Arts Calendar: Virtual
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.
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The Hirschfield International Film Series Presents: State vs. Natasha Banina
“Critic’s Pick! A bracing trial by Zoom…Riveting!” - Maya Phillips, The New York Times
From Boston's award-winning Arlekin Players Theatre, this interactive digital production is set inside a live "ZOOM courtroom," where the virtual audience serves as the jury. Performer Darya Denisova gives a “mesmerizing portrayal” (The Boston Globe) of Natasha Banina, a teen orphan on trial for a crime of passion, whose alluring testimony reveals her dreams for love, family, and freedom.
This inventive digital production that began in May 2020 as a living room experiment and went on to earn critical acclaim from The New York Times is based on Natasha’s Dream by the Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich. Says director Igor Golyak, “We are creating a new art form to overcome social distancing, the pandemic, and ultimately unite people in one virtual space by merging theater, cinematography, and video games.” A leading example of innovation in virtual theater, State vs. Natasha Banina is evidence that live performance can engage audiences even when experienced at home.
State vs. Natasha Banina is followed by a discussion with the artists and audience.
10/24/20 6:00pm - 8:30pm
6:00 PM, Online (Virtual Cinema), Middlebury
Livestream from the Vermont Jazz Center
Vincent Herring, one of the most highly regarded alto saxophonists in today’s jazz scene,performs with his working quartet in a tribute to jazz legend Charlie Parker.
The concert will be live streamed on the VJC’s website and Facebook page. The VJC is not taking reservations for this event – it will be performed live to a virtual audience.
Herring will be supported by the same musicians with whom he recorded his most recent album, Bird at 100: Dave Kikoski, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Carl Allen, drums.
The 70 minute concert will be followed by a short break and then a round-table discussion with the quartet.
Livestreaming for this event is cost-free and open to the public. Donations to the Vermont Jazz Center will be gratefully accepted.
The VJC is especially grateful to this concert’s anonymous sponsor:
A Friend of VJC Educational Programs.
Publicity is underwritten by The Commons, The Brattleboro Reformer, WVPR, WVEW, WNPR, NEPR and WFCR.
10/24/20 8:00pm - 10:00pm
LIvestream at vtjazz.org and facebook, Brattleboro
Join us online to explore South Jersey's immigration patterns, the history of the glass industry in the region, and applications of traditional European techniques in today's glass studios. We are bringing together scholars of different disciplines - folklorists, historians, glass historians, and artists - to develop future research project questions and new partnerships based on the discussions at the intersection of these fields and themes.
Registration for this virtual symposium is FREE! After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar. Participants may join and rejoin the webinars at any time during the scheduled presentations.
This symposium is presented in partnership between the Down Jersey Folklife Center and the Museum of American Glass with support from the New Jersey Historical Commission. Visit our webpage for more information, including the full schedule of events and to register at wheatonarts.org.
10/23/20 11:00am - 10/24/20 4:00pm
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Online via Zoom), Outside Vermont
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film is a collab¬oration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.
View the trailer:
This event is free and open to all! Support our local arts community and this film series by donating to Pentangle Arts. https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/
Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle
The Upper Valley Climate Change & Sustainability Film Series is made possible by the generous support from underwriters, Mascoma Bank and Vermont Community Foundation, and sponsors: Mark D. Knott DDS, The Ellaway Group and Unicorn.
10/21/20 7:00am - 10/28/20 11:30pm
Virtual Screening, Woodstock
The 2020 TA Academy supports artists who seek to build residency projects that address challenges that schools and communities face at this historic moment. The Academy provides demonstrations, exploratory workshops, experimentation and individual coaching from leading experts in the field—including Academy Director Eric Booth, who is widely described as the father of the teaching artist profession.
10/23/20 5:00pm - 11/8/20 3:30pm
The Henry Sheldon Museum presents the online exhibit "Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams." The Sheldon’s website, www.henrysheldonmuseum.org, includes a virtual tour of the exhibit with Miriam Adams and Bill Brooks, Executive Director of the Sheldon. All drawings in the exhibit are featured online. Through the juxtaposition of natural and man-made objects, Miriam Adams creates images of striking intimacy. Her graphite and watercolor drawings on paper depict a variety of everyday domestic objects: scissors, tools, timepieces, sewing materials, hand fans, clothing, and ribbons. Adams places these household items in conversation with objects from nature—including flowers, feathers, fruit, leaves, and stones. Drawings of her father’s tools, of garments sewn by her mother, of a wedding fan that belonged to her husband’s grandmother are matched with more ephemeral items to suggest family relationships and insights. In addition, yarns and needles used in knitting challenge the viewer by their oft double meanings. Are needles and pin cushions merely utilitarian or do they warrant deeper interpretations?
“I draw on nature for shapes and rhythms,” wrote Adams. “It is a point of departure to explore line, movement, relationships, emotions.” The soft graphite and watercolors contribute to the meditative quality of her work. This exhibit presents Adams’ drawings alongside an array of unique domestic objects from the Sheldon Museum’s collection, exploring how emotions become attached to the objects we use. As a history and art museum, the Sheldon celebrates the combination of personal stories and artistic creativity represented in her work.
Miriam Adams received a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College in New York City, where she took studio courses at Columbia University. She has been working as an artist ever since and her work has been exhibited extensively in the Northeast, particularly in New York and Vermont, in many public and private collections. She works primarily in graphite and watercolor on paper.
The Henry Sheldon Museum is pleased to present this exhibition as part of 2020 Vision: Reflecting on a World-Changing Year, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group.
Miriam Adams’ drawings are available for purchase through the Sheldon Museum. Please contact Executive Director Bill Brooks at email@example.com. The Sheldon Museum hopes to open by the end of the year, should COVID-19 restrictions allow, and "Drawing on the Past" will be available to view in-person at that time. The Sheldon Museum is located at One Park Street in downtown Middlebury across from the Ilsley Library. The Museum, Research Center, and Museum Store are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. For more information and reopening updates, visit www.henrysheldonmuseum.org.
Henry Sheldon Museum (online only), Middlebury