This project is co-facilitated by The Art Garden’s director Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and celebration artist Phyllis Labanowski. The questions above are meant to inspire even more questions & ideas & images & conversations & poetry, prose, drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, music, stories, & & that we hope you will share through this exhibit. Participation is free and open to all ages.
Deadline for submissions is April 28th, 5 pm.
The exhibit runs from May 5th to June 9th.
Performance art, storytelling, poetry reading & music & & will be part of the closing reception on June 9th.
Please call The Art Garden if you have questions: (413) 625-2782.
The exhibit includes this side of the flood WATERS, an art performance and contemporary ceremony in two Acts, that begins and ends at the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River in Shelburne Falls.
- Act I: Saturday, May 5th, 4 pm (during the Shelburne Falls Art Walk.)
Water carriers/performers, dressed in black, will collect water from the river in galvanized buckets, thrown and hauled up from the bridge. They will walk in a slow procession through the village, carrying the water, while reflecting on their love of the river, the power of water, and the effects of the 2011 flood. Their walk will end at The Art Garden for the opening reception of the community exhibit.
Throughout May and June, the water collected from the Deerfield River will be used to water a living sculpture.
- Act II: Saturday, June 9th, 8:30 pm (part of the Deerfield RiverFest.)
The sculpture and the water carriers/performers, this time dressed in white, will return to the river from The Art Garden, carrying their buckets, now filled with song, poetry, prayers, and stories that they’ll offer back to the river.
Best viewing for both Acts will be along the Deerfield River on the sidewalk across from McCusker’s Market.
May 11th 7pm
Family Concert with Ricardo Frota!
Brazilian musician, Ricardo Frota
will be performing with instruments he has made from river sticks!
Mark your calendars! He is amazing!
Cost: $7 for individuals, $15 for families.
The exhibit, performances, and sculpture
are all a part of an interdisciplinary community art project
co-created by Phyllis Labanowski and Jane Beatrice Wegscheider:
Drink Water. Ponder Source.
Updates about the project will be posted as we go along.
Thank you! Thank you!