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This is where you'll find the latest environmental art related events from exhibitions to conferences and lectures. As you know, greenmuseum.org is a virtual museum so this is often your best chance to see this art in person. Enjoy!

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Nov. 6  -  Dec. 11, 2009 (event web site)
Essensual Delights; Field Notes
Location: ArtSpace404, 404 Mendocino Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: Essensual Delights is an intimate investigation of research and experiments resulting from each artist's investigations of Sonoma County as "place". This documentation of visual and audio work of land energies, plant-life, and natural waterways features individual and collaborative works by featured artists Cathy Richardson, Corey Hitchcock, and Sasha Duer. Essensual Delights illuminates awareness that community is as interdependent as the natural ecosystem.
Contact: nlee@sonomaarts.com, p. 707.579.2787 x103

Sept. 18 - 20, 2009 (event web site)
Ecology and Forests for Public Health
Location: Soria Moria Hotel in Oslo, Norway.
Notes: The Aim of the Conference is to focus on environmental, climatic and cultural changes that threaten the Public's Health today. This event will analyze the importance of forests for people on our planet. A wide range of aspects therefore will be addressed through key-note speakers, submitted abstracts, workshops and side events. Subthemes like vocational rehabilitation in nature, recreation, physical activity, well-being and outdoor life (friluftsliv), farming for health etc. are also planned as part of the programme. Expected Outcomes: The conference is a joint endeavour of researches, policy makers and practitioners. Proposals for policies, practical solutions and further research will be developed.

Jul. 1  -  Sept. 20, 2009 (event web site)
Horizons Rencontres Arts Nature / Horizons Arts in Nature Festival
Location: Auvergne region, in the Parc naturel regional des Volcans d'Auvergne nature reserve, France.
Notes: Horizons- Arts in Nature Festival is the third of a contempory art event that derives its originality from the registration of monumental short-lived visual works of art created specifically for the Sancy Massif. The Sancy Massif Community of Municipalities was set up in 200 and brings together 11 localities: Besse et Saint Anastaire, La Bourboule, Chambon-sur-Lac, Chastreix, Egliseuve d'Entraigues, Le Mont-Dore, Murat-le-Quaire, Murol, Picherande, St Diery and St Nectaire. Through this festival, it hopes to make all kinds of people sensitive to contemporary art and to enhance the area through the creation of contemporary works. See website for more information.
Contact: n.fort@horizons-sancy.com

Jun. 28  -  Jul. 11, 2009 (event web site)
From Bauhaus to Social Sculpture: Summer Programme in Weimar
Location: Weimar-Jena-Akademie, Jakobstr. 10, D-99423 Weimar.
Notes: Comparing a historical cornerstone - the Bauhaus - to the contemporary concept of Social Sculpture, the course explores the following question: Can the shaping of humane societies be approached as an aesthetic challenge? The course includes processes and practices, where interdisciplinary artist and Beuys student Shelley Sacks, Director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit - the first centre for the exploration of Social Sculpture - will assist participants to access their individual and creative responses to this question. The whole programme is in English.

Weimar was not only the home of the Bauhaus, but also of Schiller (The Aesthetic Education of the Human Being) and Goethe (new organs of perception), both of whom are central to the development of a connective aesthetics and a holistic approach to being in the world. This is a special opportunity to explore social sculpture in relation to earlier experiments in Weimar that were investigating and renegotiating the relationship between life and art.

The Summer School has been very successful in drawing people from all over Europe, including north and south Eastern Europe. Contact between the participants and the potential it offers to develop dialogues and work across countries, is also a very important aspect of this international programme. So we are now running it in English to extend the programme to the English speaking world and to people from countries who do not speak German as a second language.
Contact: Tel: +49 (0) 3643 - 406 595, sommerkurse[at]gmx.de

Jun. 19 - 28, 2009 (event web site)
Floating Land: Rising Seas and Changing Climate
Location: Lake Cootharaba on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Australia.
Notes: "Floating Land: Rising Seas and Changing Climate" is a 10-day art event to be held from 19 to 28 June at Lake Cootharaba on the Sunshine Coast, 15 minutes north of the UNESCO-listed biosphere of Noosa, Australia. What was once a sculpture exhibition has become a 10-day event that gives the public a chance to meet with artists, writers, performance artists, musicians, photographers and academics to watch, talk and learn about art and the environment. Visitors to Floating Land are encouraged to stop and watch the sculptors, participate in the workshops, attend the forums, follow the daily photography exhibitions, and to generally get involved in art and the environment. For more information see website.

Jun. 14 - 28, 2009 (event web site)
SEEDS Festival 2009: The Workshops
Location: SEEDS is hosted at Earthdance, a dance retreat center in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts..
Notes: SEEDS Festival is a unique interdisciplinary summer festival dedicated to arts and ecology. SEEDS features workshops, collaborative design projects, live performances, films, panel discussions, interdisciplinary investigations, and an archiving project. SEEDS cultivates innovative practices, by researching the connections between green, embodiment, justice, interconnectivity, reflection, investigation, art, science, and sacred.

SEEDS 2009 will focus on potentiality . Potential for new growth is generated in places where diverse organisms meet. In this year of potential political change, we invite this phenomenon into our interdisciplinary investigations. 2009 Format: Week One consists of workshops and a weekend mini-festival. Week Two is comprised of multiple interdisciplinary investigations. The Festival will culminate in a community day presenting research findings and offerings for the public. You are welcome to attend the full two weeks of SEEDS , to experience the integrative nature of this project. Attend the whole event or a portion - either way, you will be a part of this creative thread.
Contact: contact@earthdance.net, (413) 634-5678

Jun. 13  -  Sept. 27, 2009 (event web site)
2009 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival
Location: Guandu Nature Park, 55, Guandu Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan.
Notes: Guandu Nature Park announces that the 2009 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival will take place at Guandu Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan, from June 13 to September 27, 2009. The 2009 Sculpture Festival will feature art installations by 8 international artists that focus on the environment and relate to "Land, Water and Culture." Artists selected for the 2009 Festival are Ashish Ghosh - India, Bonggi Park - Korea, Karen McCoy - USA, Merijn Vrij - Netherlands, Roy Staab - USA, Stuart Frost - Norway, Chao-chen Lee - Taiwan, Chun-sen Yang - Taiwan.

These artists will all be working at Guandu Nature Park from June 1 - June 12 to make their site-specific outdoor sculpture installations. The artists will use sustainable natural materials and earth-friendly techniques, and will work with volunteers and staff at Guandu Nature Park to complete their artworks for the public opening on June 13 and June 14. Each artist is creating a unique artwork about environmental problems related to land and water from the perspective of their own country and culture. Artists with their vivid imaginations and ingenuous creations can help to raise awareness and lead us in thinking about creative solutions to universal environmental problems. The sculpture installations will include works on land and on water. Public programs and DIY activities with the artists are being planned for the opening weekend, June 13 and 14 and for the three months of the exhibition.
Contact: Jane Ingram Allen, Curator, guandusculpturefestival@gmail.com, Tel: 09-30-375-160

Jun. 5  -  Jul. 17, 2009 (event web site)
(RE)CONSIDER
Location: ArtSpace404, 404 Mendocino Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: (Re)consider highlights personal and social conventions of waste, consumption, and disposability through the work of San Francisco Bay Area artists Cameron Kelly, Alicia Escott, Anna Adair, and Julia Goodman. As recent MFA graduates of California College of the Arts, each artist responds to the mass production of goods and its consequent waste by re-contextualizing and manipulating found objects.
Contact: nlee@sonomaarts.com, p. 707.579.2787 x103

Jun. 2  -  Nov. 21, 2009 (event web site)
LAND/ART A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico
Location: Multiple venues around New Mexico.
Notes: WHEN: Events & exhibitions throughout June - November, 2009, with Symposium Weekend June 26-28. WHERE: Multiple venues at indoor and outdoor sites around New Mexico Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Mountainair.

In the summer and fall of 2009 a group of New Mexico arts organizations will join together to present LAND/ART, exploring relationships of land, art and community through exhibitions, site-specific art works, a speakers series and a culminating book. Focusing on "environmental" or "land" art, the collaboration seeks to address our changing relationship to nature, and to offer a new or previously unconsidered understanding of the place in which we live. Please see website for a full list of programs and events.
Contact: t. 505.242-1445

May 12  -  Jun. 14, 2009
ART ROOTS HERE: A recession remedy art exhibit
Location: Big Daddy's Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden, 3601 Peralta Street, Emeryville, CA.
Notes: Once again, the students from the Laney College EcoArt Matters class are staging their semi-annual exhibition, this time in a community garden featuring art and live installations about growing your own food and relationships to dirt, compost and growing things, including a geodesic-domed greenhouse, solar powered water fountains, sunflower sundials, seedfilled dirtballs, a mother earth sculpture, some "live" ladybugs and bees and more. The Merritt Natural Building class is collaborating by building an ecological tool shed, which will incorporate straw bale, cob, wattle & daub and other natural building techniques! There will be two openings to see the bugs and bees in action, and get some give away and for sale plantings. Hope you can join us!

Artists: Kathryn Adkins, Christine Atkins, Christina Bertea, Patricia DPP-Byrne, James Cline, Pamela Consear, Emily Frost, Laura Lackey, Isabel Jenssen, West Lenz, Alida Line, Abigail Lloyd, Tina Martin, Roke Noir, Tracy Nguyen, Barbara Petterson, Lauren Roellig, Eric Steiner, Askia White Guest curator: Vickie Jo Sowell, EcoArt Instructor: Andree Singer Thompson, Merritt instructor: Marisha Farnsworth.
Contact: andreest@yahoo.com, 510 841 0588

May 10  -  Aug. 3, 2009 (event web site)
The University of Trash
Location: Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, New York 11101.
Notes: From April through July this year, New York based artist Michael Cataldi and London based artist Nils Norman will transform the Sculpture Center into The University of Trash, an exciting experiment in alternative city building and design. Working collaboratively and collectively with students, local organizations, activists, and academics, the artists will gather and investigate research material related to the activities of 1970s countercultural "Appropriate Technology" movement, adventure playgrounds, "Non-plan", emergency and low-impact design, and the vernacular of makeshift housing in 3D form.

