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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
Commentary on Arts in Education

Commentary on Arts in Education

Posted: December 2, 2014

When I worked as a high school English teacher, a favorite poem to share with students was “Among School Children,” by William Butler Yeats. It’s complex, dealing with everything from the loss of innocence, to the relationship between human experience and art. And it famously ends this way: O chestnut … Read More