The July show at Vermont Center for Photography is "Vermont Hippies" with photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff and Peter Simon Vermont Hippies from the Seventies, an exhibit of some forty photographs of southern Vermont will be on view at the Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, July 2 to August 1. Since the 1930s Vermont has been a magnet for urban emigres searching for their own Edens. During the 1970s, veterans of the peace and civil rights movements settled into nontraditional households. Outwardly, they were distinguished from their Vermont neighbors by their progressive views, long hair, and unconventional clothing. The repercussions of this influx of counter-culture is still strongly felt in Vermont today, even thought the photographs make it look like so long ago. The current exhibition features photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff and Peter Simon. The opening reception is on Friday July 2, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., during Brattleboro Gallery Walk. Everyone who can do so is encouraged to wear their 1970s fashions to the opening. There will be an artists talk by Rebecca Lepkoff on Saturday, July 10, at 4:00 PM. Poems by poet Verandah Porche, who lived on the Total Loss Farm commune, will complement the exhibition. Porche was a cofounder of Liberation News Service (LNS) with Ray Mungo and Marshall Bloom, and an original member of Total Loss Farm. She will give a poetry reading at VCP on Saturday, July 17 at 4 pm. These events are free and open to the public. See www.vcphoto.org for details and images from the show.