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State of the Arts: Evelyn Hankins, Joe Bookchin, Burlington College

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In other Fleming news, Curator Evelyn Hankins is leaving after three-plus years with the museum to become assistant curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. "She was aggressively recruited for the position," says Fleming Executive Director Janie Cohen. "Obviously it's a great opportunity for her, and we're bummed and proud in equal parts." Hankins' art-history specialty is 20th-century American and European art, which will fit right in at the Hirshhorn, the Smithsonian's museum for international contemporary art. She'll be missed . . .

Lights, camera, action! Joe Bookchin, director of film and video production at Burlington College, has been named the head of the Vermont Film Commission. He'll take on his new role September 24, but meanwhile, "I'll be here [at B.C.] through the beginning of the semester to get the courses off the ground," he says, noting the film program is "doing so well . . . it probably has the largest number of students at the college." Bookchin has introduced music production to the curriculum this fall with a new course called "The Studio Experience," taught primarily by Joe Egan at Egan Media in Colchester. "As much as I'm sure I'm irreplaceable," Bookchin quips about his longtime academic post, "I really am confident they'll find someone else to take over."

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