I AM . . . is a multimedia exhibition that explores what it means to be a Vermont artist. The show culminates the first year of the I am a Vermont Artist e-newsletter series, which documents how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age.
Curated by Shanta Lee Gander and the Vermont Arts Council's communications director Kira Bacon, I AM . . . features the work of more than twenty artists and will include two-dimensional art as well as music and sound, spoken word, poetry, dance, and movement within a digital compilation. Prior to the opening reception, a panel discussion, moderated by Shanta Lee Gander and featuring several of the artists included in the exhibition, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. The I AM... exhibit will open Friday, November 8, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and will run through December 20.