Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10 am–12 pm
Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park
23 Long Dock Road
Beacon, New York
Start Location: Long Dock Kayak Pavilion
Family-friendly, drop-in outdoor program.
No reservations required.
This event is part of Community Free Day.
Scenic Hudson educator Kate Phipps and artist Audra Wolowiec invite you to explore the shore of the Hudson River at Long Dock Park. Participants of all ages will receive a notebook for a self-guided walk including a map, activities to engage the senses, and writing about water to buoy visitors through and along the waterfront. During the walk, participants will find secret locations to take part in collaborative drawings inspired by artist Michelle Stuart and the ever-changing landscape of the Hudson River. The self-guided experience continues at Dia:Beacon, where participants are invited to view Stuart’s work and continue their exploration.
Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text, and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her work has been shown internationally with features in BOMB Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, CAA Journal, New York Times, and Sound American. She teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York, State University of New York at Purchase, and Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York.
Kate Phipps is the education and community engagement coordinator at Scenic Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York. She received a BS in environmental science from Binghamton University, New York, and an MAT in 7–12 integrated science from Lewis and Clark College, Portland. An active member of the New York State Outdoor Education Association and a former biology and environmental science teacher, Phipps loves living in and exploring the Hudson Valley.
About Scenic Hudson
Scenic Hudson preserves land and farms and creates parks that connect people with the inspirational power of the Hudson River, while fighting threats to the river and natural resources that are the foundation of the valley’s prosperity. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 65 parks, preserves, and historic sites up and down the Hudson River and has conserved more than 40,000 acres.