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Art in the Time of Covid: Swan&Stone Millinery

Art in the Time of Covid: Swan&Stone Millinery

Posted: April 27, 2021

Millinery is the art, craft, and trade of hat-making, and for milliners Nora Swan and Samantha Stone, it is at its best a highly social affair. Nora, Sam, and their sheep produce handcrafted felt hats on their farm in Brandon, and pre-pandemic they loved touring craft shows and connecting with… Read More
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
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
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