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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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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Presentation at Folklife Center to explore daughter of slaves

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury presents “From Life in West Africa, to Enslavement in Virginia, to Freedom in Vermont: an African American Saga,” a multimedia presentation by Dr. Jane Beck, on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6-8 p.m.

This free event celebrates the publication of Beck’s book “Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga.” Refreshments and informal conversation with the author will be followed by her presentation, discussion and book signing.

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Exhibit of immigrant artists' work weaves cultures

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Alex Munteanu



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MIDDLEBURY — As rich cultural music from Somalia dances out of one room of the Vermont Folklife Center in downtown Middlebury, other rooms display colorful woven fabrics and crocheted lace draped from the ceiling by thin wires. In a corner, a Mac computer showing a Bosnian dance group performing captivates visiting guests.

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Scholar interprets 'Cinderella' fairy tales at Tuesday talk

Posted on December 16, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will hold its second annual Winter Fairy Tale Talk on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. University of Vermont Professor of Folklore and German Wolfgang Mieder returns to present a talk titled, “The Modern Survival of Cinderella.” ?

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