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Arts Calendar

The Vermont Arts Calendar is statewide, crowdsourced, and embeddable. Listings are free and seen by thousands of people throughout and beyond Vermont. The calendar is on the Council's website, and is shared by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing as well as Vermont Public Radio. Find virtual and in-person events of every kind, and search by event category, region, and date.

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that in person events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Jan
17
2021

EXPLORING NEW TERRAIN: Continuums of Tensegrity: Within and Without

EXPLORING NEW TERRAIN: Continuums of Tensegrity: Within and Without

EXPLORING NEW TERRAIN is a workshop series presented by Open Door Integrative Wellness, SoBo Dance, and the Vermont Dance Alliance, happening on the third Sunday of each month form January through May!

Come join in for the January Workshop!
Continuums of Tensegrity: Within and Without
An online Movement Workshop with Daniel Bear Davis!
January 17th, 2021, 10 am-1 pm (EST)
REGISTRATION DUE JANUARY 10th!

For movers of all levels of movement experience, ages 16+.

This workshop will explore the concept of tensegrity (tension + integrity) as a framework to support resilient and adaptive movement. Inside our bodies, an internal elastic web of relations creates the possibility for buoyant response and articulate specificity. We will use tools from Axis Syllabus to explore the physical movement possibilities of our internal tensegrity, and use Somatic Experiencing®, cultural somatics, perception explorations, and more to explore tensegrity in the world around us. As we become intimate with the relational intelligence of our own interwoven tissues, can we recognize other networks we are a part of that support a greater sense of resource, nourishment, and possibility? What larger healthy bodies are our physical bodies woven with? What happens when we move with attention to these larger webs of relation?

Daniel Bear Davis (SEP, MFA) is a movement educator, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, and interdisciplinary performance maker dedicated to support humans to step into greater aliveness and resilience so we can more fully inhabit the details of our lived experience. He sees one-on-one clients on-line, in the office, and in natural surroundings. He has taught Axis Syllabus, Contact Improvisation, Composition, and Acrobatic Stilts in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and throughout North America. Daniel was certified as an Axis Syllabus teacher in 2013. Whether in movement class or therapeutic contexts, his work is to foster tools for resilience, informed choice, and increased possibility.

REGISTRATION DUE JANUARY 10th!

1/17/21 10:00am - 1:00pm

Virtual, Statewide

Jan
14
2021
– THRU –
Jan
17
2021

John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles the Georgia representative’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, then 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes inter- views with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

1/14/21 12:00am - 1/17/21 11:30pm

Online, Statewide

Dec
20
2020
– THRU –
Jan
20
2021

Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special

Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special

Join us for Lyric Theatre Company's newest production, Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas Special.

Miracle on Green Tree Drive is a televised Christmas Special celebrating Lyric’s survival through these tough times and our unwavering commitment to ring in the holiday the only way we know how: through song and dance and storytelling. A completely original Lyric version of a 60’s Variety Christmas television show… think Lawrence Welk except packed full of Lyric members doing Holiday songs and sketches with full costumes, scenery and special effects. A few songs, a few jokes, a few tears, a few memories, and a whole lot of fun.

12/20/20 7:30pm - 1/20/21 11:59pm

Lyric Theatre Company - Online Event, Statewide

Dec
20
2020
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Jan
20
2021

Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas

Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas

Lyric Theatre Company presents “Miracle on Green Tree Drive: A Lyric Family Christmas,” an original televised musical special, presented in streaming video format. The show premieres Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and tickets/access are available through Jan. 20, 2021.

A cast of 100+ and dozens of crew and creative volunteer members bring to life this nostalgic yet modern variety show, packed full of holiday songs and original scenes with full costumes, scenery and special effects. Through the magic of film and technology, scenes and songs were recorded safely over a few months, adhering to all state of Vermont health regulations on capacity, distance and masking, at Lyric’s Marjorie Howe Rehearsal Space on Green Tree Drive in South Burlington and a few other Vermont locations.

“The show celebrates Lyric’s survival through these tough times, and our unwavering commitment to ring in the holiday the only way we know how: through song and dance and storytelling,” said producer and writer Serena Magnan O’Connell.

TICKET INFO
On sale to public Cyber Monday, Nov. 30
Available through Jan. 20, 2021
showtix4u.com/event-details/42467
$20 individual, $45 family/multiple viewers in one location.
A small service fee will be added to each transaction. After you purchase tickets online, you will be emailed a specific link to access the video. Once you press play, the video is available to watch for 48 hours.

