Drawing Conclusions: A LandLab Residency Exhibition at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Apr
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Drawing Conclusions: A LandLab Residency Exhibition at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists

See the work of our seven LandLab resident artists in this exhibition focusing on how their work informs ecological restoration.  Each artist will present the results of their work, including outcomes and documentation of the evolution of their installation, and how their artistic process was influenced by the residency.

Exhibition on view April 13 – May 22.

Opening at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S. 18th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is located in the Barclay.

LandLab is an environmental art residency program that integrates art, ecological restoration, and public engagement, and is a joint project of the Schuylkill Center and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA).

The 2014-2015 LandLab resident artists are:

Jake Beckman
Leslie Birch
Marguerita HaganB.H. Mills, and Maggie Mills
WE THE WEEDS, a collaboration of artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy.

Support for LandLab is provided by the Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PECO, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.

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Restoring the Land through Environmental Art
Apr
26
1:30pm 1:30pm

Restoring the Land through Environmental Art

An Explorer Sunday Event

Enjoy a walk through our fields and forests to learn how art can address ecological challenges, from invasive plants to dropping pollinator populations.  LandLab artists will talk about how they developed installations that create positive change for the land.  With artists and scientists sharing their perspectives, it's a great chance to see the installations  and learn how art crosses boundaries and offers creative solutions to pressing environmental issues.  In partnership with the Philadelphia Science Festival.

LandLab is an environmental art residency program that integrates art, ecological restoration, and public engagement, and is a joint project of the Schuylkill Center and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA).

The 2014-2015 LandLab resident artists are:

Jake Beckman
Leslie Birch
Marguerita HaganB.H. Mills, and Maggie Mills
WE THE WEEDS, a collaboration of artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy.

Support for LandLab is provided by the Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PECO, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.

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Urban Nature, Natural City: The Urban Rangers Project
Apr
10
10:30am10:30am

Urban Nature, Natural City: The Urban Rangers Project

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The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities presents a series of events exploring what we mean by nature in the age of the human, the Anthropocene, on 4/10 from 10:30-2 in Claudia Cohen Hall 17. Lunch will be available to early registrants. This event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Penn Humanities Forum and the Penn Green Campus Partnership with assistance from Art in the Open.

Join us for a keynote featuring writer, artist, and historian Jenny Price, professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University. As Ranger Jenny, Price leads tours of the Los Angeles River with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers collective, and she writes and teaches on topics from urban river revitalization to comedy and climate change. You can also talk with a roundtable of experts who explore the meanings of Nature in the Anthropocene from various disciplinary prospectives including the history of science, ecology, and the arts. Is urban ecology the new normal? And, you can be part of a hands-on workshop about the ecology of the Schuylkill and the creation of an Urban Rangers program for Philadelphia in the Anthropocene.

Register now! Lunch will be limited, so sign up soon!

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Dirt and Dessert
Mar
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dirt and Dessert

The first day of spring ushers in dreams of future flowers and garden bounty, but did you know that a plant's success or failure is largely dependent on soil?  Enjoy desserts and wine at sunset with LandLab artist Jake Beckman and soil experts.  We』ll explore soil basics, offer free soil testing (bring a sample of at least 2 cups of soil from your garden), learn how soil has inspired Jake Beckman, and take a tour of our greenhouse.  Join us for a delightful evening of interdisciplinary discussion and discovery.

Pre-registration required by Monday, March 16.

Cost: $20
Special member price: $15

Register online now!

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University of Nature: Spring 2015
Mar
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

University of Nature: Spring 2015

Come for a full day of learning at the second University of Nature, a unique one-day symposium for nature enthusiasts.  Deepen your knowledge with in-depth lectures, workshops, and guided walks on topics including spring wildflowers, reptiles and amphibians with Grid's Bernard Brown, permaculture with Benjamin Weiss, and more.  As the forest comes alive again, immerse yourself in a day of learning about the natural environment, in the natural environment.  The day includes a picnic lunch and the opportunity to choose several workshops and lectures.  Pre-registration required.

Special member and student price: $45

Early-bird discount: Register by March 27 for $5 off

Register online here.

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Beyond Green Environmentalism
Mar
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Beyond Green Environmentalism

Tufts University Professor Julian Agyeman will discuss why sustainability efforts must take social factors into consideration and how that can be accomplished. Agyeman will cover topics ranging from resource distribution to race to class and a book signing will follow. Registration is free, sign up now and learn more here! The event is cosponsored by Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice, Green Campus Partnership, and Urban Studies Program. 

