Over the last three months Phyllis Labanowski and I invited people to share stories about their connection to the Deerfield River, the impact of Tropical Storm Irene, and other bodies of water they care about. Over 75 stories, poems, and reflections have been transferred onto bottles, jars, and jugs of river water, giving voice to our community’s grief and resilience. Phyllis and I arranged the bottles into intimate installations in six sites by the river on Tuesday, August 28th at sunrise, marking one year since the flood. The bottle installations will be left up until Tuesday, September 4th at sunset.
Here is the map of the sites around the village of Shelburne Falls. You can get physical maps when you are downtown at McCusker’s, the library, Mocha Maya’s, and The Art Garden.
The bottles will then be installed near the South River in downtown Conway from Sept. 5th through the 12th. If you contributed a story, we put it on a bottle. If you’d like your bottle, stop by The Art Garden during the last week in September.
Thank You! to everyone who contributed a story, poem or reflection!
Thank You! Thank You! to the Art Angels for your support of this project!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to Phyllis for another great collaboration!