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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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Thursday, May 6, 2021

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May
6
2021

VSC Book Discussion: The Magical Language of Others

VSC Book Discussion: The Magical Language of Others

Join us to discuss The Magical Language of Others by E. J. Koh on Thursday, May 6th at 7:00 pm.

E. J. Koh uses her poetic skill and writing talent in crafting an intimate and vulnerable memoir, which incorporates translations of handwritten letters from her mother. This memoir is gorgeously rendered and a generous offering to readers.

5/6/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

May
6
2021

Moving Bodies of Water

Moving Bodies of Water

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89516814986?pwd=eEtDRlN4bmg3bE8vTWJGVWlQaFpOZz09

Password: waterdance



This workshop is being offered to help introduce the theme of water with choreography and dance, and to provide inspiration for the 17 Vermont choreographers who are participating in Traces 2021.



The workshop opens with a movement class inviting deep embodiment of the qualities and cycles of water on earth. Then you will be guided through sensory stories of encounters with local water bodies and opportunities to help protect water health. You will expand awareness of your somatic/emotional response to the health of our watershed. You will be invited to dance responses to the material presented. From this sharing, gestures might arise that may inspire choreographed work or collective dance. We pose the questions: How can dance be a form of environmental activism? Are both movement and water access a birthright?

Accessible to all bodies; no dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. You may want to take notes.

Facilitators:

Jess Rubin listens to and reads surrounding landscapes. While gardening and wilderness guiding, Jess earned herbalism, nature awareness, outdoor education, & permaculture certificates, a BA from Cornell University in Ecological Literature with Native American Studies minor, & an MS in Environmental Studies with VT middle & high school science teaching licenses from Antioch NE. She has served as a nature mentor, outdoor educator, conservation crew leader, corridor monitor, public school science teacher, environmental studies college adjunct, and university guest lecturer. She facilitates local business, MycoEvolve, which through earthworks, education and research offers ecological resilience services. While she attempts to revitalize degraded and recovering ecosystems, she serves as a researcher in UVM's Plant Soil Science Department aiming for a Masters degree in Ecological Landscape Design. As a Kohenet and lifelong dancer, she is grateful to participate in this event that focuses on watershed health, a cause dear to her heart.

Emily Arwen Mott’s goal for herself and others is to connect to joyful experience and authentic expression. She believes that deep listening— when we are dancing, making music, communicating with animals, or contacting another body—opens the wellspring. Emily has a long-time studio of piano students, a massage practice, an active schedule of movement classes and an ongoing involvement in equine therapy. She comes from a loving family of musicians and is a fourth-generation Noyes Rhythm (nature-based somatic dance) teacher. [Noyes Rhythm Movement/Dance Teacher, 20 years certified, Program Director for the Noyes School; Certified Massage Therapist —1500 hours cumulative training hours—Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Shiatsu, Thai, Reiki, Dance Injury; Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Certified PATH-INTL, 14 years; Music Instruction: certifications in piano pedagogy from Bryanskaya Institute and Suzuki School with ongoing trainings, certified in Jacques-Dalcroze method and Music Together early childhood music.]

5/6/21 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Zoom, Statewide

Apr
30
2021
– THRU –
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
5
2021
– THRU –
May
9
2021

Made Here Film Festival

Made Here Film Festival

The 2021 Made Here Film Festival is New England’s only competitive festival devoted entirely to films made by filmmakers of the Northern New England states and their neighbor, Québec. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Northern NY and Québec. It is a partnership with Vermont PBS and co-sponsored by Maine Public Television.

Made Here Film Festival originated as a showcase attached to the Vermont International Film Festival. Thanks to the showcase’s success, as of 2021, it is now upgraded to an annual stand-alone film festival. In the future it will take place in person over a 3-day weekend in Burlington, VT and will travel to other locations in the region, but in 2021 the Festival will be virtual, running for 5 days from Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9.

MHFF will be presented from VTIFF’s secure online viewing platform on Cinesend. It will include opportunities for group chats for filmmakers to meet others, in the hope that new alliances may be formed.

MHFF is free to the public but donations are encouraged. A percentage of the donation income will be shared with the filmmakers.
VTIFF will also share viewing data with the filmmakers.

VTIFF Virtual, Burlington

May
6
2021
– THRU –
May
27
2021

Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography – Virtual Photography Studio

Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Thursday, May 6 – Thursday, May 27
(meets every Thursday for 4 weeks)
Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $70; Non-member: $85
Ages: 14+

We will explore the differences and similarities between still life and product photography allowing students to have the experience of shooting both. We will cover professional equipment as well as tips, techniques and tricks to help you create wonderful images from what you have to work with. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

When registering choose “Introduction To Still Life/Product 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.

5/6/21 4:00pm - 5/27/21 5:30pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Statewide

Apr
30
2021
– THRU –
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
– THRU –
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
6
2021
– THRU –
Jul
1
2021

Advanced Photo Editing – Virtual Photography Studio

Advanced Photo Editing – Virtual Photography Studio

Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Thursday, May 6 – Thursday, July 1 (no class June 3)
(meets every Thursday for 8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $140; Non-member: $170
Ages: 14+

Eight class meetings. Curves, layers, blending modes and masking are all aspects of editing you must master in today’s photographic world to bring your images to the next level. We will discuss these common tools available in software and apps to allow you to pull the most out of your images. Most of the course will be devoted to Lightroom and Photoshop, but we will also venture into other apps and alternatives to these popular packages.

When registering choose “Advanced Photo Editing” 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.

5/6/21 6:00pm - 7/1/21 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
– THRU –
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