Brattleboro 'From the River, To the River' project snaps pix of local residents


BRATTLEBORO >> Community members are invited to the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main St. during Gallery Walk on Jan. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to be photographed for inclusion in the Community Water Portrait, part of the "From the River, To the River," public art project.

Project artists Elizabeth Billings, Andrea Wasserman and Evie Lovett will be present to photograph and meet community members. The photographs will be transformed into silhouettes and combined with water imagery to create a Community Water Portrait which will be exhibited on the Archery Building on the banks of the Connecticut River, starting in June.

"From the River, To the River," the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant awarded to the Town of Brattleboro, is a series of events and art installations seeking to reconnect our Brattleboro community with the Connecticut River as a source of inspiration, commerce and beauty. The community is encouraged to visit the Archery Building Green in order to see the results of the first event, a Community View-Clearing effort, held on Nov. 21.

"From the River, To the River" is a series of site-specific art installations considering the unique relationship between Brattleboro and the Connecticut River by three artists committed to exploring the relationships of people and place. Invigorating two locations — the Brattleboro Transportation Center and the Archery Building Green — with sculpture, photographs, video projections, public events and social media, the project connects the river and the Brattleboro community through art.


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