AMP Nights 2018

Don’t miss the return of our popular AMP Nights events! The 2018 Series will kick-off on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 (doors open at 5:30) at River Arts in Morrisville for Art, Music, and Poetry! $10 suggested donation at the door.

Here’s our line-up for the first evening:

Hanna SatterleeArtist: Hanna Satterlee – Satterlee holds a Masters in Fine Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College (VT/WA) and has produced her own choreographic and dance installation work, and performed with professional companies throughout the world. A native Vermonter, she has navigated every moment of her life through dance, gaining a global perspective and deep understanding of how this art form can transform individuals, communities and the culture of a place. In 2015 Hanna returned to Vermont with the promise to herself to create the opportunities and outcomes in dance that she always wished were available to her here in VT. In May 2017, Hanna founded the Vermont Dance Alliance, with the strong belief that the culture of dance will continue to flourish and expand throughout the edges of our beautiful state. In addition, Hanna continues her work as a choreographer, a teacher, a performer, a curator and as a true dance activist. Hanna is as passionate for the form as she is in connecting people to it.


Poet: Martha Zweig – A participant in the semi-revolutionary turmoil of the 1960s, Martha Zweig worked for a decade in the garment industry at Concord Manufacturing in Morrisville, Vermont, including a term as shop chair for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, and another ten years as an advocate for seniors in northern Vermont, where she has lived since 1974. Zweig’s poems have been published in many of the nation’s leading literary and political journals, including PoetryPrairie SchoonerFieldThe Boston ReviewThe ProgressiveThe Kenyon Review, and Sojourner. Zweig’s books include Vinegar Bone (1999) and What Kind (2003), and most recently, Monkey Lightning (2010). Currently she volunteers for North Country Animal League and for Restorative Justice, a community organization promoting a post-police process based on the “truth and reconcilation” approach developed in South Africa.

Musician: Melissa Perley – Melissa was born in Littleton, N.H., and started piano lessons at age 6. She later studied flute and cello. By college age, she was living in Vermont, where her father’s work had brought the family. She co-owns and manages Paul Perley Cellos with her husband in Berlin, VT.

Additional AMP Nights include April 26 in Hyde Park and May 24 in Jeffersonville. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!