A pre-opening event for Memphis Social, at Crosstown Arts – Organizer: Aviva Rahmani, ecological artist
Address: 427 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38138 (USA) – Date: Monday, May 6, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where do the lives of fish and people meet in Memphis? An evening of talk and artmaking will map the answers! Middle and high school students and community members welcome. The results will become part of a public exhibition at the Memphis College of Art. Please reserve your place. Refreshments will be served. (Suggested donation to cover materials and refreshments: $30.)
Update from Aviva Rahmani:
- “Saturday, May 4th I’ll take a canoe trip with project team member Dr. Eugene Turner, down a section of the Wolf River.
- Tuesday, May 7th, from 6:00-7:30pm at Crosstown Arts, I will lead an evening of participatory talk and performative drawing about Memphis waterways for young people, their families and local environmental activists. Refreshments will be served. Limited space, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday, May 10th from 5:00 -8:00pm at 477 South Main, The Hyde Gallery at the Nesin Graduate School Memphis College of Art (Downtown campus), an installation of the assembled insights and documentation from the river trek and workshop will be open to the public.
- Saturday, May 11th from 2:00-3:00pm at 477 South Main, The Hyde Gallery at the Nesin Graduate School Memphis College of Art (Downtown campus), I will host an open, public webcast comparing bioregional habitat concerns. Webcast participants will include ecological art practitioners: Yvonne Senouf and Corinne Weber of M.E.L.D., curators of shows on global warming and endangered river systems; Amy Lipton, ecological art co-curator with Tricia Watts for ecoartspace; Juliette (Xiaoying) Yuan, Chinese curator of works that can only be experienced on line; artist Eve Andree Laramee who works on radioactivity; artist Ruth Hardinger whose work focuses on fracking; artist Lenore Malin who experienced Sandy in NYC; Fish Story team member Dr. Eugene Turner, wetlands biologist, restorationist and dead zone expert; Fish Story team member Dr. Jim White, a paleoecologist who identified the role of plants in mediating climate change, and Aviva Rahmani. The webcast will be recorded and available for download.”