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The University of Saint Joseph will hold Ask the River: An Interdisciplinary Movement and Visual Art Project, the next event in the “Embracing Our Environment: Integrating the Natural World with the Arts” series made possible by support from the University’s National Endowment of the Humanities and Art Fund.

The event will be held in-person on March 28, 2022, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Bruyette Second Floor Reception Room at University of Saint Joseph. This event is free and open to the public and registration is required. Following the presentation, join an Art Workshop with the artists for a hands-on art workshop. Participants will learn about and create cyanotypes. This will be outdoors on the patio of the Bruyette building from 3-4 p.m.

Artists Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett, and Andrea Wasserman work at the intersection of making, community, and the natural world. Intertwining people and place, Ask the River is a movement and visual art collaboration building, reflecting, and deepening our relationship with water.

Ask the River includes a 32’ x 86’ permanent kinetic sculpture bringing River patterns to the Brattleboro Transportation Center and a series of cyanotype banner-making workshops with a final choreographed performance gathering hundreds of community members in reconnecting with water.

Ask the River is guided by the Abenaki understanding of oneness with the earth, the sky, and the water. The artists are currently the inaugural Climate Change Artists in Residence at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. They will share their recent projects and an opportunity for the community to make art together.