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Arts Calendar: Statewide

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that 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, May 27, 2020
Mar
25
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Acting Studio: Scene Study

Acting Studio: Scene Study

SENIOR COMPANY ACTING STUDIO: SCENE STUDY
Ages 13 -19
Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:45pm
Free trial class Wednesday, March 25th
April 1, 15, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3
No class April 8th & 22nd
Open Studio, June 3rd 6pm
TUITION $200. Financial aid available.

This 8-week course is a swift exploration of acting craft using scenes from American contemporary plays. Students will learn how to approach text, space, and partner work in order to carve specific and engaged performances that move beyond the words. Outside preparation is expected. Space is limited. Culminates in a fully-realized performance for friends and family. https://www.neyt.org/register-for-programs

3/25/20 4:00pm - 6/3/20 11:59pm

100 Flat street, Brattleboro

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

An online discussion of Black Mother will be led by author & artist, Shanta Lee Gander, on Tuesday June 2nd, 7pm.

5/27/20 12:00am - 6/3/20 11:30pm

Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

May
23
2020
– THRU –
Jun
23
2020

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

For 27 years, bright yellow signs have competed with a multitude of greens
along Vermont's roads to direct visitors to the studios of visual artists,
galleries and art centers across Vermont during the Spring Open Studio
Weekend. But this year, our 28th, thanks to Covid-19, we have
cancelled the face-to-face Open Studio Weekend tour and replaced it
with a Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend Tour.

We hope that our first ever online tour will continue the statewide
celebration of the visual arts and creative process, and offer a look behind
the scenes into the life of the artist. We hope that visitors will purchase high
quality, handmade artwork from artist websites and online shops as well.

Start the tour on May 23 at 10:00 a.m. at vermontcrafts.com!

5/23/20 10:00am - 6/23/20 5:00pm

Statewide, Statewide

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Aug
31
2020

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

From the Sandglass Archives

Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since our founding in 1982. Most of these have been video recorded for archival purposes, which means they are for our own documentation, marketing, and press outreach. Some of these recordings are better than others, although none of them is recorded with the intention of conveying the full experience of a live performance. These recordings offer a window into our past for those who want to learn more about our history and how our work has developed over these decades. The videos we have selected offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.

Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder
A collaboration between Bob Berky and Sandglass Theater. Live from the 15th century, King Richard III is here to perform, for your enjoyment, 11 murders and 7 songs that Shakespeare never meant to write. Surrounded by larger-than-life candles, whose wax is used to create the puppet victims before your eyes, Richard and his emcee accomplice dance and sing their way through this epic tragedy.

Isidor’s Cheek, Family Audiences
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. His cheek runs away and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book.

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

Thursday, May 28, 2020
May
27
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

An online discussion of Black Mother will be led by author & artist, Shanta Lee Gander, on Tuesday June 2nd, 7pm.

5/27/20 12:00am - 6/3/20 11:30pm

Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

May
28
2020
– THRU –
Jun
4
2020

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Thank you all for joining us on this journey as we navigate offering events and projects digitally. Here you will find links to live streamed Parent/Child Puppet Craft projects with Shoshana and Jana on Thursdays at 2 PM on Facebook. Activities change weekly.

5/28/20 2:00pm - 6/4/20 3:30pm

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

May
23
2020
– THRU –
Jun
23
2020

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

For 27 years, bright yellow signs have competed with a multitude of greens
along Vermont's roads to direct visitors to the studios of visual artists,
galleries and art centers across Vermont during the Spring Open Studio
Weekend. But this year, our 28th, thanks to Covid-19, we have
cancelled the face-to-face Open Studio Weekend tour and replaced it
with a Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend Tour.

We hope that our first ever online tour will continue the statewide
celebration of the visual arts and creative process, and offer a look behind
the scenes into the life of the artist. We hope that visitors will purchase high
quality, handmade artwork from artist websites and online shops as well.

Start the tour on May 23 at 10:00 a.m. at vermontcrafts.com!

