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A Fleeting Animal Returns

A Fleeting Animal Returns

Posted: December 15, 2014

An Opera Unfolding “A Fleeting Animal” was performed six times in the year 2000. The highly regarded work affected large audiences at every showing then lay dormant until last year. A big birthday and some coincidental reminders inspired composer Erik Nielsen to revive the story. What started as an inkling … Read More
FIVE ARTS STO-RIES!!!

FIVE ARTS STO-RIES!!!

Posted: December 12, 2014

four new trustees, three first nights, two types of grants, and a gift card that comes with a nice book! All this and more in the December 11 edition of ArtMail… … Read More
Commentary on Arts in Education

Commentary on Arts in Education

Posted: December 2, 2014

When I worked as a high school English teacher, a favorite poem to share with students was “Among School Children,” by William Butler Yeats. It’s complex, dealing with everything from the loss of innocence, to the relationship between human experience and art. And it famously ends this way: O chestnut … Read More
Thanksgiving and Giving

Thanksgiving and Giving

Posted: November 26, 2014

Did you know it was Abraham Lincoln in 1864 who established the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving? Did you also know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were not part of the original intention? Find out more about Lincoln’s Proclamation 118 in today’s ArtMail. You can also … Read More
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