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Arts Calendar

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.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

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Nov
23
2020

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Abigail DeVille will do a zoom artist talk via Vermont Studio Center.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to secure your spot as a private Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the event.

11/23/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Zoom, Johnson

Nov
23
2020

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Abigail DeVille will do an artist talk via zoom.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to secure your spot as a private Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the event.


Abigail DeVille was born in 1981 in New York, where she lives and works. Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, DeVille creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to these forgotten stories, such as with the sculpture she built on the site of a former African American burial ground in Harlem.

DeVille received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of the 2014-15 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the 2015 Creative Capital grant, and the 2015 OBIE Award for Design. DeVille is the 2017-18 Chuck Close Henry W. and Marion T. Mitchell Rome Prize fellow.

DeVille’s work has been exhibited at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Cooper Gallery at Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Cambridge; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, to name a few. She has designed sets for theatrical productions at venues such as the Stratford Festival (2014), Harlem Stage (2016), La Mama (2015), JACK (2014-16), and Joe’s Pub (2014).

11/23/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Nov
23
2020

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Virtual Visiting Artist Talk: Abigail DeVille

Abigail DeVille was born in 1981 in New York, where she lives and works. Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, DeVille creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to these forgotten stories, such as with the sculpture she built on the site of a former African American burial ground in Harlem.

DeVille received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of the 2014-15 fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the 2015 Creative Capital grant, and the 2015 OBIE Award for Design. DeVille is the 2017-18 Chuck Close Henry W. and Marion T. Mitchell Rome Prize fellow.

DeVille’s work has been exhibited at venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Cooper Gallery at Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Cambridge; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, to name a few. She has designed sets for theatrical productions at venues such as the Stratford Festival (2014), Harlem Stage (2016), La Mama (2015), JACK (2014-16), and Joe’s Pub (2014).

11/23/20 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online, Johnson

Oct
29
2020
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Dec
8
2020

GLASSTASTIC 2021 Submissions

GLASSTASTIC 2021 Submissions

A celebration of imagination and ingenuity, GLASSTASTIC invites children in grades K-6 to dream up and draw fabulous imaginary creatures, a selection of which will be turned into sculptures by glass artists.

The sculptures and every drawing submitted will be exhibited at BMAC March 13 – June 13, 2021.

Download GLASSTASTIC guidelines and an entry form to submit your imaginary creature. You may submit up to two imaginary creatures. Just make sure to get them in before the December 8, 2020 deadline! Download them here: https://www.brattleboromuseum.org/2020/03/19/glasstastic-2021/

View selections from the 2019 version of GLASSTASTIC.

Questions? Email glasstastic@brattleboromuseum.org

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Sep
15
2020
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Dec
15
2020

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts for Home Childcare Providers

Start With The Arts, an award-winning arts-based literacy program for childcare providers and children in their care, focuses on instilling a lifelong love of reading and strengthening the quality of early childhood education. Participants are eligible to use hours completed for a variety of state credentialing programs, including STARS and Advanced Specialized Care.

Teaching artists model and present children’s books, engaging children in performing and visual arts activities. Then teaching artists support providers in delivering arts-based literacy lessons. The program culminates in a public display. For fall, programming delivered virtually. Application due 9/15/20, program begins in October.

Online, Essex Junction

Nov
16
2020
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Dec
16
2020

NOVEMBER: Estonian Folklore

NOVEMBER: Estonian Folklore

NOVEMBER (2017). Directed by RAINER SARNET, Winner of Best Cinematography Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Virtual Tickets are $4.99 for 3 days of viewing.

A breathtaking dark fairytale about tender feelings in a brutal metaphysical environment, where ghosts roam free and people have to find their way through a chaotic jungle of co-existing and competing religious beliefs. The story takes place during the bygone feudal era in Estonia, when peasants had to earn their keep under the rule of the German landlords. Peasant girl Liina falls for a farmboy, Hans, but Hans is infatuated with the young baroness. This unrequited love causes Liina to run around wildly at night as a werewolf, to make his secret desires come true, Hans tries to employ a kratt – a fantastic being made of discarded household items and endowed with a soul by the devil, and the young baroness’ fate hangs by a thread when she spends her nights sleepwalking on the manor roof.

Adapted from Andrus Kivirahk’s novel, Rehepapp, with a visual concept based on Estonian photographer Johannes Pääsuke’s farmer photographs from the beginning of the 20th century, the film’s transfixing cinematography is reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal, and Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man. Shot in black and white and infrared on a menagerie of different cameras, lenses, and formats, both film and digital, with high-contrast lighting that makes even the human townsfolk look like specters in a dark, hostile world. Every frame of November stands alone as a haunting photograph, a reminder of a not-long-ago humanity riddled with conflicting superstition, the plague, and a more recognizable affliction: greed.

11/16/20 12:00am - 12/16/20 12:00am

Epsilon Spires Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

Nov
20
2020
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Dec
20
2020

Songs For A New World

Songs For A New World

Join us for Lyric Theatre Company's first fully streaming online event, Songs For A New World.

Songs For A New World is a show about change. The pivots and the possibilities, the hurt and the growth, and all the messy ways that change can bring us together or break us apart. These vignettes explore discoveries both intimate and expansive through song, story, and dance—unbounded by time, place, or imagination. This production and the exciting new way that we are presenting it has been a cathartic experience for our organization, members, and community during this tumultuous period where we have all had to embrace a new world of our own.

