Arts News for October 11, 2018   
You Are Invited: Governor's Arts Awards

A new statue to adorn the Vermont State House dome is being created by the recipients of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts: Chris Miller and Jerry Williams.
Join us on November 14 for the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards honoring six remarkable Vermonters who have made a lasting impact on our state's cultural landscape.

Location
Vermont State House
115 State Street
Montpelier
 
5 p.m. Reception to Honor the Recipients 
State House Lobby
Drinks and light refreshments  
 
6 p.m. Awards Ceremony
House Chamber 
 
Tickets
This event is free and open to the public. We request that you RSVP here.
   
Parking
There is free parking on the street after 5 p.m.
 
Rising Artist, Rising Star
 
 
Corrina Thurston describes herself as an artist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, business consultant, and wildlife conservationist. Now, she can add Rising Star to her résumé. Corrina was selected by Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) as one of 40 young professionals under 40 who have demonstrated a commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and involvement in their communities. According to VBM Publisher John Boutin, these 40 Rising Stars "have chosen to make Vermont home. For them it's not just about business, it's about making a difference in their communities."

Corrina has received two Vermont Arts Council  Artist Development Grants and is a graduate of the Council's Breaking into Business program. She is the author of four books to help artists with the business side of their careers, including How to Build Your Art Business with Little Time or Energy. Congratulations Corrina! We send best wishes for continued success in your career.

Visit Corrina Thurston's website
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David Macaulay UVM Lecture

David Macaulay - noted artist and author, MacArthur Fellowship and Caldecott Medal recipient - will present Illustrating Architecture From the Inside Outthe 19th Annual Roland Batten Memorial Lecture on Architecture and Design.
The event will take place at the University of Vermont Department of Art and Art History, Williams Hall,
on Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 p.m. Find out more.  
 
Macaulay's exhibit, Macaulay in Montpelier: Selected Drawings and Sketches, continues through November 2 in the Council's Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier. 
Want Public Art in Your Town? Attend This Workshop!

A steel sculpture by Gordon Auchincloss is part of a project in Morrisville funded by an Animating Infrastructure Grant.
If your organization is thinking about enhancing your community with new public art, consider attending an upcoming Animating Infrastructure grant seeker workshop. The Animating Infrastructure program is designed to encourage communities to engage artists in the planning, design, and/or fabrication of public art in infrastructure projects.  
 
These free sessions will help you learn more about the grant program's guidelines and requirements. Workshops will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
 
October 24 | Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
October 25 | Rutland Free Library
Fox Room, 10 Court Street
October 26 | ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street, Burlington

The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is December 10.
Arts Briefs
  Leonardo Vazquez, executive director of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking, will present the keynote address at the Vermont Creative Network Convening, Thursday, October 18.
  Get the details.
The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is accepting applications for Open Call NXNE 2019, a juried exhibit showcasing established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in paint.
  Find out how to apply.
The Weston Playhouse is hiring a director of marketing and communications responsible for marketing, branding, advertising, and communications efforts in support of Weston's mission and programs.
More information.
 
Vermont Arts 2018 Featured Events

Vermont Jazz Center
October 12
Brattleboro
Southern Vermont Arts Center
October 13 to November 18
Manchester
Vergennes Opera House
October 13
Vergennes
SUDS: THE ROCKING '60S MUSICAL SOAP OPERA
The Grange Theatre at ArtisTree
through October 20
South Pomfret
PORNOGRAPHY OF WAR & DO BLACK LIVES MATTER?
River Garden
through October 31
Brattleboro
Main Street Arts
through November 12
Saxtons River
Middlebury College
Dana Auditorium
October 13
Middlebury
...
Elley-Long Music Center
October 13
Colchester
Highland Center for the Arts
October 13
Greensboro
 Chandler Center for the Arts
October 13
Randolph
Yestermorrow
October 13 and 14
Waitsfield
multiple venues
October 18 to 28
Burlington
SOUNDCHECK BY YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT
 Burlington City Arts
October 18
Burlington
MADELEINE KUNIN BOOK LAUNCH: COMING OF AGE
Bear Pond Books
October 16
Montpelier
Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery
October 19
Randolph Center
Featured Story
So Gladly Received

Vermont's State House is also traditionally referred to as "the people's house." All are welcome. It is fitting, then, that the two sculptors who are creating the statue to be placed atop the capitol building will be celebrated with four other Vermont artists known for breaking down barriers.

The creator of Dykes to Watch Out For and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, the co-founder of The In-Sight Photography Project, a persistent arts advocate, and a long-recognized leader in inclusive teaching practices will also be honored at a ceremony at the State House November 14. Read more about it in this week's featured story, 2018 Governor's Arts Awards.
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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