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Recycled Art with Mariah Reading, Artist-In-Residence

  • 18 Dec 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • ArtWaves
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Join Mariah Reading in a recycled materials landscape workshop.

Saturday December 18, 2021 from 10am to 1pm

$55 for 3hr workshop ($45 for members)

Teens and Adults of all levels welcome

Mariah will give you step-by-step instruction on how to create lively landscape paintings using repurposed marine debris. Blending the recycled materials into the backdrop of the location where they were rescued reminds you to see the world around you through a different lens. 

Sand Beach Buoy

Acrylic on buoy found on MDI. 2018



Lend a Hand

Acrylic on trail crew glove found in the park, MDI. 2020

Materials you should bring to class: apron(or use one of ours), gesso, acrylic paints, water, brushes, sand paper, rags, cardboard for palettes, printed off imagery of MDI landscape of your choice

Check out Mariah's work!

About the Instructor: Mariah Reading is an eco-artist and strong advocate for the existence, preservation, and accessibility of the National Parks. She was born and raised in Bangor, Maine where the surrounding landscape gave her a deep appreciation of nature’s beauty that was reinforced by her degree in Visual Arts at Bowdoin College. The 2016 National Park Centennial propelled her Recycled Landscapes, designed to bring attention to the need of preserving and protecting the environment. Having already visited 24 National Parks, she plans to continue her project in all 63 US National Parks. Mariah has dedicated herself to the field of eco-art through her Artist in Residence at Denali, Zion, and Acadia National Parks, working as an Arts In the Parks Volunteer at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, assisting in Yosemite Facelift efforts, developing a K-12 STREAM curriculum with University of California Santa Barbara Oceanography students, and creating conservation workshops with the Channel Islands National Park. She has exhibited work in San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; Fort Collins, CO; McKinley Village, AK; Brunswick, ME; and Kamuela, HI; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Davis, CA. From April through September Reading is an environmental interpreter.

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