Care and Create: Music, Nature and Art at the Albany Bulb
Free, Public Participatory Event
Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2pm-5 pm
Presented by Samavesha and Love the Bulb with support from the Albany Community Foundation
Limited to 30 participants. Advance RSVP required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/care-and-create-music-nature-and-art-at-the-albany-bulb-tickets-27339160164
Come to the magical peninsula known as the Albany Bulb for an afternoon of community, art, stewardship and performance. We’ll work together on contemplative and collaborative projects, accompanied by live music.
At one special corner of this former construction debris landfill–the spot known as the Amphitheater–we’ll use natural and found materials to create a new understanding of nature, art, and the history of this place. We’ll be working with our hands and hearts to honor, beautify, and call attention to the unique features and history of the site.
Laura Inserra will make music using a variety of wind and percussion instruments, moving among the participants and collaborating sonically with the ongoing visual creative process. Zach Pine will play a similar role in the visual realm, moving among participants and offering sculptural collaborative invitations. The site already offers a rich foundation for community creativity, including hand-made seating areas, a stone-bordered labyrinth, and a three-dimensional mural made from found objects.
For safety reasons, ages 12 and up only.
To participate, you will need to sign a liability waiver and photo/video release. You will not be identified by name in photos/videos. RSVP is required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/care-and-create-music-nature-and-art-at-the-albany-bulb-tickets-27339160164
For questions, contact Susan Moffat at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll meet near the parking lot at 1 Buchanan Street and walk to the Amphitheater. Directions and parking/bicycling information will be sent to you after registration. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves if you have them. This event includes a total of one mile (round trip) of walking on dirt and gravel paths (some sloped, and, for a short distance, steep) and includes working in places with uneven footing. If you have mobility limitations, please contact us in advance so we can try to accommodate your needs.
The participatory performance will be led by Samavesha, a multidisciplinary arts non-profit. It produced the Art in Nature Festival in Oakland’s Redwood Regional Park for 5 years between 2010 and 2015. More info at http://www.samavesha.org
Through Samavesha’s community arts program, socially engaged environmental artist Zach Pine has hosted and partnered with others including the East Bay Regional Parks District to carry out 10 free public participatory art/beach cleanup events on Albany Beach. More info at http://www.naturesculpture.com
Laura Inserra is the Artistic Director of Samavesha, and an internationally known multi-instrumentalist with extensive experience in using her musical improvisation skills in site-specific collaborative interdisciplinary art making, such as the annual Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebrations on Stinson Beach (http://www.earthdaystinsonbeach.org). More info at http://www.laurainserra.com
This event is brought to you by Love the Bulb, a participatory art, performance, and nature study group led by Susan Moffat. Susan is an Albany resident and Project Director of the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative (globalurbanhumanities.berkeley.edu). She leads the Atlas of the Albany Bulb project (http://albanybulbatlas.org).
The Albany Community Foundation (ACF) is dedicated to expanding charitable giving in Albany for the benefit of Albany. Over the past 15 years the Foundation has sponsored and/or partnered with other local service organizations to implement a wide variety of beneficial projects that enrich the community and fill unmet needs. More information can be found at albanycommunityfoundation.org.