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Live Storytelling Event with Ethan Hubbard

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Go for a drive with documentary photographer Ethan Hubbard and meet the colorful people featured in Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters in this lively storytelling event in HCA’s Performance Studio. Through audio recordings and interviews with special guests, you’ll hear the stories that Ethan collected over 50 years of photographing and recording the people of north central Vermont, bringing the black and white portraits in The Gallery to life. Space is limited for this free event, please RSVP in advance!

Driving the Back Roads is a touring exhibition produced in partnership by Ethan Hubbard, the Vermont Folklife Center, and Highland Center for the Arts.

For nearly 50 years, Ethan Hubbard drove the back roads of rural Vermont in search of old-time Vermonters. This retrospective of Hubbard’s documentary work and his life living alongside the people of North-Central Vermont showcases more than 40 of Hubbard’s large-format black and white photographic portraits – pulled from some 600 rolls of film that he shot over five decades. Also included are audio excerpts chosen from 125 of Hubbard’s tape recordings and interviews. In barns and fields, from forest walks to kitchen tables, Ethan’s photographic portraits and audio recordings transport the viewer to rural Vermont and to the moments he shared with the people he met there.

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