The result will be the creation of a crazy complex of interconnected architectural spaces, pavilions and walkways from readymade, recycled and found materials. On view May 10 - August 3, the exhibition will run parallel to an extensive series of related workshops, talks and film screenings.
Contact: 718-361-1750

May 9  -  Jun. 9, 2009 (event web site)
Bodice Of The Goddess-The Secret Life Of The Hudson River
Location: bau gallery -161 Main Street, Beacon, NY.
Notes: bau is pleased to present a solo show of new works by it's newest member, Carla Goldberg, "Bodice Of The Goddess- The Secret Life Of The Hudson". In her newest series of mixed media paintings "Bodice Of The Goddess- the Secret Life of the Hudson River", Carla Goldberg gives liberal license to the stories behind the histories, myths and legends of the Hudson River exploring the playful and vengeful sides of the River Goddesses of the Hudson. It is the interaction of Goddess affections and jealousies, in play with Earth, water and the human world that puts the viewer as witness to the radical weather phenomena unveiling before their eyes.
Contact: 845-440-7584, beaconartistsunion.com

Apr. 24, 2009 (event web site)
Creativity in the Face of Climate Change:The Role of Humanities in Awakening Societal Change
Location: UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater and Pacific Film Archive 2621 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: An exploration of the visual arts in conjunction with the exhibition Human /Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet on view at the UC Berkeley Art Museum through September 27, 2009. Date: Friday, April 24, 2009 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm Reception to Follow. Free and Open to the public, please RSVP.

Human society is at a crossroads. Today's decisions will determine whether human culture continues to impose catastrophic effects on the earth's climate, oceans, and ecosystems. While scientists explore the technical approaches to our environmental predicament and exert influence on governments, many see the humanistic fields of inquiry as having a critical role to play in helping society face the challenge of climate change. Artists and writers hold a unique place in manifesting society's values and challenge us to rethink our collective responsibilities to each other and to the future of the planet. A distinguished panel of scholars and artists will explore in conversation the role that the visual arts must play in the transformation of society towards one that can sustain the planet.

Apr. 24  -  Jul. 19, 2009 (event web site)
Green Platform - Art, ecology, sustainability
Location: Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy.
Notes: The concept of the project has its roots in the theoretical work of Gregory Bateson (Steps to an Ecology of Mind, 1972) and Felix Guattari (Les trois ecologies, 1989) but intends to look at the current artistic practise and communication methodologies which target a social, political and cultural change to foster a sustainable coexistence of the human kind and its environment.

Facing the possible collapse of our global ecosystem, many artists of the latest generation have initiated new creative processes developing artistic practise and communication methodologies which target a social, political and cultural change to foster a sustainable coexistence of the human kind and its environment. Some of these artistic expressions are firmly rooted in the pioneering experiences of the vanguards of the early 60s and 70s. In the general artistic setting we have identified three main categories which we would like to call the 'eco-aware', the 'eco-activists' and the 'eco-sustainable'. All three groups have developed own utopias and own cultural practices and sometimes, artistic production.

Green Platform aims to select examples which illustrate the different attitudes, focusing on the current international discourse and cultural production. With: Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers, Henrik Hakansson, Katie Holten, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Superflex, Michael Rakowitz and others. Curators Lorenzo Giusti and Valentina Gensini will identify and present projects which pay particular attention to promote a public debate about the theoretical assumptions which, at present, are being underrated.
Contact: Tel. + 39 055 2645155, info@fondazionepalazzostrozzi.it

Apr. 22  -  May 10, 2009 (event web site)
Tree Gems: Temporary Environmental Outdoor Installation using renewable and recycled materials
Location: The First Presbyterian Church, South Lawn, 5th Ave at 11th Street, New York, NY.
Notes: The installation opens on Wednesday, April 22 with an Earth Day dedication service at 6pm. The installation should be enjoyed in the moment, and temporary like the seasons, will only be on view from April 22- May 10, 2009. Artists Thea Lanzisero and Barbara Lubliner collaborate to create this eco-friendly installation working with the community of the First Presbyterian Church in New York City. This playful art installation is an acknowledgment to be respectful and responsible of our environment.

Post consumer bottles were collected and formed into 'crystals' set atop bamboo 'tree trunks'. These beautiful recycled Gems will glow at night with the power provided by the sun, truly creating an homage to mother earth about how we can be mindful of our planet by working with renewable and reusable materials.
Contact: 631-988-8373

Apr. 22, 2009 (event web site)
Earth Day Party - Awaken Cafe - eMagazine and Green Job Exchange Out Now!
Location: Awaken Cafe,414 14th Street in Oakland, CA.
Notes: PlanetShifter.com, a green network dedicated to innovation, announces an Earth Day party and a bevy of news and events for April. Planet Shifter is an "action network", a vehicle by which communicators rally around innovation to accelerate awareness and adoption of green issues and solutions. The community is driven by artists, musicians, writers and inventors.

Join them on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 6 - 8 pm at Awaken Cafe at 414 14th Street in Oakland, California. The festivities focus on the launch of their eMagazine, GreenCatcherUnion, designed to catalog and codify the collective works, art and writings of Planet Shifter participants and members. Awaken is a full cafe, serving drinks and food for the occasion. Please invite your friends and colleagues - and join us!
Contact: center@planetshifter.com

Apr. 21, 2009 (event web site)
Earth Day Eve Create-With-Nature Celebration in Downtown Berkeley, CA
Location: In front of Old City Hall (Maudelle Shirek Bldg.), 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: 5 - 6:45 p.m. Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by honor the earth by constructing temporary sculpture using branches, leaves, rocks, shells, flowers, bamboo, pinecones, and other natural treasures. Environmental artist Zach Pine is your host. April 21, 2009 will be proclaimed "Zach Pine Day" in the City of Berkeley at the City Council meeting immediately following the event. Heavy rain cancels the event. Free! All ages welcome!
Contact: Zach Pine, zpine@aol.com

Apr. 18, 2009 (event web site)
Fifth Annual Free Public Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach
Location: Extreme southern end of Stinson Beach, Stinson Beach, CA.
Notes: Using sand, rocks, shells, and other natural objects from the beach, participants work alone and in groups to spontaneously create outdoor sculpture. In past years, beachgoers stacked rock towers, made spirals from seaweed, planted a forest of "trees" made of driftwood, and created dragons, fairies, and abstract designs.

The event is hosted by environmental artist Zach Pine. Pine's motivation for hosting the event comes from a desire to inspire environmental action not only on Earth Day but throughout the year. The site for the event, at the south end of Stinson Beach, offers an unusual diversity of natural materials and microenvironments: boulders, stones, tide pools, seaweed, driftwood, feathers, and sea glass. The event begins with beach cleanup and collecting materials. No need to register; drop in at any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; free; all ages; rain or shine; bring a picnic; full information at naturesculpture.com under "NEWS."
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Apr. 17 - 19, 2009 (event web site)
Rising Tide Conference: The Arts and Ecological Ethics
Location: San Francisco Campus of California College of the Arts and Stanford Campus.
Notes: The Rising Tide conference is a series of topically organized panels, seminars, and roundtable discussions, bringing together creative professionals, scholars and students to engage in conversations and debates about the intersections of ethics, aesthetics, and environmentalism. This groundbreaking conference will be jointly hosted by California College of the Arts and Stanford University. Please visit website for complete details.
Contact: info@risingtideconference.org

Apr. 17 - 25, 2009 (event web site)
CREDO2009: The Herb Garden of the Ideal City
Location: Abbey of Fontevraud, near Saumur (France) in the Loire Valley.
Notes: CREDO (Cooperation in Research and Education for Design Options) workshops will take place between 2007 and 2009 in the Abbey of Fontevraud. The theme chosen for the 2009 CREDO session is: "The Herb Garden of the Ideal City." This theme is related to a cultural event to be held in the fall of 2009 at the abbey and called "The Ideal City." The outcomes of the workshop will be exhibited on this occasion.

The garden is a keystone in the organization of an abbey, be it seen as an Ideal City or a just as a place to live. In a monastery the garden acts as a self-sufficient space dedicated to experimentation and preservation, a place where vegetal species with healing and soothing properties are kept. Its mention echoes several modern-day issues at the crossroads between eating habits, health/well-being and vegetal life. During this year's session we will strive to think up new prospective scenarios to answer a number of related questions.

