2017 Art Ramble

Call for Art: Art Ramble 2017

The Umbrella Arts & Environment program seeks site-specific artwork for the Musketaquid Art Ramble 2017 outdoor exhibition, Slow Eyes, Solace & Site, to be installed in the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest June 5, 2017- September 30, 2017. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday this exhibit encourages artists to create work that slows the viewer’s experience of the natural world. What can we learn from looking and how long does it take us to see? As a species we can now exist without stepping foot in the woods. But what happens when we do? How can makers reflect their own vision of nature to the audience in a way that reveals deeper connections, looking, and questions?

In the 2017 Musketaquid Art Ramble, we hope to present a truly site-specific exhibit that reveals the natural and human history and unique character of the Concord Hapgood-Wright Town Forest through works that encourage contemplation, play, discovery, and participation. Installation, performance, and community art projects will be considered. To support their work and vision, selected artists will receive an honorarium of $100 and volunteers will be available for assistance. Artists selected for the exhibit will have the opportunity to collaborate with each other, local naturalists, and historians to learn more about the area as well as Thoreau’s life and work as they consider final sites and details for their installations.

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