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Remembering Jim Jeffords

Remembering Jim Jeffords

Posted: August 20, 2014

Alex Aldrich, Vermont Arts Council executive director, wrote the following remembrance after hearing of the death of beloved Vermont Senator James Jeffords. It is impossible NOT to join the chorus of so many others in celebrating the life and career of Senator Jim Jeffords. He was a thoughtful leader in … Read More

Animating Infrastructure: A Community Public Art Project

Posted: August 14, 2014

Vermont communities are encouraged to take a look at Animating Infrastructure—a pilot program developed to foster collaborative partnerships between communities and artists. From bike racks and solar panels to a new bridge or community bike path, the program aims to support the successful integration of public art in existing or … Read More
Balinese Buicks: On the Road to Enlightenment

Balinese Buicks: On the Road to Enlightenment

Posted: August 14, 2014

San Francisco, Barcelona, Vermont, Bali, and Mali are all mentioned in Art Costa’s statement for this body of work. Costa merges the design of Balinese masks with the design of American Buicks. The result: wildly engaging 3-D masks with automotive references. Costa’s work will be exhibited in the Spotlight Gallery … Read More
Paramount Theatre: Miracle Technology and Magic in Rutland

Paramount Theatre: Miracle Technology and Magic in Rutland

Posted: August 14, 2014

Bruce Bouchard is Executive Director of The Paramount Theatre in Rutland, Vermont. This is his fun story about bringing LIVE IN HD to town. In 2012 The Vermont Arts Council awarded The Paramount Theatre a Cultural Facilities grant in the amount of $30,000 to assist in the acquisition … Read More

Going in the Back Door: An Artist’s Inspiration

Posted: August 14, 2014

Susan Kelley Harkey, an artist and photographer from Coventry, attended the Vermont Arts Council’s 2013 Arts Summit. She was deeply affected by the keynote address by Eric Booth, who brought the theme of the summit—Connect, Animate, Lead—to life. Booth’s talk included the concept of … Read More
100 Cups Project: An Artist Pays it Forward

100 Cups Project: An Artist Pays it Forward

Posted: August 14, 2014

Ceramic artist Su Shannon was a participant in the 2012 Breaking into Business Workshop. She was so motivated by the experience she decided to help other artists expand their business skills as well. Su’s creative spirit and dogged determination led to the 100 Cups Project. She … Read More