MILLVILLE, NJ (July 23, 2020) – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, in partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, presents its first-ever Virtual ECO Week running August 16 through August 21, 2020! This week-long event substitutes the annual ECO Fair event from May that was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The week features visits with local artists, live and pre-recorded programming from environmentally-minded organizations, and a daily Kids ECO Camp with hands-on art activities; all enjoyed from the comfort and safety of home.
Registration for this event is FREE! Participates can pick and choose which programs to attend during the week by clicking the corresponding registration links. After each registration, a confirmation email is sent out containing information about joining the selected Zoom webinar. Participants may join and rejoin the webinars at any time during the scheduled presentations.
The schedule of ECO Week programming is below. Descriptions and registration links for each can be found at www.wheatonarts.org/virtual-eco-week/.
Sunday, August 16
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: Videos On-Demand for Newspaper Baskets, Butterfly Collages, and Watershed Ambassador Presentations.
2 p.m. – Artwork Created from Recycled Materials: A Conversation with Kristen Neville Taylor and Lucia Thomé.
6 p.m. – Potter Terry Plasket: Wild Clay.
Monday, August 17
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: Monarch Butterfly 101 with Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE), and a video on-demand for Butterfly Symmetry Paintings.
6 p.m. – Grow Native! with Pamela Burton, RCE, followed by “Exploring Your Watershed from Home” Live with Sal Mangiafico of RCE at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: Newspaper Baskets Live, Part 1.
6 p.m. – Dr. Sam Moyer Artist Demonstration: Process & Craft of His Broom.
Wednesday, August 19
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: Beekeeping & Local Honey with Busy Bees NJ.
6 p.m. – The Watchers in the Woods: A Conversation with Ken Leap about his Mural Art.
Thursday, August 20
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: The Magic of Recycling with Magician Bill Kerwood.
6 p.m. – How to Spot Butterflies with Pat Sutton, Presented by CU Maurice River.
Friday, August 21
10 a.m. – Kids ECO Camp: Newspaper Baskets Live, Part 2.
6 p.m., join The Sutton Garden in Summer: A Narrated Video Tour Followed by a Live Q & A, Presented by CU Maurice River.
Monitoring the progression of COVID-19, WheatonArts’ campus is temporarily closed until further notice for public health and safety. For more information and updates about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit online at wheatonarts.org. Please submit requests for press images to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, call 856-825-3700 or visit ccia-net.com.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please provide two weeks’ notice of additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. WheatonArts Virtual ECO Week partners include Cumberland County Improvement Authority, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, CU Maurice River, Busy Bees NJ, and PNC Arts Alive!