DEBBIE HESSE SWAY.SHIFT: A COMMUNITY SEA GARDEN PROJECT
Steve Olsen, Master Technical Problem Solver, Curator and Installer checks out the hanging conditions....
Sway. Shift Version.12.0. Sea Garden
Special Public Reception: Saturday, June 4, 2016
A series of ongoing community art workshops and a community-enriched art installation
VAUISO FARMS Greenhouse Growers ( driving from New Haven: I-95N to exit 51 to route 1. take a left at Hosely Rd and go across highway)
Sway. Shift. Version 12.0 Sea Garden is a meandering synthetic art installation assembled from abstracted seaweed- inspired forms from workshop participant’s seaweed pressings and drawings. Suspended from greenhouse rafters, amidst the rows of hanging baskets, the artwork aims to spark a visual conversation about the relationship between agriculture and ocean farming while highlighting local initiatives to grow underwater 3-D restorative sea gardens that address issues of food security and the environment.
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This project is made possible by a 2016 Regional Arts Initiative Grant with support from the Shoreline Arts Alliance in partnership with the Department of Economic and Community Development /Connecticut Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Many thanks to the Branford Community Dining Room, Branford Library and Vista Life Innovations for their enthusiasm and involvement.