Rural Arts Collaborative

Rural Arts Collaborative

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Our Placed-Based Education Coordinator, Reeve, is always cooking up something exciting with the students! Thanks to WonderArts VT and the Program for partnering together to make so many fun educational opportunities possible.
We'd like to thank everyone who came out to the Wintermarkt put on by WonderArts VT yesterday. Even though it was cold the market was rocking and we sold out of most of our herbal inventory. We would like to offer a little immune support special with the items we do still have in stock. If you'd like to give the gift of immune support to yourself or someone special we are offering our Black Currant Herbal Syrup, Echinacea or Pine Pollen Tincture, and 1# Garlic for $40 (for a $45 farm price value). We do have a few bags of tea left too, but our supply is almost gone. If you'd like to order anything please send us a message and we can figure out how to get it to you.
Finished these potent Artemisia wreaths today. They will come with me to the December 4th Winterzauber hosted by WonderArts VT at Highland Center for the Arts Greensboro VT from 11-3pm.

These wreaths are made just for this event and are too wild to be shipped. They are made with Mugwort, Wormwood, cinnamon, orange, poppy, and maybe a crystal or two.

Come see me at this outdoor event or come by the apothecary Monday through Wednesday to grab one. Only five available for deepening Dreamwork, psychic abilities, and energetic protection in your space or home. ⚡️🌿
Still processing produce that is hanging around or in the freezer waiting to be made into deliciousness. Right to left: dried red,white, and black currant powder for Berry Good tea, maple pickled jalapenos, and wild cherry chutney

We'll have these and many more products available at the WonderArts VT Holiday Market in December, and I'm also working on a Square site for the farm to make ordering easier.
A few spots remaining for regional artisans to join us at Winterzauber featuring the WonderArts VT holiday market on Dec 4th. Vendor info at -
https://www.wonderartsvt.org/holiday-market
Atkins Field on Friday = your chance to see baby goats and oxen demos, and lots of family fun! Join WonderArts VT for a scavenger hunt and collaborative collage, enjoy a relaxing herbal footbath and heritage tomato tastings.

Head to Atkins Field from 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Friday, August 13th (tomorrow!) for an afternoon of summer fun to celebrate Open Farm Week and our agricultural community.
Happy summer solstice!

On June 26 join JC Wayne at WonderArts VT in Craftsbury for a nature and solstice poetry-writing walk. All ages and families encouraged. $20 for adults, $5 for kids, multiple kids in family groups free. Scholarships available.

https://www.wonderartsvt.org/events/2021/6/19/solstice-poetry-of-nature-walk
Free Meals for Kids at Caja Madera in Hardwick!
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This week and next, kids ages 18 years and younger eat FREE while supplies last. There is no income eligibility, reservation, or adult meal purchase required.
Meals available 6/9-6/11 and 6/16 - 6/18 from 11:30am - 7:00pm.
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Meals are funded through a partnership with Vermont Everyone Eats and the Center for an Agricultural Economy.
Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Inc. Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor WonderArts VT Caja Madera
Are you finding rest during this season? How are you different during the winter than you are during the summer?

Photo credit: WonderArts VT
Here are just a few highlights from our second annual 🙌 Did you miss an event you wanted to check out? Visit NEKEntrepreneurshipWeek.com to view recordings of some sessions.

Huge thanks to our sponsor NorthCountry Federal Credit Union AND to all of our partners who hosted such a great selection of events, AND to the entrepreneurs and resource providers who lent their stories and expertise to help aspiring entrepreneurs take the leap to business ownership.

Tagging just some of you here:
The Foundry VT WonderArts VT Vermont Small Business Development Center Northeastern Vermont Development Association Sunshine Silver Lining The Work Commons Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont The Center for an Agricultural Economy
All are welcome to join the first annual “Hafta-have-a-Halloween Festival” in Greensboro Village, Saturday, October 31st, from 4-6pm.
Modern Times Theater is working with area organizations and individuals to create a fun, safe, outdoor event for the whole family. In addition to trick-or-treating and hot food offered by the Greensboro United Church, there will be art activities, roving performances, exhibits, music, and a real blue moon!
The event is free, but donations are welcome.
Participating groups include: Greensboro Free Library, Highland Center for the Arts Greensboro VT, WonderArts VT, Spark, Circus Smirkus, Bread and Puppet Theater, Hazen Union School’s Arts Academy. Thanks to the Greensboro Association for support.
All attendees are asked to follow the state safety guidelines: stay home if you’re sick, maintain distance from others, and wear a mask.

We value art, recreation, technology, and sustainability in our programs, activities, and events.

Our programs provide a space for people of all ages to come together for community connection, lifelong learning, and access to resources. No matter the topic, our classes focus on whole-body wellbeing and emphasize creativity, exploration, active learning, and connection to the natural world.

01/05/2023

The Creative World of Dot Kibbee
Sunday, January 15, 2023
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Greensboro Free Library

Come see and experience a collection of artwork created by GRACE Heritage Artist Dot Kibbee that exemplifies her colorfully expressive personal painting style which was fine-tuned over her years attending GRACE's creative community workshops in Hardwick, Vermont. Like many artists do, Dot Kibbee used painting as a form of storytelling to convey or express her own perspectives and life experiences. As a result, her paintings are sometimes observational, sometimes autobiographical and sometimes just for fun. Dot Kibbee's creativity encourages us to take pleasure in the simple moments in life and also reminds us to be present, connected and observant while we are living our daily lives.

Enjoy viewing the selected pieces from The GRACE Gallery Dot Kibbee Collection on exhibit at the Greensboro Free Library now through January 28, 2023 in Greensboro, Vermont.

01/04/2023

Join us for this Saturday Workshop:
Intro to Soap Carving for Families

Sign up https://ruralartsvt.org/payment/p/jansoapcarving

Participants will use soap and various clay tools to create miniature sculptures that can be displayed or used. We will be excited to have the children join this class, learning the art of sculpture and carving. A perfect opportunity for parents and children to connect in a community space.

Saturday, January 21, 2023
1:00 PM 3:00 PM
GRACE, 59 Mill StreetHardwick, VT

01/03/2023

Join us for this Creative Cafe:
Into to Wood Burning/Pyrography

Sign up https://ruralartsvt.org/payment/p/into-to-wood-burningpyrography

Relax, unwind, and reconnect with the community at this fun Creative Café! Join instructor Wolf Whitney to learn about the process and techniques utilized in Wood Burning (Pyrography). Find out how fun it is to create an image by burning onto a wooden surface. Folks will be given the opportunity to follow a design or go rouge and create something completely original. Enjoy a hot cup of tea or BYOB to this event!

Friday, January 13, 6 - 8PM
GRACE, 59 Mill Street, Hardwick, VT

12/21/2022

WonderKids on Craftsbury Common

We are happy to announce registration for winter/spring semester is open! After school program WonderKids is continuing on Craftsbury Common site.
Mondays & Tuesdays
January 9 - June 13, 2023

For more information and registration forms visit https://ruralartsvt.org/afterschool

12/13/2022

🎨Intro to Photoshop & Digital Printing

Join teaching artist Lisa Wolfgang to learn the basics of using photoshop. In this four week course, students will be introduced to various tools and techniques for photo editing and manipulation in both Adobe Photoshop or the open source online equivalent Photopea. By the end of the class, students will have created a high quality digital print and learn how to use the large format Cannon printer at Spark.

4 Wednesdays class
January 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
$90 Per Person
Ages 16+

Sign up: https://ruralartsvt.org/events/janphotoshop

Into to Wood Burning/Pyrography — Rural Arts Collaborative 12/07/2022

Into to Wood Burning/Pyrography — Rural Arts Collaborative

🎨Into to Wood Burning/Pyrography
Join us for this Creative Cafe

Friday, January 13, 2023
6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Relax, unwind, and reconnect with the community at this fun Creative Café! Join instructor Wolf Whitney to learn about the process and techniques utilized in Wood Burning (Pyrography). Find out how fun it is to create an image by burning onto a wooden surface. Folks will be given the opportunity to follow a design or go rouge and create something completely original.

