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Dorsky Museum announces programs for Dear Mother Nature, Hudson Valley Artists 2012

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The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art announces the programs they have organized in conjunction with the exhibition Dear Mother Nature, Hudson Valley Artists 2012, on display in the Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery through November 4.

The program, developed by curator Linda Weintraub and the exhibiting artists, seeks to increase audience understanding of individual artworks as well as exhibition themes and consists mainly of interactive performances, gallery talks, workshops and participatory ceremonies, planned from July to November, accompanying the exhibition.

Saturday, August 25

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Linda Weintraub, curator of Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012
  • 3 pm – Ceremonial meal with artist Mary Anne Davis, “Mala Meal”

Saturday, September 15

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 curator, Linda Weintraub, and artists Christy Rupp and Elisa Pritzker
  • 2:30 pm – Performance: Jan Harrison will perform in “Animal Tongues.”
  • 3:30 pm – Demonstration: Hudson Valley artist Barbara Bash will show examples of her journaling work and demonstrate the heaven, earth and human principles at the heart of this process in a spontaneous drawing and writing performance.

Saturday, September 22

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 curator, Linda Weintraub, and artists Angela Basile, Claudia McNulty, Meadow, Kathleen Anderson, Laura Moriarty, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, and Leslie Pelino
  • 3 pm – Demonstration/workshop: “The Language of Natural Materials”

Saturday, September 29

  • 2 pm – Free Gallery talk with Linda Weintraub, curator of Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012, and artists Raquel Rabinovich and Gina Palmer
  • 2:30 pm – Poetry Slam: Leila Goldthwaite – “Cheese Torte and Fish Tales: Poetry Theme Slam and Open Mic”
  • 3:30 pm – Workshop with artist Riva Weinstein – “Lifeline” creates a link between Mother Nature and humanity. Bring found objects. You will use them to create spontaneous and ephemeral assemblages. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, October 20

  • 2 pm – Drawing Performance: Jaanika Peerna, artist, and David Rothenberg, musician, respond to each moment’s breezes, moisture, sounds and many other offerings from Mother Nature through movement, drawing, and sound.
  • 3 pm – Dance Performance: “Tree – a Dance: trees we see, trees we dream, trees of our lineage”
  • Susan Osberg – choreography and direction, work with Dancers Company: Marika Blossfeldt, Elizabeth Castagna, Shannon Murphy and Susan Osberg, Tom Moore – photography, Steve Blamires – readings from his book, “Celtic Tree Mysteries”

You can also check our previous post about the exhibition Dear Mother Nature here.

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Farmlab Public Salon: Kim Stringfellow and Chris Carraher

Downtown Los Angeles | Friday, May 22nd, NOON

Join Kim Stringfellow along with Wonder Valley artist, Chris Carraher, for a presentation of and discussion about the JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD audio tour project.

Stringfellow and Carraher will discuss the history and contemporary landscapes of jackrabbit homesteading, specifically how the cabins resulting from the Small Tract Act have helped to foster the thriving creative community located throughout the Morongo Basin region where Joshua Tree National Park is located. Several tracks from the freely downloadable car audio tour available at will be presented.

JACKRABBIT HOMESTEAD is a forthcoming book and web-based multimedia presentation featuring a downloadable car audio tour exploring the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California’s Morongo Basin region near Joshua Tree National Park. Stories from this underrepresented regional history are told through the voices of local residents, historians, and area artists—many of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins and use the structures as inspiration for their creative work. Funding for this project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities as part of the Council’s statewide California Stories Initiative.

FARMLAB Salon provides free, healthy organic lunch for those who drop by for the weekly lecture series. For more info visit:

Visit & download the Jackrabbit Homestead audio tour at:

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