A CONVERSATION IN A CLEARING
November 5 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 5:00 pm
“A Conversation in a Clearing” brings the Tree Speech podcast to life, allowing audiences to engage with trees, and reflect on their tangled relationship with nature and the environment – as well as their place within a continual lineage of the earth and its seasons.
Combining audio narrative storytelling with a physical representation of a peaceful, winter clearing in the woods, the immersive installation allows one or two visitors at a time to actively relax, and settle into a peaceful place where their minds and hearts may feel at ease. This enchanted space allows the imagination to be free.
The exhibit will be running at the Storage Closet Gallery at 160 Western Ave, Floor 2, in Lowell from November 5 through December 10, coinciding with Open Studios on 11/5, 12/3, and 12/10 from 12-5 pm at Western Avenue Lofts and Studios. For more information visit www.westernavenuestudios.com/wa-events.
Tree Speech Podcast
Presented by Alight Theater Guild, the Tree Speech Podcast is a blend of storytelling, interviews, and wanderlust at the intersection of the personal, historical, and cultural ways that trees impact our lives. Each episode seeks to find new understandings of the relationships we have with the natural world we inhabit through an examination of folklore, history, holidays, and current events while exploring trees in our conversations around race, religion, and resources with people who all share deep connections to them.
Now in its fourth season, episodes have included conversations with artists, educators, playwrights, activists, and authors to name a few, and stories featured include the 9/11 Survivor Tree, Boston’s Liberty Tree, spooky trees, and a Winter Solstice walk in the woods. www.treespeechpodcast.com