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Artist Event: Marie Lorenz Pre-Launch Party

Friday, July 1, 2016

7 pm - 9 pm EDT

Marie Lorenz (right) discusses her Tide and Current Taxi project with guests. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Elmwood Avenue Portico

After Marie Lorenz’s artist talk, join us on the Elmwood Avenue Portico for a pre-launch party for the next portion of Lorenz's Tide and Current Taxi project, featuring The Art of Food and Drink: Western New York Wineries, food trucks, and conversation with the artist about the visible and invisible waterways that surround us. Our partners at the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER will be on hand to discuss their current projects. 

At the invitation of the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, Lorenz will travel by water from Buffalo to New York City during July and August 2016, inviting passengers to accompany her on each day of the trip and documenting the journey in her ongoing weblog

As part of the Tide and Current Taxi project, which she started in 2005, Lorenz explores New York Harbor and beyond, taking visitors in a rowboat built from salvaged materials to disused coastlines and inaccessible islands, and experiencing the urban environment from the rare perspective of the water. Along the way, she often collects trash that becomes material for her artworks in other mediums. 

A celebration of the conclusion of her journey is planned for mid-August at the High Line in New York, where Lorenz’s work is on view throughout the summer. The entire project will culminate in a future exhibition at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York.