$40 Per Person
Ages 14+

Sign up https://ruralartsvt.org/payment/p/into-to-wood-burningpyrography

🏫GRACE, 59 Mill StreetHardwick, VT

Into to Wood Burning/Pyrography — Rural Arts Collaborative Friday, January 13th, 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM GRACE 59 Mill Street, Hardwick, VT $40 Per Person Ages 14+

12/06/2022

🐦Edible Ornaments
✂️Join us for this Creative Cafe:

Friday, December 16, 2022
6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Spend an evening at GRACE learning how to make a variety of outdoor edible ornaments. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and a holiday nibble as you create fun ornaments including fruit icicles, cracker/cereal wreaths and birdseed snowmen to hang on your favorite outdoor tree to draw the wildlife to your backyard.

$20 Per Person
Ages 12+

Sign up : https://ruralartsvt.org/payment/p/edibleornaments

🏫GRACE, 59 Mill StreetHardwick, VT

12/01/2022

⚡️GRACE Open House
⚡️Pop-Up Shop
⚡️Free Community Event

Stop by on Saturday 12/03 from 10 am to 5 pm to support local artists and shop local for your holiday gift-giving. Young and young at heart are invited to take part in a free holiday ornament-making activity led by teaching artist Beth Meachem. We can’t wait to see you!

🏣59 Mill StreetHardwick, VT

11/29/2022

Thank you for your support of WonderArts, Spark, and Grassroots Arts and Community Effort today! Happy Giving Tuesday! www.ruralartsvt.org/donate

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 11/29/2022

This just in! Spark Makerspace at Rural Arts Collaborative in Greensboro, VT is opening a Creativity and Learning Center for all your creative entrepreneur needs and ideas. D.J. Barry artist and founder of World Cow will launch the learning center this January, bringing more classes, trainings, and open hours to the makerspace. You can support D.J. Barry in this partnership by making a Giving Tuesday donation to Rural Arts Collaborative and let us know you'd like your tax-deductible donation help spread the World Cow message in the Northeast Kingdom through Spark! To support the Spark and World Cow partnership, visit www.ruralartsvt.org to make a donation before December 31, 2022.

Thank you to the Pleasants Fund Committee of the Greensboro United Church of Christ for making this project possible!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 11/29/2022

Giving Tuesday is here! Show your generous spirit by becoming a sustaining donor to support the Rural Arts Collaborative's mission year 'round! www.ruralartsvt.org/donate

This has been a year of great change at Rural Arts! Many long-standing staff retired, and many more teaching artists have been hired! Among the changing faces, you'll recognize the same enriching programming - Outdoor Adventures in the Craftsbury Woodlot, Summer Camp in Greensboro, creative technology in Spark, and Full Moon Pizza Nights in Craftsbury. We couldn't do all this without the generous support of donors like you. Thank you for giving today!

Arts in the NEK — Rural Arts Collaborative 11/28/2022

Arts in the NEK — Rural Arts Collaborative

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow, and with a donation to Rural Arts Collaborative you can support the many programs we offer to people who live, work, and play in Craftsbury, Greensboro, and Hardwick.

Through community workshops and events, we explore a wide variety of media to spark joy and connection. We hope to see you soon in a Creative Cafe or Craftsbury Greenspace event!

Arts in the NEK — Rural Arts Collaborative Thank you for your participation in Giving Tuesday this year to support arts, recreation, technology, and sustainability in our region this year! Become a sustaining donor to show your support year 'round!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 11/26/2022

Countdown to Giving Tuesday! We're celebrating your generosity with a story and picture from the past year to inspire you to become a sustaining donor on Tuesday, November 29.

Today's story is from Will Marlier, Spark member and owner of Soaring Hubris Games. “I was first drawn to Spark as a creative workspace that had the tools I needed to develop and prototype my mythology-inspired tabletop board game, Heroes’ Journey: Labyrinth. It didn’t take long for me to notice that I was surrounded by other passionate and creative professionals, one of whom has since signed onto the project as our Lead Illustrator. Working with Jackson Miller has taught me that Spark provides not just physical resources like computers, lasers, and printers, but also networking opportunities that can lead to meaningful collaboration.”

