Of Land & Local Art Exhibition

Lake view by Sam Simon
Friday, October 6, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: Friday, October 6, Opening at 5PM; beginning Saturday, October 7, 10AM-5PM, Daily
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Coach Barn, Shelburne Farms
Fee: Property admission - $8 adults; $6 senior; $5 children 3-17; free to children under 3, Shelburne Farms members, Burlington City Arts members, & Shelburne residents

In Of Land and Local’s fifth installment, Burlington City Arts Center further explores the concept of watershed by connecting concentric circles of community ranging from the regional to international perspectives, and contextualizing local water issues within a global environment. Watershed themes will investigate ideas of place, conservation, commodification, and water’s cultural role within community. Select artists from previous Of Land & Local exhibitions will be invited to return and revisit the theme along with new artists from Vermont and the surrounding region.

As an ongoing partnership between the Farm and Burlington City Arts, Of Land & Local combines the missions of both organizations and supports artist led conversations about social, ethical, and political issues impacting the Vermont landscape, culminating in exhibitions at both locations.

Concurrent to Of Land & Local: Watershed, we’re pleased to present a photography exhibit featuring juried work by participants in our long-time “Lenses on the Land” program at the Farm.

Thank you to our exhibition and event sponsors Farrell Distributing, Have Your Cake Catering, and Fluid Bar Service. BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Concurrent Events on the Farm

Opening Reception | Friday, October 6 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Free | No registration required.

Unlawning America Talk with Artist Brian Collier | Wednesday, October 25 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Free | Registration required.

Admission to Shelburne Farms for the Of Land & Local: Watershed exhibition is FREE to:

  • BCA Members
  • Shelburne Farms Members
  • residents of Shelburne
  • visitors attending one of the free public events associated with Of Land & Local: Watershed at Shelburne Farms
  • visitors attending a gallery education program associated with the exhibition that is offered either by BCA or Shelburne Farms  
  • Of Land & Local: Watershed exhibiting artists
Visitors who fit the scenarios above can drive directly to the gatehouse then proceed to the Coach Barn. Otherwise, general admission rates apply.

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