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.
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.
On April 28 from 5pm-7pm join us for a reception to celebrate Family Traits: Art, Humor, and Everyday Life.
Vermont Folklife Center Non-Fiction Comics Mini Fest!
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.
Join Master Rug Braider, Delsie Hoyt for a day-long class on the fundamentals of rug braiding.
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.
Ten visiting braiders from Pennsylvania's Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild will contribute to the exhibit theme Re-Imagine the Braided Rug by bringing a few of their own unusual rugs for a "Show and Tell".
Join us February 4, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm the Vermont Folklife Center for an opening reception to celebrate our exhibit, “Re-imagine the Braided Rug,” featuring the work of West Fairlee rug braider Delsie Hoyt.
It's time for our 18th annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit! This year’s theme is A Christmas Carol: Revisiting the English Tradition of Ghost Stories During the Holidays.
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