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A Sturgeon with a Purpose Community Workshop

April 30, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

At The Fish Market, 2952 6th Ave in North Troy

Join artist D Colin for a workshop and brainstorm at The Fish Market to help envision how her project A Sturgeon with a Purpose will enliven The Sanctuary’s growing campus Eco-Art Trail. This community written generative storytelling mural project will culminate in a block-wide series of painted panels along the Sanctuary Campus. Participants will work with D to learn about and add to the story, and imagine how the story will integrate into The Sanctuary’s North Troy campus.

D. Colin is a Haitian American multidisciplinary artist with an educational background in English & Africana Studies. She is a self-published author, a dynamic performer, a self-taught painter & maker of pretty things that make bold statements. Her mantra is Be inspired. Then inspire.

More about this project

The Sanctuary Eco Art Trail is dedicated to celebrating the sacred Mohican soils we are honored to tend. Indigenous heritage, the Mahicantuck (Hudson River) and its estuarine resources, ground visitors to the land. The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe are in partnership on this project, which features Stockbridge-Munsee as well as other Indigenous artists and musicians, eco-artists and bio-artists, storytellers and muralists, connecting Indigenous wisdom to visions for a future of healing and reparations. The Sanctuary Eco Art Trail is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program.

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