Ann Rosenthal to Lecture February 7

Posted on 1/29/2008 3:37:22 PM

Climate Change: Can Imagination Save Us? 

Artist Ann Rosenthal will lecture on campus Thursday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. in 225 Sprowls Hall.  It is free and open to the public.

Ann Rosenthal brings to communities thirty years experience as an artist, educator, and writer.  Her art installations address the local manifestation of global concerns, including climate change, food safety, and nuclear waste.  Most recently, her work has been shown at the Andy Warhol Museum, Exit Art, the Hudson River Museum, several northeast universities, and in Japan.  She partners with trail organizations and post-industrial communities to reconnect citizens, educational institutions, and youth to their forgotten waterways as sites of common experience, history and possibility.  Her essays on eco/community art and interdisciplinary pedagogy have been published in several journals and anthologies.

Ms. Rosenthal's lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the IUP Women's Studies Program.

Special note:  Her lecture will be followed by the opening reception (6:00-8:00) of the exhibition "Four Degrees: Artistic Views on Climate Change," in Kipp Gallery (first floor of Sprowls Hall).