Ticket sales go live on Friday, November 13th at 10am: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/40714

Streaming access costs $15 for a single ticket (single viewer in a single location) and $35 for a family ticket (multiple viewers in one location). Once streaming access is purchased, the streaming code provided will be active for 48 hours after the play button is hit for the first time. The production will be available to view from November 20th at 8pm - December 20th.

11/20/20 8:00pm - 12/20/20 12:00pm

Lyric Theatre Company - Online Event, Statewide

Nov
20
2020
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Dec
22
2020

Daytime and Afterschool Art Programs

Daytime and Afterschool Art Programs

The ONE Arts Center provides a creative resource space for the community and encourages an atmosphere of exploration and inquiry for all ages. This is an art space for people to get to know and support each other, to share ideas and resources, and to practice radical, joyful creativity!

The Art Center currently offers daytime programming on remote school days, camps, and afterschool art classes for children ages 5 - 13. Our children’s programming is centered around getting kids excited about creating and all of the possibilities that it can bring to life. If you can tap into a child’s passion and provide them the support and supplies they need, they’ll often surprise themselves with what they can create! In our classes, we explore art concepts and develop artistic skills and techniques through projects in a variety of media, as well as practicing drama, storytelling, dancing, playing organized games, and having free imaginative playtime.

11/20/20 8:00am - 12/22/20 5:00pm

72 North Champlain Street, Burlington

Jun
18
2020
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Dec
31
2020

Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

This exhibition includes approximately 45 photographs from her expansive oeuvre over the last forty years featuring essential documentation of the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s, humane in situ portraits of those with cognitive disabilities, cloistered nuns, race workers, hot walkers at the race track, Appalachians, and farmers as well as luminous photos of horses, oxen and goats.

A longtime New York City resident, McAdams now lives on a goat farm in Sandgate, Vermont, with her husband, the writer Brad Kessler.

6/18/20 10:00am - 12/31/20 4:00pm

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe

Oct
1
2020
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Dec
31
2020

Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams

Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents the online exhibit "Drawing on the Past by Miriam Adams." The Sheldon’s website, www.henrysheldonmuseum.org, includes a virtual tour of the exhibit with Miriam Adams and Bill Brooks, Executive Director of the Sheldon. All drawings in the exhibit are featured online. Through the juxtaposition of natural and man-made objects, Miriam Adams creates images of striking intimacy. Her graphite and watercolor drawings on paper depict a variety of everyday domestic objects: scissors, tools, timepieces, sewing materials, hand fans, clothing, and ribbons. Adams places these household items in conversation with objects from nature—including flowers, feathers, fruit, leaves, and stones. Drawings of her father’s tools, of garments sewn by her mother, of a wedding fan that belonged to her husband’s grandmother are matched with more ephemeral items to suggest family relationships and insights. In addition, yarns and needles used in knitting challenge the viewer by their oft double meanings. Are needles and pin cushions merely utilitarian or do they warrant deeper interpretations?

“I draw on nature for shapes and rhythms,” wrote Adams. “It is a point of departure to explore line, movement, relationships, emotions.” The soft graphite and watercolors contribute to the meditative quality of her work. This exhibit presents Adams’ drawings alongside an array of unique domestic objects from the Sheldon Museum’s collection, exploring how emotions become attached to the objects we use. As a history and art museum, the Sheldon celebrates the combination of personal stories and artistic creativity represented in her work.

Miriam Adams received a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College in New York City, where she took studio courses at Columbia University. She has been working as an artist ever since and her work has been exhibited extensively in the Northeast, particularly in New York and Vermont, in many public and private collections. She works primarily in graphite and watercolor on paper.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is pleased to present this exhibition as part of 2020 Vision: Reflecting on a World-Changing Year, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group.

Miriam Adams’ drawings are available for purchase through the Sheldon Museum. Please contact Executive Director Bill Brooks at wbrooks@henrysheldonmuseum.org. The Sheldon Museum hopes to open by the end of the year, should COVID-19 restrictions allow, and "Drawing on the Past" will be available to view in-person at that time. 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.

Henry Sheldon Museum (online only), Middlebury

Nov
20
2020
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Jan
2
2021

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again

"The Christmas Revels," a beloved holiday tradition for the whole family since 1975, is back, and like you’ve never seen it before. This holiday season, Revels North proudly presents an animated short film called "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again."

You can view a trailer for this film on our website:

https://www.revelsnorth.org/

You can rent "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again" on Vimeo On Demand for $2.99, or purchase it for $9.99:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/allshallbewellagain

You can also view "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again" for free on CATV, where it will be broadcast fifteen times through the end of the year, beginning Thanksgiving Day at 2:00pm. These broadcasts will be followed by a showing of the 2019 production of "The Christmas Revels: An English Celebration of the Winter Solstice," the first Revels production at Lebanon Opera House. To view the complete CATV "Christmas Revels" double feature schedule, please visit:

https://www.revelsnorth.org/christmasrevels

Finally, the film is available to purchase as a DVD. In order to receive your DVD by December 21, please submit your pre-order request on the Revels North website by Wednesday, November 25.

As always, may "The Christmas Revels" bring joy, hope, and light to your holidays.

11/20/20 9:00am - 1/2/21 12:00am

Coming to Your Home This Holiday Season, Statewide

Nov
11
2020
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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