Experience, engage and explore the integrated relationship between people and the environment through site specific eco and environmental works during the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts, April 11-13, 2014, at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Funded through a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Artworks grant, Curator Lucinda Linderman shares “this festival brings together artists of varying art-making practices that raise awareness about environmental issues and man’s impact in his environment. Some works are created with alternative materials such as dirt, plastics, and discarded objects, while other works inspire action and activism through poetry and performance.” Interactive activities and performances include the National Water Dance event, a photography competition, an Eco-Scavenger Hunt and a Mangrove Boardwalk Nighttime Adventure Tour!. Events on Friday evening & Saturday after 3:30 pm are FREE and open to the public. On Saturday, April 12th, food and beverages will be available at the Culinary Café by the courtyard.
The In Deep theme for the Festival includes 27 literary artists, 61 visual artists, and 122 performing artists. AIRIE Fellows in the exhibition include Harumi Abe, Wendy Call, Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Karen Glaser, Judith Greavu, Joanna Kidd and Danni Downing, Deedra Ludwig, Gustavo Matamoros, Christopher Reiger, Anne McCrary Sullivan.
Complete information about the Deering Festival of the Arts can be found here: http://deeringestate.org/pages/SoBay-Festival-of-the-Arts.aspx