Burlington College Alum Abbey Meaker Launches “Overnight Projects” at Burlington City Arts

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Jan 7, 2016 2:42:31 PM

With the sale of the orphanage being finalized last week, those who will miss the history of the great old building will be relieved to know that an artistic legacy born in its hallways will live on. Last August, artist and Burlington College alum Abbey Meaker curated An Order — an exhibit of short-lived installations located in the vacant rooms and hallways of St. Joseph's Orphanage, featuring a variety of local Vermont artists and co-sponsored by Burlington College and Burlington City Arts.
 
This year, Meaker and An Order artist Sarah O Donnell have come together to begin Overnight Projects, an exhibition program, “whose mission is to expand the contemporary art conversation in Vermont by inviting local, national, and international artists to create site-specific installations, performances, and related programming in abandoned, or transitional spaces.”
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Topics: Graphic Design, Alumni, Fine Arts, Film, Events

Burlington College Woodworking Alums Shine at the 2016 NICHE Awards

Posted by Robert C. Kirk, Creative Director

Jan 6, 2016 9:46:00 AM

Burlington College is always proud to hear about the successes and accomplishments of of our alumni, and most recently we were thrilled to have learned that two Burlington College alums have been selected as finalists in the 2016 NICHE Awards. Jesse Fox, a 2015 graduate of the B.F.A. in Woodworking and Fine Furniture-Making program, was selected for his piece The Dust Trap and Alicia Dietz, a 2013 graduate of the Advanced Fine Furniture-Making certificate program, was chosen for her piece Fallen Soldiers. Both artists were selected as finalists in the 'Student Wood' category.

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Topics: Woodworking, Alumni, Awards

Brian Heston '00 Receives Award for Upcoming Book

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

May 20, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Brian Heston '00 earned his BA in literature and creative writing.  Since attending Burlington College, Heston has received and MFA in fiction writing from George Mason University and an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers University. His poems have won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and his first full length manuscript, “If You Find Yourself,” was just awarded the Main Street Rag Book Prize.  It will be published in November 2014.

Below are two selections from "If You Find Yourself."

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Topics: Alumni

Photography Alum Discovers New Techniques

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Aug 6, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Roy Mercon attempted what no photographer had done before; his groundbreaking discoveries as a photography andfilm student at Burlington College have caused the recently graduated Alum to uncover mediums others have not yet begun to experiment with before in the photography industry.  Now what you may ask could this newfound technique be?  Well, in simple terms Mercon is known for his fearless act when combining high dynamic range photography with time lapse photography. 

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Topics: Photography, Alumni

Alumni Film Makers Have Skyrocketing Success

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Jul 9, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Imagine graduating from college and having famous figures in the directing industry swarming at the chance to hire you.  Well, for Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett, that dream became a reality.  The two beat the odds of post-graduation blues spent working at a local restaurant bussing tables.  Covino and Howlett took their education and hit the ground running with ideas for a film that would inspire people; “A Band Called Death” was born from this determination.

The Inspiration

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Topics: Alumni

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The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Masters degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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