Creative Economy

I am a Vermont Artist: Bill Forchion

I am a Vermont Artist: Bill Forchion

Bill Forchion is a multidisciplinary artist and visionary speaker. He is a graduate of Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as the American Institute of Holistic Theology. This talented ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Dona Ann McAdams

I am a Vermont Artist: Dona Ann McAdams

For almost two decades, renowned photographer Dona Ann McAdams has been raising goats on a farm in Sandgate, Vermont. A photographer for whom work and community are one and the same, Dona’s ...
I am a Vermont Artist: John Hughes

I am a Vermont Artist: John Hughes

John has worked in fields as disparate as blacksmithing, glassblowing, sculpture, and dance. However he is quick to assert that all of these making activities are, for him, explorations of the ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Amber Skye Arnold

I am a Vermont Artist: Amber Skye Arnold

Healing is as much an art as a science. It often requires sound, movement, story, and that other creative mode, community. For this kind of healing you can turn to Amber Arnold of Brattleboro, a ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Desmond Peeples

I am a Vermont Artist: Desmond Peeples

Desmond Peeples is passionate about the arts in rural communities.  “When a small town’s artists and arts organizations are empowered and active, they enable neighbors, peers, and coworkers to ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Cai Xi

I am a Vermont Artist: Cai Xi

Cai Xi’s creative practice is rooted in experimental contemporary art and informed by a deep connection to traditional Chinese art. She uses calligraphy in her works and employs the classic ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Alexa Rivera

I am a Vermont Artist: Alexa Rivera

To hold something is harder than you might think. It takes preparation, motivation, ancient skill and technique. All through history, there have been people for whom holding is a calling: the ...
I am a Vermont Artist: A2VT

I am a Vermont Artist: A2VT

The idea for A2VT was sparked when Said Bulle “Jilib” and George Mnyonge “MG Man” met on a Burlington soccer field. It was there they discovered their shared love of music and shared refugee ...
I am a Vermont Artist: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

I am a Vermont Artist: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees

“Making/creating is a link to a deep remembering of who we are,” writes Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees. Over more than five decades, TwoTrees has explored the connections between nature and self ...
Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Jody Fried 

Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders | Jody Fried 

Posted By: Desmond Peeples | Photo: Jody Fried, executive director of Catamount Arts. [Photo Courtesy Vermont Arts Council]  Leaders of arts and cultural organizations must draw on perhaps ...
Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders

Steering the Ship: A Q&A with Vermont’s Cultural Leaders

By: Desmond Peeples | Photo Courtesy of Vermont Arts Council Leaders of arts and cultural organizations must draw on perhaps until now untested courage and fortitude to navigate today’s choppy ...
‘Mister Chris and Friends,’ Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS

‘Mister Chris and Friends,’ Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS

By KEN PICARD | COURTESY OF VERMONT PBS The scene opens with the sun rising over the Green Mountains on a typical Vermont family farm, where brown dairy cows graze and happy pigs munch ...