CAST AND SHOW INFO
Lyrictheatrevt.org/a-lyric-family-christmas-special/

Online - A Streaming Video Special, Statewide

Dec
7
2020
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Jan
21
2021

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema

VTIFF's Virtual Cinema playing in Dec/Jan includes a diverse and thought provoking selection of films viewable from the comfort and safety of your home. Films this month include CODED BIAS, ZAPPA, CITY HALL, FRANCISCA, NYICFF KIDS FLICKS and more. Visit our website, vtiff.org to view all available films!

12/7/20 12:00am - 1/21/21 11:59pm

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Burlington

Jan
8
2021
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Jan
31
2021

Ned Richardson : untitled [recent work]

Ned Richardson : untitled [recent work]

The Front is pleased to present its fourth solo show, untitled [recent work], by Ned Richardson. A Front member since 2018, Richardson has been exploring the connections between digital and natural worlds through a variety of methods and media, from intuitive analog ink drawings to glass layered collaborations with deep learning systems. The name of the show follows Richardson’s convention for naming his works – all are untitled, with some identifier in brackets. The stories and interpretations are to be generated by the viewer.

untitled [recent work] runs January 8th through January 31st. Join gallery members and the artist for a limited occupancy opening reception Friday, November 8th, 4:00-7:00 PM. The Front is open Saturdays and Sundays 11-2 or by appointment. Join us for Ned’s artist talk via Zoom on Tuesday, January 19th at 7 PM: email info@thefrontvt.com for the link.

Friday January 8th through Sunday January 31st
Opening 4-7 PM Friday January 8th
Zoom Artist Talk Tuesday January 19th at 7 PM
Open Hours: Saturday-Sunday 11-2, or by happenstance or appointment
The Front: 6 Barre St. Montpelier VT info@thefrontvt.com (802) 552-0877

1/8/21 4:00pm - 1/31/21 2:00pm

The Front, Montpelier

Jan
17
2021
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Feb
7
2021

Introduction to Productivity: Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

Introduction to Productivity: Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

Art Medium: Pencil, oil pastel, charcoal Student Level: Beginner - Intermediate Student Age: 15 and up
Have you ever wanted to make art but didn’t know where to start or weren’t sure about different art materials?
This workshop series explores various art techniques and media in a fun and relaxed way. We will create zentangles, abstract watercolor paintings, draw on the right side of the brain, and more.

1/17/21 10:00am - 2/7/21 11:30am

virtual via Zoom, Waterbury

Jan
17
2021
– THRU –
Feb
7
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Hand Spinning, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Sundays from January 17 – February 7
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult


Learn to make your own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made hand spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning: draft and twist. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. By the end of class, students will have grounding in the fundamentals of hand spinning and will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft. No previous spinning or fiber experience necessary.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Limited scholarships available. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306

1/17/21 2:00pm - 2/7/21 4:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

Jan
9
2021
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Feb
21
2021

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

All are invited to the gallery opening of Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us, and Erika Radich, Deportees: A Tribute, Saturday, January 9, 12:00 - 7:00, with artists present from 5:00 - 7:00. The exhibit of sculpture and collage sheds light on issues of social justice, equality and human dignity, and - as Radich explains, "...the exhibit may become 'personal' to each person experiencing the exhibit." Through February 21, 2021. For those unable to attend, this exhibit is currently available for safe viewing online. (Image: Abrams, Precarious Shelters)

1/9/21 12:00pm - 2/21/21 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Jan
3
2021
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Apr
1
2021

"The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed, and Impermanent" Outdoor Art Show by Anne Cummings EcoArtist

"The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed, and Impermanent" Outdoor Art Show by Anne Cummings EcoArtist

This art exhibition will be installed outdoors in front of the Westford Common Hall, in Westford, VT, allowing visitors to view art without entering an indoor space, thereby being able to physically distance, and allowing the art to show the effects of the Vermont winter environment by slowly going through a decomposing process throughout the duration of the exhibition.

1/3/21 5:00pm - 4/1/21 5:00pm

Westford Common Hall (formerly United Church of Westford), Rt. 128 and Brookside Rd., Westford

Nov
6
2020
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Apr
18
2021

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

The 11th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series takes on a new look this year, with an online platform to stream our 15-film series.

Curated by Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, inspired by the surrounding countryside, the Woodstock Vermont Film Series transports viewers to distinctive cultures, critical turning points in history, and destinations that share a strong sense of place. Through the medium of cinematography, we celebrate the diversity and joy of humanity and the powerful influence of place in our lives.

Most of the films will include the added benefit of a post-viewing interview of the director or participants in the film by Jay Craven.

Tickets and multi-film passes are available.

ON DEMAND STREAMING, Woodstock