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Category: Vermont Arts 2015

Local Input. State Focus. National Impact.

Local Input. State Focus. National Impact.

Posted: October 1, 2015

Shape the emerging Vermont Creative Network. Attend the inaugural Vermont Creative Network Summit November 4 and 5. The Summit—hosted by the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont College of Fine Arts—brings together diverse voices: practitioners, educators, administrators, advocates, business owners, and volunteers. This convening offers colleagues a hands-on opportunity to network, learn from experts, and share practical insights. Participants will discuss ideas, exchange strategies, and share developments targeted toward the enhancement of Vermont’s creative sector. Read More
An Inaugural Event

An Inaugural Event

Posted: August 20, 2015

Almost a hundred movies will be shown next weekend at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival; fifteen will be world premieres. This new-to-Vermont festival is for first or second time filmmakers and is the brainchild of Lloyd Komesar. For Lloyd, this kind of festival creates a level playing field. As he explained, “This is for new filmmakers who really need a break—who really need a breakthrough. No huge budgets, no big stars. This is the opportunity for them to be nurtured, discovered, and talked about without the distraction of competing with filmmakers presenting their third, fourth, or fifth film.” He makes no claim the concept is new. “There are other festivals like this, but not in this neck of the woods.” Read More
Vermont. Arts. Everywhere.

Vermont. Arts. Everywhere.

Posted: April 28, 2015

Vermont Arts 2015 is well under way! There are currently more than a hundred events in the Vermont Arts Calendar with many more to come. Whether you're interested in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks series at the Flynn, Vermont Vaudeville's show in the Hardwick Town House, or the Bennington Museum's new exhibit, you are sure to find something to enjoy. Read More
Inside “Opus 30″

Inside “Opus 30″

Posted: April 27, 2015

Most people will never write a piece of music. But in Vermont this winter, more than 110 students worked with 12 professional composer mentors to create their own composition. Music-COMP is a community of music educators, professional composer mentors, music organizations, and pre-service educators who encourage and support music composition for students. The work is done online. On Wednesday, April 29, 25 students—ranging in age from eight to eighteen years old—rehearsed with nine professional musicians to prepare pieces for "Opus 30." The work was performed that evening at the Chandler Music Hall. Sandi MacLeod, Ed. D, is executive director of Music-COMP and took time to answer some questions about the event. Read More
Absorbing “ANIMAL”

Absorbing “ANIMAL”

Posted: April 16, 2015

Hanna Satterlee seemed calm at the North Branch café. The dancer/choreographer’s choice of tea was cooling: half mint, half lemon, iced. As we began talking, she mentioned her tendency to speak in a monotone voice. I wondered how she stayed so even overall; the final rehearsal for “ANIMAL” was the next day and her schedule is full, but it didn’t show in her demeanor. Read More
Encircled by Imagination

Encircled by Imagination

Posted: March 6, 2015

March is Youth Arts Month, across the state and the nation. One event in Vermont features student art in the State House from March 6 to March 31, sponsored by the Vermont Art Teachers Association (VATA). Rebbie Carleton is an art teacher at Randolph Elementary School. She is organizing the … Read More