Southern Vermont Arts Center to Exhibit Works by Major Photographer/Filmmaker
Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC) welcomes Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker, who will be exhibiting from May 3 through June 24. ‘Identity: The Women’s List Portraits,’ opens on Thursday, May 3, with a reception that includes a live DJ spinning from 5 to 7 p.m. Greenfield-Sanders is a celebrated photographer whose portraits can be found in major museum permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The show is a curation of compelling large-format photographs featuring a cross-section of artists, actresses, major cultural figures and ground-breaking women. The portraits call attention to cultural progress as exemplified by these women who have overcome obstacles to achieve success in disparate walks of life. Screenings of Greenfield-Sanders’ celebrated documentaries will accompany the portrait exhibit. ‘The Women’s List,’ produced as part of PBS’ American Masters series, highlights 15 women who have shaped contemporary culture. The first of three screenings, it will take place on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., followed by a panel discussion hosted by producer Tommy Walker and prize-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and author, Sandra Guzman. The second and third screenings at 7 p.m. on Fridays, May 11 and 18, SVAC will feature Greenfield-Sanders’ HBO films, ‘The Out List’ and ‘The Black List.’ The series of documentaries offers a refreshing and deeply engaging look into race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity in America.
The three films and Greenfield-Sanders’ striking exhibit combine to create a dynamic art experience that encourages conversation about cultural identity in modern America. All are free and open to the public. SVAC is located off West Road in Manchester. For more information, contact Sam Melton [email protected] or 802-367-1314.