Organization: MetroParks of Butler County
ABOUT THE EVENT: Brand new series! Introducing... Arts in the MetroParks featuring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Arts in the MetroParks is an art series competition with 2018's theme focused on the newly declared “Great Miami Riverway.” Artists and nature lovers from all over the Butler County community will have the chance to experience creative visions of the Great Miami River at the new River Center (120 South Carmody Blvd, Middletown, OH 45044) through various art mediums. Light refreshments will be available each night of the series with short environmental conservation films from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival delighting guests during the open houses.
NIGHT 2 FEATURE FILMS:
A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee - Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species – the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee – has become his white whale.
Writing on Stone - This short film presents a portrait of Treffrey Deerfoot a venerated elder in the Siksika Tribe in Alberta, Canada, and explores his efforts through ceremonial dance, sacred singing, and traditional storytelling to keep this proud heritage alive for his people today.
Biomimicry - Biomimicry, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.
*Films will begin at 6:00 p.m. For more information call (513) 867-5835.
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