Friday, May 20, 2016

SEED Taos Exhibition Goes To Boulder

We are thrilled to announce that SEED is going to Boulder, thanks to Taos/Denver artist, Lee Lee, who is guest curating the show at the Dairy Arts Center. Check it out!

 
The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado presents
SEED: Disperse ­­ an arts and education project

exploring and celebrating the miracle of the seed
BOULDER – The exhibition at the Dairy Arts Center, titled SEED: Disperse, will be an exploration of the duality of seeds in our world today. Half of the gallery will explore the fragmentation of cultivation of seeds, the impacts of monoculture production, loss of seed biodiversity, and forced migration that grows from current trends in industrialized agriculture.
The other half of the installation will invite viewers to be embraced by the potential expressed by seeds. A dense, salon style installation will let the viewer feel ‘planted’ within rich artistic interpretations of the nature of seeds. Guest curated by Lee Lee, of Taos and Denver, the artwork on display at the Dairy will be a blend of artists who have participated in the original SEED Taos exhibitions and regional artists who have explored seeds through a wide range of media.
The mission of SEED is to encourage cross-­pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi­sensory sensorium and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds. Visitors to the SEED exhibition at the Dairy Arts Center are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.
Artists featured in this exhibition include: Peter Chinni, Rian Kerrane, Evan Anderman, Linda Michel­Cassidy, Stephanie Lerma, Siena Sanderson, Claire Cote, Katie Woodall, Mandy Stapleford, Viviane Le Courtois, Linda Melvin Graham, Laura Phelps Rogers, Greg Cradick, Stephanie Hilvitz, Annette Coleman, Susanna Mitchell, Julia Ruth Claus, Sybille Palmer, Merce Mitchell, Gretchen Ewert, and TJ Mabrey.
The exhibition is on view in the McMahon Gallery at the Dairy June 3 through July 4. An Exhibition Reception is scheduled for Friday, June 17 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Admission is Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Earth Day SEED Youth Art Show at OCHO in Questa

 
Come one, come all on Earth Day, April 22nd, 5 -7 pm
for the opening reception of "Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness" at OCHO Art & Event Space in Questa!

Come celebrate Earth Day, support our youth and experience the wild world of seeds through young eyes in "Seeds: Time Capsules of Wilderness." The show features new artworks by over 270 preschool - 6th grade students from Questa Alta Vista Elementary, Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy, and Arroyos del Norte Elementary schools. The exhibition is the result of in-class workshops led collaboratively by SEED and LEAP for the last couple of weeks. (This has been our first major effort in implementing our new, experimental mobile SEED curriculum. It's been great fun and a wonderful learning experience for both us and the kids!)

The kid-friendly opening reception at OCHO is scheduled for 5-7 pm on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. OCHO is located just east of the stoplight in downtown Questa, directly across from the Questa Visitor Center. The show will be on display at OCHO through May 4 and then a selection of works will move to the Questa Public Library May 5 – May 22.

More info: www.thinkingwilderness.org or 575-586-2362

Friday, January 24, 2014

Update: SEED in 2014


Thanks to the extraordinary creativity of SEED artists, enthusiasm from the Taos community and wonderful support from our funders, the past four SEED Exhibitions and accompanying Exploratoriums have been immensely successful. We now have a wonderful foundation of experience to draw from as we continue our pursuit of the SEED mission in 2014!



We’ve just finished our fifth year (wow!) which was a year of transition for the SEED team, each of us busy with our own metaphorical “Life Seeds” - a new baby, a new product line, new jobs etc. As many of you probably noticed, we chose not to do an exhibition at the Stables Gallery last fall, which was a difficult, but necessary choice for us. Now we are looking towards SEED’s sixth year stretched out before us and feel that it is time to shift gears.

This coming year we will be processing and collating the extensive archive of SEED documentation that we have accumulated over the past five years into a book, short video and updated online exhibition and resource space. We will also be rethinking and redesigning the SEED education curriculum into a new “mobile” version to serve students throughout Taos County and beyond and who knows what else we'll find ourselves doing…. definitely planting and harvesting in our own gardens (and we hope you will be too!).

For those of you interested in being considered for future SEED exhibition opportunities, please email us and we will keep your information on file. If you are a teacher, student or parent interested in having SEED’s new mobile Art and Science curriculum offered at your school, please contact us. If you would like to contribute to the SEED education efforts, please visit our Donation Page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Check back here on the SEED site. We will be posting our progress on our projects, new seed resources as well as a more complete online representation of the four past SEED exhibitions. The future of SEED is bright, diverse and exciting and we look forward to sharing it with you! (Please consider signing up for our SEED Newsletter and we'll keep you abreast of what we're up to that way as well!)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station featured at SEED 4 Closing Reception Oct. 28, 3 - 6 pm


SEED 4 will wrap-up this weekend with an exciting collaboration with Seed Broadcast and a closing reception on Oct. 28th. The Seed Broadcast project adds a unique element to this three week long show at the Stables Gallery. The Exloratorium focus on “Seeds to Food” has allowed many Taoseños and visitors to connect with the value of heirloom seeds. Seed stories have been shared in the artists' statements, in oral history displays and among visitors to the exhibit. It is a great fit to host this relevant addition to SEED 4.

From a distance the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station looks like an ice-cream truck, but a closer look reveals solar panels on top and pictures of heirloom seeds pasted to the outer walls. Speakers on top broadcast stories about seeds rather than an ice-cream jingle.

The Seed Broadcast Station is a converted bread truck that travels around to collect stories about seed networks and seed savers in urban and rural agricultural systems. It made a cross country journey to New England this summer and will be making shorter regional journeys throughout the winter in and around NM. Jeanette Hart-Mann and Chrissie Orr of the Fodder Project Collaborative Research Farm, located in Anton Chico, New Mexico are behind the project. Seed Broadcast explores grassroots efforts to save, share and grow seed to preserve food sovereignty. They do this by broadcasting passionate voices across the airways of our Nation.

While the truck is not a seed bank or library in a traditional sense, it is another kind of seed archive that holds the histories of seeds and seed savers it has encountered along the way. Inside the truck is a digital media library that can offer information, along with listening to the previously recorded stories. The purpose is to establish a seed network for future generations. Rural, traditional growers and sustainable farmers could become crucial seed bank holdouts in the critical international issue of copyrighted seeds. Visitors are free to use the copier on board as well as take home pamphlets, articles and blog posts about seed saving and information on creating seed libraries.

All are welcome to come by and explore the solar-powered broadcasting station and its interactive, multi-media library. The Seed Broadcast team will also be conducting audio interviews, so bring your personal seed stories to broadcast.

You can learn more about this project and listen to seed stories from across the country at: www.SeedBroadcast.blogspot.com or www.SeedBroadcast.org

More information: 575-737-8853 or seedtaos@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SEED 4 is just around the corner!

Recent meetings for SEED 4 have been full of ideas, enthusiasm and focus, amidst full lives and full schedules. We are so excited to share the wonderful work of our SEED 4 artists and the exciting ideas that we will be exploring in the five senses SEED 4 Exploratorium! Mark your calendars for the SEED 4 opening reception on Oct. 6th  from 5 - 8 pm at the Stables Gallery in Taos. The show will be up Oct. 6 - 29th. We hope to see you there!

Here we are - hard at work on SEED 4 - and eating well too!

(Such delicious local food options these days! Hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are!)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SEED 4 - plenary meetings with style!


















Planning and fundraising for SEED 4 are already in full swing!
Last night's meeting was particularly engaging. As you can see from these images, it was accompanied by FOOD, echoing the focus of this year's Exploratorium, "Seeds to Food."