FALL NEWSLETTER 2017
MUSEUM OF WALKING
Dear MoW Friends, Advocates, and Supporters:
MoW's programming is heating up now that temperatures are cooling down in Phoenix. Actually, the temperature is still ferociously hot in Arizona but so is our Fall programming! We are featuring a number of walks curated and led by creatives including Jaclyn Roessel, Christopher Jagmin, Adriene Jenik, Julie Hampton, and Ambur Gore. We will continue contemplative full moon walks so be sure to read below for those dates.
Looking back on the past year, the Museum of Walking had a productive Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 with highly attended full moon walks, a new Dog Walk series, multiple publications and radio interviews, and the successful launch of projectWALK, MoW's multi-city, multi-institutional program — that will occur every five years — focused on the everyday activity of walking. The apex of projectWALK programming was theWALK, MoW's inaugural large-scale contemplative walk and fundraising event at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area in Downtown Phoenix. Almost 500 people attended and we are looking forward to theWALK 2018 happening Saturday, March 17, 2018!
Co-founder and Director
Museum of Walking (MoW)
SAVE THE DATES:
Bat Flight Walk
with Artist and Ranger
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Arizona Canal, north entrance
Join Ambur Gore on an informational walk as thousands of Mexican Free-tail bats emerge from the "Phoenix Bat Cave" to forage for insects.
Diné New Year Walk
with creative activist Jaclyn Roessel
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Kayenta, AZ (About 5 hours north of Phoenix)
Join Jacyln Roessel, President of Grownup Navajo, on a morning walk honoring the beginning of the beginning of Diné New Year.
with Artist Christopher Jagmin
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Noriega Livery Stable
Join artist Christopher Jagmin on a special historical walk around Scottsdale.
Writing and Walking
With Julie Hampton
Saturday, October 28,2017
Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
This is a series that utilizes walking as a powerful tool in the creative process. More details to come.
Full Moon Walk
Friday, November 3, 2017
Join Museum of Walking for a contemplative Full Moon walk celebrating the Beaver Moon. More info in our "Walks" Section.
with Artist Adriene Jenik
Friday, April 13, 2018
Join Adriene Jenik for Blast Radius, a durational community walk and performance, and the next installment in her Data Humanization Project.
Full Moon Walk
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Join Museum of Walking for a contemplative Full Moon walk celebrating the Cold Moon. More info in our "Walks" section.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
A silent walk all about listening. MoW's second annual fundraising event at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.
Recap of theWALK
Even with an unexpected heatwave the week of theWALK, March 18 turned out to be a beautiful morning at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area. Before theWALK began, participants mingled with each other while enjoying coffee and stroopwafels provided by Where's Waffle. MoW Director Angela Ellsworth welcomed participants to the inaugural fundraiser and we also heard from Steven Tepper, Dean of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU, and Patty Talahongva from Native American Connections.
For many, walking silently in the riverbed was a new experience that provided personal renewal, and an opportunity to connect with community and land in a mindful way. Silence allowed participants to listen to the sounds of nature intermixed with the sounds of Phoenix's bustling downtown. Sound artists from Oh My Ears and Crossing 32nd Street were stationed throughout theWALK route and responded to the natural/urban environment sonically, adding an additional layer for participants to discover while remaining engaged and in the present.
Many thanks go out to all of you who supported theWALK. Your generosity has allowed MoW's programming to remain FREE to the public year round. Additionally, MoW was able to donate partial proceeds to the Phoenix Indian School Legacy Project, a restoration endeavor made possible by Native American Connections and Phoenix Indian Center.
MoW would also like to thank our sponsors for making theWALK possible, including Art Matters, Arizona Diamondbacks, BridgeLight Capital, Franklin Furnace, Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts, Institute for Humanities Research, Leah Hoffman Langerman, Middle Fork River Expeditions, School of Art, and The Evelyn & Lou Grubb Charitable Fund/Nancy Grubb Sage.
Please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on how to engage with MoW through sponsorship, donation, or volunteerism for theWALK 2018.
Thank you again for #walkingwithMoW and supporting Museum of Walking—the only museum in the United States of America solely dedicated to the practice of art and walking—created by artists an run by artists.
MoW'S SUMMER IN ITALY
MoW scouted a pilgrimage walk for summer 2019 that will take place in a sacred forest in Italy. Stay tuned!
Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance 1978 –1979 (Outdoor Piece) remnants, Taiwan Pavillion, Venice, Italy, 2017
MoW sauntered around international art exhibitions throughout Germany and Italy. Tehching Hsieh's solo exhibition was a highlight.
Regina Jose Galindo, La Sombra (The shadow,) Video performance with Leopard tank, 2017
Another bi-pedal related favorite at Documenta 14 was this video loop of artist Regina Jose Galindo endlessly running from a military tank.