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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.

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.

Date

Region

Category

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Jan
20
2021
– THRU –
Jan
27
2021

Introduction to Woodcarving: Snowman

Introduction to Woodcarving: Snowman

The term “whittling” evokes images of sitting on a front porch with a pocket knife whittling small figures. Imagine a lifetime hobby you can get started with needing only a small investment for a single knife and safety glove. With the COVID restrictions, the Governor has told us to stay home. So why not learn a new hobby!

Introduction to Woodcarving is a series of virtual sessions via Zoom where we will cover background information and the tools and techniques you need to get started. Prior to the class you will be provided with a kit consisting of a carving knife, safety glove to wear while carving and a precut snowman blank, along with a written step by step overview of what will be covered in the Zoom session. Participants will then apply the basic cuts to produce a simple carving. For further details and to register for the class visit www.makerspherevt.com

1/20/21 6:00pm - 1/27/21 7:30pm

Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury

Jan
27
2021

Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

Artist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo

Vermont Folklife Center researcher Ned Castle and photographer Federico Pardo discuss Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture, their exhibit documenting the ice shanties on Brattleboro’s Retreat Meadows. This talk takes place via Zoom and Facebook Live.

In 2016, Pardo began documenting the shanties that appear each winter on the West River in Brattleboro. Over the course of two years, Pardo photographed the shanties using long-duration exposures, beginning his work after sunset and continuing long into the night. The resulting images, lit by both sunset and moonlight, carry a surreal quality of blended night and day. Many of the photographs are paired with audio recordings of the ice shanties’ owners, who were interviewed by Castle.

Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture is a production of the Vermont Folklife Center.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available on the BMAC website afterwards.

ADMISSION: Free

1/27/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Jan
22
2021
– THRU –
Jan
31
2021

Split/Screen: January Lineup

Split/Screen: January Lineup

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] and the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF] are teaming up to present Split/Screen, an online streaming monthly movie series that will begin in November 2020 and run through June 2021. The two festivals will each curate a selection of four or five entertaining films in alternating months, with MNFF leading off in November, VTIFF following up with a December program and so forth in 2021. Split/Screen will be available on your phone, tablet, laptop or your big screen television.

Split/Screen continues January 22-31 with a dynamic MNFF-curated program that blends distinctive documentaries and narrative features.

This month's films are:

• Kajillionaire, the latest work from the acclaimed director Miranda July - a biting comedy about con artists Theresa and Robert who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio, to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down. Starring Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez.

• Breaking Surface, an utterly suspenseful adventure thriller about half-sisters Ida and Tuva who set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline a few days after Christmas. When a rockslide traps Tuva under water, Ida must find a way to save her against all odds. A visually spectacular work from Norwegian director Joachim Hedén.

• Mr. SOUL! - from 1968 to 1973, the late night PBS show SOUL!, hosted by the cerebral Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered and uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics — featuring an array of remarkable individuals. Mr. SOUL! documents Mr. Haizlip's story and the impact and legacy of his groundbreaking program. Directed by Melissa Haizlip.

• Coup 53, the riveting documentary story of the 1953 Anglo-American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and reinstalled the Shah, incorporating extraordinary, never before seen archival material hidden for decades. Directed by Taghi Amirani.

Please visit our website (linked above) to read more about the films, view trailers, buy tickets and more!

1/22/21 12:00am - 1/31/21 11:55pm

Online, Statewide

Jan
13
2021
– THRU –
Feb
3
2021

Introduction to Productivity: Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

Introduction to Productivity: Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

Art Medium: Pencil, oil pastel, charcoal Student Level: Beginner - Intermediate Student Age: 15 and up
Have you ever wanted to make art but didn’t know where to start or weren’t sure about different art materials? This workshop series explores various art techniques and media in a fun and relaxed way. We will create zentangles, abstract watercolor paintings, draw on the right side of the brain, and more.

1/13/21 5:30am - 2/3/21 7:00am

Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury

Jan
6
2021
– THRU –
Feb
17
2021

Virtual Art for 3rd - 5th Grades

Virtual Art for 3rd - 5th Grades

These grades will be Makers. Working with cardboard, papier mache’, paint, paper, tape, toothpicks and the contents of your recycling bin. We will construct all kinds of fabulous projects sure to challenge and satisfy the wonderful imaginations of this age group! There will be plenty of drawing and painting as well.

