Representation Matters for Climate Justice

By Amy Brady This month I have for you something a little different. Rather than an interview, I have a transcript of a luminating panel that took place on March 22 this year. Co-presented by New York Women in Film & Television and the National Democratic Institute, this panel, called “Representation Matters for Climate Justice,” took place as

B/A Speaker Series: Greening the Arts Sector

You want your arts organization or project to be green, but you don’t know how to go about it? A great place to start is by tuning in to the Business / Arts Speaker Series next Thursday, May 26 for an introduction to the Creative Green Tools Canada with Devon Hardy. Join us on Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Halcyon String Quartet & Climate Art Best Practices

By Peterson Toscano Regular listeners know I feature artists who are using their art to explore climate change. Today, I feature Sophie and Josies Davis, sisters who grew up on the coast of Maine. After studying classical violin at conservatory, they became two of the founding members of Halcyon String Quartet, seeking to fuse their love

Tide Flowers at Domino Park in Brooklyn by Stacy Levy

Tide Flowers is a new site-specific water installation that registers the rising and falling tide on the East River at Domino Park. At the southern end of Domino Park, River Street, Brooklyn, New York, 2022 (Just north of the Williamsburg Bridge) Tide Flowers was created in conjunction with Fragile Rainbow: Traversing Habitats, presented by ecoartspace and curated by

Suzi Gablik, Well-Connected Critic Who Asked Tough Questions, Dies at 87

By Alex Greenberger, Senior Editor, ARTnews May 12, 2022 12:11pm Suzi Gablik, an art critic and artist whose polarizing work dealt with the end of modernism and the growth of a newer, more spiritual style, died of a long illness at 87 at her home in Blacksburg, Virginia. Deborah Solomon, an art critic for the New York

Call for Artists – Juried Exhibition: “Break of Day, Edge of Night”

Curated by Steven Cabral, Lisa Petker Mintz and Christopher Schade. The Painting Center, an artist-run non-profit gallery in the heart of Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its summer juried exhibition titled “Break of Day, Edge of Night“. The exhibition will run in the gallery space from July 19 – August 12, 2022 and

Member Spotlight: Chrysanne Stathacos

This week we recognize the work of artist  Chrysanne Stathacos. “Ritual action with nature brings us back to our source, the powers in our psyche, which are common to all human kind. At times catastrophes pop up and people connect, remember, and tie ribbons to trees, touch water with awe, weep by candles, hold a stone

Tamara Kostianovsky: Between Wounds and Folds at Smack Mellon

By Etty Yaniv Tamara Kostianovsky was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1974, and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Between Wounds and Folds her Fall 2021 solo exhibition at Smack Mellon, featured sculptures linking gender-based violence, personal memory, and ecological destruction through consumption into a complex and speculative ecosystem. The dimensional forms, both soft and brutal, combined discarded fabric

The Algae Society interviews by Ken Rinaldo

The Algae Society just finished a run of two exhibitions. The Confluence exhibition at the Cameron Arts Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina, January 28 – April 24, 2022 featured sculptural, interactive works, video projections, kinetic works, and rapid prototyping, all featuring algae from the microscopic scale of phytoplankton to the giant kelp forests of the

Wild Authors: Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

By Mary Woodbury Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer and editor in Nigeria. His Ife-Iyoku novella was a finalist in the Nebula, BSFA, Sturgeon awards, and won the Nommo and Otherwise awards. The Dominion anthology he co-edited, where it appears, won the British Fantasy award, and was a finalist in the Locus and This Is Horror awards.

Wassaic Project Haunted Mill Exhibition and Residency

The Wassaic Project seeks artists to participate in the Haunted Mill on October 31, 2022, our annual, one-night-only Halloween event in the hamlet of Wassaic. This year’s Haunted Mill will be loosely “Haunted Carnival” themed. This year we are accepting a few types of proposals: site-specific installations for the first floor of Maxon Mills, outdoor

The 2022 Artists & Climate Change Incubator

By Chantal Bilodeau MONDAY, JUNE 27 – FRIDAY, JULY 110:00 AM – 5:30 PMANCHORAGE, ALASKAFEE: $850 USDFACILITATORS: CHANTAL BILODEAU & JULIA LEVINE Calling all artists, activists, scientists, and educators who want to engage or further their engagement with climate change through artistic practices! After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, join the Arts &

Andrea Bersaglieri: Dirt, Weeds, Fire via Art and Cake

Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, LancasterThrough April 1, 2022 Written by Genie Davis for Art and Cake Andrea Bersaglieri can make even a clod of dirt look beautiful and did so at Antelope Valley College Art Gallery in Lancaster. Dirt, Weeds, Fire offered detailed looks at trees, plants, weeds, and yes, dirt, observations of nature taken from

An Interview with Artist Maureen Drdak

By Amy Brady This month, I have for you an interview with Maureen Drdak, an artist whose recent exhibition is called Ardens Mundi, Latin for Burning Worlds. Drdak is also the recipient of the 2011 U.S. Fulbright Fellowship for Art in Nepal. Her work can be found in numerous public, private, and university collections within the US and

The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club: ‘Stations Eleven’

By Peterson Toscano How can we help the public embrace the science that reveals our climate has changed? Krista Hiser is back with another installment of the Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club. This time she looks at a book that hits very close to home. She dives into the pandemic and climate change in Emily St. John Mandel’s

Member Spotlight: Tattfoo Tan

This week we recognize the work of artist Tattfoo Tan. “Responding to issues of health, ecology and climate change, I work across social, cultural, and artistic practices. My unique art making practice focuses on learning and mastering new skills and forms of knowledge, developing effective replicable teaching systems, and inspiring the public to take action. Learn-Practice-Teach.”

Water Conversations, The Goddess Brigid, and Mayflies

By Susan Hoffman Fishman Irish visual artist and researcher Anna Macleod has spent the last 15 years exploring the environmental, economic, spiritual, political, and scientific aspects of water through interdisciplinary collaborations, performance, public interventions, and socially engaged activism.  Like most artists addressing water issues in their work, Macleod can pinpoint the time when she first became focused

Member Spotlight: Christy Rupp

This week we recognize the work of artist Christy Rupp. “The way we choose to identify with habitat creates our reality. It is this concept, the framing of our opinions of nature, that fuels my studio practice. Like most baby boomers in post war America, Walt Disney films introduced me to nature, framing my ideas about

Climate Justice Tea Time

Blooming Ludus invites you to Climate Justice Tea Time 2022!기후위기를 이겨내기 위한 티타임에 블루밍루더스가 여러분을 초대합니다! (*한국어 설명은 아래에 있습니다.) DATE: Saturday 28 May 2022 TIME: 9am Atlantic (GMT-4) / 1pm UK (GMT) / 10pm Korea (GMT+9) ONLINE – *The link will be sent to your email by 12 hours before the event. Pay what

Member Spotlight: Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein

This week we recognize the work of artist  Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein. “I am lucky enough to interview members of this community of long-standing environmental practitioners each month. Over the course of the last few years, this community and my own local community has inspired me to navigate my practice more towards elements of sustainability by teaching classes and