This semester the VFC is very fortunate to have Frank Riley and Katie McAuley, both anthropology majors at Green Mountain College. They’re busy doing work for us including logging interviews our folklorists have conducted with Lost Boys from Sudan who have been settled here in Vermont. But they’re also working on their own projects, and being mentored by Greg Sharrow, Director of Education and Andy Kolovos, Archivist. Frank is developing his ethnographic and digital media skills while listening to Vermont potters tell their story and Katie is doing the same with Vermont vintners. We’re thrilled to have them!
Maybe you’ve been touched by our Discovering Community education program at a local school, or a recent exhibit like After Attica or The Golden Cage, or an interview you heard in one of our series like Deer Stories, Prisoners of War, Under the Golden Dome. Please consider sharing your thoughts. We would love to hear them no matter what the outcome of the Arts Campaign.
This week we present our final installment of Deer Stories—Episode 12, “Cleo Johnson and Lady.” Late game warden and life-long hunter, Cleo Johnson talks about his special relationship with an orphaned doe he raised from birth, and the five-year friendship they shared. For a transcript of this program and photographs of Cleo and Lady, please see: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/deer-stories/prog12/.