The Wilderness Act Performance Series 

September 14 – October 12, 2014  :  Atlanta, Georgia

Artist-Wilderness Connections

June 2nd – 25th, 2014

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The Wilderness Act Performance Series is a musical and artistic celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.  Through the commissioning of new music and art, this performance series builds public appreciation of the Wilderness Act’s impact on natural and cultural preservation.  Forming a collaboration between composers, artists and public green spaces, we will ask the questions: “How do we appreciate and connect to Earth in our current urban technological society?” and “How has the perception of wilderness changed with the growing disconnection from nature?”

Celebrating the phenomenal Wilderness Act legislation, the Performance Series’ foremost objective is to invigorate a wilderness perception relating to accessible community based nature areas.  Following an outline of performance, hands-on experimental education, and service the Wilderness Act Performance Series will actively engage a public awareness of the Wilderness Act’s environmental importance through an appreciation of our regional nature preserves.

The featured parks will be partnered with musicians and artists in order to develop an environmentally creative connection. These Artist-Wilderness Collaborations will culminate with the Wilderness Act Performance Series. The Performance Series will be a succession of afternoon performances at each of the hosting venues.