You'll be able to view Shedding Light starting December 5th all lit up in the field at Swartz Family Farm. We are also excited to announce that during that time we'll also be hosting an exhibit about the project at the Nacul Center Gallery on Main St. in Amherst. Highlighted will be the black and white photographs of Arthur Mange and beautiful drawings by Amherst artist/architect Scott Tulay.
Save the Date: SATURDAY December 5, 2009 Shedding Light exhibit opening and discussion!
at the Nacul Center Gallery:
2:00 Opening Talk by Darcy Purinton & Dale Cahill, photographer and author of the new book, "Tobacco Sheds of the Connecticut River Valley". Darcy & Dale will discuss their experiences and interest in tobacco sheds as well as show some of their beautiful photographs.
2:45 Panel Discussion, "Living Green: From the Past to the Future". Join us in a discussion about the role of design excellence and ingenuity in creating sustainable environments. Panelists:
- Thomas RC Hartman AIA (architect, Coldham&Harman Architects)
- Meg Vickery (architectural historian & curator UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Gallery’s upcoming "Greening the Valley" exhibit)
- Dr. David T. Damery (Associate Professor and Director, Building Materials and Wood Technology UMass Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation)
3:30 Exhibit Opening Reception. On view, Shedding Light images and charcoal / pastel drawings of tobacco sheds by Scott Tulay and black and white photographs of tobacco sheds by UMass Amherst professor emeritus Arthur Mange.
at Swartz Family Farm:
5:00 a Visit to Swartz Farm to turn on the lights. Joe + Sarah Swartz are offering a special Open House at the farm. See their greenhouses, enjoy a hot chocolate, sign up for a farm share AND see Shedding Light!