Who are we looking for?
1. ARTISTS! painters, draw-ers, cartoonists…. students too!
2. SCIENTIST EDUCATORS/ENTHUSIASTS! — engages in conversations, give people ideas about what to draw in their free sketchbooks, educate the public…
3. DOCENTS! — engages in conversations about art and science, encourages participation with sketchbooks and instagram posting, tells the public what is going on…
Why Plein Air the future?
Live art making fascinates people. Climate change is scary. The goal of Plein Air the future is to bypass people’s denial of a frightening, uncertain future through engaging their imaginations both through watching artists at work on their visions, and by providing a simple means of making a statement of their own.
What Participants Need to Know
One-day event, June 15, 2017. 11am-3pm (roughly, this timeframe includes setup and breakdown)
About? Your take (which can be as wild as you desire and have time for) on projected sea level rise and other aspects of climate change. Informed by the pre-European environment of the Park–for example, the Hudson River shoreline was originally only 92 feet away.
Passersby can join in! How?
Sketchbooks will be on offer
Take a photo through wood cutouts referencing the Park’s past (c. 1609) and future (c. 2050). Post on instagram/ #pleinairthefuture #pleinairviewfinder #worksonwater #artsbrookfield