The newest addition to Chestertown’s waterfront, created by Vicco Von Voss ’91, draws upon and reflects the reinvigorated spirit of collaboration between the town and Washington College.
As this year’s SANDBOX Distinguished Visiting Artists, the zany cabaret company will work with electronic sound artist Leslie Garcia to enhance their new show, “Bitter Homes and Gardens.” Hear the plants sing in three performances, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 on the Hodson Hall Green.
The 2015 SANDBOX distinguished artists transform the grand former home of Chestertown Bank for three nights to evoke Chestertown’s ongoing relationship with its natural and built environments.
SANDBOX draws students and faculty from the Departments of Art and Art History, Music, Drama, Literature, the Humanities, and the Natural Sciences, and welcomes participation from other academic departments. Outreach in the form of collaborations with surrounding art museums and institutions is also an important component of this new program.
Each fall the program welcomes a Distinguished Visitor who collaborates with a member of the Washington College faculty. The end result is a unique project that incorporates and addresses environmental concerns unique to Chestertown or the Chester river region. Through Sandstorms (experimental events teaming creative minds from different disciplines), lectures, films, and course development, SANDBOX works within the academic structure to focus attention on those opportunities afforded by collaboration
SANDBOX is funded by a grant from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.