Bernheim Forest is holding CONNECT on Aug. 23 and is looking for artists, inventors, sculptors, science techies, geeks, landscape light designers, installation artists, art collectives and innovative cultural comrades to participate. The four hour event of art, music, science and nature that takes place around Lake Nevin exactly two hours prior to sunset (this year it is 6:24PM) to exactly two hours after sunset (10:24 PM). There is food, beer and spontaneous creative chaos that celebrates and connects people with nature in many resourceful and clever forms. The Louisville Astrological Society brings large telescopes for stargazing, the Kentucky Science Center creates a fascinating project every year, there will be sound installations, performance, drum groups, video, puppeteers, and great music. This year Bonnie ”Prince” Billy will perform as one of the three bands scheduled for the evening.
Now in its sixth year, CONNECT continues to challenge minds and delight the senses. CONNECTglow, in its second year, is a sculpture challenge in which participants create light sculptures, installations, performance pieces without the use of a generator or AC power. This juried process will award the top entrant $1,000 and $500 for the second prize.
To learn more about CONNECT and CONNECTglow, access participation forms and to see some exceptional images of last year’s event go to: bernheim.org/programs/arts-in-nature-program/connect/