The 2014 artists for the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project arrived in Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan yesterday, April 10. The 6 artists for 2014 came from
Argentina – Joaquin Fargas…..he wins the record for the longest distance traveled!
from Europe – Thierry Godet, originally from France but now living in Berlin, Germany and Maurice Meewisse from the Netherlands and Katie Surridge from London, UK
from USA – Kathy Bruce arrived from New York City
from Taiwan – LaLa Wang arrived from Taipei
This photo shows some of the artists arriving by car from the Chiayi High Speed Rail Station and being greeted by the volunteers for our project that come from all over Taiwan. The volunteers and artists spend 25 days in this small fishing village in southwest Taiwan to make environmental art installations, this year on the theme of “Fishing for a Better Environment.”
This photo shows the volunteers already starting to work, having a training meeting just before the artists arrive in Cheng Long village.
I hear there will be a special game this year for the children in Cheng Long Elementary School who will also be helping the artists! Each artist has a class to work with, and the special game is to encourage the children to spend more time helping their artist and win a prize at the end of this 25 day residency for the artists in Cheng Long village.
Watch here for updates! We are going to try and post a couple of photos each day to show you how the artists are progressing and what is happening with the 2014 Cheng Long art project.
The photos are taken by my husband, Timothy S. Allen, and he too is enjoying the Cheng Long art project this year and meeting the artists and volunteers.