1/6/21 3:30pm - 2/17/21 3:00pm

Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury

Jan
27
2021
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Feb
17
2021

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Virtual Class – Introduction To Twined Weaving, Online With Andrea Myklebust

Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
Dates: Wednesdays from January 27 – February 17
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Cost: SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
Ages 14 – Adult
Four Wednesday evenings via Zoom.

This class explores the ancient art of twined weaving. Using a kit provided by the instructor, students will learn how to warp a twining loom and how to finger-weave woolen weft materials to create an intricately patterned bag. Twining is an ancient art form with variations developed by human cultures around the globe. In addition to our group class time, the instructor will provide downloadable course materials, and schedule one-on-one sessions with students to provide individual instruction and troubleshooting. Limited scholarships available.

Class fee includes $45 for materials. Shipping costs, if necessary due to the student’s location or preference, will be paid by the student. Please contact us with questions about shipping or any other aspect of the class: ekaufman@svac.org or 802.367.1306.

1/27/21 7:00pm - 2/17/21 9:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester

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

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Jan
7
2021
– THRU –
Jan
28
2021

Developing Your Voice Through Creative Writing

Developing Your Voice Through Creative Writing

Developing Your Voice Through Creative Writing
with Tree Antoff

Four week workshop on zoom
Thursday's 5:30-6:30pm
January 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th

$60 : pre-register!

Whether it be in poetry or prose, short stories or essays, we use our voices to interact with all of our experiences and with each other. Writing can be both solitary and social. In this workshop we will be focusing on developing your voice not only for the ease of personal expression but as a means of communicating with one another. Your voice is made up of many things. It is fed by your experience but also your creativity, your imagination. Your voice can also reach others, and inform them of their own experiences. When collectively explored any individual voice can become a meaningful part of another’s experience. It can inspire and comfort or provide new inlets into understanding aspects of ourselves we had previously been unaware of or unable to articulate.
These workshops are designed to encourage you to explore yourself, your social and personal identities, and your voice through creative writing.
Each week will contain a series of prompts and time for freewriting responses as well as a sharing session at the end. If participants wish, additional feedback can be given outside of the workshop (through google classroom) so that they can continue to develop the material they have written. Each week we will build on the last, with further writing prompts and collective writing exercises, culminating in the creation of a single page artist book that each participant can complete easily on their own and share with others if they would like.
The goal of this workshop is simply to become more comfortable with and to have fun exploring the myriad of ways that we can use our voices through creative writing, both independently and collectively. As this is a collective writing workshop, sharing with one another will be greatly encouraged, but always optional.

1/7/21 5:30pm - 1/28/21 6:30pm

Zoom!, Statewide

Jan
28
2021

"Forget Me Not: Memorial Practices in 19th-Century Vermont,” a talk by Professor Ellery Foutch

"Forget Me Not: Memorial Practices in 19th-Century Vermont,” a talk by Professor Ellery Foutch

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents “Forget Me Not: Memorial Practices in 19th-Century Vermont,” a talk by Professor Ellery Foutch. In this talk presented via ZOOM, Professor Ellery Foutch will discuss memorial wreaths and mourning objects created in Vermont in the 1800s. Crafted from hair, fabric, and materials considered precious to the deceased, these artifacts offer a window into the lives and emotions of Vermonters of the past. Some of the hairwork examples are from the Sheldon Museum’s collection. Professor Foutch is currently teaching a Middlebury College class on the material culture of hair and its meanings in American culture, past and present, working with students to research objects from Vermont collections and contemporary artists who use hair as a medium.

Ellery Foutch is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies department at Middlebury College, where she teaches classes on the art and material culture of the United States. She received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and has held postdoctoral teaching fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Courtauld Institute of Art (London).

Registration is free, but please consider a donation to the Museum. To register go to https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/events.

2021 marks the bicentennial of the August 15, 1821 birth in Salisbury, VT of Henry Luther Sheldon, the Museum’s founder. As a boy, Henry’s brother introduced him to collecting autographs, and his passion for collecting lasted a lifetime. Henry focused his collection on fine Vermont furniture, paintings, documents, household objects, and artifacts that provide a glimpse into Addison County and Vermont’s past. He opened the Museum, the oldest community-based museum in the US, in 1882. Thanks to his careful collecting of paper records which form the core of the Sheldon’s archives, we live in what one historian has called, “the best-documented community in America.”

