Arts News for September 26, 2019    
Remembering Paul Bruhn
Photo courtesy Preservation Trust of Vermont. 
We were saddened to hear the news last week that Paul Bruhn, executive director of Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV), had passed away. In the announcement, Neale Lunderville, chair of PTV's board of directors, said
"As PTV's first and only executive director, Paul has been a tireless voice for building community and preserving the essential character of Vermont. "Few if any people have had a bigger impact on Vermont over the last forty years. . . We will miss him dearly."

Senator Patrick Leahy has known Paul for more than four decades. "His work on historic preservation is equal to the work that anyone has ever done for the State of Vermont," commented Senator Leahy. "Those countless success stories are preserved in brick, mortar, stone, and wood across our state . . . Paul felt to his core that we Vermonters have a rich legacy defined by our people, our history, our downtowns and village centers, as well as our iconic barns and covered bridges. Now he is part of Vermont's legacy. We'll never see another like Paul Bruhn."

BIG FROG Settles In

Attending the dedication ceremony were Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore; Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets Secretary Anson Tebbetts; Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services Principal Assistant Erik Filkorn;  Vermont Arts Council Senior Program Manager Michele Bailey, and Jim Sardonis.
A bronze sculpture by Randolph artist Jim Sardonis was unveiled on September 20 at the entrance to the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory on the Vermont Technical College campus in Randolph Center. BIG FROG was commissioned as part of the Vermont Art in State Buildings Program. The project was developed by a cross-sector partnership among the Vermont Arts Council and several state agencies including Buildings and General Services; the Agency of Natural Resources; and the Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets, as well as the Vermont Technical College, and members of the community.  
"Public art provides a visual mechanism for understanding other perspectives and reinforces social connections with people of different backgrounds and experiences," noted Vermont Arts Council Senior Program Manager Michele Bailey. "Involving multiple stakeholders in this project helped to build awareness of the importance a clean and healthy environment and the role of the arts in community."  
Surveying the Creative Landscape--With Your Help!

Sculptor Karen Petersen.  
Photo by Bob Eddy. 
The Vermont Creative Network is undertaking a research and planning project for Vermont's creative sector. The outcome will be a comprehensive action plan to advance the creative economy in the state.

We want to hear from you! A survey is underway that is focused on artists, creative freelancers, and small creative business owners. If this describes you, please take a few minutes to complete the survey--and forward the link to friends, family, and colleagues who work in the state's creative sector. Together, we can support and build Vermont's creative economy! 
Complete the survey here!
Arts Briefs
Generator in Burlington seeks an executive director who believes in empowerment through collaborative, hands-on, experiential learning.
  Get the details.
Generator is accepting applications for Business of Art, a nine-week intensive for artists who want to turn their practices into a sustainable business. The deadline is September 30.
  Learn more.
Northern Stage seeks a full time sales and marketing assistant to serve as a lead box office team member and to coordinate access initiatives.
  Find out how to apply.
Upcoming Events
North Common Arts and other venues
September 27
Studio Place Arts
through September 28
GreenTara Space
through October 6
North Hero
Highland Center for the Arts
September 27
Mitchell * Giddings Fine Arts
September 28 to
November 17
Barre Opera House
September 28
Burlington City Arts
September 28
Main Street Arts
September 27
Saxtons River
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
September 29
 Nature Museum
September 28 and 29
Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
September 28
Birds of Vermont Museum
through October 31
Bear Pond Books
October 1
White River Gallery @ BALE
September 28 to
December 20
South Royalton
The Garage Cultural Center
September 27 to
November 22
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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