Arts News for April 25, 2019 
Seeing Almost Forgotten

Works made by two Montpelier artists will hang in the Spotlight Gallery through June 28.

Kate Burnim's paintings are a contemplation on solitude, impermanence, and the places where past and future gather. (Top image is her work in oil and wax on canvas, Backside Station.) Daryl Burntett draws inspiration and solace from the marks, texture, and stains time leaves on things . . . on us. (Bottom image is his piece in ink, indigo, graphite, and oil stick on board-mounted paper, Long Story.)

The artists' paths have crossed many times. Their art is distinctly different, but the two often feel like they're expressing overlapping ideas. Read more about Kate and Daryl and the ways they approach their work in Sharing Stories, this week's featured story.

Join us for an opening reception during Montpelier's Art Walk on May 3
5 to 7 p.m.
Vermont Arts Council Spotlight Gallery
136 State Street
Honoring The Road to Recognition
Abenaki drummers in front of the State House at the time of state recognition.
A new and permanent exhibit entitled The Roa d to Recognition: The Abenakis and the State of Vermont will be acknowledged at the State House Wednesday, May 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Lt. Governor David Zuckerman will kick off Abenaki Recognition and Culture week by reading a proclamation on behalf of Governor Phil Scott. Activities and exhibits across the state highlighting the culture of Vermont's indigenous people will be a part of the weeklong celebration.

Lt. Governor Zuckerman's remarks will be followed by those of other dignitaries, including the chiefs of the four bands of Vermont's Abenakis. Drummers, singers, and dancers will perform; authentic Abenaki finger food and drink will also be served.  
The event is free and open to the public. Details here
Learning With, From, and About Others

Two women smile directly at the camera_ standing in a conference room. The one on the right wears a white apron that has the VSA Vermont logo on it. They are both wearing crowns made of pipe cleaners and pompoms. Behind them on the wall are a variety of posters_ paper_ and post-its.
What can you expect from a workshop on Inclusive Arts Education in Practice from VSA Vermont? Past attendees probably say it best:
  • Learning ways to communicate instructions to the whole class as everyone learns in different ways
  • Realizing I am not the only one with challenges and questions. Others, too, are trying to meet the students where they live
  • Sharing experiences--both questions and solutions
This experiential event, to be held June 1 from 1-5 p.m, is designed to illuminate the power of authentic, inclusive arts experiences. Through experimentation, participants will develop an appreciation for inclusion, build on current knowledge, and learn new tools. This free workshop will be held at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council.
Arts Briefs
The Green Mountain Youth Symphony is holding auditions for summer and fall placement in all three orchestras and CAMP. Auditions May 11, May 18, and June 8 in Montpelier.
Audition details.
Studio Place Arts in Barre has three open calls:
Eye Spy, Rock Solid XIX, and other solo and small group shows in 2020.
  Learn more and explore other calls.
Clemmons Family Farm, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and the Flynn Center announce the collaborative Art for Equity Educator Institute to be held August 12-16.
More information.
Upcoming Events
Northern Daughters Annex
through April 28
Main Street Arts
through May 10
Saxtons River
Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium
April 27
Phoenix Books
April 27
Burlington, Chester,
Essex, Rutland
Festival Gallery at Valley Arts
through April 27
Highland Center for the Arts
April 27
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts
April 27 to June 9
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
May 2
Saint Johnsbury
Nomad Coffee South End Station/FLYNNDOG Gallery
April 27
two venues
April 27 and 28
Rutland, Middlebury
Castleton University Bank Gallery
through May 4
Plainfield Opera House
April 28
Alexander Twilight Theater, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon
through April 28
Highland Center for the Arts
through May 26
Sunday April 28 2019 3 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
April 28
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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