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Storm Warning Symposium: On Balance / Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century

April 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

How do artists contribute to environmental policy? Join a discussion at the University of Denver on climate change, sustainability, and the hidden cost of our consumer culture.


Free and open to the public


11:00 Coffee and welcoming remarks from gallery director Dan Jacobs

11:30 Gregory Heming lecture: The Storm Cloud of the Twenty-First Century: Lecture I In honor of John Ruskin

12:00 Panel Discussion with Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo and Dr. Heidi Steltzer moderated by Gregory Heming

— following the panel discussion there will be a brief Q&A

1:45 Break for refreshments

3:00 J Henry Fair: The Hidden Costs of Goods Sold

Panelists and Speakers:

Gregory Heming  is an educator and speaker with a PhD in Ecology who has spoken, written and published on economics, environment and public policy.

Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder whose personal interests are in environmental communication, environmental justice, tourist studies and public advocacy.

Dr. Heidi Steltzer is an associate professor of biology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Heidi is currently in Australia, recently returned from Antarctica, and is involved in so many projects that I can’t keep up.  Her particular passion is environmental science and research, environmental communication, and in creating opportunity and advocacy for women/girls in science.

Susan Camp  is a sculptor/printmaker based in rural Maine who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine in Orono, where she teaches printmaking, sculpture and foundations.  With a focus on minimizing the environmental impact of her practice, Susan makes biodegradable artwork from constrained gourds which are grown into her molds, which have been exhibited widely.  Susan is a “think globally/act locally” artist/activist who has created several community projects around her work that provide a nexus for learning and discussion about environmental issues including local farming/production and/vs Big-Agra.

J. Henry Fair is an internally recognized photographer, author and environmental activist who is perhaps best known for his photographs of eco-disasters from the air.  Henry’s deceptively beautiful, swirling abstractions draw the viewer in and which then, on further inspection, turn out to be horrific industrial scars.


Lindsay Auditorium at Sturm Hall

2000 E. Asbury Ave


More info: http://vicki-myhren-gallery.du.edu/2017/04/13/storm-warning-symposium-balance-art-science-politics-21st-century/


April 13, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Vicki Myhren Gallery
2121 E. Asbury Ave
Denver, CO 80210 United States
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