VFC News: In Memoriam, Harold Luce (1918-2014)
|Photo by Jon Gilbert Fox|
We are saddened to report the passing of master Yankee fiddler and dance caller, Harold Luce of Chelsea, VT on August 13, 2014.
Harold served as a Master in the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program from its beginnings in 1991 through the early 2000s. In 2003 he received the Vermont Governor's Heritage Award.
A biography of Harold by his friend, Adam Boyce, as well as selections from a 2007 recording session are avalable here :: link
VFC Exhibits :: Hitting the Mat
By day, the men and women of Slam All-Star Wrestling are carpenters, roofers and office workers, but by night they are a brotherhood of giants, heroes and villains. A misfit bunch clad in spandex, feather boas and studded leather, the members of this small professional wrestling community entertain screaming crowds once a month on a humble stage at the Moose Lodge in St. Albans, VT.
Hitting the Mat, an exhibit by photojournalist Emily McManamy, weaves together vivid photographs and audio interviews with ambient soundscapes and a looping film clips, offering a diverse invitation to join the crowd, enter the ring, or even sneak behind-the-scenes of this high-energy, physical and performance-based brand of wrestling. Bold personas and spectacular public moments are counterbalanced by quieter, more intimate ones—thanks in no small part to McManamy’s abilities as a storyteller and the relationships she built over time to become a trusted, albeit temporary, insider.
Hitting the Mat
will be on display through October 4th, 2014. Join us for a special Exhibit Reception event on August 8 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
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