The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) today announced Garden Interventions, a series of one-day, participatory art installations set in the OMAA sculpture gardens.
“These one-day happenings are set outside of the traditional setting of OMAA’s galleries, upending notions of place and the role of the viewer and maker,” according to Andres A. Verzosa, OMAA’s former interim executive director and organizer of the series. “Invited artists will intentionally lead a day’s itinerary in accord with their métier and practice. Audience is essential to witness, partake, and to engage,” he said.
On May 17, 2017, the series begins with artist Pamela Mouton’s “Interactive Map of Emotions.” Moulton will suspend five Universal Continents of Emotion in the gardens, to be woven in great circular colored zones with a multitude of richly textured materials ranging from rope fibers to Christmas garland. She will invite visitors to become participants by playing an artist’s game dealing with emotions, helping to map out our emotional moods, triggers, and actions. This project is inspired by the online Atlas of Emotions commissioned by the Dalai Lama, a 21st century tool for navigating our emotions and ultimately cultivating more compassionate peaceful human beings.
Other Garden Interventions during the OMAA 2017 season include the following:
Wednesday, June 14 Julia Einstein, “The Artist’s Garden”
Wednesday, July 12 Lucinda Bliss, “Site and Storytelling: A Reintroduction to the Museum”
Wednesday, August 16 Sarah Bouchard, “SELF TCELFER”
Monday, September 4 Deborah Wing-Sproul, “Seen & Heard"
Wednesday, October 4 Susan Bickford, “Garden Bathing”
Please check the OMAA website for event descriptions. Visitor participation is encouraged.