[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Artist and teacher Amy Oxford traces the origins of punch needle rug hooking, a craft that started in the 1880s, and will go on to discuss its growth and popularity, drastic decline, 1970’s Vermont revival, and the current international punch needle craze that has swept social media. Did you know Amy invented her own rug making tool and in 2013 started the world’s first punch needle rug hooking school in Cornwall, where she offers classes to students who come from all over the world? Recorded 3/20/19.
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Bill Lipke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art at University of Vermont and co-author with Bill Mares of Grafting Memories: Essays on War and Commemoration has a Canadian relative who fought in WWI. In a talk presented by the Sheldon Museum, he will discuss how Canadians have chosen to commemorate their veterans through paintings, photographs, sculptures, and cemeteries. Recorded 11/7/18.
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Internationally-known, Brandon, Vermont, artist Fran Bull discusses her art installation In Flanders Fields, on view at the Sheldon Museum, which is based on her moving artistic interpretation of the well-known poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel, John McCrae, M.D., who wrote the poem after witnessing a comrade blown to bits at the 1915 battle of Ypres. A talk presented by the Sheldon Museum. Recorded 10/17/18
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Tim Spears, Middlebury College Vice President for Academic Development and Professor of American Studies recently embarked upon visit to European and American veterans’ memorials and offers his insights on the changes in how our veterans are publicly honored. A talk presented by the Sheldon Museum. Recorded 10/10/18
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Jay Parini, Middlebury College literature professor, historian, and novelist, discusses and reads the memorable and inspirational poetry prompted by WWI by three British poets – Rupert Chawner Brooke, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, and Canadian poet Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD. Recorded 10/2/18
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]James P. Blair, retired National Geographic photographer, discusses some of the 36 photographs from the Sheldon Museum’s collection now on view in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum. In collaboration with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart, Jim selected these photographs from the thousands of photographs in the Sheldon’s archives. The exhibit features single and group portraits of Vermonters – both the celebrated and the ordinary citizen, village scenes capturing disasters and daily life, landscapes of Vermont’s treasured mountains and lakes. Recorded 6/20/18