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Vermont’s Mask-making Artists

Vermont’s Mask-making Artists

Posted: July 29, 2020

One of the most conspicuous and polarizing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the face mask. Long a standard practice in cities across Asia, face masks in the United States have not been a part of the national conversation since the 1918 influenza epidemic that killed over… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Shani Stoddard

I am a Vermont Artist: Shani Stoddard

Posted: July 23, 2020

By day Shani Stoddard is like many Vermonters: boots and caps, hikes with dogs, a house in the woods of Stannard. By night he is… “Shani.” In stilettos and braids, dancing himself sweaty for tips and the joy of the stage, the joy of drag. The art of drag is… Read More
Wearing Masks in Museums

Wearing Masks in Museums

Posted: July 20, 2020

First Personby Catherine Crawley On Saturday, July 11, I had the oxymoronic pleasure of enjoying art during a pandemic – a first-time experience, to be sure, and one I’m not entirely sure I wish to repeat, unless the experience can be pulled off as neatly as the one at the… Read More
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