5/23/20 10:00am - 6/23/20 5:00pm

Statewide, Statewide

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Aug
31
2020

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

From the Sandglass Archives

Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since our founding in 1982. Most of these have been video recorded for archival purposes, which means they are for our own documentation, marketing, and press outreach. Some of these recordings are better than others, although none of them is recorded with the intention of conveying the full experience of a live performance. These recordings offer a window into our past for those who want to learn more about our history and how our work has developed over these decades. The videos we have selected offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.

Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder
A collaboration between Bob Berky and Sandglass Theater. Live from the 15th century, King Richard III is here to perform, for your enjoyment, 11 murders and 7 songs that Shakespeare never meant to write. Surrounded by larger-than-life candles, whose wax is used to create the puppet victims before your eyes, Richard and his emcee accomplice dance and sing their way through this epic tragedy.

Isidor’s Cheek, Family Audiences
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. His cheek runs away and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book.

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

Friday, May 29, 2020
May
29
2020

SVAC's free virtual story time with award-winning author Elizabeth Winthrop

SVAC's free virtual story time with award-winning author Elizabeth Winthrop

Please join us for a special storytime!

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is delighted to bring you Elizabeth Winthrop, award-winning author of more than 60 books for children and adults! Join Elizabeth on Zoom for her virtual visit.

Among Elizabeth's honors is the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award--bestowed annually by Vermont's children on their favorite book. In 2007, Counting on Grace, another of Elizabeth's novels, was the Vermont Reads Book of The Year.

For this SVAC storytime, Elizabeth has chosen one of her own favorites, Dumpy La Rue, which she wrote about a pig who knows what he wants--to dance. After reading her book, Elizabeth will take some questions about the story and what it's like to be an author. Children are welcome to ask spontaneous questions, but they may have more fun if their adults brainstorm with them in advance.

“There is nothing more adorable than a dancing pig. Dumpy La Rue is a star!”
-Jacques d’Amboise Founder of National Dance Institute and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet

“The musical quality of the text makes it a perfect read-aloud. Through Dumpy’s warmth and enthusiasm, children will meet a youngster who marches to the beat of his own drummer, and who encourages others to do so as well.”
-School Library Journal Starred Review

Joining the Zoom meeting is free; any donations will be split between SVAC and Shire Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to early childhood literacy in Vermont.

5/29/20 10:30am - 11:00am

online, Manchester

May
29
2020

GBH Weekly Livestream Series: Kerrin Connolly//Hana Kahn//Julia Kate Davis

GBH Weekly Livestream Series: Kerrin Connolly//Hana Kahn//Julia Kate Davis

We're kicking off our Weekly Livestream Series with a talent-packed lineup of solo artists based in New England!

Tune in at 7:30pm EDT!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gingerbeardhouseproductions/live
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFfjIHqOGF1M7pTOML9Rz0Q

Suggested Donation $10.
Artists will receive a percentage of donations received.
15% of donations will benefit Green Mountain United Way's COVID-19 Emergency Relief & Response Fund: https://www.gmunitedway.org/covid-19-relief-response-fund/

Upcoming schedules and more: https://tinyurl.com/gbhweekly

KERRIN CONNOLLY:
Following in the foot steps of her musical family, this self-taught songwriter started young, finding emotional release in performing. She hit the scene in the greater Boston area playing talent shows and churches, but found her world-wide success in later years on platforms like YouTube, producing cover songs, as well as original work. In particular, her cover of Young the Giant’s “Mr. Know-It-All” made waves on Reddit in 2016 and since then Kerrin has been steadily coming into her own as a writer. In 2018, her orignal song “It’s a Conspiracy” nailed her the title of Fan Favourite from the Massachusetts division of NPR Tiny Desk Contest entries.
Her debut album “Almost” hits stores and streaming services May 24th 2020.
http://www.instagram.com/kerrinconnolly