The CREDO workshop series are meant to be a platform for the confrontation and sharing of design practices and methods. Industrial design and interaction design are the main domains concerned. The workshops are intended to be active and project-oriented, a space where design education institutions all over Europe can share current contemplations in the field. The idea is to communicate to the general public, via a "scenario" what the design process is all about. It will explain and illustrate how designers render a prospective view on the future. The notion of eco design, sustainable development and the global responsibility of the designers are especially emphasized.
Contact: f.degouzon@lecolededesign.com, +33(0)251135070

Apr. 17  -  May 22, 2009 (event web site)
Science Species Lab
Location: ArtSpace404, 404 Mendocino Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: Science Species Lab is an institute whose proficiencies range from the microscopic to the transnational. Founded in 2005 by Anneliese Vobis, Vanessa Vobis, and Craig Dietrich, Science Species Lab constructs synthetic landscapes that investigate this unique period in American culture and global consumption. Each artist creates a sensory experience of an otherworldly landscape that evolves and changes throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Contact: nlee@sonomaarts.com, p. 707.579.2787 x103

Apr. 4  -  May 15, 2009 (event web site)
OPENING A BOOK: environmental artists' books at THE LAND/gallery
Location: THE LAND/gallery, 419 Granite Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
Notes: OPENING A BOOK: ENVIRONMENTAL ARTISTS' BOOKS presents work by artists from New Mexico and around the country, each uniquely exploring the artist's book as medium for addressing ideas about the environment. The show, curated by J. A. Lee, will feature altered and sculptural books, works of visual poetry, books built around process and performance, and other formally innovative works by David Abel, Kathy Bruce, Abigail Doan, Basia Irland, Mary Ellen Long, Alastair Noble, mARK oWEns, Maria Delgado Rooks, Marilyn Stablein, Beata Wehr and Margaret Whiting.

THE LAND/gallery is operated by THE LAND/an art site, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for environmental artists to work in New Mexico and to engage and educate the public about the environment through their work. THE LAND/an art site also maintains a forty-acre site in the Manzano Mountains devoted exclusively to site-specific, environmentally low-impact, land-based art.
Contact: theland@comcast.net

Apr. 4  -  Sept. 7, 2009 (event web site)
antARcTica: collected Works from the Bottom of the World
Location: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD.
Notes: The works Xavier Cortada created in Antarctica during his 2006-2007 National Science Foundation artist's residency will be on display at in an exhibit of art, photography, writings and sculpture coincides with the 50th anniversary convening of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting held in Baltimore in April 2009. Never before has an extensive collection of the NFS Antarctic Artists and Writers Program works been on display. For more information, please visit website.
Contact: 410-685-2370

Apr. 2  -  May 8, 2009 (event web site)
The Reclamation Project
Location: Court House Cultural Center, 80 E. Ocean Boulevard Stuart, FL.
Notes: The Arts Council serving Martin County presents The Reclamation Project, a solo exhibit by artist Xavier Cortada in the Art Gallery at the Martin County Court House Cultural Center located in downtown Stuart, Florida. The Reclamation Project aims to remind us how South Florida was like before being urbanized, as it explores our ability to coexist with the natural world.
Contact: mcca@martinarts.org

Apr. 2 - 5, 2009 (event web site)
Eco-Art Florida
Location: Stuart, FL.
Notes: Followers of art and friends of the environment will learn about a cutting-edge art practice April 2-5 at Eco-Art Florida. Through seminars and films, the symposium will demonstrate how public interaction with art can solve environmental problems. The Arts Council in Martin County presents Florida's first symposium on Eco-Art. The non-profit organization is bringing in world-renowned artists who promote the environment through their creative work. The program, funded by a grant from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, emphasizes direct interaction between artist and audience.

On April 2, leaders of the Eco-Art movement will make presentations at the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College. The speakers are: Keynote speaker Sam Bower, founder and president of the non-profit Greenmuseum, the most comprehensive Web site on the environmental art movement, Xavier Cortada, Florida Eco-Artist and creator of a mangrove reclamation and native tree reforestation project, Michael Singer, designer of an award-winning, Eco-Art power plant in Greenpoint, N.Y., Betsy Damon, an Eco-Artist whose public art events help clean urban waterways and raise water awareness.

On April 3 and April 4, there will be showings of Eco-Art films and panel discussions at the Elliott Museum on Hutchinson Island. The symposium will conclude on April 5 at the Blake Library with more films and panel discussions. Who should attend? Artists, scientists, engineers, hydrologists, public officials, governmental and non-profit arts groups, green builders/architects/landscapers, and all advocates and citizens who care about sustainability in South Florida.
Contact: 772-287-6676

Mar. 28, 2009 (event web site)
First Annual iLAND Symposium: Connecting to the Urban Environment
Location: Eugene Lang College - The New School for Liberal Arts, Room #D1009 (auditorium), 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY.
Notes: Connecting to the Urban Environment: Creating embodied and relational approaches to environmental awareness, iLAND's first annual symposium, will address issues emanating from the creative collaborations of past iLAB residencies. iLAB alumni will be paired with representatives from environmental organizations who are actively designing new relationships to urban space.

Presentations will share the results of grappling with the project of finding shared language and processes across the arts and sciences while centering dance and the body as the mediator and resource for experience, imagination and knowing. The symposium will include oral and media presentations, workshops, and small-group discussions. For reservations, more information, and a detailed schedule of events contact info@ilandart.org or call 917 860-8239.
Contact: info@ilandart.org, T: 917-860-8239

Mar. 27 - 29, 2009 (event web site)
Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action
Location: Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre, and Blaffer Gallery University of Houston, Houston, TX.
Notes: Part arts festival, part academic symposium, Systems of Sustainability (S.O.S.) looks at creative enterprise as an integral tool for cultural growth and social change. Experience a range of events that showcase innovative practices from local, national, and international participants including prominent artists, researchers, activists, and scholars. The program includes site-specific projects, participatory activities, lectures, scholarly panels, and many opportunities for dialogue.

The performing, visual, and literary arts can be highly effective in posing solutions to our biggest global challenges. S.O.S. invites you to join a list of renowned speakers and participants in the ever-more-pressing conversation about what it means to sustain our planet, our culture, and our creative enterprise.

Participants include Amy Balkin; BD Collier, Matthew Coolidge, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI); Lisa D'Amour, Katie Pearl, and Kurt Mueller; Sasha Dela; Philip Galanter; Fritz Haeg; Dr. Robert Harriss, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC); Alexandra Broches and Barbara Pagh, Hera Gallery; Natalie Jeremijenko; Marc Bamuthi Joseph; Richard Lerman; Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; Helen Lessick; Michael Mercil; Steve Nalepa; Dario Robleto; SIMPARCH; Stephanie Smith; Lindsay Utz, GOOD Magazine; Liz Ward; Matthew Wettergreen, Caroline Collective; WochenKlausur; Karen Stokes and Teresa Chapman, UH School of Theatre & Dance.

Mar. 26 - 28, 2009 (event web site)
Celestial Aesthetics: The Aesthetics of Sky, Space and Heaven: 7th International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics
Location: The Valamo Monastery, Heinavesi, Finland Address: Valamontie 42, 79850, Uusi-Valamo, Finland.
Notes: The multidisciplinary series of conferences on environmental aesthetics began in 1994 and is now reaching its final stage. So far, the conferences have reflected on the Earth's cover and its topography: forests, bogs, water, fields and rocks - all of which also incorporate a dimension of depth under our feet. Above, the sky unites them and provides a sheltering cover. Behind it is space, whose objects belong to our perceivable sky too; we talk about deep sky that is beyond our solar system. Our sphere of life is limited by the atmosphere, which begins from the ground and stretches all the way to up to approximately 100 kilometres, slowly becoming thinner and fading into space.

Themes: THE MYTHOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS SKY (26 March), THE SKY AS AN ATMOSPHERE AND SPACE (27 March), THE IMAGED AND IMAGINED SKY (28 March). Opening session 26 March 2009 at 10am, and closing 28 March 2009 at 4pm. The participation fee of 290 € includes the three-day programme with lectures, artistic programme and meals. The daily participation fee is 100 € (incl. lunch and coffee). More information on website.

Mar. 26  -  Apr. 26, 2009 (event web site)
Don Simon: NATURE 2.0 Exhibition Benefitting Million Trees L.A.
Location: Timothy Yarger Fine Art + YARGER | STRAUSS Contemporary, 354 N Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Notes: Don Simon: NATURE 2.O is a recognition and celebration of new era in art, environmental awareness, and community action. This exhibition is a unique collaboration between artist, community leaders, environmental activists, and the fine art community of Los Angeles. As a featured artist on Treehugger.com and Grist.org, Don Simon is quickly becoming a central force in a new era of environmental awareness.

This exhibition is the latest evolution in Don Simon's Unnaturalism Series. His current work expands on the themes of man vs. nature to envision a world after our worst fears about Global Warming are realized. Simon's drawings are meticulously rendered in color pencil, creating soft yet quietly disturbing imagery that carefully allies the viewer with the animal kingdom. Proceeds from the exhibition will benefit Million Trees LA, a project of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Contact: T: 310.278.4400, x 103, bryson@yargerstrauss.com

Mar. 23  -  Apr. 23, 2009 (event web site)
Sustainable?
Location: Central Connecticut State University, Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, New Britain, CT.
Notes: In conjunction with the April 15-16 2nd annual CCSU Symposium on Global Sustainability and Climate Change, the CCSU Art Galleries present an exhibition which poses the questions: can we humans achieve sustainable development, "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs"? And is ecologically aware art an effective means of promoting the learning process that is a prerequisite to sustainability?

With some 30 works by 22 artists, in a range of media, the exhibition encompasses the larger contextual theme of a global ecology and points to the tension between the natural sublime and a toxic man-made sublime. An historical dimension is provided by the suggestion of 19th century industrialization, current climate change, and growing alarm. Some of the larger issues of sustainability on which the exhibition focuses are stewardship of watershed, the tension between fast and slow food, alternative clean energy sources, urban forestry and open space. These issues are addressed at the regional and local levels: Hartford's Park River watershed; slow food in a novel installation of New Britain's Urban Oaks Organic Farm Stand; the celebration of urban forestry and our local open space in New Britain's Olmsted-designed Walnut Hill Park.

