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Trapping Boats of Lake Champlain Exhibit

Frog Hollow Exhibit Focuses on Boats Specific to Trapping the Local Waters

Frog Hollow is pleased to announce an exhibit titled Trapping Boats of Lake Champlain to take place during the month of March. This exhibit is the culmination of several years of research into the craft of boatbuilding by Lake Champlain trappers from the 1940's through the 1980's. The most recent research is a partnership between The Henry Sheldon Museum (where a companion exhibit will take place begining on March 10th) and the Patricia Hannaford Career Center, both in Middlebury, Vermont. The project was an innovative research partnership which took place throughout the fall 2014 semester. Earlier work with Middlebury College students saw them conduct research on the traditions of local trapping boats. The project has been led by Douglas Brooks, a noted boatbuilder, author, and researcher, who has worked with students doing oral history research, artifact documentation, and boatbuilding.

The exhibit will feature a trapping boat from a Panton farm as well as one of the reconstructed boats made during the program. Opening night takes place March 6th from 6-8PM.

A gallery talk will be given by project lead and master boatbuilder Douglas Brooks on March 26th at 6PM at the Frog Hollow Gallery on Church Street.

Here is a preview of the Show and talk....

The Events will be Free and Open to the Public!

Frog Hollow Winter Film Series Continues on Wednesday April 15th, 7 PM at Feldman's Bagels on Pine Street!

Frog Hollow is pleased to announce the forth and final installment of our winter 2015 film series taking place at Feldman's Bagels at 660 Pine Street.

The series of films take place the third Wednesday of every month at 7PM. The main features will be followed by a panel discussion focused on community members and different connections to each film.

The Events will be Free and Open to the Public!

On Wednesday, April 15, beginning at 7PM Frog Hollow will be screening the film Handmade Nation, a 2009 documentary by Faythe Levine

-- Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation.First time director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members. Today's craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Director Faythe Levine captured the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were conducted on-location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals. Run time is 90 minutes.

Following the episode will be a discussion with Burlington based Indie Artist Moe O'Hara.

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Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center
85 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401

phone (802) 863-6458

Gallery Hours:

Winter hours: Jan 11 – April 15
We will be closed all day Wednesday, Jan 21st for inventory
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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