Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Evie Lovett

I am a photographer, artist, photography teacher and digital media instructor. I’m passionate about putting the tools of photography and media in people’s own hands, enabling them to explore aspects of themselves, their families, their communities, and the world around them through photography, writing and digital storytelling (audio, video and digital photography).

As an artist in the schools, I’ve worked with students to create a 10 foot-wide cyanotype collage; explore the school forest through on-site photography and writing; and make short videos of community members with compelling stories to share about food, sustainability, and growing up in a small rural community.

Much of my personal work has been in the area of documentary portraiture. Recently, I have been interested in creating public art, accessible to all and with community input. In 2016, two collaborators and I created From the River, To the River, a creative place-making public art project of five interrelated art installations for the town of Brattleboro, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.

In addition to my Teaching Artist work, I have taught both Black and White and digital photography to students and adults at the In-Sight Photography Project, the Brattleboro Retreat (a mental health facility), at an affordable housing complex, and at Vermont Academy (where I currently teach).

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I Have Worked With

  • September 2016

    I collaborated with the Vermont Folklife Center (VFC) to mount an exhibition in Fall 2011 of my photographs of drag queens in Dummerston, Vermont and audio from interviews with the performers.  The Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation supported a fourteen-county 2012-2015 Vermont tour of the exhibition, Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.  I participated in the VFC’s Discovering Community workshop for educators, which led to an ongoing collaboration with Putney Central School on a semester-long digital media and oral history project as a VFC Volunteer Education Outreach/Digital Media Instructor.

     

  • July 2016

    Artists Elizabeth Billings, Andrea Wasserman and I collaborated on a creative place-making public art project for the town of Brattleboro, Vermont, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant.  The project, From the River, To the River, consisted of five interelated art installations considering the inique relationship between the town of Brattleboro and the Connecticut River.  

     

    The goal: to find a way, through art, to strengthen the connection of town and river, to bring awareness of the river to the town and bring the people of the town to the river.

     

    First, a community volunteer effort cleared a prominent river view at the Riverfront--the only river access in the heart of Brattleboro, previously rendered  inaccessible by years of overgrown brush.

     

    Next, siting twelve Granite Benches next to the river enlivened the open green space. River Portrait, an 8’ x 25’ photographic collage of the myriad colors and moods of the river, completes an outdoor area designed for contemplation and congregation.

     

    Just a four minute walk from river at the Transportation Center, River Wall, a 32’x32’ kinetic sculpture on the parking garage’s facade, brings the luminescence of the water into the center of town.  38,000 sequin disks move in the air currents, echoing patterns of wind on water.

     

    Next to the Transportation Center is Projected Water, a video in which photographs of people in the Brattleboro community are interwoven with water imagery.  Over three hundred people volunteered to participate in the video project.  The silhouettes of those individuals are included in the tapestry of this 8-minute video, projected onto the wall of the Sanel Building every hour on the hour from dusk through 11 pm, for a full year.  

     

    Reflective River Panels, poetry by Cora Brooks, Jody Gladding and Joseph and Jesse Bruchac on mirrored glass, are situated at both sites and join with individuals’ reflections to become a part of this community connecting to the river.

     

    From the River, To the River is a momentum, through art, towards a collective awareness of the vital resource of the river.

     

  • September 2013

    I first taught Black and White Photography at the In-Sight Photography Project in 1993 and 1994, just after it was founded. Almost 20 years later, in September 2013, I returned to teaching at In-Sight and did so through July 2015, teaching the following courses: Exposures, Introduction to Digital Photography, Introduction to Black and White Photography, Word and Image. For three semesters I taught a class through In-Sight for inpatient youth at the Brattleboro Retreat, a mental health facility.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Evie
Job Title/Position: 
Artist/Photographer
Physical Address: 
341 Windmill Hill Road North
Putney, VT 05346
Last Name: 
Lovett
Phone: 
802-258-1574

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Media - Digital
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
B.A., Wesleyan University, Art History Major
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Media
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250