WAG featured Westchester performance artist Marcy B. Freedman most recently in our February issue, with her Valentine’s work, “True or False? Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.”
On April 18 – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peekskill Coffee House – she will continue the conversation with “True or False?: Nature Refreshes the Spirit.”
Here’s what Marcy sent us as details:
“For this particular piece, Freedman will sit and chat with members of the public about their individual relationship to the natural world. Ironically, the artist herself does not have much interaction with Mother Nature. She explains as follows:
‘I was raised in a rough, urban neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. I never developed a relationship with the natural world, and to this day, the “great out of doors” is a foreign environment to me.’
She is quick to add that she enjoys observing the beauties that surround her now that she lives in Westchester County.
‘I don’t take our fantastic area for granted: I love looking around, seeing nature’s bounty and watching the change of seasons. But I cannot say that I ever go out and actually commune with nature. I am anxious to talk to people who do.’
Freedman’s performance is part of an ongoing series intended to remind people of the power, beauty and importance of old-fashioned direct communication – that is, interpersonal interaction without the use of screens. She considers her work to be an antidote to email, texting, and social networking.”
We just love Freedman’s commitment to her theme.
For more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-271-5891.
– Mary Shustack