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ARTservancy 2020 and Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

October 30, 2019  |  Topics: featured artist, Spotlight

The River Revitalization Foundation will host two artists in residence this year.

The annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Oriental Theater. Details below.

ARTservancy is back for another year.

ARTservancy 2019, a collaboration between Gallery 224 in Port Washington and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT), featured the work of twelve artists who each selected an OWLT preserve to engage with to create a body of artwork. The objective was to promote the visionary work of both the artists and OWLT and culminated in an exhibition at Gallery 224 in September.

Wildflowers in Riverside Park with an apartment tower in the background

ARTservancy 2020 is expanding into Milwaukee County as River Revitalization Foundation (RRF) joins Gallery 224 and OWLT.

RRF is sponsoring two artists in residence: Ceramic artist Glenda Puhek and photographer Eddee Daniel will focus on Turtle Park and the Milwaukee River Greenway!

As in 2019, The Natural Realm will feature each of the twelve new ARTservancy resident artists. Eddee Daniel, who is also Project Director for A Wealth of Nature and curator of The Natural Realm, will continue to meet with each of the twelve ARTservancy artists at their selected trust preserves. The blog posts introduce each artist’s work and provide insight into their yearlong creative journey to capture the beauty of the special places land trusts help to preserve and protect.

To revisit the ARTservancy 2019 artists in residence go to the Featured Artists index. For more information go to Gallery 224/ARTservancy.

The photos accompanying this announcement have been taken by Eddee in the past month as a sneak preview of his year in residence.

a deer backlit at sunset
Estabrook Park

Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Date: Thursday, November 7th

Location: Oriental Theatre

Time : Wild Child family films 4:30pm

             Outdoor Expo 6-7pm. *Door prizes and giveaways!

             Main Event 7-9pm

Wild & Scenic Film Festival  inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet. This unique film festival works with environmental groups across the globe to outreach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience that is inspired toward conservation and sustainable recreation.

four rafts going over falls on the Milwaukee RIver
Rafting the Milwaukee River

Hosting this film festival is a joint effort between River Revitalization Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Outdoor Pursuits. These organizations hope to use the festival to increase a better community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our role as stewards to keep it healthy for the next generations.

This film festival promises to be a night to remember, full of motivating and inspiring films based in wild and scenic places!

raft going over falls
Made it!

Don’t miss WILD CHILD, our family film series that plays earlier, and the outdoor expo that will occur in the lobby from 6-7pm!

Ticketing for Wild Child (family films):

Ticketing for Wild & Scenic Film Festival (main event):


a woman expressing joy at being in the beautiful autumn woods
Cambridge Woods
Kern Park
mother and child fishing from a wall
Fishing lesson
jewel weed blossoms
Jewel weed blossoms
foggy morning on Milwaukee River
Foggy morning
woman walking on woodland trail
East Bank Trail

Photos of Milwaukee River Greenway by Eddee Daniel. River Revitalization Foundation is a partner organization for A Wealth of Nature.