Amazon adventure premieres at Binghamton University
From March 7 – 11, a riveting multimedia adventure titled “Perspectives: Expedition Amazon“ will transport visitors deep into the rainforest through a myriad of sight and sound. Featuring artwork, photographs, film and performance, the exhibition will have its world premiere in the Binghamton University Art Museum. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.
The Expedition Amazon exhibition reflects the journey of a group of Binghamton University alumni and colleagues to Belen, a remote community in Peru. Their efforts to build a health clinic in this impoverished corner of the world is reflected in over 90 paintings and photographs.
The exhibit will debut a performance piece titled “Prayer from Amazon” featuring the work of Tadashi, an artist and philosopher. The piece, specially choreographed for this exhibit, illustrates the plight and hope of the people of Belen.
In addition, the exhibition will feature a screening of an interpretive film, titled The Shaman: Don Humberto, and trailers for two documentaries currently in production. Produced by Track 6, a Binghamton-based company, the documentaries trace the struggles of doctors and nurses associated with Amazon Promise, an international aid group, as they face the challenges of bringing healthcare to the Belen community.
Expedition Amazon is the brainchild of Binghamton University alumna, Ann Campbell, whose entry in VISA’s “Ideas Happen” contest in 2004 provided $20,000 in seed money for the clinic. Campbell is hoping the Expedition Amazon exhibit will raise awareness and much-needed funding for the Belen clinic project.
For more information about the exhibition, contact Ann Campbell at 607-624-8881.
The Binghamton University Art Museum is located in the Fine Arts Building and is open year round, Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed Monday and holidays. Admission is free.