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I am a Vermont Artist: Riki Moss

I am a Vermont Artist: Riki Moss

Posted: March 17, 2021

Speaking from a bird’s-eye view seems to come easily to artist Riki Moss, but it is earned. She has learned over the years to be light as a feather—light enough to see the world for all its vast materials, and to stay afloat through life’s storms. Originally a Brooklynite, Riki… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Deidra Razzaque

I am a Vermont Artist: Deidra Razzaque

Posted: January 1, 2020

Deidra Razzaque knew she was a writer by the time she was four. Her plan, before she could put words to a page, was to “make the world a better place, spend time in every country, make things beautiful, and write about everything [she would do].” Deidra is based in… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Desmond Peeples

I am a Vermont Artist: Desmond Peeples

Posted: June 2, 2019

Desmond Peeples is passionate about the arts in rural communities.  “When a small town’s artists and arts organizations are empowered and active, they enable neighbors, peers, and coworkers to meet in the strange spacetime of creativity and rediscover each other; they can help transform the way an entire community sees… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

I am a Vermont Artist: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

Posted: May 30, 2019

“Making/creating is a link to a deep remembering of who we are,” writes Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees. Over more than five decades, TwoTrees has explored the connections between nature and self through a number of media. Her work has been exhibited and is in collections in the U.S., Europe, and New… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Shanta Lee Gander

I am a Vermont Artist: Shanta Lee Gander

Posted: April 2, 2019

Shanta is a multidisciplinary artist who transformed a challenging childhood into a creative career as a photographer, poet, investigative journalist, and advocate. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in women, gender, and sexuality as well as an MBA. She’s currently completing an MFA in creative nonfiction and poetry at the… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Muslim Girls Making Change

I am a Vermont Artist: Muslim Girls Making Change

Posted: February 16, 2019

The words of four young Vermont women working for social justice have resonated throughout our state and the country in the past few years. Kiran Waqar, Hawa Adam, Lena Ginawi, and Balkisa Abdikadir began performing slam poetry as Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) in 2016. They have since competed internationally… Read More