The Art of Trees, new social imaginary in the face of environmental crisis, explores the vital and redemptive role of trees in affirming shared human experiences and restoring our kinship with nature. Critically analyzing how we appreciate, live with, use, destroy, and represent trees in life, art, science, and the humanities, this speaker series will interrogate our changing relationship with the natural world in the midst of environmental crisis.
Elizabeth Corr, director of art partnerships at Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., will discuss the visionary and sustained collaborations between artists, scientists and environmental leaders that she has forged in her unique and innovative curatorial position that she created at NRDC, an environmental advocacy organization with three million members and online activists.
A public reception will be held in the Fischman Lobby from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Art of Trees events are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image credit: "Birds Watching" by Jenny Kendler, NRDC Artist-in-Residence, 2018 | at Storm King Art Center as part of Indicators: Artists on Climate Change | 9ft. x 40 ft. x 1ft.
Thursday, February 6 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022