Arts Calendar: Virtual
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A formidable folk musician with an otherworldly voice and unprecedented ear for a melody, Karen Dalton was not only Bob Dylan's "Favorite Singer" but was first and foremost a woman in charge of her own destiny, who lived her life in obscurity on the margins of society. By taking a journey in the footsteps of one of the 1960s most iconic folk musicians, this unconventional documentary investigates the creative process, the frantic and mysterious paths where reality and dreams intersperse...
Directed by Emmanuelle Antille. Virtual Tickets are $5.99 for a 72 hour window.
2/12/21 12:00am - 2/26/21 12:00am
Epsilon Spires, Virtual Cinema, Statewide
The February edition of Split/Screen has a focus on African American women filmmakers, highlighting seminal films from the 1980s and current films from the past two years. Kathleen Collins’s semi-autobiographical feature LOSING GROUND from 1982 is considered by many to be revolutionary. It is certainly quite brilliant, erudite and funny. Another classic from the same year, the short film ILLUSIONS by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), also with a female protagonist, tackles the invisibility of African Americans in the Hollywood system. Also included are two films, a feature and a short, by first generation African Americans that focus on conflicting emotions: the thrill of the new and the fear of losing the old: Ekwa Msangi’s FAREWELL AMOR and Natasha Ngaiza’s BLACKOUT. And finally, two films that refer directly and indirectly to ideas of Black Lives Matter: NGaiza’s A MOTHER and Ashley O’Shay’s documentary UNAPOLOGETIC. Don’t miss the conversations we recorded with two of the filmmakers: one conversation with Natasha NGaiza and the other with Ashley O’Shay. Passes on-sale now! Individual tickets on-sale 2/12.
Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Instructor: Elliot Lavine
Dates: Mondays, February 1 – March 8
Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: SVAC member – $160; Non-member – $195
Six Mondays in February and March
The roots of the Hollywood Blacklist began in the 1930s during the height of the Great Depression, with many American writers and artists naively drawn to the basic ideology of Communism. By the end of the 1940s, in the aftermath of WWII, the general fear that Communism had become a serious internal threat to the nation’s security resulted in the creation of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to ferret out subversive figures at every level of American life. The blistering left-wing faction of Hollywood, influential in so many ways, became a prime target.
The witch hunt that followed decimated a considerable part of Hollywood’s vast and wildly creative talent pool. Brilliant careers were suddenly and often tragically ended as widespread (and unfounded) fears about Communism infiltration of the film industry reached a panic level—fueled largely by ruthless political zealots like Joseph P. McCarthy, then a US senator from Wisconsin.
This six-week course will focus on films created by those most affected by this shameful scourge, the writers, directors, and stars of these subversively camouflaged crime films—now conveniently described as film noir—a stylistic “genre” that offered these writers and directors the perfect platform for expressing their unpopular views. Cynical, often violently un-American tales spun from the social issues and dilemmas of their time.
Featured films will be:
CROSSFIRE (1947). Edward Dmytryk’s* examination of anti-Semitism starring Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Young.
BRUTE FORCE (1947) Jules Dassin’s* savage prison drama with Burt Lancaster and a cast of blacklisted supporting players.
BODY & SOUL (1947) Robert Rossen’s* boxing drama starring John Garfield, one of the era’s most tragic victims of the Blacklist.
FORCE OF EVIL (1948), another strong film with John Garfield, directed by Abraham Polonsky*.
TRY AND GET ME (1950), a powerful indictment of mob rule, directed by Cy Endfield*.
THE PROWLER (1951), Joseph Losey’s* devastating takedown of the American Dream starring Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes.
Students will watch the films independently and meet for regular, weekly ZOOM discussions. All of these films are easily accessed through the typical streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, On Demand, etc. Rental costs on average are $4 per film.
The class is open to teens with parent/guardian permission. Limited scholarships are available. To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.367.1306.
Elliot Lavine has acquired a national reputation as one of the country’s foremost film programmers. In 2010 he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has been teaching film studies courses since 2006 for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, Oregon State University, and San Francisco State University, both in person and now on-line.
