March Events – book talks and signings and slide presentations
3/14 – Boston, MA. Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Hynes Convention Center
Talk and slide show
An Introduction to Building Dry Stone Walls
1:30 – 2:30 pm
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The best natural stone walls rise up out of the land. Dry jointed stone that has stood the test of time is praised for its durability, functionality and artistry. Its undulant lines and patterned spaces are the result of many choices made by a craftsman who recognized stones of individual character and singular personality. Learn about the design and materials that make beautiful, natural stone walls.
Dan will sign copies of his new book, Listening to Stone at the Steven Schuyler Bookseller
3/19 – Brandon, VT
Briggs Carriage Bookshop and Ball and Chain Cafe
Book talk and slide presentation. Dan will sign copies of Listening to Stone and In the Company of Stone.
3/24 – Bellows Falls, VT
Rockingham Free Public Library
Talk and Slide Show: Art and the Working Landscape: Shaping our Environment Today
Cultivated land is a handmade environment. Over the past two centuries, the rural face of Vermont has been shaped by farm life. While the stone walls built during that time have lost their stature as livestock fences, their presence has become a defining characteristic of the land. A dry laid stone wall, that has stood the test of time, is praised for its practicality, durability and
craftsmanship. The close attention farmers pay to their surrounding is comparable to the awareness artists bring to their work. As a medium of expression, dry stone construction is a logical choice for an artist working in the landscape.
Contact Wendy O’Connell for more information