Ebb & Flow River Arts Collaborative
Directed by eco-artist Heidi Cramer, this temporary sculptural event will bring the community together to create a work of art about the river environment within the river environment.
With the help of community members, volunteers, and local artists, the Water Street Bridge and the levee pathway between Water Street and Laurel Street Extension will be transformed into a narrative about the river, salmon, and all species and people who have lived within the San Lorenzo Watershed.
This project will be created both on-site and for several weeks prior to the event during Heidi’s summer residency at the Museum of Art & History (MAH). Since her graduation from UCSC in 2014, Heidi has been uniting research, practice, and activism as a means to develop empathy for the natural world through artistic action.
The Ebb & Flow River Arts Collaborative celebrates and enlivens the San Lorenzo River and the Tannery Arts Center through activities that unite arts and river enthusiasts, and connect the greater community. Through Ebb & Flow, together with artists, activists, neighbors, and strangers we’ve built relationships and energized the use of the river and the Tannery campus.
The Ebb & Flow River Arts Project reunites our community with the river. We’re harnessing the power of the arts to:
– Educate folks about our City’s most important water source
– Enliven the RiverWalk – a stunning public park that’s there for all of us
– Inspire new relationships between artists and river stewards
– Build artworks that tell stories about our river’s past, present, and future
– Bring our community together to celebrate the arts and our river
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Ebb & Flow 2015 funded by the California Arts Council’s Creative California Communities program, the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development, and Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, the project is being led by Arts Council Santa Cruz County in collaboration with City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, the Coastal Watershed Council’s San Lorenzo River Alliance, Tannery Arts Center, Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center, Radius Gallery, First Friday Santa Cruz, artists Kathleen Crocetti and Anna Oneglia, and Tannery artists and residents. For full list of folks making Ebb & Flow GO, click here.