ART RAMBLE 2018: “NATURE MEETS NARRATIVE” curated by Anne Eder
The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program presents Art Ramble 2018, an outdoor art installation in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest in collaboration with the Concord Natural Resources Division.
Exhibit dates: September 15 – November 30, 2018.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16, 2:30-4:30pm, Benches at Fairyland Pond
2:30 - 3pm, Artist Margaret Moody Puppet Show, "Badger Meets the Fairies."
3-4pm Reception with Artists
4-4:30 Brief Curator Walk
Mythologies and folklores tend to be rooted in specific geographies. For example, the fairytales of the Brother’s Grimm are set against the backdrop of the Black Forest; the desert sands gave us The Arabian Nights; Hawaii’s magic and root vegetable, taro, inspire many a tale. Artists work in this installation will respond to the Town Forest with work that either draws on or inspires fictional or factual narratives related to these Concord woods. These narratives may be purely imaginative, or related to the history, seasonal changes, or the endemic flora and fauna of the Hapgood-Wright Forest. Underlying this exhibit is a belief in the ability of the natural world to fire the imagination, in the elemental role of active imagination in developing resourcefulness, and in fostering stewardship by forging connections through art and story. In our fairytales and fictions, we find hope and proof that difficulties may be overcome.
Exhibit Artist Special Event Schedule
Sun. Sept. 16, 2:30-4:30pm, Opening Reception and Margaret Moody puppet show
Sat. Sept. 22, 1-3pm, Workshop making tiny ladders with woodworker Paul Ruhlman
Sun. Sept. 23, 1-3pm, Fan Fiction Story hour with Julie Nussbaum
Sun. Sept. 30 1-3pm, First curator walk with Anne Eder
Sat. Oct 13, 1-3pm, Woods walk and collecting with Lee Kennedy
Sat. Oct. 20, 1-3pm Mold demo with Stephanie Osser
Thur. Oct. 24, 7:30 - 9pm, Full Moon Walk and Storytelling with Dave Smyth
Sun. Oct. 28, 1-3pm, Second curator walk with Anne Eder
Special Events location: Benches by Fairyland Pond in Hapgood-Wright Town Forest,
Walden & Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
Link to event: https://theumbrellaarts.org/arts-environment/2018-art-ramble