Thursday, August 14, 2008

Arts in Nature Festival August 23 and 24

Forwarded by Sheila Brown at Camp Long:  


The 2008 festival takes place on Saturday, August 23 (from 11 a.m. -9 p.m.)

and Sunday, Aug. 24 (from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

To cut down on waste, we encourage visitors to bus or carpool to the festival,

and to bring their own plates and cups.


The Camp Long Advisory Council and the Nature Consortium are happy to present the Arts~in~Nature Festival. This festival celebrates the relationship between artists and the environment in a natural setting. From fire performers and string quartets to dance troupes and an outdoor museum of sound, the 2008 festival has something for everyone.

Produced by the Nature Consortium and nestled in the forested arms of Camp Long, performances will take place in five different venues throughout the park:  the Lodge, the forested grove by the Pond, the Climbing Glacier, the Meadow and the Geodesic Dome near the Fire Circle. There will be a wide array of eclectic and traditional music offerings ranging from experimental and improvised to classical, jazz and folk. Dance troupes will perform in various locations throughout the park, and wandering musicians will roam the forested landscape between the cabins.
Camp Long's rustic cabins will house the Museum of Sound where artists take up residency for the weekend and create multidisciplinary installations that blend sound, auditory arts, music and visual arts. This year's Museum of Sound artists include Hollow Earth Radio, Ela Lamblin, Perri Lynch, Kristin Tollefson, Dean Moore, Mike Shannon, Ben Smith, and NC Youth Art Program students.

The festival nas interactive and hands-on activities such as eco-rhythm instrument building, eco-art mask making, and print making in nature. Naturalists will be on hand to help interpret the natural features of the park. In addition, there will be healthy, delicious food and drink by Vashon-based Tahini Genie. 


Admission is by donation ~ $5.00 per person.  Proceeds benefit the artists, the organizations and their programs.


Photo by Catherine Ansett, 2007 festival  of the Piao Zhu Flying Bamboo group.

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