Project: A Walk in the Park workshop series
Role: 2021 Observer-in-Residence: Invited local artists to lead each workshop, collaborated on workshop curriculum, co-facilitated workshop; currently compiling compilation of workshop content and graphic design for publication
Partner: The Contemporary Austin museum
Approach: Collective exploration and interpretation through unique/distinct lenses
A Walk in the Park invited park-goers to explore the Laguna Gloria sculpture park through different sensory lenses*. Lenses came from each artist’s POV/area of focus. In total, 70 people (aged 9-65 years old) attended four workshops focused on trees, sound, color, and invasive species. Each workshop involved a collective walk, followed by individual observations and data gathering focused on the topic at hand. We would all convene at the end to share and review findings. The outdoor workshops provided a new way for community members to engage with the museum while meeting public safety guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. A self-guided interpretive print resource will provide a lens inspired by each of the workshop topics (estimated completion: Jan. 2022).
*Sensory lens = a filter for honing and narrowing our focus.
A Walk in the Park with The Odditree Society
A Walk in the Park with Phonography Austin
A Walk in the Park with Lydia Garcia
A Walk in the Park with the EPA/Christopher Kennedy