The exhibition culminates on April 24 in the participatory action of making a Bass Brook Basin Rivercube, a first step in engaging those who live within the Park River Watershed in urban watershed stewardship. Public school teachers and their classes are especially invited to visit this exhibition, as students are the next generation who will answer the questions posed in SUSTAINABLE? The art accompanied by a brochure with hard facts as well as artists statements challenges the visitor. Do the arts have something important to contribute to our ability to respond to mounting environmental concerns?
Contact: 860.832.2633

Mar. 21 - 22, 2009 (event web site)
Art of Common Space Event at Gunpowder Park
Location: Gunpowder Park, The Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3GP.
Notes: We invite you to join us in Gunpowder Park to celebrate the Art of Common Space programme and the culmination of the five year programme of arts led research and development projects in Gunpowder Park, Essex. The four new commissions presented include: Pilot Publishing's inspiring off-grid Energy Cafe launching their biggest local food cook up so far, the permiere of Simon Faithfull's new epic film 0.00 Navigation, the international research project Being in Common by artist studio Proboscis and Siphonophora.

Projects will be sited throughout the 90 hectares of the Park and in the landmark Field Station gallery space. Screenings and activities are scheduled for 11am through 6pm on both days. Visit the Art of Common Space website for more details.
Contact: info@artofcommonspace.org, Tel: +44 (0) 1992 762 128

Mar. 20  -  Jun. 21, 2009 (event web site)
Terroir: A Sense of Place
Location: Marin French Cheese Company, Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Road, near end of Novato Blvd., Petaluma, CA.
Notes: Terroir: A Sense of Place is the inaugural exhibition for an exciting new venue in Marin County at the Marin French Cheese Company. Included are twenty-eight artists from around the Bay Area whose work presents a unique perspective of our relationship with the land. Most people have heard the word Terroir used in reference to describing distinct wine appellations. Originally a French term, it expresses the special characteristics that a specific landscape contributes to growing foods; like the soil, the weather conditions and the farming techniques. For this exhibition, the definition has been co-opted to express the Sense of Place that these artists experience in nature. Their work reveals elemental, cultural, ecological, and social layers that expand on the agricultural characteristics of Terroir.

Both indoor and outdoor works include temporary and permanent installations and interactive events, and photography, painting, sculpture and sound work indoors. Artists include: Adriane Colburn, Ann Weber, Benicia Gantner, Caitlin McCaffrey, Claudia Tennyson, Edwin Hamilton, Emily Payne, James Gouldthorpe, Jessica Resmond, Jorge Bachman, Josh Keyes, Judith Selby Lang, Lawrence LaBianca, Lea Redmond, Lewis de Soto, Mari Andrews, Mark Brest van Kempen, Meadowsweet Dairy, Michael Mellon, Philip Krohn, Sarah Klein, Sarah Pedlow, Sharon Siskin, Sonja Hinrichsen, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Suzanne Biaggi, Walter Orion, Wowhaus. Open to the public + FREE.
Contact: tricia@ecoartspace.org

Mar. 16  -  Apr. 28, 2009 (event web site)
NatureBeingArt
Location: Gaia Arts Center, 2116 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Jamie McHugh's contemporary abstract photography from the California coast moves the boundary between photography and painting, capturing the commonplace and revealing its underlying magic. The digital images are minimally altered, showcasing nature's rich colors, textures and forms. These archival chromagenic prints are mounted on aluminum with a recessed back frame so the image can float in space boundary less. They are also covered with a UV-protective laminate so there is no separation between the art and the viewer, allowing for an intimate connection.

Join Jamie on Thursday, March 26 for a celebration of NatureBeingArt from 6- 8pm, with a 20 minute participatory event at 7pm: Embodying Art through Somatic Meditation. Jamie McHugh is a somatic coach and fine art photographer.
Contact: info@gaiaarts.com, 510.665.0305

Mar. 11  -  Apr. 15, 2009
Outdoor Sculpture Installation
Location: Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801.
Notes: Environmental artist and philosopher James Hatley will construct a site specific installation on the green in front of Fulton Hall fashioned from natural materials and based on the theme of "solar and earthly orientations."
Contact: (410) 548-2547

Mar. 11  -  Apr. 15, 2009 (event web site)
Global Warming Portfolio
Location: Atrium Gallery, Guerrieri University Center, Salisbury University 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801.
Notes: Twenty five artists created the posters that make up the Global Warming Portfolio exhibit at Salisbury University, organized by Clay McGlamory, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. The posters serve to highlight concern over environmental issues such as pollution, global warming, and species depletion. Worldwide, artists are responding to these issues in order to address the changing relationships between nature and society. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Student Poster contest: In conjunction with the exhibit, students will create their own global warming poster designs to compete for three gift certificate prizes from The Book Rack. Three award winning student posters will be on display in the Global Warming Portfolio exhibit.
Contact: (410) 548-2547

Mar. 6  -  Jul. 6, 2009 (event web site)
Expedition to the Total Eclipse
Location: Mediatheque, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Finland.
Notes: Capsula's cross-disciplinary expeditions, straddling the borderline between art and science, study and marvel at natural phenomena through personal experience. The first expedition was made in summer 2008 to Siberia, where the total eclipse of the Sun could be observed. The base of the expedition was set up at the Novosibirsk Zoo, from which it continued on to the Altai wilderness and all the way to the Moon. Travelling slow, using methods of transport that only moderately burden the environment, is a key aspect of the expeditions.

Could natural phenomena and the spectacles of nature still fascinate people in a modern world, saturated by entertainment like video games and action movies? And, could these splendid and thrilling emotions lived within the nature, shift the attitude of people to more a respectful and caring direction concerning their environment? Participating artists: Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Mireia C. Saladrigues, Tommi Taipale, Curated by: Ulla Taipale / Capsula.
Contact: ulla@capsula.org.es

Mar. 5  -  May 31, 2009 (event web site)
Artists + Environments: Generative Practices and Conversations, a Collaborative Art + Media Project
Notes: In Spring 2009 (March through May) smudge studio (smudgestudio.org) will orchestrate collaboration among 16 artists, art educators, museum educators, and media designers. The three-week long web event is entitled "Artists + Environments: Generative Practices and Conversations." William L. Fox, Director of the newly formed Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, will convene the first week of digital collaborative exchange on March 5, 2009.

Participants will experiment with five new "elements and principles of art": hybridity, time, space, performance, appropriation. They will use these concepts to creatively respond to their own and other artists' works that address natural, built, and virtual environments. One of the conversation's moderators, Susan Rotilie, Program Manager of the Walker's School Programs, has developed museum programs based on the five elements. She uses them to make forces and practices in contemporary art more accessible to new audiences and to students and teachers.

Moderators will kick off each week of the event with a provocation. Participants will respond collaboratively via a blog designed especially for the event (generativeconversations.blogspot.com). They can design and edit their posts, upload new works, stream media (video and audio), engage in "live chats" with one another, and leave comments on one another's posts. On March 26, 2009, smudge studio will take the resulting images, ideas, and insights and turn them into a web exhibition for its current project: ExtremeMediaStudies.org, which will be launched on May 10, 2009. Smudge will distribute the site to art educators and museum educators, with the invitation to creatively appropriate it for their museum education programs, websites, courses, and events. ARTISTS: Kim Stringfellow, Caryn Cline, The Canary Project, Chris Drury, Emily Scott, Jarrod Beck.
Contact: smudgestudio@gmail.com, 917.584.9030

Mar. 1, 2009 (event web site)
WILD APPLES FOR JO: a memorial sculpture in honor of JO HANSON, AIR program founder
Location: 401 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Please save March 1 to help us celebrate Jo Hanson's memory and contributions to the Artist in Residence Program she founded at NORCAL Sanitary Fill Company--San Francisco's waste management & recycling company. Meet at 401 Tunnel Ave at 1 pm for light refreshments, 2pm - words and video in Jo's honor, 2:30pm - walk/drive to the garden to see the sculpture. More details to come.
Contact: Deborah Munk, 415-330-1415

Feb. 25  -  May 10, 2009 (event web site)
Join & Participate: Earth Celebrations Hudson River Pageant
Location: New York, NY.
Notes: An ecological parade and performance art event, to raise awareness for the restoration of the Hudson River as a vital urban estuarine sanctuary, and address the future effects of climate change on the river and our shoreline in New York City.

The community is invited to participate in a Earth Celebrations ecological art workshop series at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center, from February 26 - May 6 creating spectacular giant paper mache puppets and spectacular costumes representing the various species and habitats of the river. The culminating pageant on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 2-5pm, (raindate: Sun. May 10) features a magnificent parade of giant puppets, spectacular costumes, music, dance, performances, songs, and poetry, highlighting the river and issues. The performances are presented at the various piers and significant sites along the parade route, from Manhattan Youth to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park. See website for more details, and for volunteer opportunities.
Contact: (212) 777-7969, mail@earthcelebrations.com

Feb. 21  -  Jun. 13, 2009 (event web site)
(un) Natural
Location: di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature, Gatehouse Gallery, 5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa, CA 94559.
Notes: An exhibition of works of art interpreting nature and created by Bay Area artists. Throughout history, artists have responded to the natural environment, whether in detailed studies of plants and animals or lush paintings of the land or sea. In recent years, as the lines between what is truly natural and what has been altered, genetically or otherwise, by mankind has become increasingly hard to distinguish, artists are responding to nature --or what passes for nature-- in entirely new ways. (un)Natural looks at this phenomenon through the work of a small group of Bay Area artists, including Jessica Cadkin, Ross Campbell, Misako Inaoka, Carrie Lederer, Kathryn Spence, Lucrecia Troncoso and Tara Tucker.

