Community Presentation with Konstantin Dimopolous
Cahoon Museum of American Art, April 3, 2:00pm-3:00pm
The Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit has commissioned artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create a bold and colorful environmental installation, The Blue Trees, on the Museum’s property at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28) this summer. With the help of community volunteers, the artist will color the trees on the Museum’s grounds, including a large tree in front of the Museum, a vibrant shade of blue. The biologicallysafe colorant will slowly wash from the trees which will eventually return to their natural state. Cotuit, Massachusetts is the twenty-fifth installation of this internationally-acclaimed artwork.
The community is invited to a presentation to meet the artist, view a slide show, learn more, and sign up to volunteer.
Wednesday, April 3 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
The event is free, and those who would like to attend are encouraged to register on the home page of the Museum’s website, cahoonmuseum.org, or email email@example.com.
Why Blue Trees?
The Blue Trees is an on-going environmental art installation that draws attention to global deforestation and the importance of trees to the planet. The artist believes that by changing our familiar landscape, even for a brief amount of time, his work can generate thinking and discussion throughout the global community.
Why the Cahoon?
As a vibrant and relevant art museum, part of the Cahoon’s mission is to offer transformative cultural experiences. Working with Konstantin Dimopoulos was a natural fit for the museum’s 2019 community engagement initiative. Not only will the installation allow the community to participate in the making of a significant environmental art work, it will allow us all to participate in a dialogue about the purposes of art, why it is important, and to discuss whether museums should be places of dialogue on issues of global and cultural significance. A series of related educational programs will also be offered throughout the summer.
For more information visit cahoonmuseum.org