Tracing Tomorrow presents various artistic modes and strategies that can build social, political and ecological sustainability. It shares artistic ideas for combating the status quo of neglect and destruction that contemporary society perpetuates. All works have participatory components that invite you to actively trace the path of their production and imagine the value of what we will create tomorrow.
Participate in one of the exciting workshops and events to learn more about the art, make things, and enjoy reflective time with friends at CAI!
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday December 10, 2016 | 7 – 10 pm | free
Artist talks and interactions will take place with works being activated throughout the evening. Join us for refreshments and these amazing works of art!
Sculpture, installation, furniture, print, and performance work by:
SAWDUST-DYED BANDANAS WORKSHOP WITH KRISTA FELD: Sunday January 15, 2017 | 12 – 3 pm | $25 includes materials + refreshments
Identify tree species and derive color from saw dust with Tracing Tomorrow artist Krista Feld. Learn about trees and the many different uses for wood. Students will take home hand dyed cotton bandanas using saw dust for color. Participate in a discussion about trees, their impact on our lives and the world.
MICROFARMING WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL NANNERY: Sunday January 22, 2017 | 12 – 3 pm | $30 includes materials + refreshments
Attendees will receive two sprouting jars, a container plant, and red wriggler earthworms (optional). Refreshments will also be served. Other resources may be available upon request, such as small container plants.
Microfarming utilizes connections between plants, animals, and bacteria in the production of food, soil, fertilizer, and fresh air. While microfarming typically refers to small-scale food production (a few acres), this class introduces organic production in its smallest and most manageable forms by investigating process, care, and consideration.
The class introduces various systems for the cultivation of plants, animals, and bacteria while explaining some of the problematic concerns within various modes of production. Through lecture, activity, and Q&A, attendees are presented with an overview and sampling of the basic processes and benefits of worm composting, sprouts and microgreens, and container gardening. The course provides attendees with starter materials and information for their own endeavors while encouraging the development of unique systems that are suitable for individual situations.
- Vermiculture – containers and systems for small scale composting with red wriggler earthworms and other microorganisms.
- Microgreens/sprouts – seed acquisition and germination.
- Container gardening – growing media, watering, light, air, and growing edible/medicinal plants vs. air purifying plants.
- Forming connections – how we link these processes together.
CLOSING POTLUCK & BRUNCH: Saturday January 28, 2017 | 11 am – 3 pm | free
For the exhibition’s final event everyone is invited to bring a potluck dish to share with the artists, curators, friends and members of the community. Let’s get together, eat and have a conversation about how we can live a more sustainable life together.