Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WNPR's Catie Talarski & artist Samuel Rowlett explore the underground Park River • Where We Live | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

from WNPR's site:

A hundred years ago, a river ran through the city of Hartford. And I don’t mean the powerful, 400 mile long Connecticut river. It was the Park River…and it was not loved. Due to massive pollution, the spread of disease, and a few devastating floods –the Park River, was buried beneath the city, entombed in concrete tunnels and drainage ditches. Started in 1940, It was one of the largest and most expensive projects in the history of the Army Corps of Engineers. After four decades and more than 100 milliondollars, the river now runs underground, relatively forgotten. Where We Live senior producer Catie Talarski takes us on a tour of this hidden landmark with artist Samuel Rowlett and his homemade canoe.

Samuel Rowlett’s exhibit (which includes his homemade canvas canoe) is at Real Art Ways now through September 29. He will be giving an artist talkWednesday July 25 at 7PM, discussing his journey down the Connecticut River with Kim Lutz from the Nature Conservancy.

Here is the radio interview that played on WNPR in CT this morning.
Where We Live | Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

and here is the accompanying minidocumentary that Reelife Produced:

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