SoRo’s “Passage” Is Here
And just like that . . . the long-anticipated, five years in the making rejuvenation of the South Royalton 1900-era underpass has been completed, with appreciation for all who helped make it happen. The finished work, “Passage,” is by artists Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett, and Andrea Wasserman. There are two installations: “Land” on the north side, and “River” on the south. “River” lights up to illuminate the passage when darkness descends. To see a photo that captures the nighttime mood, click here.
The completion of the SoRo work happens to coincide with the close of the artists’ residency at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. From BMAC’s recent press release:
In response to the ongoing climate crisis, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) recently created an artist residency program to support artists seeking time and resources to engage with the profound questions and challenges presented by climate change. Over the past year, Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett, and Andrea Stix Wasserman, the museum’s inaugural Climate Change Artists in Residence, have worked together and separately to create work that Lovett described as “a very deep dive” into the subject of climate change.
Billings, Lovett, and Wasserman will present their work in an exhibition titled “WHERE ARE WE?” at The Putney School’s Currier Center from November 4 through December 19, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
On Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m., Billings, Lovett, and Wasserman will talk with BMAC Director of Exhibitions Sarah Freeman about the work they created during the residency. Register for this free online event at brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124 x101.
A new BMAC (2023) Climate Change Artist in Residence will be announced on November 8, 2022.
(Photo, top, by Susan B. Apel; photo, center courtesy of BMAC)
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