Burlington City Arts

SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

BCA Contemporary Exhibition Of Land and Local 2014 Opens at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn on October 9th


BCA’s Contemporary Exhibition Of Land and Local 2014 Opens at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn on October 9th

Burlington, VT:  (September 30, 2014) Burlington City Arts is pleased to announce the second annual state-wide contemporary exhibition Of Land and Local 2014. This exhibition features contemporary art in a variety of mediums in 5 locations around Vermont – The BCA Center in Burlington, Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Rutland, The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, and The Kent Museum in Calais, Vermont. Complete information about opening receptions, events, locations and artists can be found at
The Shelburne Farms Coach Barn location will open with a reception on Thursday, October 9th from 5-8pm, featuring local food, cash bar and conversations with the artists. Artists Featured at this location: Judy Natal, Nancy Winship Milliken, Kathryn Lipke, Eben Markowski, Alexandra Heller, Douglas Biklen, Adrienne Ginter, Lynda McIntyre, Kate Katomski, Annemie Curlin, Leslie Fry, Dianne Shullenberger, Brenda Garand, Susan Raber Bray, Wendy Copp.

Now in its second year, Of Land & Local is a multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape.  Our shared history in land and our pride for the local lay the groundwork for this annual exhibition. Of Land and Local will be presented at several veteran venues from its 2013 namesake in concert with new sites to widen the visitor experience.  Opportunities to critically engage with contemporary artwork as it reflects on and exists within the Vermont landscape will offer viewers the chance to contemplate the significance and strength, as well as the vulnerability and fragility of our surroundings.

Events of Note at Shelburne Farms Location: (Full event listing at

Thursday, October 9, 5-8pm
Opening Reception, Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT

Saturday, October 11, 5 pm
Artist Talk featuring Judy Natal, Nancy Winship Milliken, Kathryn Lipke, and Eben Markowski
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT


Friday, October 24, 5:30-7:30pm
Local in a Global Food System
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
Vermont is known world-wide for our strong local food system, yet historically and even today we rely on outside markets to feed our small population and sustain our food businesses. So what does local really mean to our food producers of yesterday and today and what are their strategies for accessing both local and global markets to ensure the success of their companies?
- Roger Allbee, Former VT Secretary of Agriculture and current CEO Grace Cottage
- Mateo Kehler, Cellars at Jasper Hill
- Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farms
- Sean Buchanan, Black River Produce

Saturday, October 25, 4:30-6:30pm
Taste of the Lake Reception
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT
Local fish on Vermont restaurant menus is not something we see every day but Lake Champlain International and Vermont Fresh Network are hoping to change that. Come hear about the work this partnership is doing to promote the bounty of our lake and enjoy local fish prepared by Chef David Hugo of the Inn at Shelburne Farms and Chef Doug Paine of Juniper at Hotel Vermont.
- James Ehlers, Lake Champlain International
- Meghan Sheridan, Vermont Fresh Network
- Doug Paine, Juniper
- David Hugo, Inn at Shelburne Farms

By donation with a range of $10 to $40 - All proceeds from this event go to support Vermont Fresh Network’s campaign to integrate local fish into Vermont restaurants.
Thursday, November 6, 6-8pm 
Food Culture in a New Land
BCA Center, Burlington, VT
Everyone has that favorite dish that was served at the holiday table or family gatherings and often times those dishes are deeply rooted in food culture, passed down from generation to generation. What does food culture mean to us and what happens when populations take root in a new land? Join us to hear historical, modern and first hand perspectives on how diet and food culture is sustained and adapted by immigration.
- Burlington High School Student
- Teresa Mares, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont
- Jill Mudgett, Ph.D, Adjunct Faculty at Johnson State College, CCV & VPR Commentator

Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT: October 9 — 26, 2014
1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization working to cultivate change fora sustainable future. Collaborating with educators, schools, and partners in Vermont, nationally and internationally, Shelburne Farms offers learning experiences to inspire a culture of sustainability. Recognized by Yankee Magazine in 2013 for “Best Hands-On Farm Programs” in New England, and reaching 145,000 participants each year, Shelburne Farms’ campus for learning is a 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. The nonprofit is supported by foundations and the charitable contributions of supporters from 44 states and several countries, as well as its enterprises, which include a Certified Humane grass-based dairy and award-winning farmstead cheese operation, a farm-to-table restaurant supported by an organic market garden and pastured meats, sustainable forestry, and a seasonal inn that was a Fodor’s 2012 “100 Best Hotel” for its trendsetting farm-to-inn concept.

Of Land and Local 2014 is sponsored by Leunig’s Bistro & Café, Seven Days, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing and Friends of BCA, and is an important part of Burlington City Arts, celebrating over 30 years of supporting the arts, which is dedicated to the promotion of excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art. For more information about gallery exhibitions, special events, classes and workshops, please call 802.865.7166 or visit BURLINGTONCITYARTS.ORG.