Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability efforts, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices.
Storytelling, oral history, and ethnography can be powerful tools for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. They can also be catalysts for activism and social change. In this workshop we will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies.
19th ANNUAL CALAIS CONCERT
" Songs of Salty Seas, Romance & Revolution"
FEATURING ANNA and ELIZABETH
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 at 4:00pm
The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds — between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia -- between deep study of mountain ballads with old masters and explorations into the avant garde — between music, performance, and visual art.
Six years deep into their work together, they have spent the past year visiting traditional music archives in their home states of Vermont and Virginia, working that raw material at residencies, and are in the midst of a new cycle of work together, including a third studio album; a multimedia stage show incorporating movement, illustration, storytelling and music; a pair of dance films; and a series of quilted illustrations called “crankies."
Singer Deb Flanders, multi-instrumentalist folk musician Pete Sutherland, fiddler Oliver Scanlon, cellist John Dunlop and violinist Laura Markowitz will join them in a memorable afternoon of music making.
Concert held at the Old West Church in Calais, VT. General Admission at the door: $15- a portion of the proceeds benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.
Details: 802-233-1015 or visit Deb's website!
Registration is now open for our 2017 Discovering Community Summer Institute for educators, which will be held June 26-29. Get more information or register.
Media-making can be a powerful tool for exploring subject-area content, for student self-expression and engagement, and for relationship-building within the community. Additionally, collaborative community-based media projects have students practice the interpersonal and technical skills that will continue to be relevant to their lives and work in the future.
The Education for Sustainability Winter Immersion focuses the intersection of education for sustainability (EFS) and ethnography; exploring ways to engage students in meaningful learning that results in improved quality of life in communities.
Join us for an exhibit reception and film screening in conjunction with the exhibition, Amazing GRACE. The program will include remarks from members of the GRACE organization—as well as a screening of the short 1988 documentary film, Roland Rochette: A Retrospective, which profiles one of the exhibit artists.
The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, VT, will host an opening for “Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine,” on November 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., 158 Main Street, Newport.
Amazing GRACE celebrates the works of more than twenty-five current and past artists supported through the Grass Roots Art and Community Effort’s (GRACE) hundreds of annual workshops in nursing homes, adult day centers, mental health agencies, and on-site at GRACE’s Old Firehouse facility in Hardwick, Vermont.
A thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders.
Join us for a gallery reception and artist talk with Chris Triebert on October 6th from 5:30-7PM at the Center – in conjunction with Triebert’s exhibition GEOMORPH / Things Change and They Change Again.
A series of photographs of found objects, by artist Chris Triebert, that were inspired by the dramatic effects of Tropical Storm Irene on the Vermont landscape.
Instructor: Andy Kolovos