Shelburne Farms will host “Of Land & Local,” a Burlington City Arts and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing state-wide multidisciplinary exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about the Vermont landscape. Vermonters’ shared land history and local pride lay the groundwork for this exhibition, featuring works from 28 international and Vermont-based artists on display from Oct. 4-20.
“Land is intrinsically tied to history and memories,” Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Megan Smith explains. “‘Of Land and Local’ asks Vermonters and visitors to explore these connections, what formed our perception as well as use of Vermont’s land and landscape, and how that shapes us as individuals and as a community.”
The “Of Land & Local” opening at Shelburne Farms will take place Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5-8 pm at its Coach Barn. During the opening, there will be a screening of Michael Mercil’s film, “Covenant;” locally-grown light hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Inn at Shelburne Farms; and a cash bar. Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10-11:30 am, Brian Collier of the Eat Local Invasives project will lead a guided workshop, teaching local edible invasive plant species identification. On Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3-5 pm, there will be a panel discussion, Nontraditional Approaches to Photography and the Landscape, with a selection of “Of Land & Local” artists.
Information about “Of Land & Local” artists and events at Shelburne Farms is available at www.burlingtoncityarts.org/OfLandAndLocal/ShelburneFarms.