Access Through the Arts Panels: Just Around the Bend

Join our international guest artists and local community leaders for three exciting panels that discuss the festival’s themes from the perspective of literature, local traditions and history, and social change. The Access Through the Arts forums are a meeting place between our guest artists, local leaders, and you, the audience.

The three panels will take place on three different days and are free to attend.

Presented in partnership with 118 Elliot

All conversations will be live streamed through Howlround.

Objects, Writing and Memory

At 118 Elliot, Sunday Sept. 8th, 4pm

How do we retain personal and cultural memory in relation to a technologically developing society? This panel will feature festival guest artists Xavier Bobés and Alice Gottschalk, and local artist, educator and activist, Vera Longtoe Sheehan, to discuss the relationship between art, memory and history.

Rocks, Trees, and Water

At 118 Elliot, Saturday Sept. 14th, 12:30pm

How do humans relate with the history contained within the natural world? This panel will pair festival guest companies Puzzle Theater and Alex and Olmsted with a representative from Connecticut River Conservancy about the stories of our waterways to discuss our relationship with, responsibility to, and curiosity for the natural world.

Illuminating Converging Pathways

At BMAC Sunday Sept. 15th, 12:30pm

Addressing the relationship between arts and community engagement. This panel will engage local filmmaker Willow O’Feral with the creators of Sandglass’ Feral and festival guest artist Deborah Hunt to offer thoughts about what may be just around the bend in arts and cultural work.