"Of Land and Local" Art Exhibition

Of Land and Local Art Exhibition
Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 10 am - 5 pm daily (Opening Thursday, October 1 at 5PM)
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Coach Barn
Fee: Property admission - $8 adults; $6 senior; $5 children 3-17; free to children under 3, Shelburne Farms members, Burlington City Arts members, and Shelburne residents

Now in its third year, Of Land & Local is an annual multidisciplinary, statewide project designed to initiate a dialog about issues surrounding art and the environment. New this year is a partnership with Vermont State Parks, which has allowed artists to be in summer residencies in select parks, as well as at Shelburne Farms and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park.

Artists were in residence at these locations from late June through August, making new work that responded directly to their specific location.  Read weekly posts from each location by Project Curatorial Assistant Xian Chiang-Waren on the project blog. The work created in the parks, along with additional work from 14 other artists, will be exhibited at Shelburne Farms, October 1 - 18, 2015, and at The BCA Center on Church Street in Burlington, September 25 - November 14, 2015. Full details about the residencies and exhibitions can be found at www.oflandandlocalvt.org.

Exhibiting Artists:  

Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, Jeroen Jongeleen, Wendy Copp & Susan Raber Bray, Alyssa Oxley, Angelo Arnold, Elizabeth Nelson, Riki Moss, Lynn Sullivan, Rebecca Schwarz, and Lyal Michel.

Of Land and Local is presented by Burlington City Arts. For information and exhibit details: www.oflandandlocalvt.org
​This exhibition is sponsored by Seven Days and the Vermont Department of Tourism, and produced in conjunction with Vermont State Parks, Shelburne Farms and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Of Land and Local is part of Vermont Arts 2015, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. 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. Farrell Distributing, Harpoon Brewery, Fluid Bar Service and Bluebird Tavern are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.


“Lenses on the Land” Photography Exhibit

Same hours and dates as show  | East Hall, Coach Barn | included with property admission to show 

Enjoy a photography exhibit featuring juried work by participants in our long-time “Lenses on the Land” photography program at the Farm.

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 1 |  5-8 pm  | Coach Barn | FREE Cash bar and locally grown light hors d'oeuvres, prepared by the Inn at Shelburne Farms

Farm to Table Dinner

Friday, October 2  |  reception 5:30 pm; dinner 6:30 pm  |  Coach Barn  |  $100 members; $110 non-members  | Registration required. 

Connect with community during a family-style dinner at the Coach Barn during the Of Land and Local Art Exhibition.  Our Executive, Chef David Hugo, and his team will prepare contemporary American cuisine highlighting ingredients from our market garden, pastures, forests and cheesemaking room, and from farm partners across Vermont.  Meet some of the people behind the food, learn all it takes to bring food from farm to table, and discover how agriculture and education are helping the Farm build a more sustainable future.


Artists Talk

Saturday, October 3 |  3 pm  |  Coach Barn  | FREE | Registration encouraged but not required.

This artist talk will be an opportunity for exhibiting artists to share their experiences about their time in residence at Shelburne Farms and in the VT State Parks.  It will also give the audience a more in-depth understanding of the exhibited artwork. 

The discussion will be led by Assistant Curator, Ashley Jimenez, featuring artists Lynn Sullivan, Riki Moss, Susan Raber Bray, Wendy Copp, Rebecca Schwarz, Angelo Arnold and Liz Nelson.


Panel Discussion: The New Working Landscape: Renewable Energy and the Aesthetics of Vermont

Tuesday, October 13   |  6:30PM  |  FREE  | Registration required.
The last several years has seen a polarizing discussion among some Vermonters regarding our long commitment to our state's landscape because of different responses to particular, large-scale renewable-energy goals and projects.  Join us for a fresh conversation exploring ways artists might help forge a deeper, and potentially more constructive, level of conversation as our values of sustainability move us away from reliance on fossil fuels and change the aesthetics of the Vermont landscape.

Introductory remarks by Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont 
Moderated by DJ Hellerman, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Burlington City Arts 

Panelists: Nora Mitchell, Director Emerita of the Conservation Study Institute; Ryan Walsh, poet; Pamela Fraser, artist, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Vermont; Rick Smardon, MLA PhD SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Cosponsored by Renewable Energy Vermont & www.brightervermont.org


Lenses on the Land

Saturday, October 17  |  6:30am-6:30 pm  |  $75 members/$85 non-members  | Registration required 

Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you throughout the day both technically and creatively, so that you can get the most out of your camera.  We will start at 6:30am to capture the dawn and end around 6:15pm after sunset.  


Panel Discussion: “Natives, Slaves, Settlers and Visitors” - Stories of the Land

Sunday, October 18  |  2pm   |   FREE   |   Registration required

A multilayered panel and community conversation on stories of this place and its peoples that are often contradictory and incommensurate for different people living in Vermont.  This conversation is an invitation for community response to the installation “Natives, Slaves, Settlers and Visitors- Seen and Unseen” by Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees.  

Panelists: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, Tom Wessels, Matt Kolan, Carolyn Finney, University of Kentucky, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces”, Judy Dow, Abenaki basket maker
Cathy Stech and Jane Sadler, descendants of the Peters Family, Black farmers of Lincoln Hill in Hinesburg;  Moderator:  DJ Hellerman, Director of Exhibitions, Burlington City Arts


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