Photo Exhibit – CIRCUS ARTS & ARTISTS
To benefit NECCA’s Capital Campaign
Photos by Jeffrey Lewis
April 6 – May 6
Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro
This show presents stunning photographic images of NECCA students and graduates in performance mode captured by photographer, Jeffrey Lewis. Commentary from the performers, like the one below, accompany the photos giving the exhibit a strong personal flavor. Jeff has donated his proceeds from the sale of the photos to NECCA’s capital campaign.
Bethan Kannapell – ProTrack student at NECCA, graduating in May.
"I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and spent my early years climbing trees, fences, walls, and people as well as curling up into tiny spaces such as suitcases, dryers, cupboards, and crates. At age 18, I discovered circus and quickly recognized it as the ideal medium for my joy, physical potential, and artistry to coalesce. Circus also provides a means for me to honor my mother. Despite becoming blind and quadriplegic, she had more tenacity and humor than anyone I've ever known. Inspired by my mother and in an effort never to take my body for granted, I challenge myself to perform amazing feats and to create meaningful art. I believe that circus is an avenue to communicate important ideas about humanity, the environment, social justice, empowerment, and health."
Work continues on the interior.The lobby area has been sheet-rocked and you can now see form and imagine the function of that space. The interior steel frame is being painted and will make a bold statement when finished. Both tramp pits are poured and the tramp walls will be complete soon. East and west walls will be receiving their windows soon. And with the installation of our utility pole, we’ll be soon connected to the power grid.
The campaign continues in earnest toward the campaign goal of $2.5 million. We are reaching out to prospective donors across the spectrum including the local community, parents and families, alumni, the circus community internationally. With the new trapezium an awesome reality, we will move from our 4 locations to the new building in July!
P.S. More people-power on the fundraising team would definitely give us more impact. If you'd like to help, we wholeheartedly accept! For more information about using your enthusiasm for NECCA to leverage giving toward our $2.5m goal, contact Gary Fox : firstname.lastname@example.org 802-254-9780
World Circus Day is a special day to celebrate Circus Arts and Culture.
Now in its 8th year, it is the biggest international event of circus communities. Circuses, festivals, circus professionals, circus schools and circus friends around the world will celebrate their shared circus cultures.
NECCA plans to join the celebration with the launch of its Indegogo Crowd Funding Campaign, “Earth, Mountain, Sky” to fund the purchase of a foam pit (earth), trampoline wall (mountain), and flying trapeze (sky) for our new building.