Arts News for January 4, 2018   
SiteTime Scene Two: Falling

The next phase of "SiteTime," the current exhibit in the Council's Sculpture Garden, will be unveiled Friday, January 5. A site-specific performance choreographed by Erika Senft Miller will involve dancers moving through projected images, surrounded by sound, light, and lasers amplifying the actions. A new sculpture by Nancy Winship Milliken will enhance the environment. Other surprises are expected.

The event will unfold from 5 to 7 p.m. at 136 State Street. We will offer hot cider inside, but dress warmly!

Read this preview of the event in Seven Days.
Teaching Artists: It's Roster Time

Learning through the arts is central to the Council's mission. Each year, the Council supports dozens of Artists in Schools residencies that draw from the Teaching Artist Roster. To be included in the Roster, teaching artists are expected to have a high degree of artistic excellence, well-established teaching abilities, and outstanding collaborative planning skills.

Artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 2018-2019 Teaching Artist Roster. The application form and guidelines are available online and the deadline is March 24, 2018.
Vermont Arts 2018 is Here!

The calendar has turned, a new year has begun, and Vermont Arts 2018 has launched. This Council-sponsored marketing campaign, now in its fourth year, works to amplify the hundreds of arts events - from gallery openings to theater premieres - throughout the state.

Vermont Arts 2018 is a free service available to artists and organizations presenting in-state arts events and activities. Would you like to see your events promoted in ArtMail, on the Council website, and through social media marketing? Apply now! And, here's a tip: if you plan to present more than six events in 2018, be sure to request a Season Pass. Have questions? More information is available on our website.
ThinkVermont Seeks Social Media Ambassadors

ThinkVermont is a state-sponsored campaign designed to spread the word that Vermont is a great place to live, work, and start a business. You can help by becoming a ThinkVermont Ambassador. By sharing a few social media posts per month about the many resources and assets unique to Vermont, you can help expand awareness about our amazing little state. Find out how to get involved.
Arts Briefs
Vermont ceramic artist Miranda Thomas will demonstrate her craft at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, bringing 300 porcelain birds as a symbol of peace, rejuvenation, and the hands of artists around the world.
  Read more.
Artists Tessa O'Brien and Kat Clear have been selected to work with a project team to integrate artwork into City Hall Park. This project is part of a Burlington City Arts initiative funded, in part, by a Council Animating Infrastructure Grant.
   Find out more
Ballet Vermont will host auditions on February 4 for the 2018 season. The company brings together dancers, musicians, and composers to collaborate on original works of ballet, including the Farm to Ballet project.
   More information.
Upcoming Vermont Arts 2018 Events
Vermont Supreme Court Gallery
through March 30
Helen Day Art Center
January 10 to February 7
Governor's Gallery
through March 30
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
January 11 to March 18
Brandon Music
January 13
Spotlight Gallery
through February 28
Chandler Center for the Arts
January 12
Vermont Arts Exchange
January 13
Vermont Jazz Center
January 13
Highland Center for the Arts
January 13
Burlington City Arts
January 19 to April 7
ArtisTree Community Arts Center
January 14
South Pomfret
 Barrette Center for the Arts
January 19 to 21
White River Junction
Town Hall Theater
January 7 to May 11 Middlebury
Unitarian Church
January 21
Featured Story
"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" by
Caroline Tavelli-Abar.
Joy Inside

If you're looking for long dark nights, brutal cold, and difficult travel, Vermont's winter has you covered. If it's brilliant color, sweet warmth, and easy viewing you need, check the Spotlight Gallery.

"Glimpse" is a collection of art made by Caroline Tavelli-Abar since 1998. Find out why she uses yellow, what it means to explore small work, and how she made the largest collage in the show in this week's Featured Story, " A Glance at Glimpse."
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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