"Of Land and Local" Art Exhibition

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Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 10 am - 5 pm daily (Opening reception Thursday, September 29 at 5-8PM)
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Shelburne, VT
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 entering its fourth year, Of Land and Local continues its commitment to the creation of new work through site-specific and place-based art making as well as community programming that encourages critical dialogue.

This coming August marks five years since Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont. Water, as both ecological fact and metaphor, will be the subject of this year’s Of Land & Local. Here in Vermont, while the effects of agriculture and climate change experienced through the Champlain Basin and traumatic flooding continue to reinforce our need for water resiliency, our lakes, rivers, and snow also represent the beauty and leisure that is an important element of the Vermont identity and economy. The increasing awareness of water highlights the complicated place it has in our world; both its necessity for sustaining life and the destructive power of water are overwhelmingly present in the history and future of Vermont.

As an ongoing partnership between Shelburne Farms 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.

Photo credit: Michael Zebrowski, Observatory, 2015

 

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