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Chaffee hosts an artist talk with Evie Lovett

The Chaffee Art Center announces an exciting artist talk with photographer Evie Lovett.

Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, from 7-8 p.m. at our new downtown Chaffee located at 75 Merchants Row in Rutland for an evening of conversation with Evie Lovett as she discusses her own unique and fun experiences hanging out backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co. with the drag queens of Dummerston, Vt. Questions from the audience will also be welcomed and explored.

The new show entitled Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co., features gorgeous black & white photographs taken of drag queens during their preparation for performances. For two years photographer Evie Lovett captured an intimate view of this transformation, spending countless hours backstage at this rural gay bar in Dummerston, Vt., just north of Brattleboro. This exhibit also features audio excerpts from interviews conducted by Greg Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center and Evie herself. Let your hair down and come enjoy a great show of stunning photographs and outrageous creativity.

The show was organized by the Vermont Folklife Center and made possible by a grant from the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and in collaboration with RU12? and Outright Vermont. It will travel to all fourteen counties of Vermont - do not miss this exciting show at Chaffee Downtown. The show will be on through Feb. 9.