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Science / Art
April 3 – 6, 2014
A program of collaborative
SANDBOX Initiative, Music Department
Center for Environment and Society
Chester River Association
Sunrise Solar, Inc.
Kent County Arts Council
Garfield Center for the Arts
Thursday, April 3, 2014
SANDBOX - Spring Lecture
Washington College – Decker Theater | 5:00 pm
On Cross Dressing Bicycles, Wrestling Rhinoceros Beetles, Flowering
Buildings and Hula Hooping to address the Pollinator Crisis, or What is an
Environmental Health Clinic and why would they pay me to ride my bike?
Director, xDesign Environmental Health Clinic
Associate Professor of Art and Art Education
New York University – Steinhardt School of Culture,
Education and Human Development
Open to the public.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - CHESTERTOWN FIRST FRIDAY
MASSONI ART / Carla Massoni Gallery
203 High Street
Opening Reception | 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Timeless Rhythms: Sensing Change
Featuring the work of visiting artist John Ruppert, the first Distinguished
Visitor of Washington College’s SANDBOX Project; Greg Mort, founder The Art of
Stewardship Project; Zaria Forman, Lisa Lebofsky, Drew Denny, Ice to Island
Project; Grace Mitchell; Heidi Fowler; Deborah Weiss; Leigh Wen
SANDBOX Studio – Open House
107 South Cross Street | 5.00 – 7:30 pm
SANDBOX First Friday in its new downtown studio space.
CHESTER RIVER ASSOCIATION
& SUNRISE SOLAR, INC.
Garfield Center for the Arts – 210 High Street | 7:30 pm
Chasing Ice is a film that follows National Geographic photographer James
Balog’s multi-year time-lapse photography of the changing Arctic.
Co-sponsored with Sunrise Solar, Inc.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
SENSING CHANGE – A Dialogue
Garfield Center for the Arts – 210 High Street
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Program moderated by Dr. John L. Seidel, Director, The Center for Environment &
Society and Alex Castro, Director, Sandbox: The Washington College Program for
Creativity and the Environment.
Open dialogue with artists John Ruppert, Grace Mitchell, Greg Mort, Heidi
Fowler, Deborah Weiss, Zaria Forman, Lisa Lebofsky and Drew Denny.
Artists and moderators will discuss the evolution of their work and explore how
science, art, and creativity interact.
Reading by Meredith Davies Hadaway
An award-winning poet and teacher of ecopoetry, author of The River is a
Reason, Fishing Secrets of the Dead, and forthcoming, At the
Narrows. She serves on the Board of the Chester River Association and is
currently the Rose O’Neill Writer-in-Residence at Washington College. Hadaway
will be a contributor at this summer’s inaugural Bread Loaf Orion Environmental
Premier Performance – Icelandic Sea Wall
Washington College Music Professor Ken Schweitzer, together with several
students in his Advanced Music Technology course, premier a musical composition
wholly inspired by John Ruppert’s photograph, Icelandic Sea Wall.
Film Preview – GOODBYE ICE, GOODBYE ISLAND
Filmmaker Drew Denny will present excerpts from the documentary film – Goodbye
Ice, Goodbye Island – edited especially for this program by Denny and film
editor Ayelet Leibovitch. American artists Zaria Forman, Drew Denny and Lisa
Lebofsky traveled to Greenland and the Maldives together to document Earth’s
shifting landscape and the effects of climate change in process. Their
story invites viewers to share the urgency of the Greenlandic and Maldivian
predicaments in a productive and hopeful way. The goal is to facilitate deeper
understanding of these crises, helping to find meaning and optimism.
ARTIST DIALOGUE & AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Decker Theatre | 2:30 pm
BEYOND THE LINE OF BLUE
As part of its 2013-2014 Premier Artists Series, Washington College presents
Beyond the Line of Blue featuring tenor Christopher Swanson, the
Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo, and Damon Ferrante. American Folk Songs, poems by
Walt Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Calder’s sculptures, and the
paintings of Christopher Engel serve as inspirations for the musical works,
which follow a narrative trajectory of intersecting themes about water,
surrealism, the passage of time, and the unconscious. The performances also
feature films and video projections by Alessandro Bonini. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors, students over age