Check out our new Sustaining Donor option on our website at www.ruralartsvt.org
Thank you!

Summer Celebration and Fundraiser — Rural Arts Collaborative 07/29/2022

Summer Celebration and Fundraiser — Rural Arts Collaborative

We're super excited about the experiential gift baskets in our Silent Auction on August 4th. Have you bought your tickets yet?

Summer Celebration and Fundraiser — Rural Arts Collaborative Summer Celebration & Fundraising Dinner 12th Annual Summer Celebration Craftsbury CommonThursday, August 4 A celebration of creativity in the height of summer!PerformancesHorse-drawn carriage ridesRaffle & silent auctionTicketed fundraising dinner The Celebration Schedule - Free & Open to All!3:30 p...

07/26/2022

Sorry to say we've had to cancel the 'Growing on the Edge' event tomorrow due to illness. We hope we can do something similar sometime in the future!

07/09/2022

Pizza Party and Co****le Tournament Monday, July 11!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 06/16/2022

We had so much fun at our Greenspace pizza event this Tuesday! Thanks to everyone who came out to join the festivities and make it such a success! Looking forward to next month!!

06/06/2022

Thanks to everyone who came out to decorate planters and pot up new baby herbs at our creative cafe! We had a great time!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 06/01/2022

Here's to a great day at the Greenspace at our open house event and to the many fun things coming up there this summer! This place really is a community gem. If you've never been, go take a walk and check it out! 321 S. Craftsbury Rd in Craftsbury village.

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 05/20/2022

Our open house is going to be full of Yellow Tulip Fairies! The rain and sunshine this week woke up the Craftsbury Mental Health Resource Group Hope Gardens, and the Yellow Tulip Fairies along with them. The fairies will be at the Craftsbury Greenspace from 4:30-6:30 tonight, playing hide and seek in the woods. Come see if you can find one, and put it in your Hope Lantern to take home!

Bring a picnic to enjoy after your fairy hunt, and stay for lawn games. See you there!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 05/17/2022

Come one and all to the Open House at Craftsbury Greenspace Friday, May 20 4:30-6:30 pm! Check out our website for more details: www.ruralartsvt.org/open-house

04/27/2022

We're hiring! We're calling all artists, educators, and creative outdoor types to apply for teaching positions. The application deadline is May 9, so check it out soon!

www.ruralartsvt.org/call-to-artists

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 03/23/2022

What a fun final day for our Outdoor Adventurers program at the CA Woodlot last week! A big thank you to Reeve and Center for an Agricultural Economy for doing an amazing fire cookery project around the campfire for the closing activity of the series, and to Jordan for the great outdoor ed games the week before. It was a great final few weeks of the series! And thanks again to REACH Afterschool & Summer Programs for having us!

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 03/14/2022

We've been having so much fun with our WonderArts Outdoor Adventurers enrichment program with Craftsbury REACH! Wednesdays after school. Here at the CA Woodlot, students have been able to run, laugh, discover, and connect with their local woodlands. Here are some pics from the orienteering day--romping through the woods for clues to crack a code that led to the prize of s'mores around the campfire! Thanks Kim and Oliver, for their help making it such a fun day! And thanks to REACH Afterschool & Summer Programs for having us and making it all possible!

01/21/2022

Willey's Survey Box

It's a flash survey! Answer six questions before this Sunday and enter to win a gift certificate from shops and cafes in Craftsbury, Greensboro, or Hardwick. We want to hear from you!

Complete the survey online at www.WonderArtsVT.org/community-survey

...or head upstairs in Willey's Store Inc. in Greensboro, Craftsbury Public Library on Craftsbury Common, or stop by The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick and fill one out in person.

Photos from Rural Arts Collaborative's post 12/09/2021

Thank you amazing vendors and community members who made the Wintermarkt and WonderArts Holiday Market such a success!

And a big shout out to for hosting the event and putting so much into making it so spectacular. it was a great collaboration!

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WonderArts is dedicated to cultivating vibrancy in our communities through arts, recreation, technology and sustainability. Our programs provide a space for people of all ages to come together for community connection, lifelong learning, and access to resources.

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