Burlington City Arts

Evie Lovett: Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.

December 9, 2011 - March 24, 2012

In this exhibition, photographer Evie Lovett offered visitors a unique and highly personal portrait of drag queens in rural Vermont. Lovett offered a rare glimpse into the spectacle of drag by documenting backstage preparations for the monthly shows at the now defunct Rainbow Cattle Company in Dummerston. The photographs of participants—grocery store workers to nuclear power plant operators—revealed the power of personal transformation. This collaborative project, between the Vermont Folklife Center and The BCA Center, combined Lovett’s photography with audio interviews of past performers at the Rainbow Cattle Co.


In Collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center.

The 2011 exhibition year was underwritten by Free Press Media. Opening events were generously donated by Catering By Dale sly donated by Catering By Dale