AIAVT Announces Carol Miklos Community Outreach Grant Recipient

(L to R) Rayna Daly, Cheryl Summa, Brooke Isabelle, and Rapharlla Brice at the Heart Song LLC Studio at The Railyard Apothecary. Photo Credit: Isora Lithgow Creative
Lauren Larken Scuderi visits the Moran Plant Frame

AIA Vermont is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Carol Miklos Community Outreach grant is Lauren Larken Scuderi, owner of HeartSong Aerial Healing Arts. The grant funding will help facilitate an aerial arts program at the Moran FRAME on the Burlington waterfront, in which visitors to the FRAME can experience using aerial hammocks.

Scuderi describes their overarching goal, which was set forth by Friends of The FRAME and the Burlington Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO): “to help transform the Moran Plant from an abandoned coal power plant into a vibrant and inclusive outdoor public space that empowers imagination, with opportunities for multi-disciplinary artists to bring a creative vision to life within the literal framework of the former power plant’s steel structure. With the help of our partners at CEDO, Friends of The FRAME, The Parks Foundation, Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, and Burlington City Arts the FRAME will amplify and support local artists through programming that serves both residents and visitors of Burlington. This installation will afford an entirely unique experience of the Burlington waterfront’s most iconic structure and make aerial healing arts accessible to anyone who would like to participate.”

Scuderi has been involved with circus arts and immersive public art over the past 20 years. HeartSong LLC Aerial Healing Arts Studio was founded last year at the Railyard Apothecary in Burlington.  

AIA Vermont's Scholarship and Awards Committee members were impressed with this project's vision. They appreciated the ways in which it aligns with the grant's intention of fostering engagement with architecture and design in Vermont's communities.  

During 2022-2023 there will be a series of POP-up public events which incorporate aerial arts-to be notified please join the Heart Song LLC mailing list by clicking here.