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Category: Vermont Arts 2015

Happy Anniversary (Club)!

Happy Anniversary (Club)!

Posted: February 24, 2015

The Vermont Arts Council is thrilled to inaugurate the Anniversary Club. In 2015, the Vermont Arts Council celebrates fifty years of public funding. Several other arts and arts-related organizations also reach important milestones this year. Welcome to the club! If you know of another organization celebrating a birthday divisible … Read More
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Posted: February 17, 2015

The Promise The instrumentalists have what it takes to deliver quality performances and reputations for doing so. The venues are informal and friendly, ticket prices affordable. The music is diverse, contemporary, and approachable. This describes TURNmusic, a performance series created by conductor Anne Decker. Reasoning would tell you to expect … Read More
From A to Z: Advocacy and Zon

From A to Z: Advocacy and Zon

Posted: February 4, 2015

The State Arts Action Network, a program of Americans for the Arts, recently wrote about the Council's Zon Eastes and his role in Vermont Arts 2015. Here is the article as it appeared in their newsletter, The SAANbox. Read More
VPR Conversation on the Arts

VPR Conversation on the Arts

Posted: January 16, 2015

Can Vermont’s Art Scene Become Its Own Tourist Attraction? VPR’s Mary Williams speaks with the Arts Council’s Executive Director, Alex Aldrich Vermont is known for its sweeping vistas, colorful foliage and ski resorts. Tourists come for these attractions, helping to boost the local economy. But Alex Aldrich, executive director of … Read More
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
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