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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In April 1980, the US government launched Operation Eagle Claw, their response to the hostage crisis that was happening in Iran at that time. Helmed by then-president Jimmy Carter, the Delta Force tried to rescue the 52 hostages that were detained in the U.S. Embassy and Foreign Ministry buildings in Tehran. The documentary film Desert One explores the different aspects of this failed mission through interviews with the hostages, soldiers, commanders, and even President Carter. Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple.
4/15/21 12:00am - 4/18/21 11:00pm
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
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is delighted to bring you this online viewing experience, captured live from the London stage, the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) KINKY BOOTS dazzles! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Tickets are $15 and are valid for a specific viewing time from April 14 to April 20. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. (distributed by New York-based BYExperience)
online viewing, Statewide
Online art auction to support Sustainable Woodstock's work to educate and empower all in our collective efforts to fight climate change. Bidding open now thru midnight, April 21, 2021. Winner will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.
Robert Bateman hand-signed lithograph entitled Arctic Cliff—White Wolves. Conservation Edition—1218/2000. INCLUDES ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY and FACT SHEET about the artist and the artwork. Mint condition, still in the original sleeve and storage box, unframed. Size: 20.25 x 32.5
Bateman is recognized worldwide for his dedication to conservation. White wolves are silent but powerful storytellers, reminding us of the perils faced by Arctic wildlife in the midst of global warming.
The winner of this Robert Bateman lithograph will also receive a signed copy of the book ROBERT BATEMAN, NATURAL WORLDS, featuring more than 130 paintings of birds, animals and landscapes—from Western Canada to the Serengeti Plains of Africa. 12” x 11 1/4”.
Please visit the following link to learn more and to place a bid:
4/1/21 12:00am - 4/21/21 11:30pm
Split/Screen is an eight-month curatorial collaboration between VTIFF and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF]. Beginning November 2020 and ending June 2021 we are jointly presenting a monthly series of films with alternating curating months. Each monthly program will live for 10 days.
The April Series, curated by VTIFF, focuses on nuclear waste and environmental justice. Films include KUESSIPAN, NO DEFENSE, POWER STRUGGLE, ANBESSA, and THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION.
Passes are Free for All Access VTIFF members, $20 for Patron members, $32 for Friend members, and $40 General Admission. Individual tickets are $12.50.
4/16/21 12:00am - 4/25/21 11:59pm
VTIFF's Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce events for PoemTown St. Johnsbury, a celebration of National Poetry month in April. Affiliated with PoemCity in Montpelier, PoemTown St. Johnsbury papers shop windows and storefronts with poems, hosts readings and remembrances, and decorates the town with yellow haiku circles.
This year’s programming includes two Zoom events hosted by the Athenaeum: an Open Mic poetry reading on Friday, April 16, at 6pm, and a Robert Frost Remembrance on Sunday, April 25th, at 4pm. Members of the public are also encouraged to contribute haiku circles throughout the month of April for inclusion in PoemTown St. Johnsbury decorations.
The Open Mic Zoom event on Friday, April 16, invites readers of all ages to share a poem, theirs or someone else’s, or attend as a spectator. Those wishing to read a poem must register online in advance to secure a slot in the program. Readers are not required to read their own work. They may read an original poem of their own writing, or they may read a selection from a favorite poet.
Patrons do not have to read a poem to attend the Open Mic Zoom event. All are welcome to attend as spectators to enjoy an evening of poetry and support local poets and poetry fans. Spectators and readers alike must register in advance, however, at the Athenaeum’s web site in order to get the link to this online event.
The Robert Frost Remembrance event, also on Zoom, will celebrate the poetry and legacy of the famed long-time Vermont resident and poet laureate. This event is organized by the Northeast Storytellers and hosted by the Athenaeum. To participate in this event by presenting or merely attending, please register in advance at the Athenaeum web site.
Selections of poetry to be pasted on shop windows and storefronts have already been collected, but it’s not too late to contribute haikus to decorate downtown. All are welcome through the entire month of April to pick up a yellow paper circle at Cosmic Cup Café on Eastern Avenue or on Railroad Street at Boxcar & Caboose or Moose River Lake & Lodge. Write a haiku in black ink on your circle, and then drop it off anytime this month in the bin on the front steps of Catamount Arts.
