Category: Art in the Time of Covid

Art in the Time of Covid: Musicians Uncovered

Art in the Time of Covid: Musicians Uncovered

Posted: September 24, 2020

When the pandemic hit Vermont, musician and youth counselor Emily Musty Zanleoni was quick to adapt her work for a digital world. In fall 2019, Emily started working with a new program of the Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC), Musicians as Mentors (M2), to connect youth with professional musicians. Raised… Read More
Art in the Time of Covid: Bully No More!

Art in the Time of Covid: Bully No More!

Posted: August 31, 2020

Students across Vermont are returning to school in varying ways—from fully remote to fully in-person, and many variations between—but how are the arts returning with them? That question has been top of mind to the creators of Bully No More!, a musical that empowers young people to stand up… Read More
Art in the Time of Covid: Shanta Lee Gander

Art in the Time of Covid: Shanta Lee Gander

Posted: June 23, 2020

Artists everywhere have felt the social, economic, and cultural pressure of the pandemic since quarantines first began rolling out around the country. For many artists, however, the alone time has not been so unwelcome, or at least unfamiliar. Like the poet Mary Ruefle, fellow Vermont writer Shanta Lee Gander… Read More
Art in the Time of Covid: Modern Times Theater

Art in the Time of Covid: Modern Times Theater

Posted: May 26, 2020

Since 2007, husband and wife team Justin Lander and Rose Friedman have toured New England as Modern Times Theater, an old-fashioned puppetry and novelty music show that Boston’s WBUR radio has called “part funny-serious puppets, part jaunty live 1920s band, part serious social critique, part shenanigans.” Rose and Justin… Read More
Art in the Time of Covid: Vermont Dance Alliance

Art in the Time of Covid: Vermont Dance Alliance

Posted: May 15, 2020

Like many arts organizations around the state, Vermont Dance Alliance has been hit hard by the mass cancellations, quarantines, and social distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loss of ticket sales, fundraising event revenue, and artist morale have left many in the creative sector with more questions than answers—but… Read More