“Of Land & Local” on display through Oct. 20

Photographs taken from 1935-39 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA photography division was run by Roy Stryker, who periodically used a hold punch to damage negatives to prevent them from being published.

Photographs taken from 1935-39 for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The FSA photography division was run by Roy Stryker, who periodically used a hold punch to damage negatives to prevent them from being published.

A Burlington City Arts (BCA) and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing state-wide multidisciplinary exhibition titled “Of Land & Local” designed to initiate a dialogue about the Vermont landscape opened last Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. Vermonters’ shared land history and local pride lay the groundwork for this exhibition featuring works from 28 international and Vermont-based artists.

“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.”

A panel discussion, Nontraditional Approaches to Photography and the Landscape, with a selection of “Of Land & Local” artists will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3-5 pm.

Information about “Of Land & Local” artists and events at Shelburne Farms is available at www.burlingtoncityarts.org/OfLand AndLocal/ShelburneFarms.

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