Color Up/Color DOWN - Art Installations Opening March 15, 5-7pm
Russ Pitman Park - Bellaire
How does an artist respond to the theme: COLOR UP/COLOR DOWN, within the context of a nature conservancy? Now a sixth year tradition, this evolving group of artists called Municipal Dirt, will explore materials as media which translate the statement of nature and that of artist into a visual public experience for 'Art in the Park'.
Take a detour from traffic to the calming ambience of a stroll through this 4 acre oasis, Russ Pitman Park. Enjoy the tranquility of leaves rustling under your footsteps, fluttering wings, and then silence as you pause to hear the laughter of children on their own exploration of nature's abundant curiosities and glimpse into the artists' world of COLOR UP/COLOR DOWN.
In keeping with the mission of the Nature Discovery Center, the artists celebrate the function of observation and understanding of nature, while exploring the systems that create form, surface and color within the park, whether it is by natural formation or artist's impetus. The following internationally recognized visual and performing artists have been invited to participate: Karen Brasier-Young, Margaret Braun, Vachu Chilakamarri, James Ciosek, Jordan Dupuis, Daniel Esquivel-Brandt, Tonatiuh Esquivel-Silva, Orna Feinstein, Jeff Forster, Mikey Georgeson, Lydia Hance, Mark Hirsch, Kathryn Kelley, Ann Johnson, Mari Omori, Loueva Smith, Carol Scott, Paul Tecklenberg, Justin Varner, June Woest, Jo Zider(curator), and Grace Zuniga.
Opening reception for "COLOR UP/COLOR DOWN" art installations and performance by Frame Dance will happen from 5pm-7pm on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Exhibition runs March 15 - May 1, 2014.
There will be an artists' walk and talk on Saturday, March 22, starting at 4:30pm. Also you may join the Nature Discovery Center Adult Lecture Series for a guided tour, with curator, Jo Zider, Wednesday, April 2, at 7pm.
Russ Pitman Park is located at 7112 Newcastle, just north of Evergreen, in the City of Bellaire and therefore no pets, alcoholic beverages or smoking are allowed on the grounds or parking areas. Park hours are 6 am - 9 pm, every day. For more information, contact the Nature Discovery Center