Tag: Arts in Vermont

A Legacy of Creativity

A Legacy of Creativity

Posted: January 30, 2019

Vermont’s three most northeastern counties, named the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) back in 1949, make up the state’s most rural and least wealthy region. Therefore, perhaps more than any other region, the Kingdom has had to rely on an unusually rich—some might call it quirky—type of ingenuity and craftsmanship within an equally rich natural environment that is treasured and protected. These factors made the perfect backdrop for an influx of well-educated back-to-the-landers in the 1970s. Leaving 9-5 jobs in the cities and migrating to Vermont, they brought communal and environmental values and artisanal skills that matched and built upon those of many of the long-term Vermont residents. All this gave rise to the Kingdom's creative sector. Read More
Who Says “Yes” to Art?

Who Says “Yes” to Art?

Posted: June 9, 2016

Vermonters, of course. The University of Vermont's Center for Rural Studies conducts a statewide telephone survey every year. Hundreds of statistically representative households are contacted. "The Vermonter Poll" has been used by researchers, policy makers, social advocates, and citizens since 1990 to gauge opinions about contemporary issues. This year, three questions about the arts were included. Vermonters were presented three statements and asked to note the extent of their agreement or involvement. Read More
Vermont. Arts. Everywhere.

Vermont. Arts. Everywhere.

Posted: April 28, 2015

Vermont Arts 2015 is well under way! There are currently more than a hundred events in the Vermont Arts Calendar with many more to come. Whether you're interested in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks series at the Flynn, Vermont Vaudeville's show in the Hardwick Town House, or the Bennington Museum's new exhibit, you are sure to find something to enjoy. Read More