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Folklife Center showcases student projects

The Vermont Folklife Center has opened its Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace to exhibitions conceived by local schools and community organizations. The organizing themes of this program are documentary and memoir, and work in a variety of media is especially encouraged.

Through April 2, work created by students in Addison Northeast Supervisory Union schools will be featured in a collaborative exhibition, which includes:

Multimedia "essays" produced by teams of Mt Abraham sophomores who used video, photography, text, and audio to tell a story about each of their hometowns.

"Vox pops" edited by Mount Abraham middle school students who asked upperclassmen the question, "What do you wish your parents understood about you?" and mixed their answers as short audio pieces.

A DVD produced by Lincoln School students to document their project rebuilding a community nature trail.

And audio interviews and vox pops created by students and staff at the Starksboro's Robinson School, which are accompanied by original works of art.

A reception for teachers, community members, students, and their families will be held on Friday, March 26, 5-7 p.m. at the Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace.

The Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace is a program of the Vermont Folklife Center, which is located at 88 Main Street in Middlebury. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information about this and other Vermont Folklife Center programs visit www.vermontfolklifecenter.org or call 388-4964.

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