A filmmaker, a painter and a poet reveal different ways of looking at the working forest. In 1970, filmmakers Herb DiGioa and David Hancock began a series of films about people in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The first of these, Chester Grimes, documents in Cinema Verité style the life and work of a wry and humorous logger, Chester Grimes, who still logged with horses. Herb DiGioa will present the film, which was the first to be digitized for the newly formed Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP). Following the film, poet Verandah Porche and painter Kathleen Kolb will talk about their new exhibit, “Shedding Light on The Working Forest”: Kathleen’s luminous paintings of logging operations are paired with Verandah’s “Told Poems” by forest workers. The two artists will talk about their unusual collaboration and individual visions. A selection of the paintings and accompanying narrative will be on display during the festival.
Q &A with Herb DiGioa, Verandah Porche and Kathleen Kolb
Sponsored by: Redstart Natural Resource Management and Virginia Barlow
*Free films/events are first-come, first-served.