Special event: CONTEMPORARY CONVERSATIONS, Curator Michael Schwager and artists Ross Campbell and Kathryn Spence discuss how artists are responding to nature - or what passes for nature - in entirely new ways. Thursday, April 23, 2009 7 PM, Gatehouse Gallery, $5 di Rosa Preserve Members / $10 General. RSVP 707-226-5991 x 47 or kristin@dirosapreserve.org. Gatehouse Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday with tour appointment.
Contact: kristin@dirosapreserve.org

Feb. 20  -  Jun. 7, 2009 (event web site)
unity - herman de vries
Location: The Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands.
Notes: The Kröller-Müller Museum is displaying its extensive collection of works by the Dutch artist herman de vries (1931) in the exhibition unity. The exhibition offers an overview of de vries' wide-ranging approaches and diverse media but also highlights the conceptual unity in his oeuvre spanning more than fifty years. The relationships between individual works are explored using universal themes such as 'order and chaos', 'nature and culture' and 'individuality and unity'. Recent acquisitions complement the museum's existing collection of de vries' work, including drawings, paintings, prints, reliefs, collages, earth rubbings, installations, films and numerous artist's books.

In the 1950s and '60s de vries gradually exchanged his work as a biological researcher to become an artist. In his early work de vries displayed an affinity with Informal and Zero art, but he developed a highly personal artistic vision fusing nature, art and science. For example, the works on a roadside near restinga (1978) and from earth (2007) comprise respectively collections of plants and earth samples presented with a seemingly scientific objectivity. This literal use of natural materials stems from de vries' great love and knowledge of nature, and his concept of concrete presentation. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00.
Contact: tel: +31 (0)31 85 92 41

Feb. 17  -  Apr. 17, 2009 (event web site)
Out of the Blue
Location: Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595.
Notes: Out of the Blue is an exhibition about weather + the creative process Curated by Amy Lipton, Joy Episalla and Joy Garnett. The exhibition focuses on the dynamics of human creativity as a metaphor for geological and atmospheric phenomena. Treating issues of weather both literally and symbolically, out of the blue approaches the creative process as a kind of weather system. out of the blue generates its own weather conditions, a storm of intertwined processes-artistic, social, political, atmospheric, and geological. As we influence one another, we in turn affect our culture and the environment, and creativity itself becomes a force of nature.

Participating artists: Stephen Andrews, Michele Araujo, Robert Bordo, Diane Burko, Christos Dikeakos/Robert Smithson, John Dougill, Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Erik Hanson, Geoffrey Hendricks, J.J. L'Heureux, Bill Jones, Zoe Leonard, Frank Moore, Jaanika Peerna, Andrea Polli, Hunter Reynolds, Austin Thomas, Bing Wright, Carrie Yamaoka, Andrea Zittel.
Contact: t. (201) 447-7100, amy@ecoartspace.org

Feb. 7  -  May 4, 2009 (event web site)
Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art
Location: The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
Notes: The familiar spaces of The Whitworth Art Gallery are disturbed and subverted by this major exhibition, which traces the affinities between the work of historical Surrealist artist and visual culture today. The usually sunlit South Gallery becomes shrouded in darkeness for a new work by internationally acclaimed German artist Gregor Schneider. This darkened space is the setting for Kinderzimmer, a replica of a nursery that was part of a village demolished to make way for an opencast mine near where the artist lives in the Rhineland. It's ghostly presence draws attention to the effects of industry on landape and community in both Germany and post-industrial Manchester.

Subversive Spaces examines past and present representations of space through two main locations: the domestic interior and the streets of the city. Moving from the work of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte where nothing is what it seems, to the dangerous playpens of Mona Hatoum and Robert Gober, the home becomes a locale for unease and disquiet rather than comfort.

Meanwhile the city streets, wastelands and ruins are considered as sites to be reclaimed by the artist. Following the Surrealists' random explorations of Paris, visually represented in the photographs of a disappearing city by Brassai and by Eugene Atget, the exhibition looks at contemporary artists' routes around the city including Alex Villar's attempts to inhabit cracks and gaps around the city to Francis Alys' interaction with London's streets.
Contact: T: +44 (161) 275 7450, whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

Jan. 31  -  Mar. 28, 2009 (event web site)
Your Donations Do Our Work
Location: UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, 3800 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501.
Notes: Bring your spirit of generosity to a new performance installation by Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy. Along with previous work, the artists present a new collaboration, a performative "collection point" for discarded clothing and small household appliances. This exhibition marks their first collaboration. Your bags of "stuff" will be transformed in Riverside, California. They will be cleaned, ironed, repaired, and prepared for their distribution as part of a barter economy established by the artists and Otis College of Art and Design students in the small farming town of Laton, California.

Donations are accepted during gallery hours, but special focus is on the Reception and ArtsWalks featuring a do-it-yourself repair team of students, merchants and local activists. Performance dates: January 31st Opening Reception, 6-10 pm; February 5th ArtsWalk, 6-9 pm; March 5th ArtsWalk, 6-9 pm.
Contact: 951-827-3755

Jan. 28  -  Feb. 28, 2009 (event web site)
EcoLOGIC
Location: Cypress College Gallery, 9200 Valley View, Cypress, CA.
Notes: A survey of Southern California artists, architects, and designers who pose aesthetic inquiries that express a unique logic, ecological reasoning or discourse. Guest Curated by Patricia Watts of ecoartspace. Includes: Calvin Abe, Kim Abeles, Samantha Fields, Sant Khalsa, Manfred Menz, Kathryn Miller, Lothar Schmitz, Glen Small, and Joel Tauber. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. The gallery is closed Friday, except by appointment.
Contact: Paul Paiement, 714.484.7133

Jan. 24  -  Mar. 12, 2009 (event web site)
Repeat Until.
Location: compactspace, 105 E. 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014.
Notes: compactspace, Los Angeles is proud to present Repeat Until., a group show of photo and video-based work by artists Merve Kayan, Michael Trigilio, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Mauren Brodbeck and Gretchen Mercedes curated by fellow artist Glenna Jennings.

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles' Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists' subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.
Contact: 626.676.0627

Jan. 24 - 31, 2009 (event web site)
...the issue of rubbish has come to a head in Bisley
Location: The Pavillion, Van Der Breen Street, Bisley, Glos GL6.
Notes: An exhibition and residency by artist Gavin McClafferty in partnership with 6 households from Bisley, Gloucesteshires' flagship Zero Waste Village. During the residency samples taken from participants rubbish form part of a pseudo-forensic process extending the idea of profiling into portraiture.

The resulting work examines the Zero Waste principal and how personal and cultural identity is simultaneously transmitted through rubbish. The month long residency, based at the Pavilion, Van Der Bren St, Bisley, culminates in a week long exhibition, during which the artist will create a colossal head in situ out of the accumulated 'samples' and local mud. This event is part of Gloucestershires Zero Waste Challenge Week.

Jan. 24  -  Apr. 5, 2009 (event web site)
The Animal Gaze
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR UK.
Notes: The Animal Gaze is a multi-site contemporary art exhibition that explores the complex relationships between animals and humans. It features the work of over 40 international artists at CCANW and at four exhibition venues in Plymouth.

This exhibition is also part of Darwin200, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin and marking 150 years since On the Origin of Species was published. Darwin's concept of the evolution of species through natural selection revolutionized our understanding of nature and our place within it.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jan. 24  -  Mar. 22, 2009 (event web site)
Interspecies
Location: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, UK M1 5NH.
Notes: Can artists work with animals as equals? Interspecies uses artistic strategies to stimulate dialogue about the way we view the relationship between human and non-human animals, in the year of celebrations of Darwin's birth 200 years ago. Interspecies comprises new works by four artists - Nicolas Primat, Kira O'Reilly, Antony Hall and Ruth Maclennan, and existing pieces by Rachel Mayeri, Beatriz Da Costa and Kathy High. All the artists in Interspecies question the one-sided manipulation of non-human life forms for art. They instead try to absorb the animal's point of view as a fundamental part of their work and practice.
Contact: info@cornerhouse.org, +0161 200 1500

Jan. 23 - 24, 2009 (event web site)
Art at the Dump!
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: Two Bay Area artists, Christine Lee and David King working in different mediums shared a 4-month art residency at SF Recycling & Disposal. During their residency both artists scavenged all of their materials from the public disposal area, aka "the dump". The artist-in-residence program at San Francisco's dump is a one-of-a-kind program started in 1990 to encourage people to conserve natural resources and instill in children and adults an increased appreciation for the environment as well as art. Over 75 professional Bay Area artists have completed residencies. Applications are accepted annually (in August) from professional artists from the Bay Area.
Contact: debmunk@yahoo.com

Jan. 23  -  Mar. 29, 2009 (event web site)
The times of a place
Location: INDOC, Art and Nature Documentation Centre, Beulas C/ Doctor Artero s/n 22004 Huesca, Spain.
Notes: The project "The Times of a Place" brings together work by a number of artists exploring questions of time, various temporalities that share the common denominator of being developed in the natural environment.

"The Times of a Place" can be understood as the conjugation of a landscape. It enables the transition of the term "landscape" from its nominal condition to a verbal condition; it allows it to shift from a noun to a verb, as W.J.T. Mitchell advocated. The pieces comprising this exhibition take their references from "landscapes" which are ultimately developed and shown as "places", with "place" understood as a much broader and more ambivalent concept. In turn, place becomes a much more dense, rounded and complex term given that it incorporates the factor of time.

