Looking Over My Shoulder

Participant: Janet Van Fleet

Mission: I’ve been working on creating a record of my artmaking career over the last 25 years. During the March Marathon I will send an image (or more) each day, in chronological order, along with some reflections about the work and my perspective in the here and now.

Looking behind me is an engaging (sometimes bittersweet) undertaking. For asylum seekers and refugees, it may be terrifying. Our 2022 March Arts Marathon is a fundraiser to help CVRAN provide housing, living expenses, and legal fees for the six Asylum Seekers we are currently supporting in Central Vermont and for future asylum seekers. This year we are also providing assistance with housing, furniture, home goods, transportation, and job support to Afghan refugee families who are being resettled in Central Vermont. The March Arts Marathon is a community effort. Each day in March participating artists of all kinds will each send a copy of their daily work to friends and family who donate to support this work. Together we will be helping to welcome new Americans who in turn will add immeasurably to our own communities.



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