an art in nature one day event ~ Saturday, September 21, 2012 (rain date Sunday, Sept 22)

Naturally, Art!

Venue: Connecticut Audubon Society Grassland Conservation Center at Pomfret, Pomfret CT

A NECTAG (Northeast CT Art Guild) fundraiser for the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Pomfret

The idea: a small, well organized event that might evolve into an annual or semi-annual event; our way
to thank CAS for meeting and exhibit space; bringing artists and art lovers together to experience visual,
musical, and literary arts immersed in the beauty of Connecticut Audubon’s Bafflin Sanctuary

The vision: families and individuals participating in art activities, workshops, en plein aire painting,
art demonstrations, and exhibits at the center, on the trails, in the fields and forests of the Bafflin

Art materials: activity and workshops should focus on natural and recycled materials (other than specific
art materials such as paints, pastels, etc). For the protection of the plant and animal communities,
participates and artists will not be able to collect on the Bafflin Sanctuary. Workshop leaders will provide
materials. (the committee is researching possible funding sources)

Involving: local artists and galleries, families, school groups, educators, libraries, musicians, dancers

Nature art examples:

Drawing/painting from nature, natural sculpture, natural dyes, poetry, nature journaling, fiber arts,
photography, creating instruments and music from nature, nature songs, mobiles, animal and plant
activities, and more.

Other possibilities to consider: public art, earth-art, emphemeral art (think Andy Goldsworthy), large
individual or group projects.

Activity configurations: make-and-take nature craft activities, fine arts workshops (2 hours?), artist
demonstrations, group creations, traveling art experiences on the sanctuary.

Be a part of this event! Volunteer opportunities:

Serve on the Event committee (planning, organization, publicity, funding, resources).

Present (or assist) a workshop or activity

Help with logistics on the day of the event.

Please let me know how you would like to become involved to help make this event happen in
September 2013. Also, send us your ideas and suggestions.

(working title)

Paula Coughlin, NECTAG Board Member, Event Coordinator