Arts Calendar: Photography
Rock n’ roll stars are paired with island photographs from Peter Cunningham’s life on Grand Manan Island in the Canadian Bay of Fundy. “Everywhere we turn, life we’ve known is disappearing before our eyes,” Cunningham said. “Whether it’s trust, values, common sense, or simply home grown vegetables, we feel familiar worlds slipping away.” In time, this island and these big stars will fade away, but Peter Cunningham’s powerful photographs have captured their beauty and glory for all time.
Peter Cunningham's work has been exhibited in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Berlin. He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the U.S. and China, and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and Time.” Cunningham’s teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, improvisational dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.
White River Gallery @ BALE, South Royalton
Stop by In-Sight Photography Project for the opening night of our Student Annual Exhibition during Brattleboro Gallery Walk. Art will be displayed all month in the tiny gallery. Come support our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 participants and all of the great work they have been creating!
6/7/19 5:30pm - 6/29/19 5:00pm
183 Main Street, Ste. 3, Brattleboro
Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture
Photographs by Federico Pardo / Interviews Vermont Folklife Center
On display through Summer 2019
Ice Shanties is an exhibition about the structures, people and culture of ice fishing seen through the lens of Vermont-based Colombian photographer Federico Pardo. Pardo’s large format color photographs of ice shanties at “The Meadows” in Brattleboro, Vermont are paired with audio reflections from the shanty owners drawn from interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.
While Pardo’s shanty portraits provide a window into the material culture of ice fishing, the shanty owner interviews are an opportunity to engage with the human side—the personal, familial and recreational culture—of this winter activity.
For more information visit: https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/exhibits-feed/iceshanties
Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury
West Branch Gallery is proud to present the emotive, nostalgic pigment prints of Jim Westphalen.
One can visit the same scene many times and feel different emotions each time. Why? Jim captures the fleeting light play which changes hourly, daily, seasonally, and brings us personally into the landscape and deep into our memories.
The images in this body of work were very deliberately planned and created with a particular type of light in mind, thus telling a very particular story within each image.
Inspired by painters Andrew Wyeth, A. Hale Johnson and Edward Hopper, Westphalen creates imagery in which weather, light and composition come together with a painter’s eye. These transportive images take us to a place of escape, renewing an appreciation for this beautiful land that we call Vermont.
6/1/19 10:00am - 8/4/19 5:00pm
West Branch Gallery and Sculpture Park, Stowe