Sunday, July 18, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forest Dialogues Lecture Series
Join us for a dialogue between artist Ana Flores and curator Jennifer McGregor that focuses on our current exhibition, Forest Dreaming / Sculptures and Paintings by Ana Flores. Their discussion will explore the artist’s interest in how place and geography inform who we are. Flores is an award-winning sculptor, ecologist, writer, and curator based in Rhode Island and Nova Scotia.
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 2129 or email us. Space is limited.
About the Speakers
Jennifer McGregor brings expertise in ecological art, curating/exhibition planning, and public art strategic/master planning to artist-centered work. She conceived place-based arts and cultural programming from 1999 to 2020 at Wave Hill, a world-renowned public garden & cultural center in the Bronx. While there, she activated connections to the environment by producing adventurous exhibitions and performances that explore nature, culture, and site. Through McGregor Consulting, she develops strategies to engage nontraditional public spaces, diverse audiences, and amazing artists.
Ana Flores is an award-winning sculptor, ecologist, writer and curator based in Rhode Island and Nova Scotia . Her sculptural and design work of the last two decades has been devoted to cultural narratives that help communities connect with the landscapes. they carry inside as cultural humus and also where they reside. Her interest in how geography shapes us comes from her own experiences of displacement. She came to the United States as a refugee from Cuba with her family. It was only when she settled next to the sacred land of the Narragansetts, the indigenous people of Southern Rhode Island that Flores’s began to reroot and find a sense of wholeness. This opportunity to connect deeply with place and ecology transformed her into an ecological artist. Her work has been shown across the United States, in Canada, New Zealand, Italy and the Caribbean.