FIRE/LAND: Knowing the Territory is an artistic journey into the forest using music, video, and performance, created by Myrtle Tree Arts and co-presented with the American River Conservancy at Wakamatsu Farm, Placerville, to bring new energy to wildfire preparedness and care for the land, through the arts.
This unique event occurred began with a FORUM of expert speakers on wildfire preparedness, land stewardship and forest ecology, featuring Elena DeLacy, ARC; Ken Pimlott, EDC Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience; Kimberly ShiningStar Petree, El Dorado Band of Miwok Indians; and Rina Wakefield, Poet.
The evening kicked off with music and media, including Laika's Last Wish, Ambient Music Duo, MAIN STREET COLLECTIVE's Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, 50th Anniversary Tribute, and the original work, FIRE/LAND: Knowing the Territory, an Art Rock Opera for the forest, with live music, singers, storyteller, and video projections on stage in the meadow under the stars.
The work was made possible by generous support from: The Latrobe Fund • Sacramento Region Community Foundation • Pure Life/Sacred Roots • El Dorado Community Foundation • Arts and Culture El Dorado • American River Conservancy
prints and video, a journey into forest lands in response to wildfire and climate grief, vulnerability, and responsibility, and through the creation of the art rock opera, FIRE/LAND: Knowing the Territory.
525 Main St., Placerville, CA
JUNE 8 - AUGUST 6
Artist Talk, July 13th, Ameera Godwin in conversation with Curator, Marya Osucha.
Author Talk and Reading, July 19th, Clare Frank, author of Burnt, A Memoir of Fighting Fire.
Ephrastic Poetry Reading, Aug 3rd, led by Lara Gurlarte,
The exhibition is made possible through a partnership with Arts and Culture El Dorado.