Four artist teams will present preliminary design concepts for an Art in State Buildings project

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The public is invited to attend a presentation by four artist/artist teams of preliminary concepts for a work of public art to be installed at the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Lab in Randolph Center. The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. in Judd Hall at Vermont Technical College. During the meeting, the artists will present images, drawings, plans, or models as available.The project is part of the Vermont Art in State Buildings Program administered by the Vermont Arts Council in partnership with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services.The four finalists are:Dan Snow, DummerstonOliver Schemm, Saxtons RiverHeather Ritchie/Ryan Mays, BarreJim Sardonis, RandolphThe finalists were chosen from a pool of 21 applicants. Following the public presentation, the Project Review Committee — made up of building employees, community members, and visual arts experts — will meet to determine which artist/team will be selected to create the final work.Those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP.  Judd Hall is physically accessible for visitors who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids and those who prefer not to use stairs. To RSVP or to ask questions regarding accessibility contact Michele Bailey by sending an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail) or by calling 802.828.3294. Voice and relay calls are welcome.The Art in State Buildings Program is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Funded by the Art in State Buildings Act, the program allows up to two capital construction projects be selected each year. For more information on the Art in State Buildings program or other public art projects, visit http://www.vermontartscouncil.org/grants-and-services/artists/art-in-state-buildings(link is external).The Vermont Arts Council envisions a state where everyone has access to the arts and creativity in their life, education, and community. Through its programs and services, the Council strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to maximize opportunities for everyone to experience the arts. Since 1965, the Council has been the state’s primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. www.vermontartscouncil.org(link is external).Source: Vermont Arts Council July 3, 2018last_img read more

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Women defeat Iowa State

first_imgWomen defeat Iowa StateMinnesota won all but one of the 16 events Friday at the Aquatic Center.Ichigo TakikawaKierra Smith swims the 100-yard butterfly event against Iowa State on Friday at the University Aquatic Center. Smith set meet records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. (Ichigo Takikawa) Nickalas TabbertOctober 15, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s swimming and diving team defeated Iowa State 144-140 in its first home meet of the season Friday at the University Aquatic Center.The defending Big Ten champion women won all but one of the 16 events, but they still only edged the Cyclones by four.“It was a nice meet for our home opener,” women’s head coach Terry Nieszner said. “I think, overall, we raced really well.”Nieszner said she was pleased with how freshmen Lauren Votava and Kierra Smith competed. Votava set a meet record by winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.85, while Smith set records in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley with times of 1:02.77 and 2:04.48, respectively.The Gophers set meet records in 10 different events, beginning with the 200 medley relay. Junior Tess Behrens, senior Haley Spencer, junior Erin Caflisch and sophomore Tori Simenec finished the relay in 1:44.33.Sophomore Jessica Plant won both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke in record fashion. Her time of 2:01.71 in the 200 backstroke bested the previous record by nearly two seconds.In the 200 butterfly, Simenec set a meet record with her time of 2:02.03. She followed that with a record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.64.The women ended their night in the pool with a record-setting win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Freshman Marina Spadoni, Behrens, sophomore Blake Zeiger and Plant finished the relay in 3:28.30. Head men’s and women’s coach Kelly Kremer said he was pleased with how both teams competed Friday. Though the men were competing against one another, he said he thought they competed better than they did a week ago at Michigan.Smith said her success Friday gives her confidence in the training the team has been doing.“It just feels like the work is paying off,” she said.Smith also said having times to compare from last week at Michigan allowed her to feel more comfortable at Friday’s dual meet.Junior diver Maggie Keefer won both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions with scores of 289.72 and 302.25, respectively. She said she was pleased with her consistency but said lifting weights in practice this week had an effect on her and her teammates.“We’re just so sore,” she said. “But you know, just pushing through it, it’s part of the season.”Nieszner said the team will go back to hard conditioning in practice and focus on its meet next Saturday at Kansas.Both the men and women will compete Oct. 26 at home against Wisconsin.last_img read more

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What I Learned About Dogs and Love While Crossing the Country With My Lab

first_imgAlthough I adore dogs, I’m surprised when I hear people equate their love for their pets with their love for their kids. Did Cary actu­ally mean to say there’s no differencebetween the depth of love she feels for her daughters and the affection she has for her dog? If so, was that a sign of some advanced and egalitarian perspective on the value of dif­ferent species? Or was it a sign of insanity? Whatever the case, did Cary really want her daughters to see that in print?Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media > “Poor dog,” Cary said. “If someone stabbed my dog, that would be like someone stabbing my child. To me, my pets are like my children. I love them the same.” Slate:Casey and I stopped in Sarasota, Florida, to meet Cary, a woman who’d read about my journey and suggested that I come meet her black Lab, Pepe. I told her and her husband, Mike, about Piper, a dog I was going to meet that afternoon in Tampa. Piper had bitten a home intruder two years prior, only to have the robber stab her with a crowbar.last_img read more

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Tipperary Ladies Football team named

first_imgThe Tipperary Ladies football team to face Clare in the Munster Intermediate Football final have been named.Tipperary were relegated to Intermediate level last year but are expected to top the table this year.Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson has the details. Photo © @LadiesFootballlast_img

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