After last year’s events were canceled due to the pandemic, PoemTown St. Johnsbury 2021 feels particularly poignant, notes Catamount Arts Education Director Anne Campbell. “We’re so excited to bring poetry back,” she says. Campbell encourages everyone to take a stroll through downtown St. Johnsbury this month and enjoy some poetry. With over 100 submissions and counting, maybe you’ll spot contributions from friends, neighbors, and classmates you’ve missed this past year.
For more information on PoemTown St. Johnsbury, visit www.catamountarts.org and www.stjathenaeum.org.
4/1/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 12:00am
Downtown St. Johnsbury and Online, Saint Johnsbury
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
Directed by Sky Hopinka (2020).
Maɬni (pronounced moth-nee), is a lush, poetic contemplation on the cycle of afterlife, rebirth, and death based on Chinookan cosmology from the Pacific Northwest. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopkina’s new visionary film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after. Narrated in both Chinuk Wawa and English, maɬni expands the viewer’s sense of place to both language and legacy. Their stories take a departure from the Chinookan people’s circular origin-of-death myth, probing questions about humanity’s place both on earth and in other worlds.
"Rapturous. Feels like a richly woven ghost story."— Hyperallergic
“Stunning. Hopinka’s use of color in Malni is nothing short of astonishing. One of the most awe-inspiring ﬁlms I saw.” -Rogerebert.com
4/9/21 12:00am - 4/30/21 11:59pm
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide
Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Lesotho, 2019), 117mins. Virtual Tickets are $10.
When her small village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community. One of the most esteemed African films ever to hit the international festival circuit, earning the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, before taking home Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at Africa’s Academy Awards.
4/2/21 5:00pm - 4/30/21 11:59pm
Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide
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.
This spring, Northern Stage will present Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger, a witty new adaptation of the classic mystery, created for Zoom and performed live each night. Closing out Northern Stage’s 2020-21 season, Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger will be performed live on Zoom starting April 14 through May 2, 2021.
A lodger arrives at a ramshackle London boarding house as news of a murderer sweeps through town. He fits the description– but is he guilty? And can we trust our instincts? Grab your friends and join Ronnie, an obsessive mystery fan and your host, as Ronnie leads you on a journey through this tantalizing tale and your own expectations. The Lodger, adapted by Brenda Withers (Jordan), uses suspenseful storytelling to engage the audience in a live, interactive, communal experience guaranteed to entertain and provoke.
Northern Stage, White River Junction
We are offering a wonderful array of in studio and online classes this Spring! Our offerings include printmaking without a press, watercolor painting, adult and child studio classes, meditation and art, basic drawing, 1:1 art mentoring...Come join us in our studios or from your own home!
River Gallery School of Art, Brattleboro
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
This exhibit can be viewed on the Sheldon Museum's website, https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/faces-of-addison-county
It will be available for in-person viewing at the Sheldon Museum starting the week of July 13 through September 11, 2021
The Sheldon Museum is pleased to honor Trent Campbell in this retrospective exhibit. Campbell, a longtime resident of Middlebury, learned photography at his grandfather’s knee in his home state of Minnesota. He became the Addison County Independent photographer in 1998 where he took award-winning photos around the county for more than 20 years. Campbell spent many hours on assignment and even more wandering the back roads of the county, meeting and getting to know countless residents. He became a fixture at events and was an expected sight with his trademark camera and warm smile. Campbell’s career was interrupted in 2018 when he survived the first of two strokes. He continues his recovery but still has his unique eye. He may be shooting less but still loves the county and the people in it.
Campbell said, “I feel so embraced and supported by the people of Addison County after serving them through my work that I want to give back to them and celebrate them with this collection of photographs.” Read more about Campbell in an article that appeared in the Addison County Independent on April 1, 2021.
When Campbell started at the paper he shot on Tri-X film using Nikon 35 mm SLRs. He loaded and developed his own film and then scanned the negatives to make prints for the paper. Campbell switched to digital cameras in 2001, and all the prints on exhibit here are from images captured with either a Nikon D1H or a Nikon D300.
4/2/21 12:00am - 9/11/21 5:00pm