Meet the river, become the river...

Participants lying on banners the colors of water for the Ask the River project, converging people and nature.

BRATTLEBORO - Come be a part of an Ask the River project convergence celebration, Saturday, September 25, at 3 pm, at the Depot Street Greenspace, 23 Depot Street, between the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the Connecticut River.
Since 2019, the Ask the River project has traveled throughout Vermont, engaging communities with their watersheds and making beautiful 25’ silk cyanotype banners. On Saturday, participants will gather on the banks of the Connecticut River. Movement artists will lead them and 19 banners into one joyfully cascading, rippling, and converging river. Bring friends and family. Pass the word upstream and downstream. The event will take place rain or shine. Join Ask the River and become the river with them. Wear a mask.
Intertwining people and place, Ask the River is a movement and visual art collaboration. Artists Elizabeth Billings and Evie Lovett and choreographers Christal Brown, Ashley Hensel-Browning, and Erin Maile O’Keefe engaged with communities to build, reflect, and deepen their relationship with water through movement, creating cyanotype postcards and 25-foot-long silk cyanotype banners. Ask the River is guided by the Abenaki understanding that people and place are one. An associated kinetic sculpture inspired by river patterns and movement by Billings, Lovett, and Wasserman was recently installed on the Brattleboro Transportation Center.
For more information contact Lovett at or (802) 258-1574.

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