Friday, April 10, 2009

MAY 2ND Terroir EVENTS (in gallery)

2pm FREE


$12 donation to benefit ACF and WEAD

Join ACF on Saturday, May
2nd for an exciting afternoon of events including a Curator’s Tour of the exhibition Terroir: A Sense of Place with guest curator Patricia Watts (2pm), The Apothecary Project performed by Bay Area artist Claudia Tennyson (3pm), and film screening for “A Sense of Wonder,” on the life of Rachel Carson (4:30pm) sponsored by Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD).

About the Guest
Formerly Chief Curator at
the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa, Patricia Watts is founder and west coast curator of ecoartspace, a nonprofit providing curatorial support for organizations seeking to address the human/nature interface through the visual arts.

About The Apothecary
Claudia Tennyson
’s ‘Apothecary Project’ was inspired by encounters with pharmacies in the Czech Republic. Participants are given the opportunity to select from a combination of flavor infused elixirs in an array of colorful labeled glass bottles prepared by the artist. This intervention seeks to repair what ails people, providing remedies that are positive including connection, delight, synchronicity, awe, etc. The "secret ingredients" are not formally revealed and the focus is placed on how the person is feeling.

About Sense of Wonder
Based on the l
ife and writings of environmentalist Rachel Carson, this 54 min film tells the story of a woman’s love for the natural world and her fight to defend it. Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring (1962), alerted the world to the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched the modern environmental movement. In this film acclaimed actress Kaiulani Lee portrays Miss Carson during the last year of her life. For more information go to:

About WEAD
Focusing on women’s unique perspectives, Women Environmental Artists Directory works online and in public programs to further the field and understanding of ecological and social justice art. Inclusive of a diverse range of conceptual, functional, studio and public art, WEAD links 250+ international women art professionals to educators, curators, writers, administrators, scientists and others. Produced by a volunteer Board of activist artists, WEAD is planning to launch a boldly redesigned, expanded website this summer.