Arts News for February 28, 2019    
Looking North: Catamount Artists Connect

Stones Attracted, by Sharon Kenny-Biddle.
In partnership with Catamount Arts, we are pleased to present Looking North: Catamount Artists Connect, an exhibit of works by 19 artists from Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Curated by Katherine French, gallery director for the arts center, the show features artists working in ceramics, photography, and printmaking among many other media. The show is previewed in this week's featured story.

Join us for the opening reception! 
 
Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery
Friday, March 8, 5 to 7 p.m.
136 State Street
Montpelier
 
Poetry Out Loud: Bringing the Written Word to Life
 
 
Poetry Out Loud, an annual poetry recitation competition presented by the Arts Council, demonstrates the power of integrating art into public school education. This national program offers an imaginative and effective way to engage young people with great works of poetry, build
self-confidence, and impart transferable skills.

More than five thousand students have taken part in high school competitions over the past several months. On March 7, thirty-one schools will be represented in the Vermont Poetry Out Loud Semifinals at the Barre Opera House.

We invite you to join us for this event in person or by tuning in to the live stream. Find out more.

Poetry Out Loud is supported in part by a generous grant from the George W. Mergens Foundation. We are also grateful to our sponsor, the National Life Group.
Creative Communities Exchange is Coming to Montpelier
 
 
Hundreds of New Englanders will gather in Montpelier on June 6 and 7 to explore ways to connect creative work to community goals. The Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) is both a networking and learning event. Over two days, participants share ideas and discuss strategies about how to build vibrant communities.

Early registration is available until April 12. Join this exciting event to discover new ideas for your creative community!

Arts Briefs: Jobs!
Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph seeks an innovative and dynamic executive director responsible for programming and managing the organization. The deadline is March 31.
Get the details.
Circus Smirkus in Greensboro seeks a
part-time business manager to oversee
finance, accounting, concessions, and some IT functions. The deadline is April 30.
  Learn more.
The T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier seeks an executive director with proven leadership, hands-on operational management,  and a passion for art in the community. The deadline is March 31.
Upcoming Events
DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON CD RELEASE CONCERT
Cabot Town Hall
March 1
Cabot
Edgewater Gallery
March 1 to 31
Stowe
Dorset Playhouse
March 1 to 10
Dorset
McCarthy Arts Center
Recital Hall
March 1
Colchester
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
March 2 to April 14
Brattleboro
Trinity Episcopal Church
of Rutland
March 5
Rutland
Phoenix Books
March 9
Burlington
Flynn Center
March 2
Burlington
Masonic Hall
March 2
Bennington
PIANDIA: TRADITIONAL INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
 Brandon Music
March 2
Brandon
Manchester Community Library
March 5
Manchester
Weston Playhouse
at Walker Farm
March 2
Weston
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
March 6
Montpelier
Main Street Arts
March 4 to 29
Saxtons River
VERMONT PHILHARMONIC WINTER CONCERT
Highland Center for the Arts
March 3
Greensboro
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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