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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 10:21PM   |  Add a comment

 FLEFF interns are building a microtopia right here on the Ithaca College quad this weekend. They are spelling out the word MICROTOPIAS with reclaimed and recycled materials.

Join us to expand this microtopia for this special, FLEFF-intern generated, outdoor installation at the Opening Reception on Monday, March 26, from 4:30 -6:30 in the Handwerker Gallery.


Refreshments and live music and you and collaboration and conversation= Microtopia


The Microtopias Installation was conceived by the FLEFF operations team, which includes Marian Brown, Ann Michel,  Tanya Saunders, Tom Shevory, Phil Wilde, Patricia Zimmermann, to highlight ways in which recycled materials can mobilize community and collaboration to make something new out of something thrown away. Insights International, the multimedia production company with offices in Ithaca and New York city, has worked as producers to mount the installation.


Interns were put into groups, with each group given a letter to devise from recycled and reclaimed materials on campus.  Members of the winning letter will each receive a gift certificate to the Ithaca College bookstore. Winners will be announced that the FLEFF after gathering on Thursday March 29 at the Finger Lakes Wine Center, a new festival partner.


Landscape architect and land artist Mary Zebell will serve as judge.


Mary Zebell is a landscape architect, planner, designer, and installation artist who has worked across the United States on public and private commissions, both large scale public green spaces and smaller scale gardens. She is principal of Mary Zebell Garden Design. She designed the Wisconsin Worker's Memorial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1995, as part of a special public art commission. Her site-specific public art installation, Counting, commissioned in 2007 by the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, commemorated those killed in war or natural disasters since 2000. She has worked extensively as a curator of exhibitions in public spaces, such as "The Inscribed Image," at the Tompkins County Public Library and other venues. As a designer, she has also created mise en scene, costuming, and blocking for theater, concerts, and special exhibitions.


The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival runs March 25- April 1, on the Ithaca College campus and downtown at Cinemapolis.  Events on campus are free, screenings at Cinemapolis require admission. Buy your pass at the Ithaca College bookstore this week.


FLEFF: A Different Environment


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact FLEFF codirector Patricai Zimmermann at patty@ithaca.ed. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.



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