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Flanders Award offering stipends to traditional Vermont musicans

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center  has announced the creation of the Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music.

Created by Vermont musician, Deb Flanders to honor the work of her great aunt, Helen Hartness Flanders, the Flanders Award for Traditional Vermont Music provides a stipend to a Vermont musician aged 15-29 to support the perpetuation and performance of the traditional Yankee and Franco-American musical repertoire of the state.

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Vt. Folklife Center begins its next chapter; new leader seeks greater outreach

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Kathleen Haughey, an accomplished cellist, has always seen music as an avenue through to gain a better understanding of people, their cultures and traditions. She successfully put that to the test as a student while honing her musical skills in South America and beyond.

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Historical Society marks annual meeting with potluck and talk on Vermont's farm legacy

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2017 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept 17, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall. Featured will be a program by Gregory Sharrow on “A Sense of Place: Vermont’s Farm Legacy.” Sharrow, co-executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center, will explore the fabric of farm culture that has strongly influenced the identity of Vermonters, and probes its relationship to the world of Vermont today. His talk is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

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Vermont Folklife Center offering apprenticeships

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center announces the continuation of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program for its 24th year. Initiated to support Vermont’s living cultural heritage, the program provides stipends of up to $2,000 as honoraria and to cover such expenses as materials and travel. Under the auspices of the program, traditional arts such as blacksmithing, Abenaki basket making, Franco American singing, and Bhutanese Nepali folk dancing have received support.

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Vt. Folklife Center will host storytelling workshop this Friday

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) will host a day-long workshop on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Storytelling for Social Change” will introduce attendees to collaborative documentary and storytelling skills, interviewing skills, and the design and planning of project ideas. The workshop will be held at the VFC headquarters in Middlebury, at 88 Main St.

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Super-large photos, audio interviews on exhibit

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — To celebrate the opening of their new exhibit, the Vermont Folklife Center will host a public reception and gallery talk on Thursday, May 25, from 4-7 p.m. “The Dames” is an exhibition of large format color portraits paired with audio interview recordings, featuring members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the state of Vermont.

Complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including an assortment of “tea sandwiches,” craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served. The gallery talk will commence at 5:45 p.m.

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Ethiopian street artist to share his work with students

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Willowell Foundation, in conjunction with the Vermont Folklife Center and Castleton University will be hosting internationally acclaimed street artist Behulum Mengistu through June. In addition to his work as a fine artist, Behulum serves as Managing Director of The One Love Theater, a troupe devoted to educating the community and creating dialogue around important issues like gender equality and HIV/AIDS education.

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Braided rug exhibit weaves history into art at Vt. Folklife Center

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A new exhibit is on display at the Vermont Folklife Center. “Re-imagine the Braided Rug,” featuring the work of West Fairlee rug braider Delsie Hoyt, went up on Feb. 4 and will be up through April 29.

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'Family Traits' exhibit shows the art and humor in everyday life

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center welcomes the exhibit “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life” — celebrating familial culture through the artwork of Stanley Lyndes. The exhibit opened at the end of January and will be on display through May 15 at the Vermont Folklife Center’s Vision and Voice Gallery in Middlebury.

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Painting and poetry shed light on forest work

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Lincoln artist Kathleen Kolb has been painting enchantingly radiant, realistic scenes of local forestry for two decades. Three summers ago, when Kolb shared her work with Vermont poet Verandah Porche, her longtime friend and former colleague at the Governor’s Institute on the Arts, the writer suggested they collaborate. So Porche spent last spring conversing and writing verses with foresters featured in Kolb’s paintings, complementing their visual depiction with words.

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