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I Sleep in a Garden of 100 Dresses / Cyndie Bellen Berthézène

I sleep in a garden of 100 dresses grows out of Evelyn Estes’ The Hundred Dresses, a 1944 children’s book in which art is the antidote to the effects of poverty on a child’s sense of self-worth.

Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène’s installation and performance, I sleep in a garden of 100 dresses revisits the drawing of one hundred dresses as a means to leave behind the voices of unfulfilled childhood promises.  Through the drawings, integrated with photography, live performance, voice and text, I sleep in a garden of 100 dresses explores our somnambulistic, fragile way of moving forward.   

The installation will open to the public / August 1 / 8am—8:30pm

Reception and live performances by the artist featuring the music of Bellini, Judy Collins and others / August 2 / 7:15 & 7:45pm

The event is free and open to the public

Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène is a lyric soprano, visual and performance artist and the founder and executive director of The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative.  www.timeinkids.org 

Learn more about Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène here

I sleep in a garden of 100 dresses is presented in conjunction with Ms. Berthézène’s Equal Justice Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute.