Art and Agriculture

For the last year or so, I’ve been participating in a project organized by the Concord Agriculture Committee and the Umbrella Arts Center.  Eleven juried artists, working in a variety of mediums,  were paired with 13 Concord Farms to create works based on what they saw and experienced—not just in the high season of summer, but through four successive seasons — witnessing the farming and work cycles and getting to know the people who make a farm run.

This all comes together with an exhibit at the Umbrella Arts Gallery from September 22 through November 13. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Thanks to the Marshall family at Marshall Farms for allowing me to tromp around their farm for a year, and to Mark Rosen for providing much of the film for this project (including discontinued Kodak 125PX).Art & Agriculture