Meet the Curator and Artists of this year’s Art Ramble, an annual, temporary exhibition in the Hapgood Wright Town Forest in Concord, MA, a collaboration of The Umbrella Art Center and Concord’s Division of Natural Resources. Following Leave No Trace principles, regional artists create site-specific artworks promoting appreciation of nature, installed along Fairyland Pond and parts of the historic Emerson-Thoreau Amble connecting Concord Center to Walden Pond.
Artist Reception & Walkabout
Saturday, September 17, 4:30-5:30PM
Rain Date: Sunday, September 18, 4:30-5:30PM
Free and open to the public
“In the Balance” is an outdoor exhibition of dynamic artworks that express a striving to regain balance with their surroundings, and to bridge the growing chasm between the loss of habitat and life’s persistence. The acceleration of climate change has reached the point of overpowering and upsetting the carefully balanced ecosystems of our surviving forests. The ground beneath our feet is literally slipping away. This artwork responds accordingly. Sound pieces, installation, sculpture, and poetry suggest recombinations, contortions, and orientations toward a new hybrid, symbiotic and sympathetic relationship with nature. Taking inspiration from the forest’s ability to regenerate itself over time, and the ability of the natural world to adapt under challenging conditions, how can we synchronize our existence with these restorative processes as we follow the path that lies before us? How do we live life in the balance?
Carolyn Enz Hack
Rebecca McGee Tuck