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October 19, 2012

'Faces of Farming' documentary to be shown

The Daily Star

---- — MARGARETVILLE — The Tuesdays at the Theater series at The Open Eye will continue Tuesday with Ellen Wong’s “Faces of Farming” at 7 p.m.

This documentary video tells the story of five of the last operating dairy farm families in Delaware County, where once the dairy farming population was among the highest and most productive in the United States. The video, made in collaboration with Anthony Marizo and Kent Garrett, “memorializes the art of working the land and celebrates these families’ commitment to a fast disappearing lifestyle,” according to a media release. 

“Face of Farming,” created in 2008, was part of a multimedia exhibit at The Roxbury Arts Group in July 2009, and was included in the recent Art & Soul of the Catskills Film Festival 2012 in Delhi.

Wong, who divides her time between Roxbury and New York City, said of her work that: “My work is about the land and a sense of place. I am interested in the intersections between nature and man.” 

Wong is a founding member of the Longyear Gallery, and has had many one-woman shows of her paintings in New York City and Upstate galleries. She is co-host of The Farm Hour, a weekly talk show about local agriculture on WIOX, 91.3 FM.

“Face of Farming” will be shown at The Open Eye Theater at 960 Main St. in Margaretville.  Wong will be present and will participate in a discussion with the audience following the showing. Admission to Tuesdays at the Theater is free. Donations to The Open Eye Theater’s New Roof Fund will be accepted.  

Seating is limited. For further information, phone The Open Eye office at (845) 586-1660, email or visit