We had a great visit yesterday from John Killacky, CEO and Executive Director of the Flynn and Nancy Abbot-Hourigan, Executive Assistant/Corporate & Special Events Coordinator/Gallery Manager. We gave them the tour of the Folklife Center, including the archive where they talked with archivist, Andy Kolovos, and heard a clip from big band leader, Sterling Weed of Weeds Imperial Orchestra recorded at a performance in St. Albans. And they saw the current exhibit, The Hale Street Gang, in our Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace, where they saw Jack Rowell’s larger than life photographs and listened to audio recordings of seniors reading from their memoirs. We finished in Brent’s office talking about future collaboration. We’re looking forward to exploring things further!
On Saturday, October 2nd, 2-4 pm, the Folklife Center is hosting a reception for the writers involved in the Hale Street Gang exhibit. A dozen Randolph-area senios who have been writing their life stories as members of a two-year memoir project led by writer and Randolph native Sara Tucker.