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I am a Vermont Artist: Leaf Silver

I am a Vermont Artist: Leaf Silver

Posted: March 18, 2021

Like many Vermonters, sculptor and craftsperson Leaf Silver is concerned with the practical. Food, tools, what nourishes and can be shared with friends and neighbors. Leaf is an artist of everyday life, blurring the lines between utensils and memories, between dinner leftovers and ceremonial display. Leaf grew up in the… Read More
Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Danny Lichtenfeld

Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Danny Lichtenfeld

Posted: January 7, 2021

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
Artist Development Grants Support Digital Pivot for Pandemic

Artist Development Grants Support Digital Pivot for Pandemic

Posted: November 20, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, artists everywhere are discovering that the viability of their creative business depends on delivering their work digitally. In early August, the Council announced a special round of Artist Development Grants intended to help artists… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Amber Skye Arnold

I am a Vermont Artist: Amber Skye Arnold

Posted: August 24, 2020

Healing is as much an art as a science. It often requires sound, movement, story, and that other creative mode, community. For this kind of healing you can turn to Amber Arnold of Brattleboro, a practitioner of cultural somatics, a discipline her mentor describes as “how bodies move, breathe, think,… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Samirah Evans

I am a Vermont Artist: Samirah Evans

Posted: May 19, 2020

When Samirah Evans was displaced from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction, she had already made her mark as a vocalist in the worldwide heart of jazz and blues. During her career as a performing artist, Samirah has fronted her own band, toured internationally in top concert venues and festivals, and shared stages… Read More