Exhibition: O.L.A.F.T. – Open Land Art & Fact Team
10.22.2017 – 12.1.2017
An immersive exhibition and installation stemming from a year-long residency with the conservation organization Openlands debuts this October. During that time I established a team called Open Land Art and Fact Team or “O.L.A.F.T.”. Our pseudo-science effort regards the human impact on preserved parcels of land as an illustration of the “Anthropocene”- an era we are currently participating in.
The (Beat) Theatre Collective is proud to join this year’s Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA); which is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented biennially in support of the United Nations Conference of the Parties.Join us at BoHo Theatre @ The Heartland Studio for an evening of six staged readings performed by a multi-talented ensemble.Performances are Saturday, October 14th @ 7:30p & Sunday, October 15th @ 3:00p
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can ($5 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds), and refreshments will be provided!More information here.
Walk the Line
Walk the Line – Pipelines carrying Tar Sands oil—the dirtiest form of oil there is—are running through our neighborhoods in Northwest Indiana. Join us on Sept. 30, 2017 as we walk along the path of the tar sands pipelines that pass through our communities to help support a just transition to a renewable energy economy.When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (arrive by 8:00 a.m.)Where: The route is 10K (or 6.21 miles). The Walkathon will begin at the Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve (135 E Main St, Schererville, IN 46375), just west of the Enbridge Pipeline Co. entrance.Go to WalkTheLineNWI.com to register to walk or to sponsor a walker.Please contact Melissa Brice, Chicago 350 with any questions and we hope to see you!
Volumes Bookcafe is proud to present Jeff Vandermeer, best-selling author of the Southern Reach trilogy, as he kicks off the book tour for his new book, Borne. Vandermeer will be joined in conversation with local author Jac Jemc on April 26th at 7pm at the Chicago Athletic Association.
The Event will be held in the Madison Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association. Entry is easiest through 71 E Madison. Take the elevator to the 8th floor.
Jeff VanderMeer at DePaul University
Storytelling in the Anthropocene
Wednesday, April 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Reception at 6:00 p.m.
McGowan South, Room 105
1110 West Belden Avenue
Open to the public
For the first time ever, the Coalition to Ban Petcoke is having a fundraiser. It will be on March 3rd at 7 pm, at the Patagonia Mag Mile store in downtown Chicago.
We received generous donations from local artists, breweries and restaurants and it will surely be a fun night. There will be good music, a panel discussion, a short movie and a special surprise performance.
One Earth Film Festival.
Chicago, March 3 – 12, 2017. Be there. http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org
Please Note: Divestment Meeting at City Hall Postponed
The City of Chicago fossil fuel divestment resolution hearing, previously scheduled for February 21st at 11 am, has been postponed.
Environmental Graphiti: Events and Exhibits
Environmental Graphiti is a venture that uses contemporary art as a vehicle to enhance public awareness about the science of climate change. Each of the pieces in the series of 50+ digital paintings is based on a chart, graph, word or number representing a key fact about climate change.
Oakton Community College
A Solo Exhibition Is Planned For Jan 25 Through Feb 25 At Oakton Community College, First Floor Lobby, Lee Center, Des Plaines Campus. Reception – Jan 25, 11-12:15.
(All profits from sale of the art will benefit The Oakton Community College Foundation)
A Cross-Disciplinary Panel Discussion With Oakton Professors Regarding The Art And The Science It Represents Will Be Held On Feb 1, 11-1, TenHoeve Center, Room 1610, DesPlaines Campus.
Loyola University Chicago
A collection of the art (19 pieces) will be permanently installed at the Institute of Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore campus on Feb 27.