Meridian Herald will give featured presentations at the “Choosing To Lead” Conference on Saturday, March 7 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. The conference is hosted by One Hundred Miles, a 501(c) 3 coastal advocacy organization that is striving to protect and preserve Georgia’s 100-mile coast through advocacy, education, and citizen engagement.
Meridian Herald’s Artistic Director, Steven Darsey will partner with Sally Sears of the South Fork Conservancy to participate in an informative plenary session and a workshop on the idea of using art to advocate for environmental preservation.
Sign up today to attend this important conference and to see Steven Darsey and Meridian Chorale soloists perform selections from his musical setting of Georgia poet Sidney Lanier’s masterpiece, “The Marshes of Glynn,” in the very coastal environment that inspired the poem.
The Marshes of Glynn with the Lanier Bridge.
Leading with Art
Georgia’s richest environments inform, heal and inspire us. Hear how and why arts born of coastal beauty help restore and protect the environment.
Using Georgia poet Sidney Lanier’s “The Marshes of Glynn,” environmentalist Sally Sears and composer Steven Darsey show how Lanier’s art is a powerful tool for today’s coastal protectors and creative souls.
Darsey’s musical setting with portions accompanied by Ksenia Kurenysheva and soloists Wanda Yang Temko and Stephen Ozcomert reveal Lanier’s intense awareness of the coastal world and its spiritual mysteries. Sally Sears’ advocacy shows that close observation of nature through art can alter actions to protect cherished places.