Featuring rotating exhibits by Vermont artists, the Council's gallery is located in the corridor and conference room of the offices at 136 State Street in Montpelier. The space is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. with the corridor available every day. The conference room is closed Tuesdays until noon, and at other times when the room is occupied.
New American Artists: Celebrating Tradition and Culture
July 10-August 31, 2018
5 to 7 p.m. in the Council’s Spotlight Gallery | 136 State Street, Montpelier
This exhibit, presented in partnership with the Vermont Folklife Center (VCF), is a tribute to the work of Gregory Sharrow. Greg established the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program during his 30-year tenure at VCF. The program ensures the cultural retention of Vermont’s traditional arts — including those of new Americans — by providing support to master artists working with apprentices in their communities.
Vivid and personal photographs by Ned Castle, Jeff Woodward, and Kathleen Haughey highlight the work of seven cultural groups participating in or involved with the Apprenticeship Program. From a Burundian choral and dance group to a Burmese weaver, each set of photos and accompanying text expresses the artists’ devotion to preserving and sharing these art forms.
Vermont Folklife Center Executive Director Kathleen Haughey said of her colleague: “Greg saw the opportunity to embrace the artistic traditions of new Americans through the Apprenticeship Program. He recognized that by practicing and sharing their cultures, new Americans could preserve their cultures and enrich the creative fabric of Vermont.”
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