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Vermont Folk Art

Image of Vermont Folk ArtMuch of Vermont’s folk art is narrative in impulse: a stair rug capturing the history of a family, a weathervane symbolizing the artist’s career in the railroad, or a quilt representing the memories of farm life.

This slide presentation and lecture by Jane Beck touches on the informal process of learning a traditional art, life crises that spur the creation of folk art, and the emotional bond that exists between the maker and the receiver of a folk art object.

Special Arrangements: screen.

About the presenter

Image of Jane Beck Jane Beck - Jane, founder and former executive director of the Vermont Folklife Center, is the author of Daisy Turner's Kin, An African American Family Saga, based on sixty interviews with the daughter of slaves. See full biography.

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