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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.

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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, February 25, 2021
Feb
25
2021

Coco Love Alcorn Leads a Virtual Sing!

Coco Love Alcorn Leads a Virtual Sing!

Coco Love Alcorn joins Brattleboro Women's Chorus for 25th Anniversary Virtual Sing

This 2020-21 year, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates our 25 years of singing with online musical events on the 25th day of the month through May. All singers (not just women!) are welcome to join us for most of these events hosted on Zoom.

Our next online singing event celebrating 25 years of the BWC will take place on Thursday, February 25 from 2 - 3 pm on Zoom.

Director Becky Graber welcomes the fantastic song direction of Canadian Coco Love Alcorn for our February Anniversary virtual sing. Her songs for the heart and spirit are just what's needed right now and are sure to inspire.

For more information about the event and to register for the Zoom link please go to: https://www.brattleborowomenschorus.org/events/online-25th-anniversary-events

2/25/21 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Zoom, Brattleboro

Feb
25
2021

Writers on the Rise: S. Erin Batiste

Writers on the Rise: S. Erin Batiste

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.

Registration required for this event. A private Zoom link will be provided.

S. Erin Batiste is an interdisciplinary poet, storyteller, and scholar. Author of the chapbook, Glory to All Fleeting Things, she is also a 2020 Crosstown Arts Writer in Residence, 2019 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholar in Poetry, Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow, and her other recent honors include fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Mastheads, and Brooklyn Poets. Batiste is a reader for The Rumpus and her own Pushcart, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net nominated poems are anthologized and appear internationally in wildness, Paper Darts, Peach Mag, and Puerto del Sol among other decorated journals.

2/25/21 7:00pm - 8:00pm

online, Johnson

Feb
25
2021

Unboxed: A Cultural History of Sneakers

Unboxed: A Cultural History of Sneakers

Elizabeth Semmelhack interlaces the history of sneakers with fascinating stories of cutting-edge technological innovation, complex cultural politics, and shifting ideas of gender, tracing how these influences transformed sneakers into the cultural icons they are today.

This presentation will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Elizabeth Semmelhack is the creative director and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum and has curated over 30 exhibitions, including the blockbuster traveling exhibition “Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.” Her most recent books include Collab: Sneakers x Culture, Dior by Roger Vivier, Shoes: The Meaning of Style, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, and Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels. Other recent publications include “From Lawn Tennis to Eugenics: A History of Women and Sneakers” and “Playing Nice: The Making of Out of the Box.” Her work focuses on the intersections of fashion, economics, and gender with a particular interest in the history of footwear, and she is widely quoted in the media, from The New York Times to Vogue.

This event is presented in conjunction with Andy Yoder: Overboard, an exhibit of 240 replicas of Air Jordan 5s (size 13), each one handmade from recycled and repurposed packaging materials, inspired by “The Great Shoe Spill of 1990.”

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

ADMISSION: Free

2/25/21 7:00pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Website, Brattleboro

Feb
25
2021

BCT Virtual Staged Reading Series: Only Lonely

BCT Virtual Staged Reading Series: Only Lonely

Bennington Community Theatre Presents
Virtual Staged Readings Series: Only Lonely
February 25 • Free • 7 PM

Register for the performance link at: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=121048

Bennington Community Theater presents a bi-monthly Virtual Staged Readings Series! Short plays written by local playwrights, performed & directed by local talent. The FREE performances will be streamed on YouTube, and available for three hours for one night only.

“Only Lonely”
written by Robin M. MacDuffie; directed by Janet Groom
Four individuals present themselves for inspection in this sensitive study on loneliness. As stories unfold, individuals merge in unexpected ways, becoming couples. But, each one discovers that loneliness is still dogging their footsteps.

2/25/21 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Bennington Performing Arts Center, Bennington

Jan
15
2021
– THRU –
Feb
26
2021

“Pictures and Words” Exhibit

“Pictures and Words” Exhibit

Opening on January 15th is our exhibit, “Pictures and Words”. This will feature authors and illustrators. Fran Bull and B.Amore will have solo featured galleries. Sandy Gartner and Emily Casey will be featured in the third gallery. Joe Citro/Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr, Yvonne Daley, Nancy Snow/Norma Montaigne, Mary Crowley, Steve Halford, Bob Lloyd, and Stephane Schaffer are other wonderful authors and illustrators whose work will be on display! This exhibit will be up until February 26th, and we hope to see you there!