2/1/21 7:30pm - 3/8/21 9:00pm
Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester
In addition to developing a style, artists become known for the subject matter they typically revert to when creating. FAVORITE THINGS is a show designed to highlight the various, favorite subjects interpreted by artists. Works by artists in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mosaic, printmaking, pastel, photography, glass, and graphic media are included in this virtual show.
1/27/21 8:00am - 3/26/21 12:00am
The Virtual Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, Statewide
Favorite Things is a virtual exhibit created when The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts temporarily closed due to COVID. Enjoy works in a variety of mediums from 32 Vermont artists.
2/4/21 10:00am - 3/26/21 5:00pm
The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, Waitsfield
The Vermont Jazz Center Spring semester runs 10 weeks, February 15- April 30, 2021.
Work exchange opportunities are available. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Registration questions and work exchange information: email@example.com
All Other Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Lessons: Send summary of your musical background to email@example.com and we’ll match you with a qualified instructor.
Schedule for Spring Education 2021
5:00 - 6:00 pm Blue Note Ensemble (in-person, begins 2/15/21)
10:30 am - Noon Rhythm Lab (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
3:45 - 5:00 pm Youth Jazz Ensemble (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
5:30 - 7:00 pm Soubrette Recording Project (on-line, begins 2/16/21)
3:00 - 4:30 pm Ear Training Theory (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:00 - 5:00 pm NEW: Electric Bass in a Jazz Context (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
4:30 - 5:30 pm Latin Jazz Ensemble (Starting date postponed)
7:00 - 8:30 pm NEW: Music Around the World (on-line, begins 2/17/21)
5:30 - 7:00 pm Singing the Standards (on-line, begins 2/18/21)
8:00 - 9:00 pm NEW: Jazz and Spirituality (on-line, begins 2/18/21)
4:30 - 5:30 pm NEW: Hard Bop Plus, History (on-line, begins 2/19/21)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm NEW: 5 Goals of Jazz Guitar (on-line, begins 2/20/21)
7:00 - 8:30 pm Zoom Tunes (last Sunday of each month)
• $200 per semester for ten 1 hour-long sessions
• $250 per semester for ten 1 ½ hour-long sessions
• Youth Jazz $100 for eight 1 ¼ hour-long sessions
• Zoom Tunes $15 per 1 ½ hour-long session
2/15/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 5:30pm
online & the VJC, Brattleboro
The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces its new all-virtual season with an incredibly diverse group of Vermont artists. Viewable in the Council’s new online gallery from Feb. 18 through April 30, I AM… 2021 features the work and perspectives of nineteen artists from the Council’s popular I Am a Vermont Artist interview series. On the third Thursday of each month, the Council will host a Zoom gathering so that audiences can engage with the artists directly.
For more information about the exhibit, visit vermontartscouncil.org/iam2021.
Cooper Hewitt offers free, dynamic educational programs for K–12 school groups. Our immersive learning experience is designed to align with city, state, and national learning standards. Drawing upon the museum’s exhibitions, design educators facilitate thoughtful discussions and activities focused on the process of design thinking. We empower students to view the world optimistically through the lens of design and to improve it by honing their design thinking abilities.
The virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. Our interactive field trip inspires the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn how to harness their superpowers to create change for the better.
11/11/20 10:00am - 6/18/21 1:00pm
Virtual/Online, Outside Vermont
Rehearsals for the Spring 2021 Virtual Concert begin February 8 and continue on Monday evenings until the concert is posted online.
Conductor, Mary Jane Austin. Collaborative accompanist, Alison Cerutti.
This concert's program includes the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Paulus' The Road Home, Belafonte's Turn the World Around, and Robertson's Dream a Dream.
New singers may join no later than February 22. There are no auditions but singers are expected to be able to sing their voice section's part, and to spend some time outside rehearsals studying their music. Learning aids are made available to all singers.
Dues are charged to help cover costs including professional staff, but no one is turned away for lack of ability to pay.
To see the Mad River Chorale 2020 Holiday Virtual Concert, search Mad River Chorale on YouTube. For further information visit madriverchorale.net or call 802-496-4781.
2/8/21 7:00pm - 6/28/21 8:30pm