(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce an intimate garden performance of music, art and nature in collaboration with Beyond the Bounds on Sunday, August 13, 12:00-1:00 pm. Join Beyond the Bounds at Highfield, as they bring an intimate performance of music and dance along with an art installation to the beautiful Highfield Gardens. Through combining performing arts with nature, and by sharing the joy and creative expression that the performing arts has to offer, Artistic Director Naomi Steckman and Beyond the Bounds is building community and a deeper appreciation for the environment of Cape Cod and our shared cultural heritage. This show will be small, short, and sweet and will feature a vibraphone musician, dancers and the amazing work of installation artist John Cira. This performance is offered in conjunction with the current art exhibition End-to-End, featuring artists from every one of the fifteen towns of Cape Cod and three from the islands. Visual artists are inspired by the land as much as they are by the sea on the Cape. As light and color continuously change, even day to day, the natural landscape offers artists a rich visual feast twelve months a year. The artists have been selected because of their focus on their immediate landscape, making the landscape their muse. Naomi Steckman is a Cape Cod-based freelance cellist. She regularly performs with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Cape Symphony Orchestra. For Naomi, performing is about creating an experience with those around her. She especially loves combining the beauty of the outdoors with her performances, as well as collaborating with all disciplines of the performing arts, which was the driving force behind the creation of Beyond the Bounds. John Cira is a multimedia artist based in Falmouth with a concentration in sculpture, sculptural installations and collaborative works involving music and dance. He has been commissioned to create temporary sculptural installations at Heritage Museums and Gardens, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Cotuit Center for the Arts, among others. This performance will be free to the public. So, bring your lawn chairs or blanket, and spend some time at Highfield with Beyond the Bounds! This exhibit is supported in part by grants from the Mass Cultural Council; and the Falmouth and Sandwich Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, the Woods Hole Foundation, and the Brabson Family Foundation. Free to the public. Registration requested www.highfieldhallandgardens.org GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, Sunday 10 am – 2 pm Monday, closed Grounds open daily, year-round from dawn to dusk. About Highfield Hall & Gardens The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston's Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building's significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events. For more information, visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org.