Throughout the year, the Sheldon will present special exhibits and programs related to the extensive collections amassed by Henry. The Sheldon Museum hopes to open sometime in 2021 once COVID-19 restrictions allow. In the meantime, exhibits and programs will be presented virtually. 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.

1/28/21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Zoom event, Middlebury

Jan
28
2021

Writers on the Rise: Kosiso Ugwueze

Writers on the Rise: Kosiso Ugwueze

Writers on the Rise is a spotlight reading series designed to uplift and amplify the diverse talent of a wide range of voices and creative visions.

Kosiso Ugwueze is a fiction writer and editor. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria but grew up in Southern California. Her short stories have appeared in Gulf Coast, Subtropics, and the South Carolina Review among others. Kosiso is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from Kimbilio, Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Los Angeles. You can find her on Twitter @ugwueze_kosiso or on her website at kosisougwueze.com.

1/28/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Jan
28
2021

Let's Tango!

Let's Tango!

This event is in partnership with the Jewish Community Organization of Greater Stowe.

A concert not to be missed, Let’s Tango! will showcase Boston based Duo Cello e Basso and pianist Victor Cayres. The trio will perform their own arrangements of the music of Piazzolla and Gardel, with favorites such as El día que me quieras, Por una cabeza, as well as lesser known works such as Kicho, a virtuoso piece dedicated to Enrique Kicho Díaz, the double bass player in Piazzolla’s band. Celebrated works, such as Le Grand Tango, dedicated to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, also known as The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, will also be featured. The trio has recorded these arrangements for a CD scheduled to be released in the Spring/Summer 2021.

This concert, generously sponsored by Deborah and Ron Feinstein, will be livestreamed from Boston’s own state-of-the-art Futura Productions recording studio on January 28th, at 7PM Eastern Time. Admission is free but a ticket reservation is required to receive the link to the program.

1/28/21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Jan
22
2021
– THRU –
Jan
31
2021

Split/Screen: January Lineup

Split/Screen: January Lineup

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] and the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF] are teaming up to present Split/Screen, an online streaming monthly movie series that will begin in November 2020 and run through June 2021. The two festivals will each curate a selection of four or five entertaining films in alternating months, with MNFF leading off in November, VTIFF following up with a December program and so forth in 2021. Split/Screen will be available on your phone, tablet, laptop or your big screen television.

Split/Screen continues January 22-31 with a dynamic MNFF-curated program that blends distinctive documentaries and narrative features.

This month's films are:

• Kajillionaire, the latest work from the acclaimed director Miranda July - a biting comedy about con artists Theresa and Robert who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio, to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down. Starring Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez.

• Breaking Surface, an utterly suspenseful adventure thriller about half-sisters Ida and Tuva who set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline a few days after Christmas. When a rockslide traps Tuva under water, Ida must find a way to save her against all odds. A visually spectacular work from Norwegian director Joachim Hedén.

• Mr. SOUL! - from 1968 to 1973, the late night PBS show SOUL!, hosted by the cerebral Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered and uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics — featuring an array of remarkable individuals. Mr. SOUL! documents Mr. Haizlip's story and the impact and legacy of his groundbreaking program. Directed by Melissa Haizlip.

• Coup 53, the riveting documentary story of the 1953 Anglo-American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and reinstalled the Shah, incorporating extraordinary, never before seen archival material hidden for decades. Directed by Taghi Amirani.

Please visit our website (linked above) to read more about the films, view trailers, buy tickets and more!

1/22/21 12:00am - 1/31/21 11:55pm

Online, Statewide

Jan
7
2021
– THRU –
Feb
18
2021

Virtual Art for 6th - 8th Grade

Virtual Art for 6th - 8th Grade

This age group will be drawing and painting non-stop to strengthen foundational work. Each student will be challenged to push the edges of their skills and take new art risks. We will work on individual compositions as we use the vast resources of the internet to explore art history, art styles and the impact of art at community level.

