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Burlington City Arts

OF LAND AND LOCAL PANEL DISCUSSION: THE NEW WORKING LANDSCAPE: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND THE AESTHETICS OF VERMONT

October 13, 2015, 6:30PM

FREE, but registration is required. Register here!

The last several years has seen a polarizing discussion among some Vermonters regarding our long commitment to our state's landscape because of different responses to particular, large-scale renewable-energy goals and projects.  Join us for a fresh conversation exploring ways artists might help forge a deeper, and potentially more constructive, level of conversation as our values of sustainability move us away from reliance on fossil fuels and change the aesthetics of the Vermont landscape.

Introductory remarks by Gabrielle Stebbins: Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont, Moderated by DJ Hellerman, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Burlington City Arts  
Panelists include: 

  • Nora Mitchell, Director Emerita of the Conservation Study Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor at the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Ryan Wash, poet
  • Pamela Fraser, artist, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of Vermont
  • Richard "Rick" Smardon, MLA PhD SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Rick is working on a book called "New Renewable Energy Landscape" which looks at aesthetic siting issues of wind, solar and geothermal energy development at commercial and utility scale in North America and Europe.

Of Land and Local is presented by Burlington City Arts. For information and exhibit details: www.oflandandlocalvt.org This exhibition is sponsored by Seven Days and the Vermont Department of Tourism, and produced in conjunction with Vermont State Parks, Shelburne Farms and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. Of Land and Local is part of Vermont Arts 2015, a project of the Vermont Arts Council. Funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsFarrell Distributing, Harpoon Brewery, Fluid Bar Service and Misery Loves Co. are proud sponsors of BCA Center exhibitions and events.

Location: 
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482