FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 2006
CONTACT: CHRIS DISSINGER / (802)656-8582
FLEMING MUSEUM PRESENTS SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAM FEATHERS OF FIRE

Burlington, VT- The brilliant colors of Amazonian feathers will be visiting a library near you this summer as Fleming Museum presents a youth-oriented statewide educational outreach program titled, Feathers of Fire. In conjunction with the special Colors of the Amazon exhibition opening July 20th at the Fleming Museum, Feathers of Fire will introduce the remarkable culture groups indigenous to the Amazonian region and their craft of fabricating ornate adornments and objects from the feathers of rainforest birds such as the parrot, macaw and toucan.

The hour-long presentation includes an informative slide show followed by an art activity where participants have the opportunity to create their own colorful featherwork. During the program, examples of authentic Amazonian objects will also be on display. Participating Libraries are as follows: Please check with your local library to confirm times.

7/7 at 10:30 am: Milton Public Library, Milton - 893-4644

7/10 at 10:30 am: Richmond Public Library, Richmond - 434-3036

7/11 at 10:30 am: Castleton Community Center, Castleton - 468-5574

7/12 at 6:30 pm: Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston - 878-4918

7/12 at 1:00 pm: Georgia Public Library, Georgia - 524-4643

7/13 at 4:00 pm: Royalton Memorial Library, So. Royalton - 763-7094 TENTATIVE

7/14 at 10:00 am: So. Hero Community Library, So. Hero - 372-6209

7/14 at 1:00 pm: Enosburg Public Library, Enosburg - 933-2328

7/18 at 10:00 am: Lawrence Memorial Library, Bristol - 453-2366

7/18 at 3:00 pm: Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester - 879-7576

7/19, check time: Brown Public Library, Northfield - 485-4621

7/19 at 6:00 pm: Baldwin Memorial Library, Wells River - 757-2693

7/20 at 3:00 pm: Island Pond Public Library, Island Pond - 723-6134

7/21 at 2:00 pm: Dailey Memorial Library, Derby - 766-5063

7/24 at 6:30 pm: Charlotte Public Library, Charlotte - 425-3864

7/31 at 2 :00 pm: Brownell Library, Essex Junction - 878-6955

8/2 at 1:00 pm: Morristown Centennial Library, Morristown - 888-3853

8/3 at 10:00 am: Fairfax Community Library, Fairfax - 849-2420

8/4 at 3:00 pm: Barton Public Library, Barton - 525-6524

8/9 at 1:00 pm: Pierson Library, Shelburne - 985-5124

8/23 at 10:00 am: Pawlet Public Library, Pawlet - 325-3123

The Fleming's newest exhibition, Colors of the Amazon, features a remarkable selection of Amazonian featherworks, ranging from elaborate headdresses and full-body costumes to ornate baskets and musical instruments. Focusing on culture groups from the Brazilian region of the Amazon, including the Bororo, Kayapo, Kuikuru, and Waiwai, this exhibition explores the distinctive styles, techniques, and symbolism developed by Amerindian tribes, as well as the vital roles that featherworks play in ritual and social contexts.


FLEMING MUSEUM SUMMER OUTREACH PROGRAM:

Feathers of Fire
DATES: July 7 - August 23, 2006

ADMISSION:
No Charge to Participants