Friday, July 12, 5-8 p.m.
Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row
The Vermont Farm and Food Show
A Creative Collaboration with the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link!
In Vermont, food is part of the landscape. There is a farm next door, an orchard just a few blocks away, a dairy next to the school, a farmers market that you can see from your office window. These places can blend into the background from time to time, and appear as ordinary as the buildings lining a downtown street. Yet local foods are beginning to move from their place on the back burner and into the forefront of people’s minds. More and more people in the Rutland area are shopping at farmers markets, buying CSA shares, and even growing their own food. Our community has begun to realize that, much like the rolling hills that we often perceive as banal, farms and food have their own art-like beauty.
Between July 5th and August 11th, the Chaffee Art Center and the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will join forces to present the Vermont Farm and Food Show, with an opening reception on July 12th, 5-8 p.m. at Chaffee Downtown.
The exhibition will feature two Vermont painters, Besty Hubner and Amy Mosher. Additionally on display will be a fountain and sculpture garden designed by Russ Marsan of Carpenter and Costin and Nick Santoro, photos from Green Mountain College students’ project ‘A Day in the Life of a Vermont Farmer,’ posters from the Lexicon of Sustainability emphasizing the educational component of Vermont’s food system, a series of recovered apple crates designed by Robin Taft, and a mobile from Wallingford Elementary School.
The exhibit will also include a series of speakers and demonstrations pertaining to both art and food.
75 Merchants Row
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