From the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan
This Saturday, May 9, from 12-5pm in Harbor Park, Middletown, Wesleyan University and community organizations are coming together for Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter.
We are looking for volunteers to parade 40 fish sculptures from Wesleyan to the river on Saturday. The sculptures were painted/collaged by regional artists and schoolchildren, including a pole for every school in Middletown and the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center. We are looking for 40 people to walk together from Wesleyan's Zilkha Gallery (283 Washington Terrace, Middletown) at 11:15am, through campus and downtown to the festival. Upon arrival, the poles will be placed in pre-set holders in the ground that lines the walkway at Harbor Park. Anyone interested in participating should contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 3pm on Friday, May 8.
The festival will celebrate the Connecticut River as a source of cultural inspiration and creativity. Featured artists include New England’s highly acclaimed folk band Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem; alumni band Honey and the Sting; roots musician Peter Siegel, Oddfellows’ Circophony Circus, and Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets. There’s also a kid’s activity zone, a kid’s stage, an environmental action tent featuring 20 organizations promoting sustainable practices, a farmer’s market, craft fair, food trucks and much more. For more info visit: www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/riverfrontencounter