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In the spirit of the dramaturgy of Mutual Aid we ask ourselves how can we be of use to one another during these times? How can we support each other and our communities? How do we use arts experiences to bring us together and celebrate their power?

September 18, 2020 at 4 PM (online)

Discussion of Leaning into the Wind film
with Leigh Yardley

Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art. —from


Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy
Virtual film on YouTube (rental fee $3.99)


Then join us Friday, September 18th at 4 PM on Zoom for a free, informal, online conversation about the film and the work of Goldsworthy in general (it is not necessary to watch the film to participate–all are welcome). Leading our discussion will be Leigh Yardley, professional artist and Adjunct Professor of Art at SUNY Morrisville, with moderating by Elizabeth Douglas, Executive Director of Arts at the Palace.


  1. Please email with “Leaning into the Wind” as the subject line.
  2. A Zoom meeting link for the discussion will be emailed to you.

About Leigh Yardley

Leigh Yardley creates work in paint and installation situating herself as a part of the system of
landscape. Currently, Yardley will have an installation at Stone Quarry Art Park September 15-
October 15. In Prospect and Refuge, we perceive these spaces as how safe an environment
feels. Prospect in this respect is the perceived ability to see without being seen—prospect
provides the opportunity to obtain information. Refuge is that safe place in the landscape that
occupants seek for shelter and protection.

Her installations Cazenovia College Purlieu and Water Improv at Munson Williams Proctor Arts
Institute Biennial created a sense of place with texture and movement. They were part of a
long term project Convergence of Water, a series of interactions in the three watersheds that
converge in Madison County.

In 2018 Leigh was awarded the New York State Chancellors Award for Excellence in Adjunct
Teaching at Morrisville State College where she has taught Visual Arts since 2000. She has
actively pursued community based projects receiving NYSCA Decentralization grants and
facilitating the organization of several arts programs. She participated in the NYFA MARK
program and has been a NYFA Statewide Artist Consultant. As a Visiting Teaching Artist for
CNY Aesthetic Education Program she trained with the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist
Mentoring Project and Advance Seminar for Teaching Artist at the Guggenheim. Yardley
received her MFA from Lesley University, College of Art and Design and has exhibited widely
since 1994, she resides in Hubbardsville, NY, with her husband Bruce Moseley.

This program is free and open to all. If you have the means, please consider making a donation to help Arts at the Palace continue to cultivate the arts, culture, and community.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation.

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