january, 2021

27jan7:00 pm8:00 pmArtist Talk: Ned Castle and Federico Pardo7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Event Details

Vermont Folklife Center researcher Ned Castle and photographer Federico Pardo discuss ICE SHANTIES: FISHING, PEOPLE & CULTURE, their exhibit documenting the ice shanties on Brattleboro’s Retreat Meadows.

In 2016, Pardo began documenting the shanties that appear each winter on the West River in Brattleboro. Over the course of two years, Pardo photographed the shanties using long-duration exposures, beginning his work after sunset and continuing long into the night. The resulting images, lit by both sunset and moonlight, carry a surreal quality of blended night and day. Many of the photographs are paired with audio recordings of the ice shanties’ owners, who were interviewed by Castle.

ICE SHANTIES: FISHING, PEOPLE & CULTURE is a production of the Vermont Folklife Center.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live. A recording will be made available afterwards. Details: brattleboromuseum.org



(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

10 Vernon St

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