Places become time capsules where events accumulate, layered like strata, and where the gaze activates the possible pasts of these places. The place dynamises the possible political meanings of a specific landscape, through the time its condenses. Participating Artists: ROBERT SMITHSON, STAN BRAKHAGE, CHRIS WELSBY, JAMES BENNING, TACITA DEAN, PATRICIA DAUDER, DARREN ALMOND, BERYL KOROT, MELIK OHANIAN.
Contact: info@cdan.es, Tel. +34 974 239 893

Jan. 17  -  Mar. 14, 2009 (event web site)
The New Landscape
Location: Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SJ.
Notes: "The New Landscape" will bring together artists working in Cornwall who have, in different ways, been inspired by the landscape. One of the distinctive features of art made in Cornwall over a number of generations has been its relationship to the landscape. In recent years in Cornwall artistic representations of the landscape have taken a large number of forms beyond traditional painting. Increasingly, newer media, like video and digital photography, have become important, often as a way of documenting interventions or performances in the landscape. This exhibition will show a wide variety of work in a range of media, which all share a relationship with the Cornish landscape.
Contact: Tel 01872 272205, Fax 01872 240514, enquiries@royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Jan. 17  -  Mar. 29, 2009 (event web site)
Texas Oil: Landscape of an Industry: an exhibit by The Center for Land Use Interpretation
Location: Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building, University of Houston, Houston, TX.
Notes: The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization based in Culver City, California, involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. Texas Oil: Landscape of an Industry will be the culmination of the CLUI's study of Texas and will show how the extraction and refining of oil has sculpted the state's terrain.

The exhibition will open with a "landscan" video, an extended aerial shot of petroleum refineries and shipping yards that shows the massive scale of these places. In addition to this projection, the galleries will be filled with CLUI photographs and texts on many different sites across the Lone Star State from west Texas oil towns such as Odessa and Kermit to petrochemical processing centers on the Gulf Coast and everywhere in-between. These places tell the incredible and often surprising story of an industry that fuels our civilization by using deposits of hydrocarbons to create gasoline, fertilizers, plastics, and many other products.

Jan. 17  -  Feb. 17, 2009 (event web site)
Art in Public Places and AORTA Projects Present "Flood Marker & "Field Guide"
Location: Milne Boys Home Driveway, 5420 Franklin Ave, Gentilly, New Orleans, LA.
Notes: The Arts Council of New Orleans is pleased to partner with AORTA Projects to celebrate two site-specific art projects in Gentilly, both supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Christopher Saucedo's "Flood Marker" and Jacqueline Bishop's "Field Guide" share the same stretch of Franklin Avenue in front of the historic Milne Boys Home. Please join us Saturday Jan 17th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m to meet the artists and enjoy this unique setting for contemporary art.

Christopher Saucedo's, "Flood Marker", is a nomadic monolith at rest. The piece is an 8,000 lb freestanding and monumental granite block of water with 1,836 waves carved into the stone, one wave for each life lost to the water. "Field Guide" consists of 5500 simple black bird stencils that were individually cut from original drawings and painted with Industrial Zone and Marking paint directly onto the pavement of the Milne Boys Home driveway. This installation hopes to celebrate and raise consciousness about our unique and fragile environment.
Contact: aortaprojects@gmail.com

Jan. 16  -  Mar. 1, 2009 (event web site)
SUPERFLEX presents FLOODED MCDONALD'S
Location: South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH.
Notes: The South London Gallery presents a new film work by Danish collective Superflex entitled Flooded McDonald's. This will be their first solo show in London. From large-scale installations, through to long-term process-based projects and, more recently, films, Superflex's work is founded in economic and political awareness. They create works inspired by the points where definitions and possibilities of art become blurred.

Flooded McDonald's is a new film work in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonalds burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged. Without being didactic, Flooded McDonald's hints at the consumer-driven power and influence, but also impotence, of large multinationals in the face of climate change. Without pointing the finger at anyone, the film questions with whom ultimate responsibility lies.
Contact: mail@southlondongallery.org, T. 020 7703 6120

Jan. 12  -  Mar. 12, 2009 (event web site)
Nature Being Art by Jamie McHugh
Location: Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.
Notes: Jamie McHugh's contemporary abstract photography from the California coast moves the boundary between photography and painting, capturing the commonplace and revealing its underlying magic. The digital images are minimally altered, showcasing nature's rich colors, textures and forms. These archival chromagenic prints are mounted on aluminum with a recessed back frame so the image can float in space boundary less. They are also covered with a UV-protective laminate so there is no separation between the art and the viewer, allowing for an intimate connection. Jamie McHugh is a somatic coach and fine art photographer. He exhibits throughout California and is represented by Beckmann Moore Yaki Studio in San Francisco. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays 9am-4pm.
Contact: 415.332.3871

Dec. 15  -  Jan. 30, 2008 (event web site)
For A Completely Different Climate: An exhibition project by Oliver Ressler
Location: Galleria Artra, Via Burlamacchi 1, 20135 Milan, Italy.
Notes: The exhibition project "For A Completely Different Climate", curated by Marco Scotini, deals with an emerging social movement that questions and selectively fights the response (or non-response) of states and corporations to climate change. This leftist movement has the potential to mobilize especially in Britain, where in August 2008 a Climate Camp was organized to close the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station east of London. Although the Kingsnorth station will be shut down, the energy corporation E.ON plans to build, at the same location, a new coal-fired power station that will assure profits for the next few decades. This project completely conflicts with the necessary goal of reducing CO2 emissions. Preventing a new coal-fired powerplant in Kingsnorth is of great symbolic value, since a successful resistance could mean the end of other planned projects for coal-fired powerplants elsewhere in Britain.

The centre of the exhibition "For A Completely Different Climate" is a 3-channel slide installation, based on 96 photos taken in the Climate Camp and at the demonstrations and blockades of Kingsnorth. These photos are combined with short texts and audio recordings of the demonstrations and workshops. In a presentation lasting 16 minutes, three connected projections will be shown on an 18-metre-long wall of the gallery. The exhibition also includes three light boxes combining photos with police search protocols and information sheets that identify state repression. Open Tue to Sat, 15.00-19.00.
Contact: artragalleria@tin.it

Dec. 12 - 21, 2008 (event web site)
48°C Public.Art.Ecology
Location: Delhi, India.
Notes: 48°C Public. Art. Ecology brings to view art works by 25 Indian and international artists in eight public spaces across the capital of Delhi to offer perspectives on the the ecology in the metropolis. We invite you all to interrogate and debate issues raised by these works, and above all, delight in a renewed perception of the city!

In addition, the festival features an international symposium on the role of art and urban design in the city's development, city walks and talks by eco-experts, eco-cycling and eco-bus tours around the city, film screenings, performances, a concert and more! For more details, visit our website. Commissioned by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and GTZ (German Technical Organization). Artistic Director and Curator: Pooja Sood.
Contact: public.ecoart(at)gmail.com, Tel: +91 11 6465 3980

Dec. 10  -  Jan. 28, 2008 (event web site)
Implant Redux
Location: The Horticultural Society of New York, 148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
Notes: IMPLANT REDUX is an offshoot of IMPLANT, originally on view at The UBS Art Gallery from August to October 2008. The installation of this exhibition at The Horticultural Society of New York recontextualizes the concepts inspired by Michael Pollan's book The Botany of Desire put forth in the original exhibition, reimagining the works on view in an absorbing environment defined by plant life.

With Darren Almond, Carol Bove, Julia Margaret, Cameron, Ian Campbell, Peter Coffin, Sharon Core, Ann Craven, Tacita Dean, William Eggleston, Roe Ethridge, Jane Freilicher, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Amy Granat, Zach Harris, Susannah Hewlett, Katie Holten, Ellsworth Kelly, Jude Miller, John O, Dennis Oppenheim, Edgar Orlaineta, Giuseppe Penone, Pipilotti Rist, Gino Saccone, Jim Sams, Hiraki Sawa, Roman Signer, James Welling, Carol Woodin, Francesca Woodman. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday from 11am to 6pm + by appointment.

IMPLANT REDUX will feature an evening of film screenings at HSNY on Tuesday, January 27th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The program will feature the plant and landscape inspired 16mm films of Bruce Baillie, Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, Amy Granat, Kurt Kren, Rose Lowder, Marie Menken, Julie Murray, Charlotte Pryce and Timolean Wilkins. Curated by Jodie Vicenta Jacobson.
Contact: T: (212) 757-0915

Dec. 8  -  Jan. 17, 2008 (event web site)
The Line of Questioning
Location: Addison Street Windows Gallery, between Milvia and Shattuck, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: The Addison Street Windows Gallery, a public art project of the City of Berkeley, presents "The Line of Questioning," an installation by Janet Delaney and Laurie Polster. The project draws on the primordial nature of trees as a metaphor for ecological and social sustainability and incorporates Delaney's large-scale photographs, Polster's sculptural elements created from tree limbs, and text. Juxtaposing evocative visuals with two disparate, resonant stories - the collapse of Easter Island and the rise of catastrophic forest fires - The Line of Questioning raises critical issues about the seduction of ideology and mythology that impacts our relationship to the natural world. The exhibition is free, wheelchair accessible, and on view 24 hours a day.
Contact: (510) 981-7546

Dec. 5  -  Jan. 17, 2008 (event web site)
Carmon Colangelo: Big Bang to Big Melt
Location: Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd (in Grand Center) | Saint Louis, MO 63108-3611 USA.
Notes: Big Bang to Big Melt explores ideas about the creation of the universe and man-made changes in the in the environment-from the Big Bang to the Big Melt. This paradoxical relationship expands on Colangelo's investigation of the biological aspects of evolution and takes a closer look at the physical environment.

