Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fish Story Talk and Artmaking Workshop in Memphis, TN

Organizer - Aviva Rahmani, ecological artist, as a part of Memphis Social at Crosstown Arts
Address: 427 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38138
Phone:(901) 507-8030
Transit: Ncleveland@Autumn 
Monday, May 6, 6 - 7:30 pm  
Where do the lives of fish and people meet in Memphis? An evening of talk and artmaking will map the answers! Middle and high school students and community members welcome. The results will become part of a public exhibition at the Memphis College of Art. Please reserve your place. Refreshments will be served.
 Suggested donation to cover materials and refreshments: $30.
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Memphis has several special environmental and economic challenges. Some of Memphis' specialness is because of it's location along the Mississippi River, downstream of agriculture and upstream of the Gulf of Mexico. Could bringing together a small group of young people and adults, to share and map their experiences of the natural world, bring about some of the environmental changes Memphis might need?  

Some opportunities for change are in the health of local fish. Fish need clean, cool water. Healthy habitat for fish means a healthy environment for people. Together, we might find a way to make things better for fish, water and ourselves. The evening will include a brief talk, refreshments, The Anthropocene Game, a game to help us think differently about challenges for Memphis, making drawings about that need for change, a short period of meditation and music and a wrap up discussion. 

The result will be a map of our group insights, which will be shown publically at the Memphis College of Art, opening May 11, as part of Memphis Social. This may be the start of a longer project in 2014, which would include canoeing the Wolf River with a group of students.

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