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In the background, a collage in blacks, greys, yellows, blues, and whites. At center, in a circle, an image of two people leaning towards each other, foreheads pressed together. Around this are images of botanicals, insects, undiscernible text. In the bottom quarter of the image, a teal graphic is in the foreground. On the left side of the graphic, in white writing, it says, "ANEW ARTIST TALKS: Cristina Clarimón." Below that, in black writing, it says, "Facebook Live, Wednesday, September 9, 6:30pm. In the bottom right corner, the Inclusive Arts Vermont logo is in white.
In the background, a collage in blacks, greys, yellows, blues, and whites. At center, in a circle, an image of two people leaning towards each other, foreheads pressed together. Around this are images of botanicals, insects, undiscernible text. In the bottom quarter of the image, a teal graphic is in the foreground. On the left side of the graphic, in white writing, it says, “ANEW ARTIST TALKS: Cristina Clarimón.” Below that, in black writing, it says, “Facebook Live, Wednesday, September 9, 6:30pm. In the bottom right corner, the Inclusive Arts Vermont logo is in white.

ANEW Artist Talks

Every month, we’ll be in conversation with one of our ANEW artists.

As an extension of ANEW, our latest exhibition showcasing works by Vermont artists with disabilities, Inclusive Arts Vermont is offering monthly virtual artist talks on Facebook Live. Together we’ll explore artwork from the exhibit, each artists’ creative process, and their evolution as artists. Each of these artists offered their unique interpretation of the title – highlighting beginnings, doorways, fresh starts, and opportunity.

Aurora BergerWednesday, August 12th, 6:30 PM, visit Aurora’s website, or find her on Instagram, @auroraberger

Cristina ClarimonWednesday, September 9th, 6:30 PM, visit Cristina’s website

Jean CherounyWednesday, October 14th, 6:30 PM, find Jean on Instagram, @Jean_cherouny or @artfits2020, on Facebook at Facebook.com/jcherouny, Twitter @jeanart70, on Pinterest @jcherouny

There is no sign up for this event. We will go live via our Facebook page. Each talk will be facilitated by an Inclusive Arts Vermont staff member, with opportunities to ask questions and engage with the artists live.

Due to Covid-19, some of the tour locations for ANEW were postponed. We’ve made the art available online on our website. This also includes exhibition accessibility features including an audio tour and verbal descriptions of all the artwork.

ACCESSIBILITY: This talk will take place on Facebook Live. The talk will also be available on our YouTube page with captioning and verbal description after the live event. If you need assistance accessing any of these mediums, please email us at info@inclusiveartsvermont.org and we’d be happy to work with you! Also, please email us if you’d like to be notified when the archival recording is posted on YouTube. The link will also be here on this page. Please make other accessibility requests by emailing info@inclusiveartsvermont.org or calling 802-871-5002.

Click here to experience the first ANEW Artist Talk with artist Aurora Berger in conversation with Executive Director Katie Miller.

For a full transcript of Aurora’s talk, click here.

For verbal description of Aurora’s talk, click here.

Click here for the ANEW Artist Talk with Artist Cristina Clarimon in conversation with Director of Community Partnerships Heidi Swevens.
Full transcript and verbal description links in description on YouTube.

Family Open Studios

Presented in partnership with Kayla’s Directory.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday,
To Register: Online Form, Email info@inclusiveartsvermont.org, or Call 802.871.5002

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning, starting September 9, join Inclusive Arts Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner for a process-focused, open-ended, family group art time. Parents or caregivers are invited to join in and make along with their children, no prior experience required!

Themes:

9/9- Flowers
9/23- Autumn
10/14- Skies
10/28- Heroes
11/11- Gratitude
11/25- Remembrance
12/9- Darkness and Light
12/23- Snow and Ice

Each workshop will have a theme, and will we be in touch beforehand to let you know what supplies you’ll need. Don’t worry, all projects will be able to made with simple materials you likely already have on hand!

ACCESSIBILITY: This workshop will take place via Zoom. If you need assistance setting it up, please email us at info@inclusiveartsvermont.org and we’d be happy to give it a test run with you! Please make other accessibility requests by emailing info@inclusiveartsvermont.org or calling 802-871-5002.

Adult Open Studios

Every 2nd Thursday, 12-1 p.m., 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10
To Register: Online Form, Email info@inclusiveartsvermont.org, or Call 802.871.5002

Every 2nd Thursday starting September 10, join Inclusive Arts Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner for a process-focused, open-ended, creative experience.

