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Maize Meditation Opening Reception and Artist Talk

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Artist talk in Cheray Science Hall, room 101, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception in the gallery, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

For the month of September, artist Amanda Turner Pohan will transform the McCarthy Art Gallery at St. Michael’s College into a library of archival materials documenting a timeline of corn cultivation, from the practices of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont to the rise of American agricultural biotech corporations. To mark the final year of harvest of the 66 acre cornfield leased from St. Michael's by a local farmer, this project invites participants to attend an event in the gallery on the weekend of the fall equinox. This event will draw connections between traditional agricultural practices and the techniques that produce the genetically modified corn consumed today.

This exhibition is funded by the Marc and Dana vanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts with additional support from the Saint Michael's College Fine Arts Department