1/7/21 3:30pm - 2/18/21 3:30pm

Virtual via Zoom, Waterbury

Jan
9
2021
– THRU –
Feb
21
2021

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

All are invited to the gallery opening of Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us, and Erika Radich, Deportees: A Tribute, Saturday, January 9, 12:00 - 7:00, with artists present from 5:00 - 7:00. The exhibit of sculpture and collage sheds light on issues of social justice, equality and human dignity, and - as Radich explains, "...the exhibit may become 'personal' to each person experiencing the exhibit." Through February 21, 2021. For those unable to attend, this exhibit is currently available for safe viewing online. (Image: Abrams, Precarious Shelters)

1/9/21 12:00pm - 2/21/21 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Nov
6
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2021

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

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

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

Friday, January 29, 2021
Jan
29
2021

Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Cho-Liang Lin, violin

Violinist Cho-Liang Lin—Musical America’s 2000 Instrumentalist of the Year—is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for superb musicianship. In a concert career spanning more than 30 years, he is equally at home with orchestra, in recital, playing chamber music, and in the teaching studio. An avid chamber musician, he’s made recurring appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He also serves as artistic director of the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. As director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest from 2001 to 2018, Lin developed the program into a multidisciplinary festival featuring dance, jazz, and new music. Lin’s CMS program features works by Foss, Dvorák, and Tchaikovsky. “Cho-Liang Lin has an enviable reputation on record not only for his dazzling technique and flawless intonation but his instinctive artistry… His perfect intonation and tonal purity excite admiration.”—Gramophone

Part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS: FRONT ROW, a series of exceptionally high quality, digital, chamber music concerts curated by David Finckel and Wu Han. Our CMS: FRONT ROW broadcasts are part of the Nelson Fund series, and made possible with generous support from Raphael and Jane Bernstein.

Sponsored by:
Performing Arts Series
Related URL:
http://go.middlebury.edu/pas

1/29/21 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Online Middlebury, Middlebury

Jan
22
2021
– THRU –
Jan
31
2021

Split/Screen: January Lineup

Split/Screen: January Lineup

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] and the Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF] are teaming up to present Split/Screen, an online streaming monthly movie series that will begin in November 2020 and run through June 2021. The two festivals will each curate a selection of four or five entertaining films in alternating months, with MNFF leading off in November, VTIFF following up with a December program and so forth in 2021. Split/Screen will be available on your phone, tablet, laptop or your big screen television.

Split/Screen continues January 22-31 with a dynamic MNFF-curated program that blends distinctive documentaries and narrative features.

This month's films are:

• Kajillionaire, the latest work from the acclaimed director Miranda July - a biting comedy about con artists Theresa and Robert who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio, to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down. Starring Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez.

• Breaking Surface, an utterly suspenseful adventure thriller about half-sisters Ida and Tuva who set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline a few days after Christmas. When a rockslide traps Tuva under water, Ida must find a way to save her against all odds. A visually spectacular work from Norwegian director Joachim Hedén.

• Mr. SOUL! - from 1968 to 1973, the late night PBS show SOUL!, hosted by the cerebral Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered and uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics — featuring an array of remarkable individuals. Mr. SOUL! documents Mr. Haizlip's story and the impact and legacy of his groundbreaking program. Directed by Melissa Haizlip.

• Coup 53, the riveting documentary story of the 1953 Anglo-American coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and reinstalled the Shah, incorporating extraordinary, never before seen archival material hidden for decades. Directed by Taghi Amirani.

Please visit our website (linked above) to read more about the films, view trailers, buy tickets and more!

1/22/21 12:00am - 1/31/21 11:55pm

Online, Statewide

Jan
29
2021
– THRU –
Jan
31
2021

HeartMind: Zen & Art

HeartMind: Zen & Art

The Art Monastery and San Francisco Zen Center invite you to an immersive online weekend that will offer you new tools to drop into profound states of spaciousness, relaxation and joy. Surprise yourself by encountering the mysterious and powerful life force that courses below the surface of your everyday mind.

Join Abbesses Fu Schroeder and Suiko McCall (visual artist, founder of the Art Monastery), along with musician Phoebe Rosquist (soprano, choir director), in a heart-led experiential workshop that will explore what happens when we move our awareness from the logical, linear and linguistic left brain where we live most of our modern lives, and attune/commune with the non-conceptual energy field beneath and around our thinking minds.

