How can you use your art to advance solutions for environmental concerns?
Ellen Speert, moderator
January 11, Sat from 2 – 4 pm
California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Come at 1:30 to view the garden which will close at 4:30.
1:30 – 2:00 – walk in the gardens (weather permitting)
2 -2:10 General Artist Col Updates. Next meeting March 14: Portia La Touche Moderator, The Good, Bad and Ugly of art criticism
2:10 – 2:15 – Ashley Mazanec to give brief opening remarks
Ashley Mazanec, an environmental policy professional, eco-art educator, and musician committed to optimizing human and environmental health. Founding EcoArts Foundation in 2016 led to her current position in teaching and programming eco-art education at Del Sur Elementary. As a Sustainability Advisor for the City of Del Mar and Assistant Executive Director of San Diego Energy District, she is deeply invested in the future of clean energy in San Diego.
2:15 – 2:30 – attendees introductions: How is your art related to climate issues? (one sentence each please)
2:30 -4:00 – discuss: How can you use your art to advance solutions for environmental concerns?
1. How does our art confront the issues of environmental decline and support awareness of sustainability?
2. What artists have heightened your awareness of the fragility of our planet?
3. How can art motivate environmental activism?
4. Has the awareness of the climate crisis changed the way you approach art making? If so, how?
4:00 Closing remarks and thank yous: Ellen Speert
*You can check out a new exhibition Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy of Art in London as part of the EDA/MAAT Foundation project
Argentinian conceptual artist Leandro Erlich unveiled a provocative art installation featuring more than 60 “vehicles” made of sand that are stuck in a traffic jam on Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami. Is this rising sea level due to climate change?
RSPV for free tickets. Please bring a drink or snack to share. Please dress warmly if needed as we are meeting outside.