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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts in Statewide

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.

Have you listed an event in our arts calendar that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19? Please email Desmond Peeples, Content Manager, at dpeeplesREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@vermontartscouncil.org to update your listing.

Date

Region

Category

Monday, November 30, 2020
Sep
15
2020
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Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Friday, December 4, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Monday, December 7, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Dec
10
2020

Virtual Book Discussion: Memorial Drive by Natasha Tretheway

Virtual Book Discussion: Memorial Drive by Natasha Tretheway

Join us on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 pm to discuss Whereas by Layli Long Soldier.

In this stunning poetry collection, Layli Long Soldier interrogates U.S. government documents and demands a new definition for what a real apology looks like for Native Americans. Incorporating language from her own Oglala Lakota tribe, Soldier pushes the poetic form in new and surprising ways, not only linguistically, but also with what form the poem takes on the page.

12/10/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Friday, December 11, 2020
Dec
11
2020

Writer to Writer: Laura van den Berg & Nina McConigley

Writer to Writer: Laura van den Berg & Nina McConigley

Our Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs VSC alumni and friends together to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer's life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

Laura van den Berg is the author of the story collections What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel, which was a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and named a Best Book of 2018 by over a dozen publications. She is the recipient of a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and is a two-time finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her most recent book, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, a collection of stories, was published by FSG in July. Born and raised in Florida, Laura splits her time between the Boston area and Central Florida, with her husband and dog.

Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and raised in Wyoming. She earned her MA from the University of Wyoming, and her MFA at the University of Houston. Her short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians was the winner of the 2014 PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. She teaches at the University of Wyoming and at the MFA program at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. In 2019-2020, she was the Walter Jackson Bate fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

12/11/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Monday, December 14, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Sep
15
2020
– THRU –
Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Dec
16
2020

Writer to Writer: Afaa Michael Weaver & Gary Copeland Lilley

Writer to Writer: Afaa Michael Weaver & Gary Copeland Lilley

Our Writer to Writer: Conversations on Craft & Featured Readings series pairs VSC alumni and friends together to discuss all aspects of being a working writer. These live virtual events are a window into a writer's life and also provide access to, and a platform for, diverse voices and writing talent across genres. Conversations may touch on craft, literary friendship, publishing, sustaining a writing practice, and more.

Afaa Michael Weaver & Gary Copeland Lilley moderated by Sebastian Matthews. Afaa M. Weaver’s work A Hard Summation was published in 2014, and his most recent book of poems is Spirit Boxing. A Guggenheim fellow, his Professor Emeritus at Simmons U, and in semi-retirement he teaches at Sarah Lawrence.

Gary Copeland Lilley is the author of eight books of poetry, the most recent being The Bushman's Medicine Show, from Lost Horse Press (2017), and a chapbook, The Hog Killing, from Blue Horse Press (2018). He is originally from North Carolina and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. He has received the Washington DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry. He is published in numerous anthologies and journals. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.

Sebastian Matthews is the author, most recently, of the memoir, Beyond Repair: Living in a Fractured State (Red Hen Press, 2020), and of the memoir In My Father’s Footsteps (W.W. Norton & Co.) as well as two collections of poetry, We Generous and Miracle Day, both published by Red Hen Press. A third collection, Beginner’s Guide to a Head-on Collision, came out from Red Hen Press in 2017. Along with Stanley Plumly, Matthews is the co-editor of three volumes: The Poetry Blues: Essays and Interviews of William Matthews (University of Michigan Press), Search Party: The Collected Poems of William Matthews (Houghton Mifflin), a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, and New Hope for the Dead: Uncollected Matthews (Red Hen Press).

12/16/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Monday, January 25, 2021
Jan
25
2021

Virtual Visiting Writer Reading: Jess Row

Virtual Visiting Writer Reading: Jess Row

Jess Row will give a featured virtual reading via Zoom. Register to secure your spot. A private Zoom link will be provided.

Jess Row is the author of the novel Your Face in Mine, two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, and a collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Atlantic, and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York City and Plainfield, Vermont.

1/25/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Jan
26
2021

Virtual Writing Craft Talk with Jess Row

Virtual Writing Craft Talk with Jess Row

Jess Row will give a writing craft talk via Zoom. Register to secure your spot. A private Zoom link will be provided.

Jess Row is the author of the novel Your Face in Mine, two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, and a collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, The Atlantic, and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in New York City and Plainfield, Vermont.

1/26/21 10:00am - 11:00am

Online, Johnson

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Jan
28
2021

Writers on the Rise: Kosiso Ugwueze

Writers on the Rise: Kosiso Ugwueze

Writers on the Rise is a spotlight reading series designed to uplift and amplify the diverse talent of a wide range of voices and creative visions.

Kosiso Ugwueze is a fiction writer and editor. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria but grew up in Southern California. Her short stories have appeared in Gulf Coast, Subtropics, and the South Carolina Review among others. Kosiso is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from Kimbilio, Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Los Angeles. You can find her on Twitter @ugwueze_kosiso or on her website at kosisougwueze.com.

1/28/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Saturday, May 1, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Sunday, May 2, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Monday, May 3, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Thursday, May 6, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro

Friday, May 7, 2021
May
1
2021
– THRU –
May
31
2021

"I AM..." 2021: A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

"I AM..." 2021:  A Statewide Exhibition Coming to Southern Vermont!

This event was originally scheduled for spring 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

MORE ABOUT "I AM..."
*More details of events associated with the opening along with a list of artists will be updated on the "I AM..." Exhibition FB Event page.


"I AM . . ." originally debuted at the Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery, is coming to Southern Vermont in May 2021! The exhibition, to be held at 118 Elliot and C. X. Silver Gallery—both located in Brattleboro—will encompass artists from around the state featuring two-dimensional and multi-media works from artists across a diverse range.

This exhibition’s appearance in Southern Vermont is ideal given an enduring legacy of inspiration, creativity, and artistic culture here. Home to Lucy Terry Prince, a freed, landowning poet and orator who was America’s first known African American poet; leading 19th Century painter William Morris Hunt; home of Storyteller and poet—Daisy Turner—born and raised within the Southern Vermont region. Turner, the daughter of Alexander Turner who escaped from slavery and joined the Union Army.

The list of names is endless, especially in other parts of Vermont. How does this legacy of creativity and inspiration connect to what it means to be a Vermont artist today? Nationally there has been discourse matched with action to disrupt assumptions about who creates, who engages in the field of creativity. Within our own state, there is still work to be done to expand the definition of the Vermont artist. The Vermont Arts Council has entered the dialogue through its I Am A Vermont Artist e-series of interviews. The series, started in January 2019, highlights artists whose creative expressions expand our thinking and reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.

This unique and special exhibition is not to be missed and is being planned in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, 118 Elliot, C.X. Silver Gallery, and artist, writer, photographer, Shanta Lee Gander (as curator).

118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT) and C.X. Silver Gallery (814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT), Brattleboro