Exploring the Intersection of the Arts and the Environment
A Confluence means the place where two rivers come together. It can also mean a place where ideas meet and grow. Our Confluence is the intersection of the environment and the arts. Produced by the Governor’s Award winning arts and humanities nonprofit Meridian Herald and guided by a steering committee that includes 100 Miles, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Georgia Humanities Council, the South Fork Conservancy, the Trust for Public Lands, and individual artist and community volunteers, Confluence will present a series of programs in 2020 and 2021 focused on art of all types–visual, musical, and written–created by Georgia artists, amateur and professional, children, and adults, who have been inspired by Georgia’s natural beauty and whose works inspire others to preserve and protect Georgia’s environment.
On July 26, 2020, Meridian Herald and the Chattahoochee Nature Center presented “SING! Song of the Chattahoochee,” a day of children’s activities related to music and the natural world followed by a concert from the CNC’s Ben Brady Pavilion by tenor Timothy Miller, soprano Wanda Yang Temko, and pianist Robert Henry, conducted by Steven Darsey. It was hosted by journalist/environmentalist/arts advocate Sally Sears. For a list of children’s activities, click here. To see the children read Sidney Lanier’s poem “Song of the Chattahoochee,” click here. To watch a video of the concert, click the play button above. To complete a survey about “SING! Song of the Chattahoochee,” click here.