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Hubbard's close-ups on 'old-time Vermonters' on view at Folklife Center

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. A new exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters,” is a retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of north central Vermont.

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Folklife center hires new education director

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Mary Rizos is the newest staff member to join the dedicated crew at the Vermont Folklife Center. As Education Director, she leads the team in developing outreach to Vermont schools and organizes and conducts workshops in documentary work at the center’s Middlebury headquarters and around the state.

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Folklife Center to offer workshops in interviewing and storytelling

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — During October, the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) will offer two day-long workshops: The Art of the Interview workshop on Friday, Oct. 6, and Storytelling for Social Change on Friday, Oct. 13. Both workshops run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 88 Main St. in Middlebury.

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Bohjalian, Sharrow selected for Governor's Arts Award

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
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MONTPELIER — Two local folks will be among the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. These awards, selected by the Vermont Arts Council, are presented annually to recognize outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts. Awards are given to educators, artists, performers, advocates, administrators, volunteers, and scholars. In 2017, Vermonters will be recognized for their contributions in five categories.

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Folklife Center offers stipend for traditional music study and research

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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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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 |
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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 |
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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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