Themes:

9/10- Savoring
10/8-Transitions
11/12- Gratitude
12/10-Darkness and Light

Each workshop will have a theme, and will we be in touch beforehand to let you know what supplies you’ll need. Don’t worry, all projects will be able to made with simple materials you likely already have on hand!

Note: This workshop is intended for adults. For Family Open Studio see above.

ACCESSIBILITY: This workshop will take place via Zoom. If you need assistance setting it up, please email us at info@inclusiveartsvermont.org and we’d be happy to give it a test run with you! Please make other accessibility requests by emailing info@inclusiveartsvermont.org or calling 802-871-5002.

Start With The Arts for Families

Fridays in November & December
10-10:45 AM
11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Suggested donation, $40 for the series

Register by Oct. 9th

Do you want to inspire a lifelong love of reading and creative expression in your child? Join us for a new, six-week session of our award-winning Start With The Arts program, made just for young children!

Start With The Arts for Families is a free, six-week-long program in which young children engage in process-focused, open-ended, arts-based activities, coupled with the reading of high-quality children’s literature. Our new online format offers a chance for caregivers to deepen their relationship with their children while connecting with other families, all with guidance from a skilled teaching artist.

The program meets once per week via Zoom. Each lesson begins with a read-aloud of a children’s book followed by a simple and fun art activity. Books and art supplies will be provided to participants at no cost via no-contact pick-up or shipping. While participation is free, we do ask for a commitment to attend all six sessions.

This series is designed for children ages 2-5 and their parents or caregivers. If you are a childcare provider interested in Start With The Arts, please reach out to Peggy Rainville, peggy@inclusiveartsvermont.org, for more information.

Register: Online, email peggy@inclusiveartsvermont.org, or call 802-871-5002

For Donations: Follow directions below, or email Peggy for support.

  1. Go to https://www.inclusiveartsvermont.org/donate/
  2. Click “Donate Now” on the bottom of the page
  3. Type in your amount (Suggested Donation – $40 for series)
  4. Log in to paypal or use a debit/credit card
  5. At the top of the next screen, where it says add a note type “SWTA Registration for NAME”
  6. Click “Donate Now”

Partner Program: Resilient Dance with Vermont Dance Alliance

Two greyscale photos of bodies in motion mirrored, a dark yellow circle at the center that says, "Vermont Dance Alliance + Inclusive Arts Vermont, Creative Community."
Two greyscale photos of bodies in motion mirrored, a dark yellow circle at the center that says, “Vermont Dance Alliance + Inclusive Arts Vermont, Creative Community.”

From September-December 2020, eleven Vermont Dance Alliance teaching artists will each run a three-week online class series! Class styles will introduce many genres of dance, and are approachable and accessible to anyone who is interested in participating! All classes are open level and drop in friendly, with scholarships, class cards and group rates available. This online class program offers a chance for learning and creating, to give everyone an opportunity to explore embodiment and to connect through movement and shared experience. VDA is partnering with Vermont racial and social justice organizations each month to further our active participation in the current movements pushing for a just society.
For the September Class Series, portions of the proceeds will support Inclusive Arts Vermont!

E-Tango & More with Eva Zimet
Thu 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 @6-7:15pm
https://vermontdance.org/class/e-tango-and-more-with-eva-zimet

Being/Body with Liesje Smith
Fri 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 @9-10am
https://vermontdance.org/class/beingbody-with-liesje-smith

The Site Speaks: Site Dance at Home with Nicole Dagesse
Wed 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 @4-5pm
https://vermontdance.org/class/the-site-speaks-site-dance-at-home-with-nicole-dagesse

E-Newsletter Archive:

August 2020 – Announcing the ANEW Artist Talks
July 2020 – Joy Isn’t Canceled
June 2020 – A Note to Our Community
April 2020 – Staying Connected Weekly Roundup 2
April 2020 – Staying Connected Weekly Roundup
March 2020 – COVID-19 Program Cancellations
January 2020 – Registration is Open: Marketing For Accessibility
January 2020 – Announcing ANEW: An Exhibition of Works
January 2020 – Happy New Year from Inclusive Arts Vermont
December 2019 – Inclusive Arts Vermont’s Annual Report
December 2019 – Let’s create a more inclusive community, together!
August 2019 – So many ways to work with us!
July 2019 – Interview with an Award-winning Playwright
July 2019 – We’re Hiring!

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