Thursday, March 5, 2015

Womens Caucus for Arts Georgia Hosts an Outdoor Installation at The Blue Heron Nature Preserve

This spring, Womens Caucus for Arts Georgia (WCAGA) is hosting an outdoor installation, “The Art of Nature,” in North Buckhead at The Blue Heron Nature Preserve(BHNP).

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Inspired by art displayed on the Atlanta Beltline in 2014, Sally Eppstein, WCAGA Vice President investigated creating and installing art in the natural environment of her city of Brookhaven. Her quest took her to The Blue Heron Nature Preserve and before she knew it, she had not only exhibited her art—a totem pole—there but had also been asked to become the preserve’s Art Director and its first Artist in Residence.

Sally Eppstein at BHNP with her totem pole
Now, as an expression of her combined WCAGA and BHNP roles, she has created an opportunity for any current WCAGA member to make art installations made with nature or inspired by nature of the preserve’s urban greenspace and exhibit it there.

“I would love to see old and newly joined WCAGA members coming together at the preserve offering performances, painting really beautiful murals on walls, or interacting collaboratively with nature,” Sally says in the kind of enthusiastic voice when the imaginative ideas abound.

Proposals for “The Art of Nature” are due by midnight, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Ten WCAGA members or teams will be selected and have from Tuesday, April 21st to Saturday, April 25th to install their work. The installations will stay up until Saturday, June 27th.

Selected artists receive a stipend of $300! Go here for exhibit application details.

Visit the Blue Heron Nature Preserve and see what site engages you to create. Until then, here are a few photos of the preserve by Sally Eppstein to get your creative juices flowing:

BHNP is a flood, one of the reasons it was not developed.
Any thoughts for what might go here?

Walls in need of expression.
Older wall art.