Board of Directors News

The Shelburne Craft School is pleased to announce the appointment of two new dynamic members to our Board of Directors.

We are pleased to welcome Shelburne resident, Jonathan Harris and Charlotte resident, Nancy Winship Milliken.  Both new board members are award winning and internationally celebrated artists that bring unique qualifications to the table. These two are joining the board at a very exciting time as the Shelburne Craft School looks to the future.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jonathan and Nancy to our board of directors.  These are very important times for the school to establish our place in the larger arts education conversation, and as artists, Nancy and Jonathan understand the importance and needs of professional artists and arts education.” Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Executive Director.

About Jonathan Harris:

Jonathan Harris is an artist and computer scientist known for his work with data visualization and storytelling. He is the creator of seminal digital art projects like We Feel Fine, a search engine for human emotions (2006); The Whale Hunt, a documentary about an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt (2007); I Want You To Want Me, an interactive installation about online dating (2008); Cowbird, a public library of human experience (2011); and Network Effect, an exploration of Internet addiction (2015). He studied computer science at Princeton University and interactive art at Fabrica. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Pace Gallery. He has lectured all over the world, at many universities, and at the TED Conference.
After years of living in New York, he recently returned to Vermont to reengage with his family’s land, High Acres Farm, located within Shelburne Farms. He has been working on a series of “rituals” to cleanse and heal the land of what has been a difficult past to make way for a healthier future.

About Nancy Winship Milliken:

Sculptor Nancy Winship Milliken works with environmental themes and explores dimensions of the human and animal covenant.  Her work with natural and industrial materials resonates in both urban and rural landscapes. Milliken is currently collaborating with farms surrounding her studio on installations, prints, and performances.

Along with installing her work in New England and New Zealand farmlands, Milliken has shown in solo and select group shows, including Boston Sculptors Gallery, Artstrand Gallery, the Christian Science Plaza in Boston, Qorikancha Museum, Peru, Provincetown Art Association Museum, University Museum of Contemporary Art, and Brattleboro Museum. She incorporates her sculptures into set design for Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

She has given guest lectures or been an Artist-In-Residence at several schools, universities, and galleries including Burlington City Arts, University of Massachusetts, Marlboro College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College. Milliken is represented by Boston Sculptors Gallery.

About Shelburne Craft School:

Where craft is made, since 1945. The Shelburne Craft School opened its doors in 1945, creating a space for artists and artisans to work, learn, and educate members of the community in wood, clay, metal, glass, and visual art. It was founded by Reverend Lynwood Smith in 1938, as a small community project in the church rectory, and with support from Aileen Osborn Webb, a major proponent in the American Craft Movement and the American Craft Council during the first half of the twentieth century.

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