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Recycled Landscapes: Using Eco-Art to Advocate for the Environment
November 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
It’s inspiring to be reminded of the many different ways we can live our values and priorities. Join talented Eco-Artist Mariah Reading as she discusses how she channels her passion for the protection and accessibility of natural spaces into creating sustainable art. See examples below of impressionist paintings she created on items of trash to depict the harm of pollution and climate change and draw attention to the need to preserve and protect the environment. The 2016 National Park Centennial inspired this Recycled Landscapes series.
Mariah has dedicated herself to the field of eco-art through many different pursuits: Artist Residencies at Denali, Zion, Acadia, and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks; working as an Arts in the Parks Volunteer at Guadalupe Mountains National Park; assisting in Yosemite Facelift efforts; developing a K-12 STREAM curriculum with University of California Santa Barbara Oceanography students; and creating conservation workshops with the Channel Islands National Park. She was born and raised in Bangor, Maine where the surrounding landscape gave her a deep appreciation of nature’s beauty that was reinforced by her degree in Visual Arts at Bowdoin College.
Mariah has exhibited work in San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; Fort Collins, CO; McKinley Village, AK; Brunswick, ME; and Kamuela, HI; Poughkeepsie, NY; and Davis, CA. From April through September, Mariah is working as an environmental interpreter. Visit her website to learn more.
This virtual event is provided at no cost thanks to the generosity of CREA Members.
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