DAY 1: What you can see, hear, and do at the 2018 Arts In Nature Festival

August 25, 2018 5:11 pm
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Just back from Camp Long, where the first day of the Arts In Nature Festival continues until about 8:30 tonight. One of the unusual sights – Aaron Haba and more than 900 marigold plants. Tomorrow, they’ll be offered free to festivalgoers, and he hopes people will send him photos when they bloom – his plan is to turn the photos into a collage. We also noted West Seattle artist Natalie Fobes‘s work “Spring/Fall Convergence”:

While our photographer was at the festival, we received a note from Natalie, who explained:

This eight-piece exhibit celebrates the nature around us.

Each mobile is made of a single photograph that is printed on the front and back of one sheet of paper. Fall is represented on one side with Spring on the other.

As the wind catches the mobiles, two-dimensional photography becomes a kinetic three-dimensional experience for the viewer.

For the last couple years I’ve tried to figure out how to make photography more interactive and more than two-dimensional prints on a wall. For this exhibit I used over 800 fishing swivels and jewelry findings to put the mobiles together. (My apologies to the fishing community for buying all the size 10 swivels at Big 5 multiple times in the last few months!)

Thanks to the DNDA for choosing me as one of the artists for the Festival.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, now parent organization to the festival-founding Nature Consortium, presents Arts In Nature, an experience for creating as well as viewing.

All ages are welcome to do that. And the arts are spoken and written as well as visual:

That’s Seth Zuckerman reading essays. The festival is indoor-outdoor … with artists and art throughout the park (which is at 5200 35th SW) including inside the historic lodge. Explore the website for full details, including the schedule and ticket info, before you go – highlights in the hours ahead are onstage in the field, with Naomi Wachira at 6 pm, Nikkita Oliver at 6:50, and music headliner Rev. Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir at 7:15. If you don’t get there tonight, the festival runs noon-6 pm Sunday too.

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