This week Vermont Edition is featuring some of the artists whose work is part of the "Art of Action" project.
The project is an effort to express artistically what Vermonters value and want to preserve in the future.
One of the artists is Janet McKenzie of Island Pond. McKenzie’s paintings depict members of Vermont’s immigrant and refugee communities.
In an interview with the Vermont Folklife Center, McKenzie said visual artists play an important role in the conversation about state’s future.