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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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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.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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May
4
2021

Black Representation in Children’s Literature

Black Representation in Children’s Literature

In connection with the exhibit Jennifer Mack Watkins: Children of the Sun, which celebrates the beauty, importance, and complexity of positive representation of African American children, BMAC is honored to present a live Zoom conversation with three acclaimed African American children’s book authors and illustrators — Rio Cortez (The ABCs of Black History), Daniel Minter (Going Down Home with Daddy), and Javaka Steptoe (Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat).


ADMISSION: Free

Rio Cortez is the New York Times bestselling author of The ABCs of Black History (Workman, 2020) and I Have Learned to Define a Field as a Space Between Mountains (Jai Alai Books, 2015). She is a Pushcart-nominated poet who has received fellowships from Poet’s House, Cave Canem, and Canto Mundo Foundations. Rio has been the recipient of the Sarah Lawrence College Lucy Grealy Prize in Poetry, the Poets & Writers Amy Award, and a Jerome Foundation grant. She was a finalist for the 2018 June Jordan Fellowship at Columbia University. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she now lives, writes, and works in Harlem.

Daniel Minter is an American artist known for his work in the mediums of painting and assemblage. His overall body of work often deals with themes of displacement and diaspora, ordinary/extraordinary blackness; spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world; and the (re)creation of meanings of home. Minter works in varied media – canvas, wood, metal, paper. twine, rocks, nails, paint. This cross-fertilization strongly informs his artistic sensibility. His carvings become assemblages. His paintings are often sculptural. Minter has illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including Going Down Home with Daddy, which won a 2020 Caldecott Honor, and Ellen’s Broom, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. He was also commissioned in both 2004 and 2011 to create Kwanzaa stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.

Javaka Steptoe is a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Illustrator award-winning artist, designer, and illustrator. His debut picture book, In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall, won the Coretta Scott King Award, and Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow (written by Gary Golio) received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He has also illustrated Do You Know What I’ll Do? by Charlotte Zolotow, A Pocketful of Poems by Nikki Grimes, Amiri and Odette: A Love Story by Walter Dean Myers, Rain Play by Cynthia Cotten, and Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English, which received the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. He is also the author and illustrator of The Jones Family Express, as well as the Caldecott Award-winning Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

5/4/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro

Apr
13
2021
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May
4
2021

The Fundamentals Of Creating Perspective With Susan Weiss – Virtual Class

The Fundamentals Of Creating Perspective With Susan Weiss – Virtual Class

Instructor: Susan Weiss
Dates: Tuesday, April 13 – Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (four afternoons)
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: SVAC member $160; Non-member $195

Learn the foundations of one, two and three-point perspective. We will use photographs, outdoor plein air (weather permitting) and the written word as our subject matter. Work in the medium of your choice: pencil, charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, pastel and/or paint.

To register by email or phone please contact Erin Kaufman at ekaufman@svac.org or 802-367-1306.

More about Susan: www.susanweissart.com

4/13/21 4:00pm - 5/4/21 5:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Statewide

Apr
28
2021
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May
4
2021

Great Art on Screen Documentary Series: Secret Impressionists

Great Art on Screen Documentary Series: Secret Impressionists

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is thrilled to share this film from The Great Art On Screen Series. Secret Impressionists reveals the story of the art revolution sparked by the Impressionist movement, along with an unveiling of 50 previously unseen works by Impressionist masters Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley and Morisot. These hidden treasures, loaned from some of the most important private collections, are now on display for the first time in Rome’s Palazzo Bonaparte, in an exhibition of the same title. Audiences will be taken on a fascinating journey through the most captivating and intriguing artistic movement which created some of the most beloved works of art in the world, depicting the late nineteenth-century film stills of Paris, alluring portraits of women, and splendidly vibrant light-infused masterpiece works. The documentary is available for viewing at various times from April 28 – May 4. The cost of the ticket is $10, and the ticket is valid for a specific viewing time. For more information, please call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org. *distributed by New York-based BYExperience

4/28/21 1:00pm - 5/4/21 10:00pm

online viewing, Statewide

Apr
30
2021
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May
9
2021

Circus Spectacular

Circus Spectacular

The Circus Spectacular thrilled and delighted audiences in 2020 and now you can see the show filmed live on the stage at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vermont.



Featuring celebrity circus ringmasters and star circus acts from around the world, this was our last pre-COVID in person event. Buy your ticket now to support our scholarship and outreach programming and view anytime between April 30 – May 9 from the comfort of your own sofa.



ARTISTS:
- Keith Nelson & Stephanie Monseau: Ringmasters and Variety Artists Extraordinaire from Bindlestiff Family Cirkus 
- Molly Gawler: Cyr Wheel & Coat Dance
- Susan Murphy: Dance Trapeze
- Troy Wunderle: Comedy Magic
- Mario Diamond: Mime
- Elsie Smith: Aerial Hammock
- Serenity Smith Forchion: Dance Trapeze
- Montana Miller: Aerial Rings Narrative
- Ariele Ebacher: Tight Wire
- Austin Smith: Juggling
- Sam Gurwitt: Clown
- Opening Charivari by NECCA’s Advanced Youth Troupe



WHEN: Virtual streaming Fri, April 30 - Sun, May 9, 2021



COST: $15-50



PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.onthestage.com/show/new-england-center-for-circus-arts/circus-spectacular-2020-highlights-of-necca-series-71425/tickets/606f28559bb7280003ac2c6d

Brattleboro, Statewide

May
4
2021
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May
25
2021

Beginner Photography 2 (Afternoon Session) – Virtual Photography Studio

Beginner Photography 2 (Afternoon Session) – Virtual Photography Studio

Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Tuesday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 25
(meets every Tuesday for 4 weeks)
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $70; Non-member: $85
Ages: 14+

This series emphasizes beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their cameras including an understanding of the exposure triangle or use a cell phone. Each class will include new instruction and homework. Images created will be reviewed in class for input and further guidance.

