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"Rural Revolution:" Exhibition of 70s Era Art Student & Faculty Photography

"Rural Revolution:" Exhibition of 70s Era Art Student & Faculty Photography
Sat, 10/19/2013 (All day)
Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT
Curated by Peg Tassey (RUP '79-'80)

The 1970s were an amazing time at Goddard College. There was a thriving art scene, and among the young artists attending Goddard, the photography students were possibly the most prolific.

This exhibit will showcase over 20 budding artists' photos taken while they were students at Goddard in the '70s, in addition to work from photography teachers of the decade as well.

Goddard Student 10 by John CornellThe photos conjure a time in history and place that will never be repeated, and while nostalgic for some, the pieces in this exhibit show a seriousness, a lack of irony, a sense of beauty and revolution, and a commitment to the moment that Goddard was and still is known for. 

Many, if not most of these Goddard photography alumni, are still working artists, with work showing all over the world.

There will be prints hung in most of the beautiful rooms in The Manor and a separate slide show presented in The Haybarn Theatre.

An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 19th at 6:45 pm in The Manor, and is free and open to the public. This is part of the 150th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend celebration - come for the weekend, or just for the show.

The "Rural Revolution" slideshow is part of the evening's events in The Haybarn Theatre and will begin at 8 pm. There is a ticket fee for the Haybarn events unless you are registered for the Homecoming weekend.

This exhibition is dedicated to all of Goddard's wonderful photography teachers from the 1970s who inspired so many of us to continue making art.


Peg Tassey: Self PortraitTed Last and Lia Russ by David SinrichGoddard Student 11 by John Cornell