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In a New Space

In a New Space

Posted: February 16, 2017

Leaving a beloved old home called for a creative solution. North Bennington's Sage Street Mill is set into a hill alongside Paran Creek. The brick building has floor-to-ceiling windows and a smoke stack out back. For 21 years, 10,000 square feet of the old factory was the rented home of the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE). Matthew Perry, VAE co-founder and executive director, said the building "served us well for all these many years and it was a central gathering place for arts and education in the community." But, it was expensive. "The building was not energy efficient and utility costs continued to rise. " Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops

Grant Seeker Workshops

Posted: February 15, 2017

Are you thinking about applying for an Arts Council grant? Attend a workshop February 24, March 1, or March 2. These free sessions are designed for both new and experienced grant writers. There are separate sessions for individual artists and representatives of organizations, as different grants are available for each. Anyone interested in the three-year Arts Partnership Program, the annual Arts Impact or Creation Grants, or the rolling Technical Assistance or Artist Development Grants should attend. (Cultural Facilities Grants have a workshop of their own.) Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Posted: February 2, 2017

The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation are partnering to host three grant seeker workshops in March. Anyone interested in applying for an FY2018 Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. Participants will learn more about the programs and how to complete a more competitive application. Read More
An Artist Evolves

An Artist Evolves

Posted: February 2, 2017

Kathy Stark's first winter in Vermont was in the year 2000. Right away, she began to capture "the season's subtle variation in color" on her canvases. At first glance, those paintings appear a bit barren. A more sustained look uncovers the artist's characteristic marks, lines, movements, and patterns set into paint. Two of those pieces are in the exhibit called "… and the journey continues …" now in the Spotlight Gallery. They are both from a series called White Works. Five different series are represented in the show. Read More
Howard Mosher’s Imagination of Vermont

Howard Mosher’s Imagination of Vermont

Posted: February 2, 2017

Vermont writer Howard Mosher died on January 29th. Filmmaker Jay Craven worked closely with Mosher since 1985 when he optioned the story rights to his book “Where the Rivers Flow North.”  Craven has made five films based on Mosher’s stories. This is his tribute. Read More
Vermont Arts Advocacy Day

Vermont Arts Advocacy Day

Posted: January 26, 2017

This is the day to escalate awareness of the value of art and creativity in Vermont. The arts change our lives and transform our communities. Stories demonstrate how vital the arts and creativity are to Vermont and the nation. Your voice communicates priorities for the investment of public dollars. Join others from across the state on February 3 to learn, share, and participate in the democratic process. Read More