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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
Building Community Out of Silos

Building Community Out of Silos

Posted: February 18, 2016

“Jeffersonville Fiercely Debates Proposed Public Art” proclaimed the Stowe Reporter headline. Asked about those words, Justin Marsh, trustee of the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC) laughs. “Fierce may be a bit strong, but there has certainly been debate. And I think the project has been more successful because of it.” Six months earlier, Marsh and CAC president Carol Plante didn’t have an idea in mind when they decided to attend a Vermont Arts Council grant seeker workshop. They were intrigued by the grant name, Animating Infrastructure, and CAC was looking for a new project. “It was a bit daunting,” said Marsh, “but the workshop organizers were encouraging and the first phase required only a one-page proposal so we went for it.” Read More
FY2015 Annual Report

FY2015 Annual Report

Posted: December 22, 2015

We are pleased to present the FY2015 Annual Report. In 2015, we celebrated 50 years of public funding for the arts and began to look forward. Join us as we continue to find new ways to advance and preserve the arts at the center of Vermont communities.     … Read More
It’s an Honor

It’s an Honor

Posted: October 27, 2015

“I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to find her.” That’s what my colleague Michele Bailey said to me as we passed Fat Tom’s Auto Center on Route 30 and turned right at the light on Main Street. I had not been to Poultney before. I did know this: what granite is to Barre, slate is to Poultney. Now I was finding out that Poultney is not large; as soon as the car rounded the corner, we saw what we were looking for. Read More
Finessing a Balancing Act

Finessing a Balancing Act

Posted: September 17, 2015

Some of Gordon Auchincloss' sculptures stand perfectly still, but he doesn't. Gordon is an established public artist with a number of projects in various phases of development. I wanted to visit his studio. As we arranged that by email I got this message: “I’m traveling this week." I found out later that meant, “I am installing a kinetic sculpture in in Washington, DC. I’ve had some surprises with the construction process and — as with all my projects — I'm a little tense in the moments before it is installed.” Even later I found out the sculpture went together beautifully and had the client advocating for more Auchincloss in DC! Read More
Green and Gold

Green and Gold

Posted: August 3, 2015

by Jean Killary Birches In the wind sway Fragile, white and slender, With little leaves of antique Gold.   Birds fly From tree to tree So you cannot tell where The birch leaves end and finches' gold Begins. Read More