When registering choose “Beginner Photography 2 (Afternoon Session)” from the list of 12 classes offered.

You will be joining students from New England and beyond to create a new online creative community. Thom Williams photography classes come to SVAC in an exciting new way–more than a dozen arts centers are partnering to offer this suite of photography classes. Each class meets four times for an hour and a half, beginning on the date and time listed (except Advanced Photography and Advanced Photo Editing, which meet eight times).

All classes offered:
Beginner Photography 1 (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:30pm)
Introduction To Photographing People (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 6:30pm)
Introduction to Lightroom (April 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)
Intermediate Photography (April 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photography (May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm – no class June 1)
Beginner Photography 1 (May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography (May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photo Editing (May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24, July 1 @ 6pm – no class June 3)
Intermediate Photography (June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 4pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (June 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Food Photography (June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)

Tap in for the class that works for you! Ages 14 to adult. Cell phones will be fine for any class except Beginner Photography I, for which a camera is required.

5/4/21 4:00pm - 5/25/21 5:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Statewide

Apr
30
2021
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May
31
2021

THE COUNTY: Icelandic Activism

THE COUNTY: Icelandic Activism

Inga, a resourceful dairy farmer rebels against an all powerful local Cooperative. She tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption encountering great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Cinematographer Mart Taniel captures Iceland’s famously stunning countryside, lending a lush pictorial grandeur to The County’s social realist ethos, recalling the best of Ken Loach. The County cuts deep, putting a human face on an all-too-likely conflict, along with suspense, charm, and a touch of dry, idiosyncratic Nordic humor.

"After the death of her dairy farmer husband, a middle-aged woman courageously sacrifices her livelihood to speak out against the corruption and injustice at work in her community in the audience-pleasing, humanist drama: THE COUNTY. Like writer-director Grímur Hákonarson’s previous oscar-nominated film “Rams,” it probes a deeply rooted rural culture that is closely connected to the Icelandic national spirit, while championing traditional Icelandic values over the exploitive underside of capitalism. The yin to that film’s yang, “The County” is full of feisty female energy and imagery, and sprinkled with rousing “you go girl!” comic moments. Niche arthouse play is a given for this appealing and endearingly modest tale." -Variety

4/30/21 12:00am - 5/31/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main Street, Statewide

Apr
1
2021
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May
31
2021

Spring Art Classes

Spring Art Classes

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

Nov
11
2020
– THRU –
Jun
18
2021

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Virtual Design Field Trip with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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

May
4
2021
– THRU –
Jun
29
2021

Advanced Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Advanced Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Tuesday, May 4 – Tuesday, June 29 (no class June 1)
(meets every Tuesday for 8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $140; Non-member: $170
Ages: 14+

This class is a free-form photographic journey that takes place over eight meetings. Each student selects a specific topic and is able to take a deep dive into that aspect of photography. Thom will mentor each student through the process of discovery. Class meetings will be open discussions as well as critiques of the students’ progress. This group approach will expose each student to others’ insights and perspectives.

When registering choose “Advanced Photography” from the list of 12 classes offered.

You will be joining students from New England and beyond to create a new online creative community. Thom Williams photography classes come to SVAC in an exciting new way–more than a dozen arts centers are partnering to offer this suite of photography classes. Each class meets four times for an hour and a half, beginning on the date and time listed (except Advanced Photography and Advanced Photo Editing, which meet eight times).

All classes offered:
Beginner Photography 1 (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:30pm)
Introduction To Photographing People (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 6:30pm)
Introduction to Lightroom (April 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)
Intermediate Photography (April 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photography (May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm – no class June 1)
Beginner Photography 1 (May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography (May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photo Editing (May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24, July 1 @ 6pm – no class June 3)
Intermediate Photography (June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 4pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (June 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Food Photography (June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)

Tap in for the class that works for you! Ages 14 to adult. Cell phones will be fine for any class except Beginner Photography I, for which a camera is required.

5/4/21 6:00pm - 6/29/21 7:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Statewide

May
3
2021
– THRU –
Aug
31
2021

Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future

Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future

The Vermont Arts Council’s Spotlight Gallery announces "Exploring Technology: An Artist and an Astronaut Look at the Future", viewable on the Council’s new online gallery from May 3rd through August 31st. The exhibit features the work of Vermont artist Pat Musick, and was conceived when Pat lay on the top of a hill and watched Skylab 4 arc across the skies above her. Six years later she would marry the Skylab 4 Commander, astronaut Jerry Carr, generating forty years of creativity as Musick responded to the unique world view that the space program gave to us.

A talk with the artist will be held online on Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Virtual Spotlight Gallery, Statewide

Apr
2
2021
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Sep
11
2021

Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective

Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective

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

Virtual, Middlebury