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Leading Engagement in Climate Change Issues
Feb
27
9:00am 9:00am

Leading Engagement in Climate Change Issues

Author Sabine Marx will be leading this workshop hosted by The Franklin Institute on overcoming the typical obstacles faced by climate change prevention activists. Participants will also learn more about Philadelphia's plan regarding climate change. Our director Bethany Wiggin will be there. Will you? Learn more and register here!

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Weekly Fellows Meeting
Feb
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

Weekly Fellows Meeting

These weekly (or so) meetings are where PPEH research fellows get together to discuss upcoming events and projects, to evaluate past initiatives, and to plan how to better engage the community in environmental initiatives. While our meetings are open, space is unfortunately limited, so please let us know you wish to attend via email. We hope to see you there!

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Public Art
Feb
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Public Art

Jane Golden, founder and director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, leads a conversation on urban art in Philadelphia. Joined by muralists Betsy Casañas and Ernel Martinez and Penn Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Amy Hillier (moderating), Golden will touch on culture, community building, and arts education as she explores the City of Murals. Learn more and register!

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A Story of the Southern Ocean
Feb
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Story of the Southern Ocean

Join Penn's Science Cafe for a talk by Penn Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Irina Marinov about the Southern Ocean. Marinov will discuss how climate change will affect the ocean and what that will mean for the rest of our planet. Learn more about this event and other talks held by the Science Cafe here! RSVP to Gina Bryan at bryangm@upenn.edu or (215) 898-8721.

Image Copyright: Penn Science Cafe

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Weekly Fellows Meeting
Feb
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Weekly Fellows Meeting

These weekly (or so) meetings are where PPEH research fellows get together to discuss upcoming events and projects, to evaluate past initiatives, and to plan how to better engage the community in environmental initiatives. While our meetings are open, space is unfortunately limited, so please let us know you wish to attend via email. We hope to see you there!

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ICA Free for All
Feb
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

ICA Free for All

This look at contemporary art from the Institute of Contemporary Art delivers a focus on nature that serves to bring together various disciplines and engage the audience in order to spark dialogue on today's nature. Participants will create their own terrarium, listen to Ben Warfield's electronic ambience, view David Kessler's incredible plant life projections, and even drink tea and eat some healthy snacks! Led by the wonderful naturalist, artist, and illustrator Lord Whimsy, this event promises to teach, spark discussion, and engage. Learn more here!

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Green Allies Conference
Feb
7
9:00am 9:00am

Green Allies Conference

Led by students for students, the Green Allies Conference will bring together sustainable youth through workshops, speakers, networking events, and active engagement! Organized by SPARC, the Sustainable Philadelphia Alliance of Regional Campuses, a new group that aims to unify sustainability efforts across Philadelphia campuses, this conference promises a thoughtful forum for campus environmental initiatives. Register here!

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Weekly Fellows Meeting
Feb
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Weekly Fellows Meeting

These weekly (or so) meetings are where PPEH research fellows get together to discuss upcoming events and projects, to evaluate past initiatives, and to plan how to better engage the community in environmental initiatives. While our meetings are open, space is unfortunately limited, so please let us know you wish to attend via email. We hope to see you there!

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On the Edge: Environmental Art for a Changing Planet
Jan
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

On the Edge: Environmental Art for a Changing Planet

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The Fourth Annual Richard L. James Lecture will be presented by artist, and PPEH partner, Mary Mattingly. Mary's WetLand is a key project PPEH is working to support and this lecture will not only discuss the meaning of this project but also the wider importance of the new field of environmental art. A panel will discuss Mary's WetLand, environmental art, and the significance of this field on the larger climate change discussion. The panel will be formed by Mary Salvante, the Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director at Rowan University, Maya van Rossum, leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and our very own Bethany Wiggin, founder and director of the Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities. For more information, visit this link

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Welcome to the Anthropocene Exhibit: The Future in Our Hands
Dec
5
8:00am 8:00am

Welcome to the Anthropocene Exhibit: The Future in Our Hands

This 1,400 square meter exhibit at the Deutsches Museum in Munich presents a look into the Age of the Humans, a new epoch scientists believe we only recently entered. What does it mean to be a human? How have we impacted the world? How did we enter the Anthropocene? Find out more here! The exhibit closes on Sunday, January 31st, 2016. 

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