Sunday February 9, 2020 (bad weather date: Sunday Feb. 23rd)
9:30 am carpool meeting time
We’ll meet at the HILLS MARKET DOWNTOWN, 95 N Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
Hike 10:45-1:15 pm in scenic Appalachia Ohio
The pilot program of the Appalachian Forest Stewardship Residency is now complete.
There were two work days of invasive species pulling (bush honeysuckle, autumn olive);
cyanotypes of invasive species;
a jamboree in town;
visits to the Mennonite bakery & grocery;
drinking & pictionary;
two stranded artists at the airport and one amazing friend who put them up for the night until they could get a ride down;
a visit to Serpent Mound and Fort Hill earthworks;
and a temperature drop of 45 degrees in one day.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, read more about the art residency here. Or email me, lexiestoia at gmail dot com to be added to the list for next year. Dates for the 2020 residency will be in late October/early November, announced shortly.
Would you do an art residency right before, during, or after a presidential election? Drop out for a little bit?
Thank you to the Greater Columbus Arts Council for providing support for the field guide zine.
Greetings! If you are Philadelphia this weekend (or, ya know, in the region) I suggest you come check out the Megapolis Audio Festival, part of Fringe Fest. This “delightfully weird” festival features audio walks, installations, workshops, and performances.
I am collaborating with Toby Kaufmann-Buhler on an audio walk titled “Stalking Wild Sounds.” It’s a nod to Euell Gibbons, who was an advocate for wild food foraging and wrote his famous book Stalking the Wild Asparagus in the 1960s near Philadelphia.
Our piece imagines a future where nature has reclaimed the built environment and foraging for food reigns. Participants will use a provided audio player and field guide on a self-guided 30 minute walk. The walk will start at Philadelphia Community Access Media (Philly CAM), go through the formal landscaping of Washington Square Park, and return to Philly CAM. Taking the form of a real-time science fiction, with the sounds of “alien” flora and fauna, the audience will find themselves moving through the city accompanied by the sound work that maps onto their surroundings.
Our event is free and open to the public, during select times, September 16th and 17th. Check out the Megapolis schedule for more info.
Open now! There will be a public reception Saturday November 19th from 6-9pm. For more information, check out the show’s website.