Canterbury Shaker Village Hosts Village Rising August 15

Canterbury Shaker Village Hosts Village Rising August 15: A day of exploration, inspiration and creativity features a new exhibit, special programs and activities

Canterbury Shaker Village will host Village Rising—A day of exploration, inspiration and creativity on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The day-long special event celebrates the modern impact of the Shaker legacy through a new installation of the mixed media exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations, special tours and programs. All activities are included with regular museum admission.

The 2015 installation of the original mixed media exhibit, Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations, will be unveiled during Village Rising. The exhibit showcases the many ways the Shaker legacy has inspired visitors, professional artists and creative citizens. The exhibit is located in the Carriage House and will remain on display through December 2015. A Gallery Walk with Executive Director and exhibit curator, Funi Burdick will take place at 11:00 am and 1:00pm and a Meet the Artists Reception will take place from 2:30-4pm.

Special tours and programs will be offered including, “Relationship with the Land,” a walking tour with Lauren Chase-Rowell; “Shaker-inspired Baking,” an audience-style cooking demonstration with Chef Todd Sweet, Executive Chef of University of New Hampshire’s Philbrook Dining Hall; a Historic Preservation Village Tour with Arron Sturgis of Preservation Timber Framing Inc., and Make Your Own Natural Bug Spray and Weeding Strategies in Shaker Organic Garden with Garden Manager, Stacey Cooper.

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Let Freedom Ring Tour on August 28; Canterbury Artisan Festival on September 12; Vintage Car Show on October 17; and Ghost Encounters on October 24. To view the complete 2015 calendar of events and workshops visit www.shakers.org.

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For more information about Village Rising or to purchase tickets, please visit www.shakers.org

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