We will have a great final round of artist talks for Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art, when the exhibit opens to the public again today May 31 from 3-7. This will be the closing event of Clermont Forum II. This exhibit is curated by the Rotating History Project in partnership with the Clermont Foundation and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. This is Clermont’s second interpretive forum and the fourth conceived exhibition by the Rotating History Project.
Artists Speaking: Todd R. Forsgren, Elizabeth Crisman, Anne Bouie, Carrie Fucile, Doug Pifer (Doug will also speak to the history of scarecrows). Artist talks will run about 15 min each and will take place from 3-5:45.
6pm Story Telling and Discussion with Community Members Geneva Jackson and Tom Peyton.
Clermont Forum II includes fourteen visual artists—some local and some national—working in a broad range of mediums, to explore and create interpretive and site-specific works that draw on any number of the topics relevant to Clermont’s history. Topics include agriculture and rural life, African American and Native American history, women’s roles, architecture and material culture. The artworks are installed in multiple locations on the property, including in The Owner’s House (1755-1970), The Slave and Farm Worker’s House (1823), The Smoke House (1802), The Bank Barn (1917), and the surrounding grounds.
Lauren Frances Adams
Todd R. Forsgren
Curators: The Rotating History Project (Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds)
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Berryville, VA 22611