"Kate Smith shares her passion for traditional weaving techniques on historic looms at the Marshfield School of Weaving."
Karen Mittelman, Marshfield
"Jessie Azarian's whimsical and vibrant paintings add to the multi-sensory appeal of Wilaiwan's Kitchen, one of Montpelier's most popular lunch spots."
Amy Cunningham, Montpelier
"Ceres rising! Back atop
the State House for another hundred years, thanks to sculptors Chris Miller and Jerry Williams."
Alice Claflin, Montpelier
"Studio Place Arts is a gallery and artist studio space with amazing exhibits - right in downtown Barre."
Meredith Bell, Barre
"The Aizuri Quartet and Mary Bonhag made musical magic during a Scrag Mountain Music concert at the Warren United Church."
Kira Bacon, Warren
"You can't walk far in our downtown without seeing a unique granite sculpture. This jack-in-the-box bike rack (made by Giuliano Cecchinelli, II) is behind the Aldrich Library."
Susan McDowell, Barre
"My wife and I enjoy the Colchester Summer Concert Series (including Satin & Steel) in Bayside Park with Mallets Bay as the backdrop."
Tom Pilon, Colchester
"Hyde Park Opera House is the home of the Lamoille County Players and one of Vermont's 190 historic painted theater curtains!"
Michele Bailey, Hyde Park
"The Old Meeting House brings the East Montpelier community together through art and music, like the upcoming Stories for a Winter's Eve.
Troy Hickman, East Montpelier
Arts Council Recognized as Accessibility Ally
(left to right) Sarah Launderville; Michele Bailey, Council ADA coordinator; Mike Charron, civil rights specialist for VCIL; Karen Mittelman.
The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) presented the Arts Council with an Ally of Accessibility Award this week. In presenting the award, Sarah Launderville, executive director of the statewide disability rights organization, noted that the Arts Council has been on the forefront of accessibility for years.
Council Executive Director Karen Mittelman remarked, "We are honored by this award, and grateful to be working with VCIL and arts organizations across the state to ensure that the arts in Vermont are welcoming and accessible to all."
The Vermont Arts Council is funded, in part, by a grant from theNational 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.