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Art Gone Wild: Smudge Studio

July 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT


In collaboration with Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Art Gone Wild hosts artists at the Head of Tide Preserve for performances and installations of their work free to the community. Our first micro-residency features Belfast-based art duo Smudge Studio, who will transform the preserve’s shed into a teahouse!

For this micro-residency at Shed of Tides, Smudge Studio will reimagine the Head of Tide Trail as an itinerary along the path of planetary transformation. They will activate the Shed of Tides as a tea hut way-stop along that path. They will welcome visitors walking along the path to pause and—in the midst of the vast planetary transformations taking place—experience the “miraculous” within the everyday: the brewing, sipping, and sharing of a simple cup of tea.

Their inspiration and point of departure  is a ninth century Zen story called: The Old Woman’s Miraculous Powers. In the story, a woman invites traveling monks to her tea hut beside the road. She challenges them to show her their “miraculous powers.” When they fail to respond, she offers them the “miracle” that she experiences everyday in her tea hut: brewing and pouring cups of tea.

Two activations will take place: Friday July 14, 4PM-7:30PM and Saturday July 15 from 8AM-10AM. These events are free and open to everyone! No tickets or registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


July 15, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
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Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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