Cochineala is a new quarterly performance series at Confluence Park blending nature and the arts. Inspired by the cochineal, a small insect that lives on prickly pear cactus, and a little by the Coachella Music Festival, this series utilizes art as a medium for exploring scientific endeavors, all through the creative lens of local artists and musicians. Each event is inspired by a specific theme in nature and includes an outdoor lecture by a guest scientist, a live musical, dance, or theatrical performance, live screen printing and craft activities. The concrete “petals” of Confluence Park serve as the stage against the natural backdrop of the San Antonio River. Cochineala is art, nature, and science, coming together in a whirl of movement, music, and color.
6:00 PM: Event Start
6:00-8:00 PM: Art Gallery Open, Activity Stations, Screen Printing, Food and Drink, Bar
8:00-9:00 PM: Guest Lecture
9:00-10:00 PM: Artist Performance
10:00 PM: Thank You and Closing