographer Courtney Bent forge an unusual, moving introspective window on a world most of us choose not to see.

6:30PM • $35
 A full evening, starting at 6:30 with snacks and drinks to fete filmmaker Liz Canner and screen her new film, Orgasm, Inc. at 7pm, followed by a special appearance by Upper Valley’s premiere comic, Cindy Pierce, at 9pm. Then drinks, food and partying! Ticket includes film, performance, food and a cash bar.

2009 • USA • 78 minutes
Norwich filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing porno videos. No, she’s not working at some erotica mill in the San Fernando Valley, but at a legitimate pharmaceutical company. Her assignment is to supply visual material for tests in an unusual drug trial. Her employer wants to develop the first Viagra for women.
Q & A with Liz Canner after the film.

With her stand-up act, Finding The Doorbell, Pierce has taken her brand of frank and hilarious sexual story-telling to stages, campuses, and clubs throughout New England and New York City. Her material is explicit and on-the-mark. Her style ribald and high-energy. She’ll bring a comic’s sharp aim to hit some of the same controversies that Canner targets in her eye-opening documentary.

85 North Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Shooting Beauty: photographs from the “Picture This” project
June 4 through June 26
First Friday Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: 5:30-8 pm

Photographs from the “Picture This” photography project and featured in the documentary film “Shooting Beauty” will be on display in the PHOTOSTOP Gallery from June 4 through June 26. The photographs will be on exhibit in conjunction with the screening of Shooting Beauty during the White River Independent Film Festival (WRIF) on June 4 at 4 pm as the kick-off event of the Festival. Filmmaker George Kachadorian, originally from Woodstock, VT, will give a gallery talk at 5:30 pm on the making of the film and the photographs at PHOTOSTOP immediately following the screening at Northern Stage.

The “Picture This” project is an award-winning photography workshop directed by photographer Courtney Bent (also married to George Kachadorian) for individuals with cerebral palsy. Bent retrofitted cameras so that residents of the United Cerebral Palsy program could document their lives and tell their own stories.

Two Rivers Printmaking Studio
85 North Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Carol Lippman

Opening Friday, June 4th, 6 – 8 PM

Tip Top Media and Arts Building
85 North Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Tip Top Artists invite you to enjoy Open Studio’s from 5 to 8 PM on the First Friday of every month, and also check out the expanded Gallery spaces downstairs in the Tip Top Building.

Studio 205
Barns, Hills & Houses
Pastels by Kathy Detzer

Studio 233

Oil Paintings by Laura Wolfe

Upper Valley Food Co-op
193 North Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Every First Friday The Upper Valley Food Co-op offers a 5% discount and food samples from 4-6 PM.  There is almost always live music.


– Robyn Chapman


One response to “First Fridays at the Schulz Library

  1. CHUCK – THE RAWK – FORSMAN!!! My man!
    Dang, I wanna visit the library and check out a first friday.

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