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VFC Exhibits :: Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine

Our new exhibit, Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine will open on October 9, 2015. The exhibit will run through January 9, 2016.

Portrait of a Forest: Men and Machine features 70 photographs in a exhibit that brings together contemporary images by Weybridge photojournalist, George Bellerose along side historical photographs and commentary by the logging and forest products community.

“Unlike Vermonters of the past, many of us no longer have a direct connection to the working landscape. We see logging trucks and the occasional roadside log collection, but rarely do we have contact with loggers or fully understand their importance to the state,” Bellerose said of the origin of his project.

“My hope is that this documentation will help everyone better understand the challenges facing the industry today and appreciate its role in preserving a healthy forest,” Bellerose added.

Coverage ranges from solo loggers with a chain saw to multi-machine chipping operations, from backyard sawmills to state-of-the-art flooring mills.

The exhibit and projected book are companion pieces to an earlier Bellerose and Vermont Folklife Center project, Forty-Six Years of Pretty Straight Going: The Life of a Family Dairy Farm.

Please join us for the exhibit opening reception and artist talk on October 9 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

For additional details, please contact us at (802) 388-4964.


VFC Exhibits :: The PhotoVoice Project

PhotoVoice Exhibit

In partnership with Project VISION, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, and Expressions by Donna, the Vermont Folklife Center presents the PhotoVoice Project—an exhibit featuring 90 photos by 9 residents that chronicle life in a troubled but also treasured neighborhood in the downtown area of Rutland, Vermont.

This collaborative and artistic exploration empowered residents while informing policy decisions that directly affect the future of the neighborhood.

The PhotoVoice Project exhibit will be on display at the Vermont Folklife Center’s Vision and Voice Gallery from August 14, 2015 through October 3, 2015.

We thank our Vision and Voice sponsors, Main Street Landing, the Vermont Community Foundation, Northfield Savings Bank and the Blittersdorf Foundation for making this, and our other, exhibits possible.




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