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Channeling the Upper Valley

5 S. Main Street, 1st floor, White River Junction, VT 05001

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April 19, 2023

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@ the JAM space & Briggs Opera House

APRIL is "Live on Earth" month at JAM

Media Arts Installation @JAM

Matter Matters

By Jodie Mack

Free & open to the public at JAM

Weekdays 9AM-5PM

Now through April 28


Animators are gardeners. The very definition of animation illuminates the medium’s capacity to bring things to life. These films use plants and other natural materials to center the animation as

a site through which to consider grief, constant change, and transformation: a site that resists taxonomical classification and the rigidity of natural history in favor of illuminating the ineffable. LEARN MORE.

Community Double-Header Event @JAM

StoryJAM and Heart & Home community art


Free & open to the public

Friday, April 21



Join bi-monthly storytelling circle StoryJAM from 6-7:30PM to share your unrehearsed personal story on the theme "Unbelievable!" Then stick around for a community art paint-&-sip 7:30-9PM pondering: What does “home” mean to you? When we say, “we need to build more housing,” what should that look like? presented in partnership with Homes for Hartford and the Fair Housing Project.


Broadcasting now @ JAM Upper Valley Channel on Comcast 1075/VTel 169 & 1169

Broadcasting now @ JAM Government Channel on Comcast 1085/VTel 170 & 1170

Streaming @, JAM On-Demand, YouTube

What's for dessert?

Sweet Deal. Lava cakes! Cobblers! Brownies! Caramel peanut popcorn bars! What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People author Claire Saffitz, a former Bon Appetit editor, spoke in Norwich thanks to the Norwich Bookstore. The Paris-trained chef found writing the book "fun and liberating...I felt defiant by featuring ingredients that are not sexy—but are delicious."

Produced by Jordyn Fitch for JAM with the Norwich Bookstore.

Dancing For Ruth

COVID got local choreographer Peggy Brightman and filmmaker Carla Kimball moving. The result? Our Voices, Bodies Rising, a tribute to women's journey beyond suffrage dedicated to Justice Ginsburg. Actors and dancers filmed themselves moving in response to works by 13 local poets. For a behind the scenes look, see The Making of a Pandemic Dance Film.

Psychedelic therapy in VT?

The U.S. is in a "profound renaissance" in the use of mind-altering drugs for therapeutic purposes, says Dr. Rick Barnett, co-founder of the the Psychedelic Society of VT. "Psilocybin is on track toward medicalization. It will be FDA approved in 2025-2027. There's enough evidence to show it is safe and effective," says the Burlington psychologist.

Graduate Organized Laborers of Dartmouth Walkout || April 11, 2023

Graduate Organized Laborers of Dartmouth Walkout || April 11, 2023

GOLD-UE organized a walkout on the green in support of grad workers that Dartmouth attempted to disenfranchise from their union. Recorded by Jordyn Fitch for JAM.

Local Government and School Boards on JAM

Find local government and school meetings for Hartford, Norwich, and Hartland, VT; Hanover, NH and Lebanon, NH (SAU88 only).  Pictured: Hartland Selectboard 04/17/23

Local Spirituality, Wellness and Religious Services

Search for yoga, meditation, and religious services shared by local organizations at JAM On-Demand. Pictured: United Methodist Church White River Junction Easter Service 4/9/23


@JAM Podcasts

Going the Dismas

NEW Episode 17: Former Hartford Dismas House Resident, Dale Jr., is given voice with Samantha and Chico of Junction Arts & Media – the Upper Valley non-profit that can be credited with giving so many a voice and producing podcasts such as “Going the Dismas”!

Listen @JAM Podcasts

More help for your book shelf!

NEW Episode 35: Kirsten asks, "My dilemma: Making time to read fiction as my thirst for knowledge/ evidence increases with age." The booksellers first challenged her assumptions, then came up with a pretty good list including books by Adrienne Brodeur, Jenny Odell, Ottessa Moshfegh, Lydia Millet and Rumaan Alam.

Listen @JAM Podcasts


@the JAM space

Spring FILM CLUB starts today!

It’s an after-school film club! Join us in the JAM space every Wednesday and connect with other young filmmakers. Learn what goes into making a movie, then put it to use making your own.

  • Wednesdays April 19-June 7
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Tuition assistance or waiver available

Made possible with support from Adimab, LLC and the Laurance and Mary Rockefeller Fund.

Learn more and sign up!


JAM Camp

What's your kid's media JAM? Whether it’s a TV show, film, podcasting, music video, animation, or yet to be discovered, JAM summer camps give you media tools and a crew of friends to help you create. Sign up now while spots are still available!

  • Beginner Video (FULL) 6/26-6/30
  • Advanced Animation 7/5-7/7
  • Radio Stories with Vermont Public's Lexi Krupp 7/10-7/14
  • Music Video Production with Tuck's Rock Dojo 7/17-7/21
  • Beginner Animation 7/17-7/21
  • Two-Week High School Film Intensive with Chico Eastridge 7/24-8/4
Register Here!

Reserve the Briggs Opera House for your next show

The Briggs Opera House welcomes community arts groups of every kind to present performances in the historic theater in downtown White River Junction, VT. JAM has partnered with the Briggs to manage rental reservations, with optional technical/media production services when available. Learn more!

Learn more!

From around the region...

JAM (CATV) partners with the Vermont Access Network (VAN) for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

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JAM – Junction Arts & Media supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.

JAM – Junction Arts & Media

5 S. Main Street, 1st Floor (in the Newberry Market)

White River Junction, VT 05001

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