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Never Enough

Never Enough

Posted: November 25, 2014

Vermont Arts 2015 can’t be overdone When dozens of events turn into hundreds, when every county in the state hosts multiple offerings, and when a poetry reading is competing with a circus arts workshop, there is still room for more. There can’t be too much art. The first Vermont Arts … Read More
Site-Specific Art

Site-Specific Art

Posted: November 14, 2014

What are Those Blobs and Splotches? Bright abstract forms appear on a number of pages on this website. One is a brilliantly colored fingerprint–a detail from  “Inside the Light in the Dark,” by Dan Gottsegen. Other details from that same painting represent DNA strands and blood cells. All of the … Read More
A Showcase, Indeed!

A Showcase, Indeed!

Posted: November 13, 2014

Read about the 11th Annual Vermont  Performance Showcase happening November 20. Then, read about Vermont as a performance showcase. Find out how to get involved in Vermont Arts 2015, discover the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition, and take a look at a new exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery. There’s more! … Read More
Études: The Weavings of Bhakti Ziek

Études: The Weavings of Bhakti Ziek

Posted: November 4, 2014

Weavings on Walls Weavings by Bhakti Ziek, a resident of Randolph, are hanging in the Council’s Spotlight Gallery through the end of December. In “Études,” Ziek presents work investigating internal landscapes of the mind and emotion, and describes them as “connecting to the outer world and its terrain but not … Read More
Take a Look!

Take a Look!

Posted: October 30, 2014

Looking Back: Vermont lost a great man this week–Galway Kinnell. Governor Peter Shumlin had kind words to share, and Executive Director Alex Aldrich wrote about Kinnell with appreciation. Looking Ahead: Arts education in Vermont is under scrutiny these days. We’re inviting you to join in. Just Look: Everywhere, please! There’s … Read More
Galway Kinnell: An Appreciation

Galway Kinnell: An Appreciation

Posted: October 30, 2014

By Executive Director of the Arts Council, Alex Aldrich I once had a small argument with Galway Kinnell. We were in a panel meeting to select the next Vermont State Poet and there was a momentary misunderstanding about process that required some clarification. Galway misunderstood my clarification, meaning that my … Read More