Ansel Lurio Nov 6 2020 (video)

Title

Ansel Lurio Nov 6 2020 (video)

Subject

Accessibility
Education
Folk Art
Fenimore Art Museum
The Farmers' Museum

Description

Video Interview with Ansel Lurio, 2009 Graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Ansel goes into detail about his projects with The Farmers' Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum.

Creator

Nick DelDuca

Publisher

Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York-College at Oneonta

Date

2020-11-06

Contributor

Cooperstown Graduate Association, Cooperstown, NY

Rights

Cooperstown Graduate Association, Cooperstown, NY

Format

movie/mpeg-4
22mB

Language

En-US

Type

Video

Identifier

20-006b

Coverage

Westchester, NY
1984-2020

Interviewer

Nick DelDuca

Interviewee

Ansel Lurio

Location

Westchester, NY,
126 Chestnut St
Cooperstown NY
Zoom

Transcription

ND:
This is Nick DelDuca, with the CGP Community Stories Project. We're doing a quick video interview [on November 6, 2020] with Ansel Lurio about some of the projects he worked on with the local museums here. Ansel, you mentioned working on projects both with The Farmers’ Museum and the Fenimore [Art] Museum, why don’t you tell about those.

AL:
Well, the Fenimore Art Museum, it was for a folk art class. I wrote an audio tour aimed at children, for the folk art gallery and the artwork they had in it at the time. So, I got to sort of go into depth with a bunch of folk art, which is often odd and unusual. Often their stories are even more interesting than the actual objects. So, there’s that, and I also did a little project on a disabled folk artist, who lost the use of his legs in an accident, but he still managed to make some great art, which, I think, some is in the art museum probably. As I’m disabled myself, I thought it was quite an interesting story.

ND:
There was one other thing you talked about, you talked about...

AL:
The Farmers’ Museum.

ND:
Yeah.

AL:
Yeah, that was for my education class, that was putting together a distance learning program. This was really in the infancy of those programs, which we now see everywhere. I used some video and audio clips, some pictures of paintings, and some objects from around The Farmers’ Museum. Some different foods. It was on sustainable agriculture. I did run it once for a class.

ND
Other than that, there was one other story you mentioned, the Culture and Collections class, and how much you enjoyed that. Why don't you elaborate on that a bit?

AL:
Well, I mean we got to look at actual artifacts in the collection and go into depth and do journal writing to find out more about them. I used a couple objects in my own collection, some silver from my great aunt and a table I had found at an antique shop. It was pretty neat seeing the provenance of my own objects.

ND:
Thank you for your time and information. This has been Nick DelDuca interviewing Ansel Lurio for CGP Community Stories. Thank you.

Duration

3:52

Bit Rate/Frequency

797kbps

Time Summary

Track 1, 0:00 - Fenimore Project
Track 1, 1:45 - Farmers' Museum Project
Track 1, 2:45 - Ansel's Interview

Files

AnselLurioPicture1.PNG

Citation

Nick DelDuca, “Ansel Lurio Nov 6 2020 (video),” CGP Community Stories, accessed November 29, 2021, http://cgpcommunitystories.org/items/show/454.