Participate in From the River public art project

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Come to the Brooks House Atrium on Saturday to participate in the Community Water Portrait, part of Brattleboro's From the River, To the River public art project.

Brattleboro community members are invited to stop by the Atrium of the Brooks House at 132 Main St., on Saturday, any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to be photographed as part of the From the River, To the River public art project in Brattleboro. 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 2016.

From the River, To the River, the recipient of the Town of Brattleboro's National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant, is a series of events and art installations reconnecting our Brattleboro community with the Connecticut River. 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, that was 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.

The artists thank Brooks House Development for the use of the Atrium space.


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