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The Annual Garden Party is Here

The Annual Garden Party is Here

Posted: May 26, 2016

and you’re invited! Gather in the Council’s Sculpture Garden from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to celebrate the arts in education. Honor all the teachers, artists, administrators, parents, and community members who work to ensure the arts are central to the education of every Vermont child. Enjoy the music of Cajun … Read More
Arts Council Board and Annual Meetings

Arts Council Board and Annual Meetings

Posted: May 26, 2016

The final quarterly board meeting of Arts Council trustees will be held on June 6 from 12-3 p.m. in Room 10 at the Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier. All Council board meetings are open to the public. The board meets four times a year to ensure the health … Read More
Mountains of Art

Mountains of Art

Posted: May 25, 2016

Chasing along the spine of Vermont’s beloved Green Mountains, towns and villages that were established as farming and ski communities have grown into some of the state’s most thriving arts hubs. In Vermont, the arts are as rich as the soil and steadfast as thru-hikers on the Long Trail. The state's landscape — with its valleys and dynamic mountains — has both inspired and integrated the arts into its environment. In this light, the Vermont Arts Council and the Green Mountain Club, stewards of the nation’s oldest long distance hiking trail, the 273 mile Long Trail, have partnered to provide arts and outdoors enthusiasts a collection of recommended communities that offer excellent arts and hiking opportunities. Read More
Tempesta’s Landscapes and Wildlife

Tempesta’s Landscapes and Wildlife

Posted: April 28, 2016

"Wait. Those aren't photographs." That's something you might overhear as people look at the careful art of Gabriel Tempesta. Fastidious details construct near-perfect representations of nature. Trees. Bees. The ocean. A giant monarch butterfly. The older works are made mostly with charcoal and water on Claybord; sometimes, casein paint. Gabe described working on Claybord this way: "You can erase, scratch into it, lift off tiny white lines." Read More
Dividing Conquests

Dividing Conquests

Posted: April 28, 2016

The power of three is a principle used in writing and speaking. The idea is that things are funnier, more satisfying, or more effective when grouped in threes. If this holds true for plays, three Vermont theaters have come up with a winning idea. Through the spring and summer of 2016, Northern Stage will present “Living Together,” Dorset Theatre Festival “Table Manners,” and the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company “Round and Round in the Garden.” Each of these works are part of a trilogy — "The Norman Conquests" — written by Alan Ayckbourn in 1973. Read More
The Progression of Flight

The Progression of Flight

Posted: April 14, 2016

There’s a compelling exhibit at the West Branch Gallery in Stowe. "Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration, and Freedom” was curated by Tari Swenson, but only after an incubation period of years. She long considered showing just birds, but the concept did not feel whole. News coverage of Syrian refugees brought the idea strength to fly. Flight is movement. Movement includes seeking refuge. Art speaks of all human experience. Read More