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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
Honoring Young Artists

Honoring Young Artists

Posted: May 12, 2015

The Congressional Art Competition was started in 1981 by former Congressman James Jeffords, the son of a Rutland art teacher. He believed student art had a place in the Capitol. Because of his vision, hundreds of student works are now displayed there each year. Each spring, high school students from every congressional district in the United States have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a visual arts contest. A hundred and forty Vermont students representing 34 schools participated in 2015. All were invited to an awards ceremony on May 11 and their art was displayed in a gallery at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Read More