His imagery presents a playful odyssey that references the meta-narratives of art history and natural history by juxtaposing utopian ideals of modernism with the contingent aesthetics of surrealism and conceptual art. His taxonomy ranges from primitive organisms to bears and rhinoceros to other more bizarre and ambiguous creatures. The animals function in or independently from architectonic forms and urban landscapes, producing a vivid, chimerical vision. Colangelo's works push the physical and haptic qualities of the print, using new methods and transformative materials such as wax and iridescent inks.
Contact: 1.314.531.3030

Nov. 29  -  Dec. 21, 2008 (event web site)
Free Create-with-Nature events with Environmental Artist Zach Pine
Location: Sawtooth Building, 2525 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Notes: In addition to displaying photographs of his ephemeral sculptures made from natural materials, Zach Pine will engage the public in creating collaborative, spontaneous art using leaves, stones, branches, seashells, feathers, sticks, pods, vines, driftwood, and more. Participants of all ages and artistic abilities will join in the creative process at Pine's studio inside Berkeley's historic Sawtooth Building, as part of Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. He'll bring his collection of natural treasures indoors to use in art making.

Pine has led 25 art-with-nature events in the past year, with participants ranging from Intel executives to homeless children. "My aim in these events," he says, "is to impart a sense of discovered knowledge, to release creative energy, to arouse delight in nature, and to inspire collective action on behalf of the environment." Nov. 29 - Dec 21, 2008 (weekends only). Please visit www.naturesculpture.com for more information.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Nov. 29  -  Oct. 31, 2008 (event web site)
Xavier Cortada's "Four Elements" at the Frost Art Museum
Location: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, 10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL, 33199.
Notes: Xavier Cortada's 40-foot tapestry entitled "aer" hangs in the atrium of Florida International University's new Frost Art Museum for its grand opening Nov. 29. "Aer" is the first of four commissioned works that the artist describes as "digital tapestries". The works are inspired by the four elements of water, air, fire and earth, and will be rotated throughout the year. The images of leaves on the banners belong to native trees that at one time grew at the very location of the Frost. Cortada's work was chosen from among 80 artists who submitted proposals to the Frost for an installation as part of Art in State Buildings.
Contact: 305-348-2890

Nov. 26  -  Jan. 26, 2008 (event web site)
Intervened Nature: Thoughts on Nature, Environment and New Technologies
Location: Espacio Inciarte, Seville, Spain.
Notes: Reflections on Nature, the Environment and New Technologies: Juan Ramon Barbancho, Alanna Lockward, Andres Isaac Santana and Nilo Casares. Part of the Seville Video Cycle program at the Espacio Iniciarte. Supported by VideoArtWorld.

Nov. 20  -  Jan. 2, 2008
Above and Below the Surface: An Atlas
Location: EBMUD Gallery, 375 11th St.,Second Floor Lobby, Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: Oakland artist Lorrie Fink opens a solo exhibit of new paintings at the EBMUD Gallery on Nov. 20, 2008. Inspired by organic forms found in nature, Lorrie Fink explores connections between painting, nature, and the rhythms of life cycles. This series is informed by coastal phenomena: tide pools, coastal rock formations, shorelines. Offering topographic views, the paintings depict intersections that are revealed when peering over edges and into seams. Free, wheelchair accessible. Gallery hours: M-F, 8am - 4:30pm.
Contact: lorrie@Lorriefink.com, (510) 326-1990

Nov. 18, 2008 (event web site)
From Paradise to Social Sculpture and Beyond: 3 Lecture-Seminars by Dr. Wolfgang Zumdick
Location: Oxford Brookes University, Sinclair Building, Gipsey Lane Campus SG01 Oxford, UK.
Notes: This is an invitation to the last of these 3 Social Sculpture lectures, "Everybody is an artist: Transforming society by developing individual potential," by Wolfgang Zumdick - on Tuesday November 18 at 5.30. Hosted by the Social Sculpture Research Unit and the Institute for Historical and Cultural Research at Oxford Brookes University.

Dr. Wolfgang Zumdick is a philosopher, writer on contemporary arts and curator, based in Germany, whose work explores the philosophical underpinnings of the social sculpture ideas in their historical perspective and their relevance for contemporary life. He has lectured widely both as a guest lecturer at the University of Basel and as a keynote speaker to numerous national and international Beuys symposia; authored five monographs and written catalogue essays for museums and galleries including Portikus Frankfurt, Zurich Kunsthaus, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. He is actively engaged in the work of the Social Sculpture Research Unit and is currently International Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Contact: c.graveling@brookes.ac.uk, +01865 483665

Nov. 15  -  Jan. 3, 2008 (event web site)
Honoring and Dishonoring Nature
Location: SCIART West, 519 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.
Notes: Susan Scott has brought together the work of two venerable artists: Claudia Chapline and Hiroko Yoshimoto, under the banner: "Honoring & Dishonoring Nature." Yoshimoto will be showing her new series of sumi drawings, Shantih. Shantih is the last word of T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land, meaning "peace". Chapline will be presenting her new Spill Series, a response to the Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay in October 2007. Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri, 1:00-4:00 PM, or by appointment.
Contact: sciartcenter@earthlink.net, (805) 483-3148

Nov. 15 - 16, 2008 (event web site)
Efest Green Living Music & Arts Festival
Location: 8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240.
Notes: The fourth annual Efest Green Living Music & Arts Festival is set for November 15-16, 2008 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Efest 2008 highlights include a Green-N-Healthy Expo with more than 175 exhibitors, panel discussions with local experts and community leaders, a children's eco-village with learning programs and fun activities, the Trash to Treasures Eco-Art Contest featuring art made from recycled and found materials, performances by more than a dozen bands on the main stage, performances by more than a dozen dance groups on the performing arts stage, an eco-fashion show, a horticulture tent focused on native Florida plants and sustainable landscaping, a food court with more than 25 food vendors, and a beer and wine garden. More than 35 volunteer coordinators from throughout the region are developing programs and activities for Efest 2008. Efest is seeking additional coordinators.
Contact: ph: 941.924.9065, fx: 941.925.4526

Nov. 14 - 16, 2008 (event web site)
CONFLUX Symposium
Location: Waterfall Arts, Clifford Gallery, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915.
Notes: November 14, 15 and 16 artists, artisans, designers, craftsmen, environmental activists and community leaders will gather at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine for a symposium led by California based Wowhaus- Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas Constable.

CONFLUX focuses on their radically simple initiative of Deep Craft. In response to the noise of rampant consumerism and related global inequities, Deep Craft is an open-ended, open source initiative with the goal of reassessing the meaning and role of the handmade by observing and articulating sustainable patterns of design and craft from past and present models. Schedule includes panel discussion, speakers, breakout sessions and hands-on workshop. Please visit the website for complete details.
Contact: (207) 338-2222, info@waterfallarts.org

Nov. 13, 2008 (event web site)
Library of Dust - Book Signing and Presentation
Location: SF Camerawork, 657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Notes: Join photographer David Maisel for a book signing and presentation of his new monograph "Library of Dust" at SF Camerawork.
Contact: 415 512 2020, info@sfcamerawork.org

Nov. 7 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
Our Environment; the Good, Bad and the Ugly
Location: The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Notes: Our Environment; the Good, Bad and the Ugly, will tell a story of the human foot print left on this earth. This exhibition is for those who consider themselves nature conservationists and just photographers with a conscience. It's time to go green.

Nov. 6  -  Dec. 13, 2008 (event web site)
Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson Public Installation and Exhibition
Location: Galeria adhoc, Rua Joaquin Loriga, 9 36203 Vigo, Spain.
Notes: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson work with a wide range of artistic media and examine themes relevant to the socio-political situation of public and urban space; their art is a matter of language, urban identity and the effects of globalisation on local communities.

In the exhibition in galeria adhoc, for the first time in Spain they will be showing the public installation Uterus Flags in Rua Joaquin Loriga from the 6th of November to the 13th of December, as an extension to the exhibition. The project has been produced specifically for this exhibition and is a new version in different colours of interventions previously made for various European cities: Hasselt, Belgium; Reykjavik, Island; Rovereto, Italy...
Contact: T: +34 986 228 656, info@adhocgaleria.com

Nov. 4  -  Dec. 14, 2008 (event web site)
Lukas Felzmann: GHOSTPILE
Location: Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, off Palm Drive, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA.
Notes: Ghostpile features Lukas Felzmann's photographic work, an exploration of the Sacramento Valley as both place and metaphor, documents a marsh altered through agriculture. In this collection, images and ideas about landscape and natural and cultural conditions intersect. The waters photographed are in the middle of the journey from the sky to the sea. They have left the steep watersheds, but have not yet reached the delta. Flowing south between the Coast Ranges and the Sierra Nevada, their paths have been contained in the mud channels and concrete canals. Felzmann's intention was not to produce an inclusive documentation, but to construct an empirical archive and to weave a story out of fragments - a sort of poetry of ruins.

Born and educated in Zurich, Switzerland, Lukas Felzmann received his M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught photography at the California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Stanford University since 1993. His second monograph: Waters in Between, published by Lars Muller Publishers in September 2008 containing this work is subtitled An archive of a marsh with marginalia by Angelus Silesius and John Berger.
Contact: 650-723-2842

Nov. 3 - 25, 2008 (event web site)
Recollections: Celebrating 30 Years of SCRAP
Location: Market Street Gallery, 1554 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Notes: SCRAP (Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts) is proud to present Recollections: Celebrating 30 Years of SCRAP, an exhibition of Bay Area artists whose work represents the ethos of SCRAP: reuse. SCRAP has been promoting creative reuse and preventing reusable materials from becoming landfill for over 30 years. In 1978 SCRAP was incorporated as an independent non-profit organization.

To celebrate this milestone and pay tribute to those who have supported SCRAP over the years, and through all its changes in location, an exhibition of artists who work with reused materials and have an affiliation with SCRAP will be held November 3rd to the 25th at the Market Street Gallery with an artists' reception on November 15th from 6-8pm.

