Community Free Days

Investigating Site

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:30 am, Dia:Beacon

Event Details
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:30 am–1:30 pm (view schedule and locations below)

Free with museum admission.
No reservations required.
Family-friendly outdoor program.

This event is part of Community Free Day.

About the Program
Join Scenic Hudson educator Kate Brill and artist Daniel Oates-Kuhn on an exploratory journey that includes Dia:Beacon and Long Dock Park as sites to be examined through their histories, found objects, and physical environments. Following the guided walk, participants are invited to collect, touch, and identify natural and man-made objects in a beach comb along the shores of the Hudson River.

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Investigating Site I: A Guided Walk
Start Location: Forecourt, Dia:Beacon
Walk will conclude at Long Dock Park, Beacon

12:30–1:30 pm
Investigating Site II: Hudson Valley Beach Comb
Location: Long Dock Park, Beacon

Kate Brill
Kate Brill is the education outreach coordinator at Scenic Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York. She received a BS in environmental science from Binghamton University, New York, and an MAT in 7–12 integrated science from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. An active member of the New York State Outdoor Education Association and a former biology and environmental science teacher, Brill loves living in the Hudson Valley and spends her time exploring her interests in jewelry making, crafts, birds, moss, and slimy things. 

Daniel Oates-Kuhn
Daniel Oates-Kuhn is a multimedia artist living and working in Beacon, New York, and serves as Dia:Beacon’s assistant manager of visitor services. Originally from the Hudson Valley, Oates-Kuhn attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has exhibited his work in Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco.

About Scenic Hudson
Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and public resource. Its team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy, and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public, and preserve the valley’s inspiring beauty and natural resources.