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Did you know Vermont has a State Librarian? His name is Jason Broughton and he lives for libraries! To quote him: "We (Librarians) provide a space, place and experience to allow people to dare, dream and explore becoming an artist or scientist..."
While I interviewed Jason, the talented Vermont Artist, Rebecca Kinkead painted his portrait. It was such a treat to start the day with them! Jason is a visionary, passionate about providing access to information to everyone across the State. He believes Vermont creatives must expand and diversify art opportunities, experiences, and access, particularly for the hearing and visually impaired. Thank you, Jason and Rebecca for the inspiring conversation!
To find out more and be part of the conversation go to CreateVT and sign up for a Jam Session this Fall!
A GIFT TO THEIR COMMUNITY
This Fall, Ear to the Ground worked with an interdisciplinary 7th grade teaching team at Mt Abe Middle School in Bristol, Vermont. After studying Land Artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy and Vermont Artist, Nancy Milliken, students created an outdoor gallery on the Bristol Trail Network (BTN), near their school, of their own land art inspirations. See the students amazing work below. Funding was provided by the 5 Town Friends of the Arts and a Creative Placemaking Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. This project celebrated self expression, collaboration, and connection to place and community. Thank you Mt. Abe, Apex Team!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - more inspirations coming soon!
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