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Art Opening: Mass Migrations

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Name: Art Opening: Mass Migrations
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Event Description:
Link: Art Opening Mass Migrations by Rachel Simmons 6pm to 10pm Saturday Nov.18th Show runs November 18-December 18, 2017 run First Friday/third Saturday’s Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk and by appointment To include Gulfport Bird Walk lead by John Herrick and Rachel Simmons at 4pm beginning at Gulfport Food Forest, Clymer Park Gulfport followed by Artist Lecture in Portspace Earth Art Gallery at 6pm Rachel Simmons lives and works in Winter Park, Florida. She holds an MFA in Painting & Drawing from Louisiana State University. Since 2000 she has been actively involved in socially engaged art projects as an artist-educator at Rollins College. In 2009, she was awarded the Florida Campus Compact Service-Learning Faculty Award for the State of Florida. That same year, Rachel journeyed to Antarctica for the second time to make work about climate change and ecotourism. Most recently, she traveled across the desert landscapes of Namibia to research ecotourism in southwestern Africa. Endlessly curious about the natural world and our relationship with it, she often collaborates with scholars from other academic disciplines and members of her community to create print-based work. Current collaborative projects include Future Bear with Julian Chambliss and The Aesthetics of Scale with Lee Lines. She and Lines recently exhibited new work near Akureyri in Northern Iceland in May of 2017. Simmons gave a talk called “Green Art: Art That Matters” for the TEDx Orlando in 2010. Her current project Mass Migrations explores our relationship with nature through the subculture of birdwatching. In this ongoing collaborative community-based work, Simmons engages in birdwatching and printmaking with participants as a way to explore how birds impact the fabric of our daily lives. At PORTSPACE, Simmons will exhibit work from Mass Migrations including artist’s books, prints and participant surveys. For more information, contact please visit please visit for bird watching info
Gulfport Food Forest and PORTSPACE EarthArt Gallery, 3007 Beach Blvd S. Gulfport FL 33707
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