Jan 7, 2019
Artists are invited to propose works of a restorative nature. This may include sculptures that provide "architecture" or habitat--to replace trees that are gone, and certain replanting efforts that have minor earth disturbance. Work may also provide shade. Work can respond to earth contours, missing links in the ecosystem, things that are leftover after the fire, elemental components (wood, fire, earth water, air etc...). All work including biological materials, seeds trees, plants etc must be vetted by an ecologist (which is frankly fascinating and we have one to work with!)
Consider exploring site-specific environmental art and ecological works on the internet. To see an example, click here:http://www.moonshineink.com/arts-culture/nature-art-project.
We have had all kinds of work over the years at the park. Some is appropriate forECOARTS 2.0; some is not. All work will be juried by a committee that includes a representative from the County's Public Services Department (in charge of park and its repopulation).
We will have a guided walk on February 10 (time TBD) with Ecologist Cathy Koehler and we hope you will join us as this will provide excellent site-relevant information.
Applications are due mid-end Feb (date TBA) and must include a detailed sketch, location if identified and description of materials, concept and plans.
Middletown Art Center (MAC) is offering weekend workshops in a variety of media which provide us a forum to collaborate, share ideas, techniques and skills, and even engage in group projects.
Some resources, like help implementing your project, whether technical assistance or many hands helping with the work, may be available through the classes and open studio. We are also having a welding workshop in Jan at Woodland College and support from Woodland College welding students is available for limited tasks.
Please take advantage of MAC for opportunities to support you and your art, consider classes a place to engage with others and your own work.
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