Viridis Art Collective is please to participate in CALL TO INSTALL at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. We will re-create our site-specific installation of The Mending Tree which weaves together our experiences of and hopes for our natural world onto a single tree. The public is invited to contribute a wish to this on-going project.
Visual artists in The Palm Beaches are not limited to creating art that hangs on the wall. They also think outside the frame to create work that is designed for a specific space. This art-making process has been prevalent in the art world since the mid-1970s. Proposals for site-specific installations have been received from professional artists in the area and vetted for the Council's main gallery space. Artists on display: Birds are Nice, Katelyn Spinelli, Nicole Galluccio and the Viridis Art Collective. Themes touched on are environmental, nostalgic and conceptual.
RSVP for Member's Preview: June 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. by calling Debbie Calabria (561) 472-3341
You can help Viridis Art Collective create a temporary art installation and participate in a clean-up at Cypress Creek Natural Area with the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management, Sunday, May 15th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Viridis Art Collective, in cooperation with Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), will create a temporary art installation and host a clean-up event at Cypress Creek Natural Area, 10035 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL on Sunday, May 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine. Bring a hat, closed-toe shoes, long pants and bug repellent for a morning adventure!
The Mending Tree
Starting at 9:00 a.m., the public is invited to participate with Viridis Art Collective in the creation of The Mending Tree. Participants will contribute a handwritten note or wish to The Mending Tree using materials provided by Viridis Art Collective. The Mending Tree will weave together our experiences of, and hopes for, our natural world onto a single tree. This installation event is open to all who want to participate.
Sign Up to Clean Up Cypress Creek
Between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. registered participants will clean-up sections of Cypress Creek by removing invasive plants or collecting trash. ERM staff will assist in the coordination of this clean-up. The clean-up phase of this event is limited to the first 25 people who sign up by calling (561) 233-2400.
About Viridis Art Collective
Viridis Art Collective is a group of contemporary artists who are inspired by nature and place. Founded in 2014 and based in Palm Beach County, the collective seeks to inspire thoughtful stewardship of the environment by forming meaningful connections between the arts and local communities. The eight members of Viridis Art Collective are Kim Heise, Michelle A. M. Miller, Ingrid Barreneche, Shannon Lynn Ellis, Isabel Gouveia, Lucy Keshavarz, Jill Lavetsky, and Carin Wagner.
The Mending Tree will be re-created during "Call to Install" at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, June 3rd - July 30th at 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Visit www.palmbeachculture.com for details.
RSVP to Clean Up at Cypress Creek
For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Ann Mathews, Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 233-2400 or email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about The Mending Tree, email ViridisArtCollective@gmail.com. For press inquiries, please contact Kim Heise, (561) 901-12923, Kimheise90@gmail.com or Michelle A.M. Miller, (561) 248-2267, email@example.com.
Viridis Artists: Artistic Investigations and Our Environment
Members from the Viridis Art Collective will discuss their individual works of art and hold a panel discussion on the topic of Environmental Issues in Art in conjunction with Nature Preserved. Join us a half hour before and after the lecture to create a pendant / ornament using Florida native plants and clay. There will be a $2 charge for materials. Just in time for the holidays! Lectures are free to Cultural Council members, $10 for non-members. For more info and to RSVP call (561) 472-3336.
Members from Viridis Art Collective are pleased to be a part of Nature Preserved, a group art exhibition opening November 13th, 2015 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth, FL. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal business hours.