Karen Ristuben artist/educator presents her lecture/performance “Just, one word…” at NOAA’s Gloucester headquarters, 55 Great Republic Way (Blackburn Industrial Park) on Tuesday, November 15 (America Recycles Day), at 7 pm.
“Addressing the issue of marine plastic pollution from an artist/educator’s perspective, I offer a different way to represent and communicate the hard scientific data currently the focus of many marine scientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers. My project deals with our use, over-use, and disposal of plastics, their toxicity, and their effects on our public health. Highlighting the issue of marine plastic pollution and its impact on ocean ecosystems including the marine food chain, I use a multi-media performance/lecture format, with my own and archival video and photography, based in part on my July 2011 voyage across the Pacific with marine scientists from Algalita Marine Research Foundation. Rockport artist Nina Samoiloff will have marine debris constructed works on display as well.” http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=268359479873332
This important issue is being addressed by artists across the globe – tune in later for more about these artists. For now if you are in the area I highly recommend attending this presentation.