Vermont Humanities

Event Series Art and the Discomfort Zone

Art and the Discomfort Zone

The Corner School Resource Center 75 Post Office Hill Rd Box 1, Granville, United States

A five-week seminar focused on art that challenges cultural norms about what is “pretty” to spur creative growth. Former instructor at the Art Institute of California, Pim Volpi, takes participants through various artistic movements, culminating in making pieces inspired by the concepts presented. Open to young adults & up.

Meetings on Saturdays, July 6, 2024 through August 3, 2024

Event Series Art and the Discomfort Zone

Art and the Discomfort Zone

The Corner School Resource Center 75 Post Office Hill Rd Box 1, Granville, United States

A five-week seminar focused on art that challenges cultural norms about what is “pretty” to spur creative growth. Former instructor at the Art Institute of California, Pim Volpi, takes participants through various artistic movements, culminating in making pieces inspired by the concepts presented. Open to young adults & up.

Meetings on Saturdays, July 6, 2024 through August 3, 2024

Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

Ilsley Public Library 75 Main St, Middlebury, VT, United States

Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas.