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Great Falls Discovery Center features a trash to treasure art exhibit with a free upcoming showcase!

posted May 11, 2015, 4:02 AM by Ashley Mark
Eleven artists' work, born of recovered trash from the Connecticut River Watershed, are now on display at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls.

"Trash to Treasure: The River's Song Art Exhibit", which runs daily from May 9 to May 27, features materials like old bottles and car parts repurposed into paintings, sculptures and textile art.

The exhibition is part of the River's Song Project, a collaboration between the UMass Fine Arts Center Asian Arts and Culture Program, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, Turners Falls RiverCulture and the Great Falls Discovery Center. The collaboration, inspired by The Nile Project, will celebrate the river with a day of events on Saturday, May 16, at the Great Falls Discovery Center.

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11AM-9PM 
Great Falls Discovery Center and other locations in Turners Falls 

A unique showcase of FREE art events! 

Schedule of Events
ALL DAY Storefront Video Installations along Avenue A, Turners Falls by the Millers Falls Arts Bridge Artists
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Turners Falls Fish Ladder, First St and Unity Park
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Great Falls Discovery Center Environmental Exhibits, 2 Avenue A,Turners     Falls MA
11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Kid's Art Activities: The Art Garden under the tent at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
11a.m.- 3 p.m.    Connecticut River Watershed Council presents children’s story time of The Fish in the Polka Dot Dress (every hour on the hour) and learn about rivers with a hands-on water table, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
1- 1:30 p.m. Reconciliation Commemoration Ceremony: The Nolumbeka Project, River Tent, Unity Park
1:30-2:30 p.m. Visioning Bear Drumming, River Tent, Unity Park
2:30-3 p.m. River Stories in Poetry and Song  with David Brule, The Nolumbeka Project,  The River Tent, Unity Park
3 p.m.  The River Parade - Gather at the Art Garden Tent at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
4 p.m. The River's Song Soundscape  performance with Tony Vacca, the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A    5:30-7 p.m. Historic Native American Sites Walking Tour with David Brule and Joe Graveline, The Nolumbeka Project, gather at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
6:30-8 p.m. Meet the Artist: Trash to Treasure reception, the Great Hall, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
8:30 p.m. Gathering begins for Water Dance:  Sound and Light Performance at the Iron Bridge behind Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
8:45 p.m. Water Dance with Phyllis Labanowski, Ricardo Frota and volunteers, the Iron Bridge

The Great Falls Discovery Center is located at 2 Avenue A in Turners Falls. For more information about the River's Song project, visit the Fine Arts Center website.

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