A public reception and gallery talk for Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport, with complimentary locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served.
This workshop is tailored to the needs of non-profit and community organizations.
Your participants, donors and volunteers serve as your nonprofit’s most important ambassadors; each one has a compelling story to tell that highlights your organization’s value.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. It can also be a catalyst 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.
Join Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Farms for a deep dive into tools and techniques for digital storytelling to engage students and communities in sustainability.
Do you have an interview project in mind but don’t quite know where to begin or how to proceed? The Vermont Folklife Center is hosting a day-long workshop, Oral History: An Introduction, that can help you move your project forward. Join us on Friday, April 20, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.
The near-ubiquitous smartphone has so simplified the acts of taking photographs and shooting video that many of us carry the power of a documentary filmmaker literally in our pockets. How can we best use the technology we already have at our fingertips to film and produce our own documentaries?
Intended for students, community members, staff members of non-profit cultural, community and social-service agencies, as well as professional researchers interested in learning more about audio recording options, this class will provide a basic introduction to the use of contemporary digital audio recording equipment in the context of ethnographic and oral history interviews.
After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in Pawlet, Vermont and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.
Staged as a part of the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium, Green Mountain Pulp is an exhibit featuring Vermont cartoonists, comics set in Vermont, and the work of our three Pulp Culture keynote presenters: Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco and Art Spiegelman. On display at the Bailey/Howe Library at UVM through March 11.
Family Traits: Art, Humor, Living explores the creative world of Stanley Lyndes—examining how a family builds identity and makes meaning through the celebration of its quirky characters and the peculiarities of everyday life. ON DISPLAY: Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, VT, through January 26, 2018
We are very excited to announce two new initiatives to support and promote Franco-American heritage in Vermont.
Looking for some suggestions for last minute holiday gifts? Two of our staff members, Andy and Mary, pulled together a quick list of some of their favorites - old and new - that might just suit your needs.
We are excited to announce a new Vermont Folklife Center Initiative! “New American Voices” is a community-based, youth-focused storytelling initiative beginning this year. The goal of New American Voices is to provide more opportunities for New American youth in Vermont to feel heard, visible, and valued. The project will address needs of refugee youth in Vermont (ages 12-24) by providing resources, training, and support for exploring their experiences through digital media.
On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 Kathleen and Andy brought the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program on the road to the Champlain Mini Maker Faire at Shelburne Farms.
Vision & Voice Gallery Program director, Ned Castle, joins Len Rowell for a conversation about storytelling in the context of the Vermont Folklife Center's exhibition program.
It's sugaring time! Megan and Dan MacArthur bring us a classic Vermont song of the season, Maple Sweet - recorded at the MacArthur House by artist-in-residence, Matthew Shelley.
Ethnographer, filmmaker and photographer Myles Jewell joined the staff of the VFC's Education program in 2015 where he took on the role of Education Outreach and Media Instructor. Myles's experience as a videographer and educator quickly put him at the center or our work in schools.
In the 2016-2017 school year to date, the Vermont Folklife Center’s Discovering Community program has worked with 600 students in 13 schools around the state. The projects we’ve been part of have ranged from spoken-word performance about Hurricane Irene, to the documentation of a mock election, to stop-motion videos and community documentaries.
A donation of 19th century diaries from the Flint family of Braintree, VT adds depth to field recordings that are already part of our archives.
The Vermont Folklife Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with Vermont Public Radio, which will feature monthly four-minute stories produced by the Center for broadcast on VPR’s daily news program, Vermont Edition.
Through time spent with people learning about their experiences, on the border, and across the country in barbershops, bookstores, laundromats, and at jobs at newspapers and farms and schools, I have been constantly reminded that we all have a story to tell and that we form connections wherever we are, whatever our differences, and that seeking and sharing our stories helps us understand and build relationships and community.
The theme for this year's annual Gingerbread House Exhibit and Competition is A Christmas Carol: Revisiting the English Tradition of Ghost Stories During the Holidays. Some of you have no doubt been wondering: what the heck do ghost stories have to do with the winter holidays?
Photos by Macaulay Lerman from Boardman Hill Farm in West Rutland, VT.
River Walk with Chris Triebert is a 9 minute meditative film documenting Triebert's creative process and exploring the Rock River, which inspired the creation of the GEOMORPH exhibit.
SIX HOURS INTO ONE MINUTE: Watch artist Chris Triebert as she installs the signature piece of her current exhibition at the Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Gallery—GEOMORPH / Things Change and They Change Again.
Tom Boucher, co-founder of renewable energy entities Sustainable-AG Services Co., Green Mountain Energy, and NativeEnergy, Inc., describes how Native Energy helped Greensburg, Kansas, rebuild as the greenest town in the U.S.
Visit Peoples Academy in Morrisville, VT as a part of our “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” series -films to explore, spark dialogue, and further understanding about the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
Visit Champlain Valley Union HS in Hinesburg, VT as a part of our “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” series -films to explore, spark dialogue, and further understanding about the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
Visit Harwood Union HS in Duxbury, VT as a part of our “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” series -films to explore, spark dialogue, and further understanding about the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
Visit Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans as a part of our “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” series -films to explore, spark dialogue, and further understanding about the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
Film trailer for “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” a compendium of films to explore, spark dialogue, and further understanding about the implementation of proficiency-based learning.
The Growing Food, Growing Farmers audio series focuses on agricultural activity - and agricultural revival - in Rutland County from the perspectives of the farmers themselves.