Westport Farmer's Market, Museum of Contemporary Art to host art installation

Community members are invited to visit the Farmer’s Market and Museum of Contemporary Art as they debut their newest exhibit.

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2021, 7:17 PM

Updated 994 days ago

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Community members are invited to visit the Farmer’s Market and Museum of Contemporary Art as they debut their newest exhibit.
The latest exhibit is called "Between the Ground and Sky," where local photographers aim to make attendees think more about their connection to nature and where their food comes from.
The center features a series of 50 pictures by local photographers Anne Burmeister and Ashley Skatoff. The two artists highlight people who work hard to obtain local organic food out of the ground and sound.
Bermeister says she was so fascinated with the local famers' work, she almost forgot to take pictures at times.
"These farmers are inspiring, they're also beautiful. The work is beautiful. And I hope that we've been able to capture that,” says Bermeister. “I am a storyteller with my photography and the stories are in the who.”
Westport Farmer's Market Executive Director Lori Cochran-Dougall says the exhibit started as a social media campaign, saying in part, “When I look at these photos, I am immediately impacted through emotion because I see people who have a love of their work."
According to the executive director, the idea was derived several years ago when she was constantly trying to get people to think about who grows their food - hence the title.
Bermeister tells News 12 she believes the closer society is to food sources, the better for the planet - and the more people will enjoy eating them.
"I mean, truly the pleasure in eating food when you know where it comes from, when you know the person who handled it, when you know the person behind it - it actually tastes better,” says the food photographer.
The exhibit is available now until Oct. 17.
For further information, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art’s website.


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