In conjunction with the exhibition “The Other Portland: Art & Ecology in the 5th Quadrant” at the Portland Art Center
, Art on the Peninsula
presents A Symposium: The Other Portland. Artists and activists, teachers and writers, scientists and environmentalists meet to share a conversation about art and ecology.
Panelists and Topics:
Opening conversation with David Bragdon – Metro Council President
Terri Cohn - “Eco Art in Practice, A History”
Terri is a writer, curator, art historian and lecturer at the San Francisco Art Institute and has been a contributing editor to Artweek since 1988.
Tom Webb - “The Work of Orlo Artists: “Exploring Environmental Issues”
Tom is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Bear Magazine, a national environmental publication published by Orlo, a nonprofit organization exploring environmental issues through the creative arts.
Chris Baeumler - “The Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary: from Rail Yard Brownfield to City Park”
Chris is a studio and environmental artist and assistant professor of art at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
David Oates - “City Gods and Sacred Waters”
David writes about nature and urbanity, and teaches literature and writing at Clark College.
Susan Barthel - “The Tools of My Trade: Words, Images and Civic Action”
Susan is an environmental program coordinator for the City of Portland and is a founding member of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.
James Jack - “The Role of Spirituality in Art of the Environment”
James is a peripatetic artist who lives and works in Portland and exhibits nationally.
To register call 503-823-4099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Other Portland
Friday, Feb. 9 • 10a-4p
The Water Lab • located in Cathedral Park adjacent to the St. Johns Bridge at 6543 North Burlington Ave.
Could be an interesting symposium. I admire the focus of the show on informing the viewers, unfortunately I think much of the work is partiallly sacrificed for the cause, and the work comes across as assignments. Why is it always so diffucult to pull off shows with an environmental focus?