I am excited about an upcoming art project, and would like to share some information about it, and hopefully encourage your support and/or participation. The Target Gallery, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, is sponsoring an outdoor exhibition of artist-made nests created by local arts groups. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center has been invited to participate, and Gretchen Schermerhorn and I will be leading. The installations will be near the Torpedo Factory Art Center along the waterfront of the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria from Sunday, April 10 through Sunday, May 15, 2011.

The goal of the project is to inspire folks to look more closely at their own habitat. Coinciding with Earth Day and Mother’s Day, the hope is to increase environmental awareness and encourage care for the planet we all call home.  Habitat’s work for building decent and affordable homes will also be highlighted.

There are some great opportunities to participate in the event, and to donate to the kickstarter to help offset costs for printing signs and maps, lighting, and the like.

Currently Gretchen and I are brainstorming about a nest made of felted wool, perhaps from old sweaters assembled from the back of our member’s closets…I’ll be sure to update this as opportunities to participate arrise.

Nest Builders – Participating Art Groups

Project location: Alexandria, VA


2 thoughts on “Nesting

  1. Harold and I went there on April 10 on a whim to check out Old Town Alexandria. I had forgotten about this event. We did see a couple of guys putting up a nest on the waterfront around noon, but that was it. There weren’t anyone else doing it. At the time we both wondered why they were making a nest. 🙂 That art center is really cool. Harold and I had even thought that it’d be a great place for you to work. 🙂

    1. Robert, i’m glad you stumbled on it, even if you didn’t get to see them all! John and i went to the opening last thursday and got to see all 10 of the outdoor nests–it turned out really nice. Torpedo factory is really cool–there are so many different types of art being made there!

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