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An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

Posted: January 28, 2021

William Alexander’s books take middle-grade readers to extraordinary worlds—goblin kingdoms, intergalactic spaceships, and, in his next book, floating castles off the Cuban coast. Tentatively titled The Ingenious Towers, the fantasy novel-in-progress has earned Alexander an FY2021 Creation Grant. The story follows three Cuban-American siblings as they pursue a… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Jericho Parms

I am a Vermont Artist: Jericho Parms

Posted: June 25, 2020

Jericho Parms is an old pro at living “between extremes”—between urban and rural, Black and white, art and life. In “On Touching Ground,” the first essay in her 2016 collection, Lost Wax, an exhibit of Degas’ horse sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a ticket to memory,… Read More
It Complicates Things: On Art, Isolation, and Pandemic with Mary Ruefle

It Complicates Things: On Art, Isolation, and Pandemic with Mary Ruefle

Posted: April 21, 2020

In an interview with Seven Days last December, Vermont poet laureate Mary Ruefle describes herself as “an extrovert who doesn’t like leaving her house.” Perhaps she is just the literary leader for our times. Famously “unplugged,” Mary is old friends with isolation—it is, as she says, “a writer’s dream… Read More
Building a Global Arts Community in Montpelier

Building a Global Arts Community in Montpelier

Posted: February 1, 2018

This upcoming summer marks the 10th anniversary of the inception of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. When myself and a number of community members decided to transform the Montpelier campus from a subsidiary of Union Institute to our own homegrown graduate arts center, we were aiming big. We were thinking globally. We envisioned a place where creators from all over the world — writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more — could gather throughout the year and nurture their art and emerge as a better, more transformative artist. Read More
Honoring Young Artists

Honoring Young Artists

Posted: May 12, 2015

The Congressional Art Competition was started in 1981 by former Congressman James Jeffords, the son of a Rutland art teacher. He believed student art had a place in the Capitol. Because of his vision, hundreds of student works are now displayed there each year. Each spring, high school students from every congressional district in the United States have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a visual arts contest. A hundred and forty Vermont students representing 34 schools participated in 2015. All were invited to an awards ceremony on May 11 and their art was displayed in a gallery at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Read More