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Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Erin Evarts

Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Erin Evarts

Posted: November 15, 2020

Leaders of arts and cultural organizations must draw on perhaps until now untested courage and fortitude to navigate today’s choppy seas. A viral pandemic, economic devastation, unending climate crises, and mass demonstrations to end systemic racism—all are reshaping the cultural landscape. How will these factors shape the arts now… Read More
An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

An Interview with Author and Artist Frances Cannon

Posted: October 19, 2020

Frances Cannon is living proof you don’t need a New York agent to make a life in books. I first crossed paths with Frances in 2014, when I published a poem of hers in the first issue of Mount Island, my independent literary magazine. Her first poetry collection,… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Alexa Rivera

I am a Vermont Artist: Alexa Rivera

Posted: October 13, 2020

To hold something is harder than you might think. It takes preparation, motivation, ancient skill and technique. All through history, there have been people for whom holding is a calling: the weavers. Alexa Rivera of Burlington has been weaving since she was 10. It started with needle and thread bead… Read More
Composing the Rural Imaginary with Otto Muller

Composing the Rural Imaginary with Otto Muller

Posted: October 8, 2020

Step outside—into the yard or street, or the parking lot—and take note of as many boundaries as you can: where the grass meets the road, where private becomes public, where the radio station turns to static. This is what composer and educator Otto Muller has been doing to prepare… Read More
Fall’s Regeneration at the Kent

Fall’s Regeneration at the Kent

Posted: October 8, 2020

First Person By Catherine Crawley It’s not fall without a visit to Kents Corners in Calais and the 19th century historic building, once a hotel and stagecoach stop, now known as the Kent Museum. ‘Tis the season for the museum’s annual art show, Art at the Kent, where visitors… Read More