We’ve created such imaginative words to describe groups of different bird species, I’m wondering what to call a convening of land stewards- the non feathered type. ‘Conference’ doesn’t do justice to describe a gathering of the hard-working, passionate citizens who protect our lands, our habitats and the habitats of owls, pheasants, turtles, newts and other creatures. How about an embrace of stewards, a mission of stewards, a cathedral of stewards? What is your word?
On March 23rd I’ll be at Wesleyan University in Connecticut presenting at the 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference. I’m excited to be part of the busy one day conference that has over 30 workshops and panels. The workshop I’m giving is entitled, “Partnerships between Artists and Environmental Groups” It’ll address my decades long experience working with environmental groups as well as projects done by other artists. Some of my collaborators from the most recent project in Old Lyme, Peter Cable, Jane Cable and Patricia Shippee, showed up this week to helpinstall an exhibit of the Vision Box project at the Old Lyme Public Library which runs through early March. I felt very lucky to have the embrace of my steward friends.
Here are some events and exhibits on the calendar for the next few months, please come by if you can.
Jan 10- March 10 Vision Boxes Old Lyme Public Library, Old Lyme,CT
March 4-28 Telling Herstory, Creating the Future, University of Rhode Island Gallery, Providence, RI, Gallery Night reception on Thursday 3/21 from 5-9pm.
March 23, 2019 Connecticut Land Conservation Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Presenting “Partnerships between Artists and Environmental Groups”.
June 5-30 “The Dignity of Trees Dedee Shattuck Gallery Westport, CT. Reception June 8, 5-8 pm