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VFC Exhibits :: The PhotoVoice Project

PhotoVoice Exhibit

In partnership with Project VISION, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and Expressions by Donna, the Vermont Folklife Center presents the PhotoVoice Projectóan exhibit featuring 90 photos by 9 residents that chronicle life in a troubled but also treasured neighborhood in the downtown area of Rutland, Vermont.

This collaborative and artistic exploration empowered residents while informing policy decisions that directly affect the future of the neighborhood.

The PhotoVoice Project exhibit will be on display at the Vermont Folklife Centerís Vision and Voice Gallery from August 14, 2015 through October 3, 2015.

We thank our Vision and Voice sponsors, Main Street Landing, the Vermont Community Foundation, Northfield Savings Bank and the Blittersdorf Foundation for making this, and our other, exhibits possible.


VFC Events: Vermont Heritage Brew Festival

Vermont Heritage Brew Festival, September 5, 2015.

Join us Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Shelburne Museum for the first Vermont Heritage Brew Festival!

The Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Museum have partnered to present a unique beer and cider festival rooted in Vermont's long traditions of brewing and cider making.

Featuring tasting by more than 12 Vermont beer, cider and mead makers as well as local food vendors and traditional musicians.

Tickets are $35 for Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Museum Members. General admission is $55—use code 2015BrewFest for $10 off General Admission!

Purchase tickets today: Vermont Heritage Brew Festival.

More information on Vermont Heritage Brew Festival is availabe here :: link


VFC News: Welcome Kathleen!

Bill Schubart and Rosie Schaap read at the Vermont Folklife Cneter February 20, 2015.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kathleen Haughey as our new Director of Education.

Kathleen has a diverse background in education, ethnomusicology, collaborative ethnography, and public humanities administration. As a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at Brown University, Kathleen co-led an audio and video documentary project with MbyŠ-Guarani musicians in southern Brazil. This project focused on the importance of negotiation and collaboration in small, community-based ethnographic projects. She wrote her masters thesis on how this type of work can foster place based learning and cross-cultural dialogue.

Kathleen also has years of experience as an educator, having taught in both K-12 and higher education settings. She has additional years of experience teaching early childhood music and cello in private music studios. Kathleen received a BA in Hispanic Studies and a BM in Cello Performance from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, and a MA in Ethnomusicology at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Kathleen believes strongly in the potential for collaborative projects between students and their surrounding communities to effect social change. Specifically, she is committed to educational approaches that engage students in their hometowns and ecologies through ethnographic fieldwork, which strengthen community and individual identities while also solving concrete problems. Kathleen looks forward to combining her expertise in ethnography and documentation with her commitment to place based learning as the Director of Education at the VFC. Kathleen starts officially on June 15, 2015. We are thrilled she is joining the team!




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