From the River, To the River art exhibit at the riverfront park

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BRATTLEBORO >> To support the efforts of From the River, To the River, please join The Brattleboro River Valley Strummers for an acoustic set of river songs during Gallery Walk this Friday between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. down at the new riverfront park behind the museum and train station. Come down to sit and sing with local musicians standing on the new stones overlooking our glorious Connecticut River. Join in on your favorites about rivers – like Proud Mary, Down By the Riverside, or Deep River Blues – plus hear some moving originals – River Valley Fields, Vermont Vermont, and Rivertown.

The Strummers include Johnny (Ungerleider) Rivers, Bill (Conley) Rivers, Ella (Bogdanoff) Rivers, Eben (Viens) Rivers, Bruce (Dayton) Rivers, Tommy (Grasso) Rivers, and Mike (Nieckoski) Rivers.

From the River, To the River is a public arts project funded through a National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the town of Brattleboro. Local artists Evie Lovett, Elizabeth Billings and Andrea Wasserman created the public space and art in the new river park and at the Brattleboro Transportation Center. "We had this idea of bringing the community to the river and the river to the community," Wasserman said, "about how that connection could be recognized and be uplifting to underutilized spaces within the town." Singing about the river seeks to continue and energize that process of connection between town, people, and river.

Community members are invited to join in the collaboration by sharing their interaction with the river and the artwork on the project's Facebook page fromtherivertotheriver and by posting their photographs to Instagram with the hashtag #fromtherivertotheriver.

A celebration of the river to include discussions, art, dance, and music is planned as the culminating event of the From the River, To the River project in 2017. Do you have ideas? Get involved! Contact fromtherivertotheriver@gmail.com.


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