Hours:
Thursday: Noon-4 pm
Friday Noon-4 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Private appointments available by request

Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Feb
12
2021
– THRU –
Feb
26
2021

Bright Light: Karen Dalton & The Process

Bright Light: Karen Dalton & The Process

A formidable folk musician with an otherworldly voice and unprecedented ear for a melody, Karen Dalton was not only Bob Dylan's "Favorite Singer" but was first and foremost a woman in charge of her own destiny, who lived her life in obscurity on the margins of society. By taking a journey in the footsteps of one of the 1960s most iconic folk musicians, this unconventional documentary investigates the creative process, the frantic and mysterious paths where reality and dreams intersperse...
Directed by Emmanuelle Antille. Virtual Tickets are $5.99 for a 72 hour window.

2/12/21 12:00am - 2/26/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Jan
23
2021
– THRU –
Feb
27
2021

Contact Tracing by Tuyen My Nugyen

Contact Tracing by Tuyen My Nugyen

IN THE QUICK CHANGE GALLERY:
January 23 – February 27, 2021
Contact Tracing by Tuyen My Nugyen

A site-specific thread installation that creates a visualization of how one links to many others, and the interconnectedness of a community. This show is on display in the Quick Change Gallery, a tiny white box gallery in a repurposed telephone booth located on the second floor of SPA.

Winter Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 11:30AM-3PM
Private Viewings: Tues-Sat: Starting at 3:30PM (Call to schedule)
www.studioplacearts.com
802-479-7069

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Feb
10
2021
– THRU –
Feb
28
2021

Brandon Artists Guild's Student Art Exhibit

Brandon Artists Guild's Student Art Exhibit

The exhibit includes work from students from Otter Valley UHS, Barstow Memorial, Neshobe Elementary, and Lothrop, Sudbury, and Leicester Elementary Schools. This celebration of creativity from our schools gives students an exciting opportunity to have their work displayed in a professional gallery setting. The exhibit also provides the public a rare chance to see talented student work in a wide variety of styles and media. In addition to artwork on the walls, the exhibit includes a video slide show of socially distanced student work.

The BAG, at 7 Center St., Brandon, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 10-4. Information: 802 247-4956

2/10/21 10:00am - 2/28/21 5:00pm

Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Brandon

Feb
19
2021
– THRU –
Feb
28
2021

Split/Screen: February

Split/Screen: February

The February edition of Split/Screen has a focus on African American women filmmakers, highlighting seminal films from the 1980s and current films from the past two years. Kathleen Collins’s semi-autobiographical feature LOSING GROUND from 1982 is considered by many to be revolutionary. It is certainly quite brilliant, erudite and funny. Another classic from the same year, the short film ILLUSIONS by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), also with a female protagonist, tackles the invisibility of African Americans in the Hollywood system. Also included are two films, a feature and a short, by first generation African Americans that focus on conflicting emotions: the thrill of the new and the fear of losing the old: Ekwa Msangi’s FAREWELL AMOR and Natasha Ngaiza’s BLACKOUT. And finally, two films that refer directly and indirectly to ideas of Black Lives Matter: NGaiza’s A MOTHER and Ashley O’Shay’s documentary UNAPOLOGETIC. Don’t miss the conversations we recorded with two of the filmmakers: one conversation with Natasha NGaiza and the other with Ashley O’Shay. Passes on-sale now! Individual tickets on-sale 2/12.

Vermont International Film Festival's Virtual Cinema, Statewide

Feb
25
2021
– THRU –
Feb
28
2021

The Booksellers

The Booksellers

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

2/25/21 12:00am - 2/28/21 11:30pm

Online, Statewide

Jan
26
2021
– THRU –
Mar
6
2021

Rolling On

Rolling On

IN THE MAIN FLOOR GALLERY:
Rolling On – A salute to the ingenious qualities and uses of the wheel, the 3,500 B.C. innovation that has kept the world rolling. This show includes 2-D and 3-D works, and constructions.
Exhibit Dates: January 26 – March 6, 2021

Exhibiting artists listed at [www.studioplacearts.com]

Winter Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 11:30AM-3PM
Private Viewings: Tues-Sat: Starting at 3:30PM (Call to schedule)

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
26
2021
– THRU –
Mar
6
2021

Consider the Book

Consider the Book

IN THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY:
Consider the Book – Featured work from the Book Lab artist group.
Exhibit Dates: January 26 – March 6, 2021

Exhibiting artists listed at [www.studioplacearts.com]

Winter Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 11:30AM-3PM
Private Viewings: Tues-Sat: Starting at 3:30PM (Call to schedule)

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
26
2021
– THRU –
Mar
6
2021

