During the Deerfield RiverFest on June 9th, 2012,
Phyllis Labanowski and I created an interactive outdoor art installation to launch
The River Within Us: Stories Inspired by the Waters Around Us.
Festival visitors and local residents were invited to share a story about their connection to the Deerfield River and its watershed, the impact of Tropical Storm Irene, and/or stories about other waters they live near or care about.
We provided tags that could be used immediately or sent back to The Art Garden’s mailing address.
We have now collected over 30 stories and reflections, which you can read at The Art Garden during our open studio hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pm.
If you would like to share a story in person
about the impact of Tropical Storm Irene,
please join us at The Art Garden
on Monday, July 16th from 7 pm to 9 pm.