Join Mariah Reading for a recycled materials landscape workshop. Mariah will give you step-by-step instruction about 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.
Participants are asked to bring their own marine debris and a photo of the location they found it.
$55 ($45 for members)
Teens and adults of all levels welcome!
Otter Cliffs Frisbee
Acrylic on cracked frisbee, Ocean Path, MDI. 2019
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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.