Thursday January 24, 2013

Photographer Morris speaks tonight at BMAC

BRATTLEBORO -- Vermont-based photographer Jen Morris will present "Landscape Photography and the USA" at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Her presentation will discuss the varied ways in which landscape photography has reflected notions of cultural identity in the United States. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members and children under 6.

Morris’ work uses the media of photography and video, and seeks to question the historic foundation of landscape photography. Her images represent unfulfilled longing, the impossible journey, false security or a simple sense of wonder and have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Morris is an associate professor of art at Landmark College in Putney and an artist teacher with the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.

For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Arts Council of Windham County offers scholarships
for business training

BRATTLEBORO -- The Arts Council of Windham County is again providing scholarships for Windham County artists and craftspeople for two-day professional development workshops.

The "Breaking into Business" workshops presented by the Vermont Arts Council focus on business and marketing planning specifically tailored to the needs of artists. The program is open to Vermont artists of all disciplines (visual, performing, media, literary, crafts and traditional) and is facilitated by Maren Brown and Dee Boyle Clapp from the Arts Extension Service at U-Mass Amherst. Two sessions are offered: Feb. 8-9 in Burlington and March 9-10 in Randolph. Space is limited, and those interested should apply to VAC as soon as possible.

Those interested in attending should apply directly to the Vermont Arts Council (www.vermontartscouncil.org). ACWC will reduce the fee for the workshops to $50 for Windham County residents and will help to organize carpooling.

For more information, contact Doug Cox at dcox@sover.net or 802-257-1024, or visit www.acwc.us.

Moyse to discuss
’Art and Technology’

BRATTLEBORO -- On Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., Michel Moyse will give a talk at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on the topic of "Art and Technology."

Art has traditionally engaged the senses, but the development of digital technologies that are to some degree divorced from sense have implications both in terms of process and result. Moyse has worked for many years as a filmmaker and video artist.

Since the mid-’80s, he has worked almost exclusively with computer software creating what he calls "motionpaintings."

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members.

For more information, call the BMAC at 802-257-0124. For a sample of Moyse’s artwork, visit www.michelmoyseart.com.