ATTENTION: Friends and Media Partners- GROW: Psychedelic Garden is coming!
Sensible Reason and our partners Officially OutRageUs and Binghamtronica Productions Group are embarking on an exciting new project that will integrate music, art, dance, awareness, and activism and we are searching for contributors such as yourself. The innovative project will be an open-air pavilion for the Mint Green Music Festivalon August 24 & 25. We are asking our friends and media partners that we have been working with over the past year to help us by contributing to our fundraising platform on Kickstarter.com and by sharing the information and link below with your partners, affiliates, and friends. Every little bit counts and we offer excellent contribution rewards, such as original art, tickets, stickers, DVDs and more, with every contribution.
The pavilion will feature DJs, artists, VJs, and dancers who will be performing in what we call the GROW: Psychedelic Garden. Throughout the pavilion will be our “garden” full of real plants, anamatronic plants that move, grow, change colors, and light up, and information on related issues, such as hunger, the local/organic foods movements, and fair trade. Festival goers will therefore be able to dance, interact with the display, and become educated, thus integrating the artistic and fun aspects of the festival with the more serious awareness aspects of the festival. There will be an Oxfam America booth featuring information and petitions on world hunger issues and a HeadCountbooth where people can register to vote and learn how to become politically active. There will also be a confessional video which will feature the voices of the festival goers.
All of what I am sharing with you has never been done before. In order to complete this amazing project, we are looking to raise $3,300 to underwrite the costs of performers, staging, installations, and video production. We must reach our goal of $3,300 by 9:30am August 7 or we will receive no funding.
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Kristen Grennan joined Sensible Reason in the fall of 2010 while living abroad in France. She helped co-manage Binghamtronica Presented by Oxfam and HeadCount in March of 2011 and graduated from Binghamton University in May of 2012. Besides writing for Sensible Reason, Kristen taught English in Le Havre, France and is a backpacking hooper and hippie. Kristen is currently enrolled at Columbia University and is seeking a Masters in Public Administration with a specialization in International Media, Advocacy, & Communications.