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Where Folk Art and Modern Meet
Jamie Franklin
This presentation looks at the intersection of folk art and modernism , primarily in America , during the early to mid-twentieth century . As early as the 1910s , objects such as hooked rugs , weathervanes , decoys , and portraits by itinerant artists began to be appreciated by progressive artists , dealers , collectors , and curators for their aesthetic value , as opposed to their purely historic interest . By the late 1930s “ folk art ” came to be seen as an integral aspect of modern art , shown alongside the likes of Picasso and Klee at the Museum of Modern Art in New York . This illustrated presentation will explore this evolution and its continuing impact on artists and the art world in the 21st century .
Tuesday , December 6 / 5:30-7 pm Burr and Burton Academy , Founders Hall Or via Zoom $ 18
The Artist and the Astronaut – A Documentary Screening and Discussion
Bill Muench , Todd Hobin , & Pat Musick
An unlikely love story between civil rights activist and artist Pat Musick and Apollo astronaut Jerry Carr highlights the simple connections in life that make us all human . Pat and Jerry would grow up in the same neighborhood and go to the same schools . Pat would travel thousands of miles and Jerry would travel millions of miles before they would eventually meet each other in Houston , Texas .
The Artist and the Astronaut proves that curiosity , perseverance , and empathy for others are powerful agents of change in even the most uncertain of times . This documentary traces the lives and work of Pat Musick and Col . Jerry Carr . While a civil rights activist / artist and an Apollo astronaut may seem diametrically opposed , their unlikely love story highlights the simple connections in life that make us all human .
A reception will follow the screening and Q & A .
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The Weekly Roundtable moderated by Peter Radford Ten Thursdays beginning January 5
Introduction to Woodworking Jon Mowry Five Mondays beginning January 9
Beginner Ceramics Classes Stacy Gates Four Wednesdays beginning January 11
Saturday , January 21 / 3-5 pm Burr and Burton Academy , Riley Center for the Arts $ 20
For more information and to register , visit greenmtnacademy . org or call ( 802 ) 867-0111 .
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