Goddard Art Gallery
Pratt Center, Goddard College
123 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Coming from Route 214, turn into the Goddard College entrance that reads “Pratt Center”. Take your first left. Parking is to the right, in front of the “Painting” and “Sculpture” buildings. The Pratt Center is at the end of the road.
The Goddard Art Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit of Bread & Puppet’s Peter Schumann’s woodcuts, Possibilitarian Uprising and Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire from June 22 through September 27.
This is a large exhibition of woodcuts on cloth banners, inspired by Albrecht Durer’s (1471-1528) engravings depicting the Apocalypse as envisioned in the Book of Revelations.
Peter Schumann, founder of Bread & Puppet (NYC 1963), was born in Silesia (“Schlesien”), in 1934, studied sculpture and dance in Germany and moved to the US with his wife Elke in 1961. In 1970, they moved the B&P troupe from NYC to VT where they set up camp as Theater in Residence at Goddard College from 1970 to 1974. Since 1974, an old farm in the Northeast Kingdom of VT has been home to Peter, his family and the company. Over the course of its 55-year history, the company has participated in thousands of protests, parades, marches, pageants and circuses across the globe.
At the age of 84, Peter is still performing, making puppets, art, and bread, and growing garlic. Just shy of his 80 birthday, he stopped walking on stilts.
For more info go to: http://breadandpuppet.org