White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence Talk this Thursday!!

Free Talk by White Mountain National Forest Artists in Residence Thursday in Campton Miami-based eco artist Xavier Cortada and sound artist/composer Juan Carlos Espinosa will talk about their work on Thursday, July 12, at 7 pm at White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton. The program is free and open to the public. Cortada and Espinosa are currently serving as Artists in Residence on the Forest, part of a collaboration, now in its second year, between the WMNF and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The artists have worked together on numerous projects over the last few years, most related to their shared environmental concerns. Their eco-art practice is defined by interdisciplinary collaboration and participatory practices that involve artists, scientists, and communities with the goal of public awareness and bioremediation. Throughout July, they will meet with White Mountain National Forest scientists, foresters and trail workers – as well as with the local community — to develop ideas for their work. Inspired by and responding to the Forest, they will create site-specific works and temporary installations. Composer Juan Carlos Espinosa grew up in Miami. He reflects his concern for environmental issues, as well as his concern for the withering of human and cultural memory, in his music and sound art. Many of his early musical experiences involve outdoors, stargazing and Saturday morning cartoons. Espinosa is from a family of classical music fans who also liked the outdoors. Whether it was Wagner on the radio on the way to the camp or the chirp-chirp-buzz of an Everglades night, his father insisted he ‘open’ his ears to understand that all sound...