Landscape of Change with Halcyon
August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Join us for an evening of music and imagery featuring Halcyon, the renowned Maine-based string quartet, as they share their love of music in ways that foster connection, community, vibrancy, joy, warmth, and accessibility. In each concert, they work to create a space that draws upon word, art and music to tell a story that is relevant to our community.
This year, Halcyon will perform classical compositions accompanied by a multimedia presentation that explore how our environment is changing around us, along with findings from our work through Landscape of Change. Launched in April 2019, Landscape of Change focuses on comparing the Mount Desert Island environment past and present to document change and inform decisions about how to respond today to ensure a livable future. It is a collaboration between MDI Historical Society, MDI Biological Laboratory, Schoodic Institute, College of the Atlantic, National Park Service, and A Climate to Thrive.
In conjunction with this special performance by Halcyon, and adding to this exciting event, will be the work of local artist Jennifer Steen Booher. We are honored to exhibit Booher’s work from her series, “We Change With Them,” an exploration of shifting ecosystem dynamics resulting from climate change.
Jennifer Steen Booher is an artist and photographer from Bar Harbor, Maine. Her work explores the intersection of science and history, incorporating observations and concerns about ecosystem dynamics and marine debris. She has been a Resident Artist with Acadia National Park since 2015, and Artist-in-Residence with the Mount Desert Island Historical Society since 2018. She received her BA in Art History and Asian Studies from Vassar College, and her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia.
The performance will start at 6:00 PM in Moore Auditorium located at Schoodic Institute. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 per person. Please register below.