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Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2018 Semifinals

Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2018 Semifinals

Posted: February 23, 2018

The Vermont Poetry Out Loud 2018 semifinals have been rescheduled for March 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Barre Opera House. Champions from 33 high schools across the state will come to compete. Ten finalists will be named at the end of the day, and continue to the State Finals held March 15 in partnership with Vermont PBS at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester. The state champion will move on to the National Championship held April 23-25 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Semifinals can be seen via live stream on the Vermont Poetry Out Loud Facebook page. Read More
Mountains Reign, Art Lovers Gain

Mountains Reign, Art Lovers Gain

Posted: February 15, 2018

Picture a perfect day for shredding the slopes: fresh white powder, bluebird sky, après drinks near a roaring fire. When these images flood our screens, it’s enough to make anyone long for a ski bum lifestyle. And Vermonters know these dreamy days aren’t just for shredding. After the sun has gone down or your legs have grown tired, the arts will be waiting. What better place to start than in Stowe? Stowe Mountain Resort has been a Vermont skiing staple for decades and garnered recent attention when it was purchased by Colorado-based Vail Resorts. This mountain village is noteworthy for its arts scene as well. Read More
Building a Global Arts Community in Montpelier

Building a Global Arts Community in Montpelier

Posted: February 1, 2018

This upcoming summer marks the 10th anniversary of the inception of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. When myself and a number of community members decided to transform the Montpelier campus from a subsidiary of Union Institute to our own homegrown graduate arts center, we were aiming big. We were thinking globally. We envisioned a place where creators from all over the world — writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more — could gather throughout the year and nurture their art and emerge as a better, more transformative artist. Read More
Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Grant Seeker Workshops: Cultural Facilities and Historic Preservation

Posted: January 31, 2018

The Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont are partnering to host three workshops in March. Anyone interested in applying for a facilities grant through either the Cultural Facilities or Historic Preservation Grant programs is encouraged to attend one of the sessions. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Preservation Trust’s programs. Read More
Spread the News

Spread the News

Posted: January 17, 2018

If Bad News Fatigue Syndrome (BNFS) is real, we are all at risk. Every day we hear about forests burning, cities flooding, and hands reaching for scary buttons. This nonstop outpouring of concerning information can be overwhelming. If good news can serve as an antidote to BNFS, we are lucky to be in Vermont — a funky little state with abundant art. Creativity is considered an asset. Communities support artistic enterprises, and more and more children are reaping the benefits of arts in education. There is good news here. We need to hear it, and we need to share it. As Erin Narey from Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury enthused, “Good news? I am all about it.” Read More
A Glance at Glimpse

A Glance at Glimpse

Posted: January 4, 2018

Caroline Tavelli-Abar made a collage this year and titled it “Inside.” It hangs next to a similarly framed photograph from 2013 called “Green Marble Quarry.” Caroline imagines “Inside” portrays the rock before it was taken from that quarry. Just as that image reveals stone extracted from deep in the ground, the 24 pieces her show reveal expressions offered by the artist over the past 20 years. Drawings, paintings, collages, and photographs span small and large, dark and light. "Glimpse" is the current exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery. Read More