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 Satterlee

Hanna Satterlee

Artist: 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.

martha zweig

Martha Zweig

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.

melissa perley

Melissa Perley

Musician: Melissa Perley – Cellist Melissa Perley is a noted performer and teacher living in Berlin, Vermont. Recent concerts have included solo performances with acclaimed international pianist Vladimir Odinakikh, chamber music events with the Five Corners Quintet, the Stork, Perley, Chancler Trio, the Seven Last Words Quartet, and the Dillon, Perley, Odinakikh Piano Trio. She is regularly involved in non-classical presentations with the Gypsy Romani ensemble Danza Del Fuego, and with DSM, a multi-genre band. In 2016 Ms. Perley performed for the Cabot Arts series and was a musical artist for the Delicious Words event presented semi-annually by Vermont Artist Diane Shullenberger. As an educator, Ms. Perley maintains a full private teaching studio. She has worked with The Green Mountain Youth Symphony since 2003, regularly creates and runs area student string ensembles, organized and taught in the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra yearly program Project Outreach from 2001 – 2011, an event that put the orchestra and young musicians in a side-by-side concert. Ms. Perley was recently chosen as an adjudicator for the Vermont All-State music festival.

Shay Gestal

Perley will be joined by Shay Gestal is a violinist and singer-songwriter from Craftsbury, Vermont. She is part of several groups in a variety of styles, including Old Sky, Tom Pearo and Vestal Oak. She has toured the country singing and playing with her sweet violin, Mother Teresa.


Additional AMP Nights include April 26 in Hyde Park (Lanpher Memorial Library) and May 24 in Jeffersonville (Bryan Memorial Gallery). Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

AMP Nights are presented in partnership with Sundog Poetry Center and River Arts and sponsored by Cambridge Arts Council and the Cambridge Area Rotary