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Hayfields Picnic with Artists in Residence
June 25, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pmFree
Tuning In To What Is Around Us
Using the short volume “A Stroll Through the Worlds of Animals and Men: A Picture Book of Invisible Worlds” by Jakob von Uexküll* as a departure point, our artists in residence, Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca, will discuss the animal, insect and plant life they see at the Riverview Hayfields Preserve in South Thomaston with their own sensory and emotional responses including the idea of what they find beautiful and ugly in the natural world.
This is not scholarly exploration but meant to be a light, fun and interesting hands-on discussion about seeing the world through a different lens. This is a special event since access to this Preserve is limited. Please wear boots, bring binoculars, and/or a hand lens if you have them, a notebook for notes and/or sketches and a camera if you would like. We will picnic near the river so bring a blanket, water and lunch. Rain or shine.
This event is limited to 20 people. Please call the Land Trust to reserve your spot. When you call, we’ll give you instructions about where to park.
Recommended reading: Jakob von Uexküll, “A Stroll Through the Worlds of Animals and Men: A Picture Book of Invisible Worlds“
*Jakob von Uexkül (8 September 1864 – 25 July 1944) was a Baltic German biologist who worked in the fields of muscular physiology, animal behavior studies, and the cybernetics of life with his most notable contribution being the theory of umwelt.