Virtual Event Featuring the Barton Creek Time Stream Exhibit
Join SBCA and our friends at Living Springs, as we take a walk through time and discover the history of advocacy that saved Barton Creek! Hear from Barton Creek Time Stream creators Karen Kocher and Monica Flores, and folks that were there when it all happened. We will finish with a Q and A. Event details on our SBCA MeetUp and Facebook pages. Get a sneak peek of some of the important historical accomplishments on our SBCA page here.
Tens of thousands of visitors have enjoyed the nearly 14-mile Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin, Texas, but few know the tumultuous history behind its creation and preservation. The Barton Creek Time Stream exhibit shares these stories of 50+ years, featuring 40+ events and profiles 80+ individuals who worked to establish and preserve this unique green space for the people of Austin.
The physical onsite exhibit at Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center consists of:
The Time Stream Collage: a 12-foot timeline recreating the last 50+ years of Barton Creek stewardship efforts through curated photographs, newspaper articles, poster art, and other ephemera with descriptive text.
Stewards Collage: a wall-sized photomontage featuring photographic portraits of the many stewards of Barton Creek. A set of binders contains the many stories of the more than 80 individuals who have participated in stewardship efforts over the last 50 years.
A four-sided kiosk featuring:
•current and future threats to Barton Creek and offering a way to connect to local groups who are working to protect the watershed.
•a matching game to help the community identify native and non-native species of plants on the Barton Creek greenbelt.
• A series of large-format archival photographs of Barton Creek by professional photographers Ford Lowcock, Charles Kruvand and Rob Greebon.
•A summary essay written by journalist and former city official, Daryl Slusher.
The Barton Creek Time Stream exhibit is a project of the Living Springs documentary series in collaboration with the Save Barton Creek Association and City of Austin’s Splash! exhibit at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center. The exhibit is generously supported by The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, the Austin Community Foundation, the Still Water Foundation and the Texas Fund for the Environment.
You don’t want to miss this unique educational and inspirational event! Hope to “see” you all there!
Photo credit: Michael Adair