Category: Featured

Teaching Artists Can Be “Leaders of Re-entry” in Unexplored Territory

Teaching Artists Can Be “Leaders of Re-entry” in Unexplored Territory

Posted: July 9, 2020

In early June, teaching artist Alissa Faber and Champlain Elementary School embarked on an experiment—a virtual artist residency, the first of its kind held through the Vermont Arts Council’s Artists in Schools program. To teach students about waste reduction, Alissa gathered plastics and recycled materials to be woven… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Jericho Parms

I am a Vermont Artist: Jericho Parms

Posted: June 25, 2020

Jericho Parms is an old pro at living “between extremes”—between urban and rural, Black and white, art and life. In “On Touching Ground,” the first essay in her 2016 collection, Lost Wax, an exhibit of Degas’ horse sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a ticket to memory,… 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
Champlain and UVM Students Create New Logo for Vermont Creative Network

Champlain and UVM Students Create New Logo for Vermont Creative Network

Posted: June 12, 2020

The Vermont Creative Network is pleased to announce a new logo created by students from University of Vermont and Champlain College. Every year, UVM’s Community Development and Applied Economics “Applied Community Planning” class works with community partners to support real, grassroots strategic planning efforts across the… Read More
‘Art is Essential,’ Vermont Arts Organizations Struggle to Survive

‘Art is Essential,’ Vermont Arts Organizations Struggle to Survive

Posted: June 10, 2020

For arts, humanities and cultural organizations across Vermont, the pandemic has hit especially hard. Many are struggling to keep their audiences engaged and to survive financially, confronting months of lost revenue and mounting bills. “To see arts organizations in the midst of grappling with the potential of closing. It’s heartbreaking,”… Read More