February 4, 2013
SAVE THE DATE: The River Project 2012 Closing Celebration will be on Saturday May 18, 4pm – 9pm. the celebration will feature a guided walk, entertainment, speakers, music and a bon fire. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the festivities!
In the meantime, please come out to The River Project to enjoy it through the changing seasons, and check out the great photographs taken by UMASS-Dartmouth students Meg Giddings and Henry Amistadi here
October 2, 2012
Nearly 200 children and their parents enjoyed music, crafts, food, and the sculptures of “The River Project” during “Family Fun Day” at the Slocum’s River Reserve on Saturday, September 22. Five “craft stations” were set up to allow children to express their own creativity and the “Kekeli African Music Ensemble” filled the Reserve with the rhythms of West Africa. In addition, two of the six River Project artists were also on hand to talk about their creations.
To see photos from Family Day, click here
August 31, 2012
Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Slocum’s River Reserve
Enjoy a free, fun-filled day celebrating The River Project with tours of the sculpture exhibit, kid’s activities, and West African drumming and song by the Kekeli African Music Ensemble. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place indoors, across the street from the Slocum’s River Reserve, at the Sylvan Barn. To see the Family Day flyer (pdf) click here.
August 7, 2012
New photographs of The River Project have been posted at DNRT’s photo gallery site. These include July 2012 photographs by Henry Amistadi (who is chronicling the exhibit) and photographs from the July 29 poetry reading at Danielle Krcmar’s “Fragments” by her collaborator, poet Mary Pinard.
July 23, 2012
One of the six River Project artists, Danielle Krcmar and collaborating poet Mary Pinard will be hosting a gathering and poetry reading on Sunday July 29th from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm in the Bluebird field, the site of Danielle’s piece, at the Slocum’s River Reserve. There will be a poetry reading at 1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
June 22, 2012
The River Project officially opened on Saturday, June 16 with a morning “Sculpture Walk” attended by over 60 people and an evening Opening Reception at the nearby Gustin Gallery that welcomed hundreds more. Visitors called the exhibit “wonderful,” “terrific,” “enchanting,” and “a triumph!” in a guest book put out for the occasion.
You can view photos from opening day by clicking on the gallery tab above. Additional photos can be seen on DNRT’s photo site here.
April 25, 2012
The beautiful Slocum’s River Reserve in Dartmouth is the inspiration and the setting for six large-scale site-specific sculptures that will be on display from June 16, 2012 through May 18, 2013. The exhibit officially opens with a “Sculpture Walk” at the Slocum’s River Reserve at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 16, 2012. A companion exhibit featuring models and drawings of the works will open at the nearby Gustin Gallery at 11:00 am, and an Opening Reception will be held at the Gustin Gallery from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
The Slocum’s River Reserve is jointly owned and managed by The Trustees of Reservations and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and is located on Horseneck Road in Dartmouth, 1.4 miles south of Russell’s Mills Village. The Gustin Gallery is located at 231 Horseneck Road in Dartmouth, just north of the Slocum’s River Reserve.
(Note: Artist Bryan Nash Gill, who was originally scheduled to be in The River Project, is unable to participate due to a recent illness. Artist Lasse Antonsen has been added to the show in Bryan’s place.)