April 13 — workshop and presentation, Vermont Traditional and New American Arts Celebration

“Celebrate Vermont Traditional Arts”

Contact: Andy Kolovos, akolovos@vermontfolklifecenter.org, or Champlain College Professor Mike Lange, mlange@champlain.edu

Where and when: Union Station, One Main Street, Burlington, 1-5:30 p.m., FREE

Burlington Vermont Folklife Center will commemorate 20 years of their Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program.

Full event details here. Schedule breakdown below:VFC_Trad_Art_POSTER_final_print

10 a.m.-noon
— Professional development workshop for traditional artists
from Vermont’s New American communities. The workshop will be lead by
members of the Hartford Sewing Circle, a group of traditional artists
who were resettled in Hartford, CT and came together for mutual support.
This event is principally intended for the artists, but if any faculty
or students would like to attend just contact me and we’ll make it happen.

1 p.m.-4 p.m. — We will feature a series of musical performances and
demonstrations–including ash pounding by Jesse Laroque, basketry by
Jeanne Brink, Yankee blacksmithing, stone carving and Somali-Bantu

4 p.m. —  Burlington’s Somali-Bantu wedding band, Walinja, will perform.
Complimentary food will be provided by members of the Somali-Bantu
community.  Walinja puts on quite a show, so it will be worth the trip.

Plus there’s free food!


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