This online retreat offers
– dharma talks by the Abbess of Green Gulch Farm and her 40 years of practice
– guided creative practices by the Abbess and Founder of the Art Monastery, sharing her personal contemplative painting practices
– spacious time to work on your own creative projects (and away from the computer screen)
– zazen (meditation), guided by an ordained Zen priest
– movement, singing & chant, guided by a world-renowned singer

No one turned away for lack of funds.
Generous sliding scale.
For more info and to register visit:

Schedule
all sessions will take place on Zoom

Friday
7-9pm EST – Opening Ceremony, Zazen, and Chant

Saturday
10 - 11:30am – Early Morning Session
30 minute Zazen, Chant, Creative Practice

11:30 - 1pm – offline for breakfast / rest

1 - 3pm – Mid-Morning Session
Creative Practice with Suiko

3 – 7pm – offline for meals, rest, creative time

7 - 9pm – Evening Session
Dharma Talk with Fu
Artshare
Chant

Sunday
10 - 11:30am – Early Morning Session
30 minute Zazen, Chant, Creative Practice

11:30 - 1pm – offline for breakfast / rest

1 - 2:30pm — Mid-Morning Session
Dharma Talk with Fu
Creative Practice with Suiko

2:30 – 4:30pm – offline for meals, rest, creative time

4:30 - 7pm — Mid-Afternoon Session
Artshare
Closing Ceremony

1/29/21 7:00pm - 1/31/21 7:00pm

on zoom, Springfield

Jan
29
2021
– THRU –
Feb
12
2021

Just Don't Think I'll Scream

Just Don't Think I'll Scream

Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that make pressing on an act of resistance. The resulting montage—composed of both international classics and obscurities—alights upon small but specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into an indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.

“The pairings are associative; the images beguiling, fleeting and unceasing. Intimate prose (that) is sharp and poetic. Hypersonal, hermetic, confessional and global. Captures, unlike any work I’ve seen, the anxiety of our current era.” —Sierra Pettengill, Filmmaker Magazine

"Proves that the healing power of images is not just a theoretical assertion. This film will save you a couple of psycho-analytical sessions.” —Cedric Succivalli, International Cinephile Society

1/29/21 12:00am - 2/12/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Jan
29
2021
– THRU –
Feb
12
2021

ATLANTIS: Visionary Sci-fi from Ukraine

ATLANTIS: Visionary Sci-fi from Ukraine

Winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine's official selection for the 2021 Oscars. In 2025, Sergiy, a former soldier meets Katya while on a mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.

"A strong piece of poetically pure art-house cinema that offers a ray of hope for humanity’s future." — Dennis Harvey, Variety

"ATLANTIS is stunning to watch. Sensitively observed and meticulously crafted. A remarkable piece of filmmaking from an exciting emerging Eastern European voice." — Nikki Baughan, Screen Slate

1/29/21 12:00am - 2/12/21 11:59pm

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Jan
9
2021
– THRU –
Feb
21
2021

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters, and Erika Radich, Deportees

All are invited to the gallery opening of Jackie Abrams, Precarious Shelters: Houses that Hold Us, and Erika Radich, Deportees: A Tribute, Saturday, January 9, 12:00 - 7:00, with artists present from 5:00 - 7:00. The exhibit of sculpture and collage sheds light on issues of social justice, equality and human dignity, and - as Radich explains, "...the exhibit may become 'personal' to each person experiencing the exhibit." Through February 21, 2021. For those unable to attend, this exhibit is currently available for safe viewing online. (Image: Abrams, Precarious Shelters)

1/9/21 12:00pm - 2/21/21 7:00pm

Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro

Nov
6
2020
– THRU –
Apr
18
2021

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

Woodstock Vermont Film Series

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

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

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Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Teen To Teen – Session 1: Online Yoga With Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200

Instructor: Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200
Dates: Saturdays from January 16 – January 30
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Cost includes all three classes:
SVAC member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $20
SVAC member, registering for this course only – $25
Non-member, also registering for “Teen to Teen – Session 2” – $25
Non-member, registering for this course only – $30
Ages: Open to ages 13-19

Find a fun-loving approach to yoga via Zoom! Learn to express yourself through beautiful postures. Gain flexibility, strength, and balance in a vinyasa (flow) based practice designed to heal the body and calm the mind. Together we will explore the fundamentals of yoga, find awareness of breath and body, and practice mindfulness. Let’s begin this new journey together! Scholarships are available. Please contact Erin at 802.367.1306 or ekaufman@svac.org.

From beginners to experienced, all yogis are invited to grow and renew. All you need is a mat! Open to ages 13-19.

Charlotte took her first class when she was eleven. It was love at first vinyasa! After a few years of practicing, playing, and lots of encouragement from wonderful teachers, she signed up for a yoga teacher training program when she was fourteen. She’s been teaching ever since, and now at sixteen Charlotte has a passion for teaching and learning new forms of this practice.

1/16/21 2:00pm - 1/30/21 3:00pm

Virtual, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester