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Need for Artist Voices Never Greater

Need for Artist Voices Never Greater

Posted: December 14, 2017

I’ve been asked often this year by young writers — and a few dozen young painters, dancers, actors, filmmakers, and photographers I was mentoring at an artists’ retreat in Southern California — whether I view all art as activism. I wasn’t asked that question much in the previous generation and a half in which I have been writing novels. But this has been a charged year and I don’t expect 2018 to be any less fraught. All artists are grappling with — and will continue to grapple with — their place in the current social and political landscape: when is art activism and when is it escapism? Read More
2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

Posted: September 14, 2017

The Vermont Arts Council, in association with the Governor’s office, recognizes outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts each year. Awards and citations are given to educators, artists, performers, advocates, administrators, volunteers, and scholars. In 2017 the Council will be recognizing the contributions of Vermonters in five different categories during a celebration held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro (accessibility information). Tickets are $25 and may be purchased via the Highland Center for the Arts' website or by calling 802.533.2000. Read More