Down to Earth: Artist in Residency Program at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Down to Earth. Shining a light on the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the Kenilworth area’s past, present, and future with a sharp focus on the climate emergency and its intersectionality with systemic racism. Through Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall we will journey with the artists as they create their projects; focus community advocacy efforts. We invite you to follow along and participate when we can gather.
Down to Earth takes place on the land of the Piscataway people of the Algonquin-speaking tribes, as well as the lands of the Native American people of the greater Anacostia, Potomac and Tidewater regions.
Meet the 2021 Artists
Crossing four seasons, Down to Earth hosted six artists: Rik Freeman for Winter, Nikki Hendricks for Spring, Siobhan Rigg for Summer, and Thomas Stanley, Malik Thomas, and Mark Cooley for Fall.
You can learn more about each artists’ work and progress over at the Down to Earth Microsite. The site also includes links to videos and podcasts that coincide with each artists’ seasonal work and bring in the community for a more rounded look at the art’s impact.