Art opening: “The Sum is Greater”
Thursday, Jan. 29
5-8 p.m.
51 Main St. (Route 30), downtown Middlebury
Free and open to the public

On Thursday, January 29, 51 Main in downtown Middlebury will host an art exhibition entitled “The Sum is Greater,” featuring the artwork of students enrolled in the winter term course “Invoking the Third Mind: Conversations & Collaborations Between Artists,” co-taught by Louisa Conrad & Lucas Farrell. The title of the course pays tribute to William Burroughs, who argued that through the process of collaboration an anonymous, disembodied, and superior “third mind” is created. Students have researched and discussed a history of direct influence, pursued their own collaborative projects, and embraced the notion that art can emerge from dialogue, transcend the limits of an individual’s imagination, and have a social component.

The opening reception, which will run from 5-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. For more information about the course visit or contact Lucas Farrell at 802-233-3811.