HANA KAHN:
Buzzfeed calls her a “blue and green dream scene,” but her mermaid hair isn’t all that draws the eye to Hana Kahn. Nominated for the New England and Boston Music Awards Pop Artist of the Year, Hana’s voice and powerful stories showcase “emotional nakedness and elegant musicianship,” (The Deli Magazine), while her heartfelt ballads and upbeat, catchy pop numbers “guide a winding route to self-discovery” (Vanyaland). Hana derives inspiration from her life experiences, which have taught her that it is possible to start from anywhere and become anything you’ve dreamed of: All you need is self-love.
Hana Kahn Official
http://www.hanakahn.com/

JKD:
The songbird known as Julia Kate is a self-taught guitarist who has been writing and performing since she was 16, crediting artists Dominic Sena and Andy Hull with planting the seed of her musical journey. With an impressive discography of self-produced bedroom albums, her music has touched individuals far and wide across the world. Beginning as a folk singer and expanding into other genres, her charming and introspective lyricism touches upon the subjects of love, loss, family, religion, and more. Julia Kate emotes through captivating melodies and milky vocals, with an undeniably magnetic presence that leaves the audience infatuated.
https://jkdmusic.bandcamp.com/

Ginger Beard House Productions is a new media and production company specializing in live stream events.
Contact us: gingerbeardhouseproductions@gmail.com

5/29/20 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Internet, Statewide

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

An online discussion of Black Mother will be led by author & artist, Shanta Lee Gander, on Tuesday June 2nd, 7pm.

5/27/20 12:00am - 6/3/20 11:30pm

Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

May
28
2020
– THRU –
Jun
4
2020

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Thank you all for joining us on this journey as we navigate offering events and projects digitally. Here you will find links to live streamed Parent/Child Puppet Craft projects with Shoshana and Jana on Thursdays at 2 PM on Facebook. Activities change weekly.

5/28/20 2:00pm - 6/4/20 3:30pm

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

May
23
2020
– THRU –
Jun
23
2020

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

For 27 years, bright yellow signs have competed with a multitude of greens
along Vermont's roads to direct visitors to the studios of visual artists,
galleries and art centers across Vermont during the Spring Open Studio
Weekend. But this year, our 28th, thanks to Covid-19, we have
cancelled the face-to-face Open Studio Weekend tour and replaced it
with a Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend Tour.

We hope that our first ever online tour will continue the statewide
celebration of the visual arts and creative process, and offer a look behind
the scenes into the life of the artist. We hope that visitors will purchase high
quality, handmade artwork from artist websites and online shops as well.

Start the tour on May 23 at 10:00 a.m. at vermontcrafts.com!

5/23/20 10:00am - 6/23/20 5:00pm

Statewide, Statewide

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Aug
31
2020

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

From the Sandglass Archives

Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since our founding in 1982. Most of these have been video recorded for archival purposes, which means they are for our own documentation, marketing, and press outreach. Some of these recordings are better than others, although none of them is recorded with the intention of conveying the full experience of a live performance. These recordings offer a window into our past for those who want to learn more about our history and how our work has developed over these decades. The videos we have selected offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.

Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder
A collaboration between Bob Berky and Sandglass Theater. Live from the 15th century, King Richard III is here to perform, for your enjoyment, 11 murders and 7 songs that Shakespeare never meant to write. Surrounded by larger-than-life candles, whose wax is used to create the puppet victims before your eyes, Richard and his emcee accomplice dance and sing their way through this epic tragedy.

Isidor’s Cheek, Family Audiences
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. His cheek runs away and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book.

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

Saturday, May 30, 2020
May
30
2020

Dance For Actors: "Be Our Guest"

Dance For Actors: "Be Our Guest"

DANCE FOR ACTORS
Ages 11-19
Saturday, May 30th 2:00pm-4:00pm - “Be Our Guest” from BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Explore different choreographic styles of Musical Theatre dance with an emphasis on creating expressive character through movement. Each class teaches choreography to a different famous musical production number and performs at class end.

