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posted at 9:08 am Fri Oct 25th, 2019 by (WherezIt_Staff)



 
Arts News for October 24, 2019    
2019 Vermont Arts Awards: A Good Time Was Had by All!

François Clemmons accepted the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts presented by Governor Phil Scott. Photo by Todd Balfour.


From the first spiritual performed by the Celebratory Community Choir to the closing rendition of This Little Light of Mine, the 2019 Vermont Arts Awards was a joyful celebration of the arts. Five distinguished Vermonters who have made a lasting impact on our state's cultural landscape were honored for their contributions to advocacy, education, and artistic excellence.

2019 Vermont Arts Awards recipients:

Clockwise from top left: Joan Robinson (photo by Stephen Mease), Douglas Anderson (photo by Todd Balfour), Castle Freeman (photo by Todd Balfour), James Lockridge (photo by Stephen Mease).
Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
François Clemmons, Middlebury

Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts
Castle Freeman, Newfane

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award in Arts Education
Joan Robinson, Burlington

Margaret L. (Peggy) Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy
James Lockridge, Burlington

Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts
Douglas Anderson, Middlebury

I AM . . . Spotlight Gallery Opening
 
 
On November 8, the work of twenty-five artists will fill the walls--and the airwaves--in the Spotlight Gallery. I AM . . . is a multimedia exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist.  
 
The show culminates the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist series, which documents how artists' creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.  
 
Read more about the exhibit in  I AM Speaks for Itself.

Opening reception:
Friday, November 8
5 to 7 p.m.
Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery
136 State Street
Montpelier
I AM . . . Panel Discussion
 
Queen Mother by Will Kasso Condry. 
Prior to the opening reception for I AM . . ., a panel discussion will be held at 4 p.m. at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. The conversation, moderated by Shanta Lee Gander, will include: Christal Brown (dancer and choreographer), Toby MacNutt (disabled multidisciplinary artist, author, and teacher), Will Kasso (mural artist, educator, and community organizer), and Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Abenaki culture bearer, master artist, educator, and activist). The panelists will explore the ways in which their own art forms and life experiences inform their work as Vermont artists.  
 
Snelling Room
Vermont History Museum
109 State Street
Montpelier 
The Arts Council is Hiring

The Council is hiring a communications and outreach director responsible for developing and implementing clear and powerful public communications strategies to promote the Council's mission. The person in this position will manage all print materials, media relations, and online communications. The job requires the ability to transform information from various sources into compelling messages that convey the values and goals of the Council's work.
 
The deadline for applications is December 5. For more information on the Council's communications channels, please visit our website and take a look around.
 
Arts Briefs
Circus Smirkus in Greensboro seeks a development manager and executive assistant to support the overall fundraising efforts of the Company.
Get the details.
The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation offers grants for performing artists/ensembles from anywhere in the U.S. and its territories to travel abroad and perform at significant cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces abroad.
Learn more.
The Helen Day Art Center in Stowe seeks art instructors to lead after-school classes. Working closely with the education manager, art instructors work to create engaging, arts-focused lessons for K-12 students.
Upcoming Events
WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
Billings Farm & Museum
October 26
Woodstock
Bellows Falls Opera House
October 25 to November 2
Bellows Falls
Gusto's
October 26
Barre
THE VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: LADY OF THE HILLS OPENING RECEPTION
Vermont History Museum
October 25
Montpelier
STOWE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
Spruce Peak Arts
October 25 and 26
Stowe
Burlington City Arts
October 25
Burlington
Savoy Theater
October 25
Montpelier
ArtisTree Community Arts Center
October 26
South Pomfret
New England Center for Circus Arts
October 26 and 27
Brattleboro
NORTHERN STAGE PRESENTS: JORDAN
 Barrette Center for the Arts
through November 3
White River Junction
Barre Opera House
October 26
Barre
Brandon Music
October 26
Brandon
Highland Center for the Arts
October 26
Greensboro
Middlebury Union High School Auditorium
October 26
Middlebury
THE HIRSHFIELD INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES PRESENTS: CLEMENCY
Dana Auditorium
Middlebury College
October 26
Middlebury
The Vermont Arts Council is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which requires a 1:1 match from the Vermont State Legislature. Council grants, programs, and statewide arts promotion would not be possible without the critical funding provided by these government agencies.

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