Making in Place is a lot like summer camp for works of art. Sculptures, photographs, and other pieces created in 2016 on the banks of the Schuylkill River will spend this summer at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE).
The works were produced over three days in May 2016 through Art in the Open, a biennial citywide event in which artists create outdoors. Some pieces have simply been relocated to the Schuylkill Center, a 340-acre urban wilderness in Philadelphia’s Roxborough section, while others have been adapted for the site. One work, Sau Pines (2016) by Aaron Asis, was created specifically for the center. Fourteen artists are represented in SCEE’s gallery, forests, and fields and along its trails.
Making in Place explores how we establish and define spaces, use and reuse materials, and are influenced by sound as we experience a place. As visitors wander the outdoor portion of the exhibit, they can access a soundscape of field recordings, vocal interpretation, and other sounds by Jane Carver. Carver will perform at SCEE on July 20, 2017. Another Making in Place participant, Marian Howard, will offer a photography course on July 8, 2017.