Integrated Art-Science Residencies at Local Schools

March Thru May 2018

co-produced by Vermont Performance Lab and the Windham Regional Commission

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As part of The Confluence Project, teaching artists Judy Dow, Lida Winfield, and Gowri Savoor along with stream scientists and conservationists will work with students and teachers to delve into the science, history, and culture of our local watersheds. The residencies will culminate in student art projects, presentations, performances and community celebrations with students and teachers from the Guilford Central School, Hilltop Montessori School and the Marlboro Elementary School

Lantern Making photo by Gowri SavoorCommunity Lantern-Making Workshop Series for the Confluence Project, led by Gowri Savoor

co-organized by the Connecticut River Conservancy, the River Gallery School and Vermont Performance Lab

Come to a hands-on workshop to make a beautiful luminary for a night-walk along the Broad Brook on May 23rd, or a lantern-lit paddle on the West River on May 25th! All workshops will be led by Gowri Savoor and are open to families and community members.

Gowri Savoor is a visual teaching-artist whose practice includes sculpture, drawing and the Indian art of Rangoli. She is the founder of A River of Light, an organization committed to bringing art to the community through participatory art events, parades and installations. Gowri has been a teaching artist for over 18 years with experience in arts integration and community building, and continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally.

May 15 rattanspheresCommunity Lantern-Making Workshop 1

Tuesday, May 15 @ 6:30 - 8pm

During this workshop participants will create globe lanterns for an illuminated walk through the forest, with Guilford’s 6th grade class on May 23rd. Guilford school families and community members encouraged to participate in the workshop and the May 23rd community event.

@ Broad Brook Community Center 
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

Limited to 20 participants. FREE for Guilford residents. Pre-registration required. Families welcome.

Click here to register

May 17 vellumcity gsavoorCommunity Lantern-Making Workshop 2

Thursday, May 17 @ 4 - 6pm

During this 2-hour workshop participants will create paper lanterns for the moonlit Confluence Lantern Paddle on May 25th. Participants are encouraged to join the paddle on land or water. Participants can take their lanterns home after the paddle event.

@ River Gallery School
32 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required. Families welcome. $10 per person / $20 per family.
Click here to register

May 19 BCA 150 photobyGowriSavoorCommunity Lantern-Making Workshop 3

Saturday, May 19 @ 1 - 4pm

During this 3-hour workshop participants will create lanterns from willow and tissue paper, designed to be mounted on boats and used during the moonlit Confluence Lantern Paddle on May 25th. Participants are encouraged to join the paddle on land or water. Participants can take their lanterns home after the paddle event.

@ River Gallery School
32 South Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required. Families welcome. $10 per person / $20 per family.
Click here to register

parade Community Potluck and Lantern Walk
with Guilford’s 6th Grade Graduating Class

co-hosted by the Guilford Central School and Vermont Performance Lab

Wednesday
May 23 @ 6pm

@ Broad Brook Community Center
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

Join us for an end of school year rite of passage and celebration with Guilford’s graduating 6th grade class and artist-in residence Gowri Savoor. Celebrate with a community potluck and a lantern lit walk along the Broad Brook. Bring a dish to share!

Lantern Parade photo by Muhyedeen BatahConfluence Lantern Paddle

featuring lanterns made by visiting artist Gowri Savoor and the community

co-organized by Vermont Performance Lab and the Connecticut River Conservancy

Friday
May 25 @ 7:30pm 

@ The Marina restaurant
28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, VT

Join local community members for a magical lantern lit paddle in the Retreat Meadows at the confluence of the West and Connecticut Rivers. Please bring your own boats, paddles and PFDs, or you may rent them from theVermont Canoe Touring Center located just down river of our starting location. This flotilla will incorporate the handmade lanterns made by the community at workshops with Gowri Savoor on May 15May 17 and May 19. Don’t miss out on this joyful parade of lanterns and luminaries to celebrate our rivers.

Register to participate in the paddlehere.

Launch boats and view from The Marina restaurant beginning at 7:30pm.

Resilient Roads and Watersheds Forum

hosted by the Green River Watershed Alliance

Wednesday
May 30 @ 6pm

@ Broad Brook Community Center
3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT

This community forum will feature Road Foremen David Elliott of Marlboro, Brad Rafus of Halifax, and Dan Zumbruski of Guilford, as they share their stories and challenges of their work, explain how our roads are impacted by increasing floods through a stream table demonstration, and talk about how they are responding.
Refreshments provided.

Klein St John the Baptist Artist Talk: Richard Klein

hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Thursday
May 31 @ 7pm

@ Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

Artist, curator, and writer Richard Klein, whose sculptures are on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in the exhibit Bottle in the River, discusses his work

Stream table 10 17 2015 12 50 18 PMGreen River Watershed Alliance’s Stream Table demonstration at Gallery Walk

hosted by the Green River Watershed Alliance

Friday
June 1 @ 5 - 7pm

@ Lobby of Hooker Dunham Building
139 Main St, Brattleboro, VT

The Green River Watershed Alliance will be in downtown Brattleboro during the Gallery Walk of Strolling of the Heifers, demonstrating the stream table. This tool is used by educators, planners, scientists, and community members to better understand how our watersheds work.