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 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/targetgallery/the-nest-project-what-does-home-mean-to-you 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
- Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association
- The Art League
- artdc : featuring the artwork of Michael Winger
- Art Whino : featuring the artwork of James Walker
- flux studios featuring the artwork of Novie Turmp, Jessica Beels, and Laurel Lukaszewski
- Hamiltonian Artists
- Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center featuring the work of Sabeth Jackson and Gretchen Schermerhorn
- Washington Alexandria Architecture Center featuring Virginia Tech’s Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Students led by Laurel McSherry, program director
- microWave project featuring the artwork of Pam Rogers
Project location: Alexandria, VA