Heidi Wiren Bartlett: Upriver

A woman in white tosses water from a bucket onto the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in a performance event held in conjunction with the Upriver artwork by Heidi Wiren Bartlett.

Upriver is a project featuring sculptures and a performance event on Bushkill Creek. Debuting on July 8, the work is an active collaboration with local artists, scholars, geologists, musicians, and engineers. In a procession down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, stories will be told and actions materialized into sculptural form, with each aspect of the performance intended to reflect the mythologies of “The Place at the Forks.”

The event starts in the Simon Silk Mill parking lot (1262 Simon Blvd.). The event is free and should last about one hour. Parking is available on Bushkill Drive at the corner of 13th Street in Silk’s upper-level parking lot. Overflow parking can be found in the back lot of Silk. Closed-toed sneakers, hiking shoes, or boots are suggested.

Sound Bath Experience

Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Grossman Gallery | Williams Visual Arts Building | 243 N. Third Street

Led by John Muraco of Heartwell House

Reservations requested. Email Rico Reyes, director of galleries and curator of collections, Lafayette College, at artgallery@lafayette.edu with the subject line “Sound Bath Reservations.”

During this sound meditation, your only task is to be comfortable. Blankets, pillows, and mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own. A gently guided relaxation experience will be followed by the sounds of crystal singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments. The nature of these sounds can support movement through emotions and deepen awareness.

Upriver was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC), with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The logo for Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with those words and a drawing of land with trees, a few buildings, and a star.Logo for Easton, Pennsylvania, featuring a bugler and five starbursts

Special thanks to the following Upriver collaborators (all in Pennsylvania):
Horses Unplugged, Bethlehem
Bluestone Gardens, Raubsville
Jim Caffrey Studios, Easton
Easton Public Works Department
Quality Machining and Fabrication
Rivers of Steel, Pittsburgh
Visionary Effects, Pittsbu