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The Yankee Town Pond Project


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The Yankee Town Pond Project video will be shown at the Erpf Center December 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Catskill Center presents Yankeetown Pond Project, a video by Bearsville artist Keiko Sono, chronicling her public art project that highlights the area residents’ deep connection with the pond. Originally planned as a community time-lapse production with a straightforward question, “Is the pond changing into a bog?” the project was soon turned upside down by a resident protestor. This encounter led the project through transformation, just as the pond itself is constantly being reshaped by beavers, weather, and human interactions, resulting in the story of Yankeetown Pond as a complex and fascinating ecosystem of which humans are an integral part.

The video screening will be followed by a talk and Q&A, in which Sono will share her experience, with plenty of practical suggestions for artists and activists interested in working with the community.

For more information, visit yankeetownpond.org

The video will be screened at two locations, December 10 at the Erpf Center in Arkville, and December 16 at the Center for Photography in Woodstock. Each screening will be followed by a talk in which Sono will share her experience with plenty of practical suggestions for artists and activists interested in working with the community. From December 6 to December 27, the video will be shown at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper.

For more information about the community art project visit yankeetownpond.org. For more information about the December 10 showing at the Erpf Center, contact the Catskill Center at 845-586-2611, kpalm@catskillcenter.org, or visit www.catskillcenter.org.

 

Earlier Event: November 14
Hunting Workshop with Sonny Somelofski
Later Event: December 12
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