The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibition Program presents Voices of American Farm Women, a contemporary perspective on women in agriculture by photographer Cynthia Vagnetti, October 24 – November 30 at the Plymouth State University <a Silver Center for the Arts.
The exhibition opens with a reception from 4 – 6 p.m. October 24.
Vagnetti has documented women from across the U.S. whose farming techniques promote environmental responsibility, economic stabilty and community well-being.
The exhibition integrates the power of image and word, through oral histories conducted with the subjects of Vagnetti’s work. Thirty black-and-white photographs explore a diverse group of women and their relationship to the land.
October 30: Voices of American Farm Women viewing and cider reception. 5 ¬– 6 p.m. Silver Center.
Guests are invited to bring a dish made with locally produced foods for a potluck supper, 6 – 7 p.m. Heritage Commons on Highland Street in Plymouth.
Panel Discussion: Farm Women in New Hampshire, 7:30 ¬– 8:30 p.m. Heritage Commons with Gail McWilliam Jellie, New Hampshire Department of Agriculture; Amey Bailey, Pike Hill Farm; Robin Linn, Rocky Top Farm and Carol Perkins, Long View Farm.
Presented in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture and the PSU Center for Rural Partnerships.
November 19 Panel discussion: Women and Horses. 7 p.m. Heritage Commons. Panelists: Jennifer Elliot, co-owner of Steeldust Farm, an equestrian instructor and 4-H leader; Shaughn Bolton, PSU Center for the Environment, former equestrian instructor, 4-H and Pony Club leader.
Contacts: Catherine Amidon, Gallery Director, (603) 535-2646 and Thad Guldbrandsen, (603) 535-3276.
Voices of American Farm Women is presented in cooperation with ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and Valmont Industries.
Silver Center lobby hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; weekends noon – 6 p.m. and during presentations and events: closed holidays. All events are free and open to the public.
For gallery information call (603) 535-2614.