Middlebury

Middlebury students and Folklife Center explore Vermont farm stories

November 30, 2009


Event Calendar Listing

December 7, 2009, 4-6 p.m.
Opening reception for new exhibition: "Farming in Vermont - Past, Present, and Future"

Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury
Admission: FREE; donations accepted

December 7, 2009, 4-6 p.m.
Opening reception for new exhibition: "Farming in Vermont - Past, Present, and Future"
Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury
Admission: FREE; donations accepted

Beginning on December 7, 45 Middlebury College students will offer their creative narratives of Vermont farm stories through an exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center. This exhibition will showcase the work of students enrolled in Professor John Elder's "Farm Stories" course this fall, in which students delved into the literature of farming and attended a series of visits and interviews with 11 farms in the region.

The exhibit, which features photography, audio and text, will present both the rich histories and accomplishments of the featured farms as well as realistic outlooks held by these farmers as they face future challenges. Students have explored the intricacies of farming in Vermont and the hope is that this exhibition will resonate with the farmers who have helped to shape the exhibit, and enrich the ongoing public debate about the future of agriculture in Vermont.

The opening reception will take place in the Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Workspace and Gallery on Monday December 7 from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public; donations to support the VFC's mission and programs accepted.

For further information contact: Bob Hooker, 802.388.4964, info@vermontfolklifecenter.org or visit www.vermontfolklifecenter.org.