I AM... 2021: A Virtual Exhibit
Part of the Council’s mission is to expand access to the arts for all people, regardless of background. Vermont is not often thought of as a diverse state, but people of every stripe call this place home, and the different experiences they bring make our communities rich and vibrant.
To celebrate Vermont’s diversity and deepen our state’s creative identity, the Council began publishing the I am a Vermont Artist interview series in early 2019. Two years on from the series’ launch, the Council has published over 30 interviews with artists, exploring how their creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age—and the group continues to grow.
In fall 2019, the Spotlight Gallery presented I AM…, a multimedia exhibit and panel discussion with the series artists. To honor the artists who have joined the group since 2019 and to catch up with those we featured in the first I AM… exhibit, the Spotlight Gallery is starting 2021 with I AM… 2021, a virtual exhibit and event series.
Eighteen artists from the I am a Vermont Artist series will exhibit work in our new online gallery from Feb. 16 through April 30, and on the third Thursday of each month we will host a Zoom gathering so that audiences can engage with the artists directly.
The virtual exhibit consists of individual online galleries with up to five pieces from an artist.
Pre-registration is required for each Zoom event. Each event will be recorded and shared on this page.
Visit the online gallery and browse all the exhibiting artists.
Click an artist's name below to visit their individual gallery.
LN Bethea | Bryan Blanchette | Rajnii Eddins | Samirah Evans | William Forchion | John Hughes | KeruBo | Nettie Lane | Toby MacNutt | Mikahely | Riki Moss | Jericho Parms | Leaf Silver | Toussaint St. Negritude | Veronica Stevens | Shani Stoddard | Kaylynn TwoTrees | Cai Xi
This event gives all participating artists an opportunity to introduce themselves and share how this moment in history has impacted their art practice and/or work. A Q&A at the end of the event will provide an opportunity for discussion between artists and the audience.
March 18 at 7 p.m. | Behind Creation: Discussing the Creative Process
Five featured artists take us “behind the scenes” in a discussion of their creative process. Artists will share the good, the bad, the uncomfortable, and more on the journey from conception to completed work.
April 15 at 7 p.m. | The Business of Creativity: Getting Our Work Into the World
Five featured artists discuss how they bring business and strategy to their creativity. Left brain meets right brain in this conversation about the partnership between art and the business of making art.
Closed captioning will be provided for these events.
We invite you to contact us with specific accommodations you need to facilitate your participation in the workshop. We will make every effort to honor your requests when they are made two weeks prior to the event. Contact Michele Bailey, 504/ADA coordinator.