Seedpods: Promises of the Future

Seedpods: Promises of the Future

IN THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY:
Seedpods: Promises of the Future - An Exhibition of quilts by Marya Low
Exhibit Dates: January 26 – March 6, 2021

Winter Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 11:30AM-3PM
Private Viewings: Tues-Sat: Starting at 3:30PM (Call to schedule)

Studio Place Arts, Barre

Jan
27
2021
– THRU –
Mar
26
2021

FAVORITE THINGS: A Virtual Exhibit

FAVORITE THINGS: A Virtual Exhibit

In addition to developing a style, artists become known for the subject matter they typically revert to when creating. FAVORITE THINGS is a show designed to highlight the various, favorite subjects interpreted by artists. Works by artists in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mosaic, printmaking, pastel, photography, glass, and graphic media are included in this virtual show.

1/27/21 8:00am - 3/26/21 12:00am

The Virtual Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, Statewide

Feb
4
2021
– THRU –
Mar
26
2021

Favorite Things: A Virtual Exhibit

Favorite Things: A Virtual Exhibit

Favorite Things is a virtual exhibit created when The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts temporarily closed due to COVID. Enjoy works in a variety of mediums from 32 Vermont artists.

2/4/21 10:00am - 3/26/21 5:00pm

The Gallery at Mad River Valley Arts, Waitsfield

Jan
16
2021
– THRU –
Mar
28
2021

Unmasked: Artful Responses To The Pandemic

Unmasked: Artful Responses To The Pandemic

SVAC is excited to present a powerful exhibition in which artists reveal their struggles, creative breakthroughs, perspectives, and personal relationships through new works of art. This thematic exhibition titled “Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic” unfolds over the course of ten galleries in SVAC’s Yester House.

“Unmasked: Artful Responses to the Pandemic” will explore the myriad ways that pandemic-related challenges have impacted artists, catalyzing meaningful shifts in their artistic output. For nearly a year, our lives have been impacted in unprecedented ways by the coronavirus. Like many other sectors, the art field has faced enormous challenges. But there have been silver linings, too—remarkable instances of creativity, collaboration, compassion, and change.

SVAC is creating space for visual artists to present artwork influenced by and made during the pandemic. For these individuals, creating art during this period has become a form of protection against the negative effects of the coronavirus. “This exhibition combines an exciting mix of artists, showcasing not only some of the tremendous talent that resides in the state of Vermont but also bringing national and even international perspectives into the conversation about Covid’s impact on artists,” said Alison Crites, SVAC’s Manager of Exhibitions and Interpretive Engagement. “What we hope will be especially meaningful for visitors is how these artful responses to the pandemic invite us all to consider the ways in which cultivating creativity in our own lives can help us cope with hardship.”

The exhibition includes diverse media including 2D work from watercolor to ink to charcoal to acrylic; and photography, textile/fiber art, book making, 3D masks, video, a site-specific outdoor installation, and more. Of the over 40 participating artists, several are part of unique group initiatives that formed or gained traction during the pandemic, such as the Tiny Pricks Project. Contributors to this project, from around the world, stitched Donald Trump’s words into textiles, creating the material record of his presidency and of the movement against it.

Through their art, the artists of Unmasked offer compelling responses to many relatable challenges, such as how to overcome isolation, how to maintain productivity, how to find solace, and how to document these events for posterity. The exhibition also includes a Response Station, where visitors are invited to share their own stories of creativity during the pandemic.

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Center

Jan
3
2021
– THRU –
Apr
1
2021

"The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed, and Impermanent" Outdoor Art Show by Anne Cummings EcoArtist

"The Biodegradable Series: Connected, Distanced, Changed, and Impermanent" Outdoor Art Show by Anne Cummings EcoArtist

This art exhibition will be installed outdoors in front of the Westford Common Hall, in Westford, VT, allowing visitors to view art without entering an indoor space, thereby being able to physically distance, and allowing the art to show the effects of the Vermont winter environment by slowly going through a decomposing process throughout the duration of the exhibition.

1/3/21 5:00pm - 4/1/21 5:00pm

Westford Common Hall (formerly United Church of Westford), Rt. 128 and Brookside Rd., Westford

Feb
19
2021
– THRU –
Apr
3
2021

"home in what remains" | Corrine Yonce at Soapbox Arts

"home in what remains" | Corrine Yonce at Soapbox Arts

In her first solo exhibition with Soapbox Arts, Burlington-based artist, Corrine Yonce, explores her relationship to her home space and how that confirms or denies traditions of the feminine domestic. Original mixed media paintings and drawings prominently feature larger-than-life female figures lounging, laying, and leaning on one another in domestic interiors. Inviting us to experience these intimate spaces through the first-person, compositions frequently warp into the "I" perspective. An ambitious attempt to re-materialize and unpack personal histories, "home in what remains," is on view through April 3rd, 2021 at Soapbox Arts.

