Arts News for January 18, 2018   
Laser light and propane heat will be part of SiteTime: Falling.
SiteTime: Falling: Redux

Falling (no pun intended) temperatures cancelled the opening of the second phase of " SiteTime," the current show in the Council's Sculpture Garden. But don't despair! The event has been rescheduled to coincide with Montpelier's Art Walk on Friday, February 2. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the garden will come alive with lasers, projections, and sound. Dancers will move through it all as part of a site-specific performance choreographed by Erika Senft Miller.

At 5 p.m., the Council's Spotlight Gallery welcomes Caroline
"Healing Mantras" by Caroline Tavelli-Abar.
Tavelli-Abar for a talk on her exhibit, "Glimpse." Everyone is invited to attend a reception with the artist and view her work throughout the evening.

Learn more about the work of   Caroline Tavelli-Abar.

Both events will be held at 136 State Street in Montpelier.
Training Workshops Offer Opportunities for Teaching Artists
 
Teaching artists in the NEK are in for a treat. A series of four professional development workshops will be offered from February to May in Greensboro, St. Johnsbury, and Morrisville. Taught by Alexandra Turner, a VSA Vermont teaching artist, the workshops will introduce participants to inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and universal design for learning. All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor.  

The Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Film and Arts, River Arts, WonderArts VT, and The Vermont Arts Council. Council support enables the workshops to be presented free of charge.

Pauline Jennings.
Photo by Rick Mellor.
Jericho Dancer Receives 2018 SEED Award

Pauline Jennings has been named the 2018 SEED Program Artist by the Vermont Performance Lab (VPL). Now in its third year, the SEED Award provides a Vermont choreographer a week-long residency at VPL, culminating in a work-in-progress presentation of new work. The award also includes a commissioning fee, travel stipend, housing, and project management consultations with VPL's director. The goal of the award is to support Vermont-based professional artists working in dance who are seeking to develop new small-scale performance projects for regional touring.

Additional Seedling Awards were given to Lida Winfield of Middlebury and 
Megan Buchanan of Guilford.
 
Arts Briefs
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) seeks a full-time office manager responsible for overseeing the administrative office and systems, as well as providing support to other staff members.
  Get the details.
The New England Dance Fund will award grants to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity to significantly advance their career in dance. The deadline is February 9.
  Find out how to apply
"The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East" is a newly published collaboration between Vermont writer Michael Caduto and contributors in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine.
   More information.
 
Vermont Arts 2018 Featured Events

Burlington City Arts
January 20
Burlington
Barrette Center for the Arts
January 19 to 21
White River Junction
Town Hall Theatre
January 24
Woodstock
STAR ORIGAMI BOOK- MAKING CLASS
Town Hall
January 27
Craftsbury
Unitarian Church
January 21
Montpelier
Helen Day Art Center
January 27 and 28
Stowe
Brandon Music
January 27
Brandon
River Arts
through February 25
Morrisville
The Masonic Hall
January 27
Bennington
HOT BLUES FOR COLD NIGHTS
 Manchester Eagles Hall
January 27
Manchester Center
Chandler Center for the Arts
January 27
Randolph
ArtisTree Community Arts Center
January 26
South Pomfret
DAY OF DANCE IN SOUTHERN VERMONT
 Brattleboro School of Dance
January 28
Brattleboro
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
January 28
Burlington
Bear Pond Books
January 29
Montpelier
Featured Story
Circus Smirkus Summer Campers.
Good or Bad - Which do you Want First?

There's no need to answer. You've probably already heard the bad news. It seems to be everywhere these days.
 
Now the good news: Artists and arts organizations in Vermont are still making and sharing art. There are more than a few highlights in today's featured story: " Spread the News."

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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