Voices Journal Volume 2019: 3-4

Edited by Todd DeGarmo

Articles In This Volume

"What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts"A Commemoration of 50 Years of Immigration Reform

A description and discussion of "What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts," an exhibition by City Lore of New York City, seeking to articulate some of the voices and cultural experiences representing modern immigration to the United States.

"What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts"Artists from New York City's Immigrant Communities presented by City Lore

A photo essay portraying the artists and portraits in the Exhibition, "What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts."

A Reading Life: Navigating the World through the Eye of a Needle

A review of "Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle," by Clare Hunter.

ALN8BAL8MO: A Native Voice: Joanne Shenandoah: She Sings

Bruchac chronicles the biography of Joanne Shenandoah, an Oneida singer-songwriter born in 1957 on the Oneida Territory, Syracuse, NY.

Artist Spotlight: Jianling Yue

A portrait of Jianling Yue, Chinese papercutting artist and Professor of Communication at Rensselaer Polytechni institution (RPI).

Common Ground: Community-based Teaching, Learning, and Environmental Stewardship in Art Centers, Museums, and Places of Learning

This is the transcript from a panel discussion with Indigenous artists about community based teaching and learning that took place during the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society (AFS).

Dance Night at the Barn: Documenting the Line Dancing Tradition of Upstate New York

A fieldwork inspired portrait of line dancing in a rural, Saratoga County Town in New York State.

Downstate: Community Gardens in the City

The New York Community Garden movement which began in the 1960s spawned over 800 community gardens by the 1980s. Today, community gardens comprise the subject and sites of intense public debate.

From the Waterfront: Tony Sougstad

A portrait if storyteller and fisherman, Tony Sougstad, who passed away in 2019.

Good Read: One Rough Life. Ted Ashlaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer

A review of "One Rough Life. Ted Aslaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer," by Robert D. Bethke.

Roslin Castle and the Battle of Plattsburgh

Ransom explores the association of Scotland's Roslin Castle and the Battle of Plattsburgh.

Upstate: Adirondack Folk Music

An essay about the present and future of Adirondack folk music and the places to hear it.

What We Bring: Storytelling, Theater, and the Traditional Arts

Accompanying the exhibition, "What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts," were several performances by New York City artists. This essay details the performances and their connection to the City Lore exhibition.

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