Thursday, August 12, 2010

News Release about Arts In Nature

Forwarded by Ron Angeles:


Seattle Parks and Recreation
Mike McGinn, Mayor
Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent

For immediate release August 12, 2010
Contact: Dewey Potter, 206-684-7241

Camp Long, West Seattle’s outdoor classroom and urban haven, will host the Arts in Nature Festival on August 21 and 22, 2010.

  • The festival will feature a large and varied range of performing and visual arts that connect visitors with nature, including:
  • Music: Jazz, classical, world, hip hop, bluegrass, and orchestral folk
  • Auditory arts: the "Museum of Sound"
  • Dance and aerial performances
  • Puppet shows
  • Marching bands
  • Interactive activities for kids and adults, including printmaking, instrument and mask-making, participatory chime clusters, laughter circles, and naturalist events.

The festival is hosted by the Nature Consortium, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people, arts, and nature. The event is also a fundraiser for the organization, founded on the principle of teaching environmental lessons through the creative arts and hands-on conservation projects.

Locally renowned performing artists at the festival will showcase include Hey Marseilles, Pearl Django, Lelavision, Earth, Fences/Chris Mansfield, The Cabiri, Chris Ballew playing songs of The Presidents of the United States of America (as a Nature Consortium benefit show - $25/ticket) and also performing as Caspar Babypants, Jack Wilson, NorthWest Dance Syndrome, Anti-Fascist Marching Band, The Boys of Greenwood Glen, The Curious Mystery, Air 2 A Bird, and Paul Rucker.

The festival’s renowned "Museum of Sound" will offer festival-goers multidisciplinary installations (visual and auditory arts, music, and sound) featuring Hollow Earth Radio, Youngstown Records, Kate Endle & Chris Ballew, Nicolas Gonzalez, Susie Kozawa, Gregory D’Elia, Benjamin Yarges, Ricky Gene Powell, and Nature Consortium Youth Art Program participants.

For more information about the festival, please see For more information about the Nature Consortium, please see

Suggested donation: $10 per person.


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