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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
Art in the Time of Covid: Bully No More!

Art in the Time of Covid: Bully No More!

Posted: August 31, 2020

Students across Vermont are returning to school in varying ways—from fully remote to fully in-person, and many variations between—but how are the arts returning with them? That question has been top of mind to the creators of Bully No More!, a musical that empowers young people to stand up… 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
Art in the Time of Covid: Modern Times Theater

Art in the Time of Covid: Modern Times Theater

Posted: May 26, 2020

Since 2007, husband and wife team Justin Lander and Rose Friedman have toured New England as Modern Times Theater, an old-fashioned puppetry and novelty music show that Boston’s WBUR radio has called “part funny-serious puppets, part jaunty live 1920s band, part serious social critique, part shenanigans.” Rose and Justin… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons

I am a Vermont Artist: Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons

Posted: January 25, 2019

To many people, the name “Officer Clemmons” evokes the friendly police officer with the melodious voice on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a PBS staple for fifty years. The role of Officer Clemmons was charming and it was groundbreaking: in 1968, François Clemmons was the first African American to have a recurring role… Read More