Visit us in person Thursdays & Fridays from 11am - 5pm, Saturdays from 11am - 4pm, and by appointment.

2/19/21 11:00am - 4/3/21 5:00pm

Soapbox Arts, Burlington

Jan
20
2021
– THRU –
Apr
9
2021

Visual Journey, Eco- Art of Ann Cummings

Visual Journey, Eco- Art of Ann Cummings

"Visual Journey, Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, ... Repeat", an exhibit of Eco-Art by Anne Cummings, will be on exhibit in the Folley Hall Gallery at River Arts January 20-April 9, 2021. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Free admission.

Anne Cummings is a Vermont “Eco Artist” creating work from recycled, reused, and repurposed materials, with the intent of making art that minimizes its impact on the environment and educates the viewer about environmental issues. Anne creates from her conviction to use ECO-ART FOR CHANGE.

Anne’s involvement in the arts has been a lifelong pursuit, from art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art as a child to creating and teaching art in many venues throughout her art career. Anne pursued a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art and art history from Ohio University and later did graduate work in history and art history at the University of Toledo and Ohio State University. She completed a Master’s degree at Saint Michael’s College in Creative Arts in Education. Her current goal is to use her eco-art to raise awareness and support environmental causes.

River Arts is physically accessible for participants who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and those who prefer not to use stairs. We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your experience at the galleries. Questions regarding accessibility may be addressed to Heidi at (802) 888-1261 or Heidi@RiverArtsVT.org. For more information call (802) 888-1261 or visit their website at www.riverartsvt.org.

1/20/21 10:00am - 4/9/21 3:00pm

River Arts, Morrisville

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

Feb
15
2021
– THRU –
Apr
30
2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

Vermont Jazz Center Spring Classes 2021

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:  ginger@vtjazz.org

All Other Inquiries: eugene@vtjazz.org

Private Lessons: Send summary of your musical background to vtjazz@gmail.com and we’ll match you with a qualified instructor.

Schedule for Spring Education 2021

Mondays         
5:00 - 6:00 pm      Blue Note Ensemble (in-person, begins 2/15/21)

Tuesdays        
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)

Wednesdays  
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)

Thursdays
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)

Fridays
4:30 - 5:30 pm   NEW: Hard Bop Plus, History (on-line, begins 2/19/21)

Saturdays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm   NEW: 5 Goals of Jazz Guitar (on-line, begins 2/20/21)

Sundays     
7:00 - 8:30 pm    Zoom Tunes (last Sunday of each month)

Tuition:
• $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

Feb
16
2021
– THRU –
Apr
30
2021

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

I AM... 2021: A Virtual Spotlight Gallery Exhibit

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.

Virtual, Statewide

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, February 26, 2021
Jan
15
2021
– THRU –
Feb
26
2021

“Pictures and Words” Exhibit

“Pictures and Words” Exhibit

Opening on January 15th is our exhibit, “Pictures and Words”. This will feature authors and illustrators. Fran Bull and B.Amore will have solo featured galleries. Sandy Gartner and Emily Casey will be featured in the third gallery. Joe Citro/Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr, Yvonne Daley, Nancy Snow/Norma Montaigne, Mary Crowley, Steve Halford, Bob Lloyd, and Stephane Schaffer are other wonderful authors and illustrators whose work will be on display! This exhibit will be up until February 26th, and we hope to see you there!

Hours:
Thursday: Noon-4 pm
Friday Noon-4 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Private appointments available by request

Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main Street, Rutland

Feb
12
2021
– THRU –
Feb
26
2021

Bright Light: Karen Dalton & The Process

Bright Light: Karen Dalton & The Process

A formidable folk musician with an otherworldly voice and unprecedented ear for a melody, Karen Dalton was not only Bob Dylan's "Favorite Singer" but was first and foremost a woman in charge of her own destiny, who lived her life in obscurity on the margins of society. By taking a journey in the footsteps of one of the 1960s most iconic folk musicians, this unconventional documentary investigates the creative process, the frantic and mysterious paths where reality and dreams intersperse...
Directed by Emmanuelle Antille. Virtual Tickets are $5.99 for a 72 hour window.

2/12/21 12:00am - 2/26/21 12:00am

Epsilon Spires, Virtual Cinema, Statewide