5/30/20 2:00pm - 4:00pm

100 Flat street, Brattleboro

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

An online discussion of Black Mother will be led by author & artist, Shanta Lee Gander, on Tuesday June 2nd, 7pm.

5/27/20 12:00am - 6/3/20 11:30pm

Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

May
28
2020
– THRU –
Jun
4
2020

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Thank you all for joining us on this journey as we navigate offering events and projects digitally. Here you will find links to live streamed Parent/Child Puppet Craft projects with Shoshana and Jana on Thursdays at 2 PM on Facebook. Activities change weekly.

5/28/20 2:00pm - 6/4/20 3:30pm

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

May
23
2020
– THRU –
Jun
23
2020

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend

For 27 years, bright yellow signs have competed with a multitude of greens
along Vermont's roads to direct visitors to the studios of visual artists,
galleries and art centers across Vermont during the Spring Open Studio
Weekend. But this year, our 28th, thanks to Covid-19, we have
cancelled the face-to-face Open Studio Weekend tour and replaced it
with a Virtual Spring Open Studio Weekend Tour.

We hope that our first ever online tour will continue the statewide
celebration of the visual arts and creative process, and offer a look behind
the scenes into the life of the artist. We hope that visitors will purchase high
quality, handmade artwork from artist websites and online shops as well.

Start the tour on May 23 at 10:00 a.m. at vermontcrafts.com!

5/23/20 10:00am - 6/23/20 5:00pm

Statewide, Statewide

Feb
11
2020
– THRU –
Aug
1
2020

Exhibit: The Dames

Exhibit: The Dames

For many people, ancestral lineage organizations such as the Colonial Dames are a world apart. We might be intrigued by their celebration of family and colonial history, patriotic service, and shared values—or, alternately, made uncomfortable by perceptions of elitism surrounding their lineage-based membership. But who are these women—these Dames? This exhibit is a collection of oral history recordings and photographic portraits created by the Vermont Folklife Center featuring thirteen members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. The stories of these women bring to light life challenges met with grace and courage, opportunities embraced with pioneering spirit and preparedness, lives lived with a strong sense of purpose–and a coming to terms with aging.

Vermont History Museum, Montpelier

May
27
2020
– THRU –
Aug
31
2020

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

Sandglass Theater Archive Video on Demand

From the Sandglass Archives

Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since our founding in 1982. Most of these have been video recorded for archival purposes, which means they are for our own documentation, marketing, and press outreach. Some of these recordings are better than others, although none of them is recorded with the intention of conveying the full experience of a live performance. These recordings offer a window into our past for those who want to learn more about our history and how our work has developed over these decades. The videos we have selected offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.

Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder
A collaboration between Bob Berky and Sandglass Theater. Live from the 15th century, King Richard III is here to perform, for your enjoyment, 11 murders and 7 songs that Shakespeare never meant to write. Surrounded by larger-than-life candles, whose wax is used to create the puppet victims before your eyes, Richard and his emcee accomplice dance and sing their way through this epic tragedy.

Isidor’s Cheek, Family Audiences
So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. His cheek runs away and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book.

sandglasstheater.org, Putney

Sunday, May 31, 2020
May
27
2020
– THRU –
Jun
3
2020

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Black Mother: an audio-visual love letter

Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

An online discussion of Black Mother will be led by author & artist, Shanta Lee Gander, on Tuesday June 2nd, 7pm.

5/27/20 12:00am - 6/3/20 11:30pm

Virtual Cinema, Brattleboro

May
28
2020
– THRU –
Jun
4
2020

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Family Puppet Craft Live-streams

Thank you all for joining us on this journey as we navigate offering events and projects digitally. Here you will find links to live streamed Parent/Child Puppet Craft projects with Shoshana and Jana on Thursdays at 2 PM on Facebook. Activities change weekly.

5/28/20 2:00pm - 6/4/20 3:30pm

sandglasstheater.org, Putney