Exhibiting artists are Jody Alexander, Jeanine Briggs, Stacey Carter, Claudia Chapline, Deborah Colotti, Colette Crutcher, Christine Dhein, Kat Flyn, Deborah Hayner, John Kuzich, Laurielu, Reddy Lieb, Linda Masotti, Sara Morris, Jane Newman, Emiko Oye, Remi Rubel, and Sharon Siskin.

Oct. 29 - 30, 2008 (event web site)
Spiral Jetty Expedition
Location: Salt Lake City, UT.
Notes: Evening panel discussion of Robert Smithson's Sprial Jetty with:
Moderator: Jill Dawsey, Curator, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Panelists: Hikmet Loe, Art Historian and Writer, Bob Philips, Project Manager, Parson Construction, Laura Raicovich, Interim Director, Dia Art Foundation. Thursday: Day trip to Spiral Jetty (includes box lunch). Evening Reception. Tickets are $500 per person. Open to ISC Friend level members and one guest only. See website for more information.
Contact: events@sculpture.org, 609-689-1051 x302

Oct. 23  -  Dec. 11, 2008 (event web site)
It's Getting Hot in Here
Location: Akus Gallery, Shafer Hall, Lower Level, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226.
Notes: This exhibition presents the work of eight artists using recycled materials as media in a subtle commentary on environmental awareness in the context of global warming. They have turned newspapers, bread tags, old paint, tin foil, cardboard tubes, #2 plastic bottles, glassine envelope windows, and fruit stickers as well as other recycled materials into works of art which are both lovely and which remind the viewer of the importance for our planet to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

ARTISTS: Vaughn Bell; Ellen Driscoll; Niizeki Hiromi; Katie Osediacz; People Powered, Pat Shannon; Yuken Teruya; Rachel Perry Welty. Curators: Leonie Bradbury and Shana Dumont, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. Free admission.
Contact: petersonel@easternct.edu, 860-465-4659

Oct. 22 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival
Location: Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film & Video Festival, 55 Mill Street, Case Goods Warehouse, Building 74, Studio 402, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada.
Notes: Planet in Focus is Canada's premiere environmental film and video festival. We also house North America largest collection of environmental film and videos. Our festival attracts thousands of attendees and we use our archive of environmental film works to create screenings across the planet throughout the year.
Contact: myan@planetinfocus.org, 416-531-4689

Oct. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Nature Sculpture Arena at the North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival
Location: Lincoln St. and Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Bamboo, leaves, branches, flowers, pods and other wonders of nature are the inspiration and the materials for this spontaneous collaborative artistic expression. Join in, get creative, and have a blast while appreciating and honoring nature in a new way. Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

The Arena, hosted by ACCI Gallery, will be located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Shattuck Avenue, next to ACCI Gallery. Admission to the festival, which extends from Virginia to Rose on Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley, is free. The festival includes music on two stages, culinary demos, arts, crafts, and food vendors, and a silent auction.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Oct. 18, 2008 (event web site)
Eco-Artists. Free-Radicals. Agents of Change.
Location: Bioneers Conference, Marin Center,101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA.
Notes: Legions of artists are currently directing their creative ingenuity toward solving urgent environmental challenges, infusing society with promise. Hosted by Linda Weintraub, author of Avant-Guardians: Textlets in Art and Ecology. With: Betsy Damon, whose installations restore waterways while creating community art spaces; John Francis, aka "Planetwalker," whose art practice models a conscientious ecolifestyle; Greywater Guerrillas (Laura Allen and Christina Bertea), a collaborative group of educators, designers, builders and artists who empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure; and Sharon Siskin, community-based public artist addressing such crucial environmental issues as AIDS, the homeless, and waste management. Part of the Bioneers Confrence. 2:45-4:15pm.
Contact: 877.BIONEER (246.6337), conference@bioneers.org

Oct. 17 - 19, 2008 (event web site)
2008 Bioneers Conference
Location: Marin Center,101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, California.
Notes: The Bioneers Conference is an acclaimed leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. These visionaries are already creating a healthy, equitable, diverse and beautiful world, our legacy for future generations and the web of life on which our lives depend. Here you can connect with hundreds or thousands of engaged folks making a real difference. Please see website for detailed information.
Contact: 877.BIONEER (246.6337), conference@bioneers.org

Oct. 17 - 25, 2008 (event web site)
"Green" exhibition at Haven Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY
Location: Haven Arts Gallery, 50 Bruckner Blvd. Bldg. A, Bronx, NY 10454.
Notes: Haven Arts presents the "Green" , with Sculpture, painting, photography, fiber art, and collage will be on display, from ten eco- artists, or artists using recycled materials. Participants include Bob Braine, Jacob Bluestone, Gian Pietro Carriozza, Janet Culbertson, Nickolas Laskot, Indian artist Marishka, Walter Mason, Catherine Pena, Sarah Nicole Phillips, and Ustya Tarnawsky. Also presenting are seven organizations or individuals who are engaged in greening their communities: Alliance For Climate Protection, Columbia University MA program in Urban Design, Friends of Brook Park, South Bronx CSA, Program, South Bronx Food Coop, and architect Juan Carlos Taino.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8pm there will be a "Green" Authors Talk, with Lori Bongiorno (author of "Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide to Making Eco-Smart Choices a Part of Your Life") and Eugene Linden (author of eight books, including "The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations" and "The Future is in Plain Sight: Nine Clues to the Coming Instability").
Contact: info@havenarts.org, 718 585 5753

Oct. 10  -  Nov. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Resuscitation
Location: ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709.
Notes: Photographs of recent ephemeral nature sculptures by environmental artist Zach Pine will be included in this group show produced by the oldest artists' cooperative west of the Mississippi. The show features two- and three-dimensional works of art from rebuilt, found, recycled, and natural objects.
Contact: 510-843-2527, info@accigallery.com

Oct. 10, 2008
Bay Area Arts and Ecology Summit
Location: Exploratorium's McBean Theater, Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
Notes: The Arts and Ecology movement is a field of abundance in the Bay Area with its deep roots in environmental activism from the 1960s. There are currently multiple organizations working independently to grow ecoart programming as we converge on a watershed moment in this important election year.

This summit invites artists, curators, environmentalists and educators to participate in a field-building roundtable discussion including audience participation. How can art and ecology intersect in the 21st century in new and productive ways? What are some emerging practices, and who are the innovators? How is the "green movement" informing our approach, context, and mission? What are key challenges ecological arts organizations face locally and globally? What best practices can we share to strengthen and sustain the field?

Time: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $5. Participants include: Sam Bower, greenmuseum.org; Susan Leibovitz Steinman, WEAD; Patricia Watts, ecoartspace; Peter Richards, Exploratorium; and special guest Shai Zakai, Israeli Ecoart Forum.
Contact: Patricia Watts, 310.704.2395

Oct. 8, 2008 (event web site)
Where Nature, Art and Science Meet
Location: The Whale Museum, 62 First St. N., Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Notes: Engineer/Artist Mark Fischer will give a presentation on "Whalesong Art", from 7 to 8pm on October 8th, 2008, at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, Washington, USA. For eight years Mr. Fischer has been researching ways to visualize the sounds of birds, whales and dolphins. Recent work includes investigations of the sounds of the Minke whale, the subject of 'research whaling' near Antarctica, the sounds of the north Pacific Blue whale; and tropical birds native to Kaua'i.

His work has been featured in the New York Times, Utne Reader, The Weekly Reader, Greenpeace (Germany), NRDC's OnEarth, the Discovery Channel magazine, GEO, Odyssey and Expressions magazines, San Diego Union Tribune, and AAHA's Trends.
Contact: aguasonic@gmail.com

Oct. 5  -  Nov. 15, 2008 (event web site)
Global Warming at the Icebox
Location: Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Notes: Scientists are investigating it, world leaders are discussing it, polar bears are living it, and artists are doing what artists do - making art about it. In the exhibition "Global Warming at the Icebox," Philadelphia Sculptors will be providing a platform for artists to express their creativity as they give visual form to the many ramifications of climate change. This major sculpture exhibition will take place in the Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia's Crane Arts Building.

Michael Alstad (Canada), Stacy Levy (US), Miguel Luciano (Puerto Rico), Chicory Miles (US) and Shai Zakai (Israel) will all be traveling to Philadelphia to install their latest works. "Global Warming at the Icebox" is organized and curated by Leslie Kaufman, President of Philadelphia Sculptors, and Cheryl Harper, Independent Curator. Free and open to the public.
Contact: lesliekaufman@philasculptors.org, 215-413-9126

Oct. 4  -  Jan. 25, 2008 (event web site)
Digital'08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet
Location: The New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street Queens, NY.
Notes: On view from October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, Digital'08 is the result of an international "open call" that invited entrants to examine their environmental concerns, indulge their fantasies, and then share their digital visions of how a sustainable future might look.

This exhibition explores topics from: physical and digital recycling, as well as an imaginative, new alternative energy source; the fragility of nature in relation to its sustainability and ours; the promises of science and biotechnology, and the healing power of music; the loss of our "natural heritage" marked in time; while from less down-to-earth perspectives come suggestions of there being more to "matter" than meets the eye; as well as the celebration of a more holistic, cosmic consciousness that sees man as "part of" rather than "separate from" nature.
Contact: 718.699.0005

Oct. 2 - 4, 2008 (event web site)
Art + Environment Conference at the NMA
Location: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501.
Notes: Global interest in the intersections of nature and culture has broadened in recent years. In this expanding field, contemporary artists and designers have re-envisioned the concept of environment. To better understand the ideas shaping this dialogue, the Nevada Museum of Art will host creative practitioners whose works explore natural, built and virtual environments.

Come, join us to talk about how and why art has become just as important as science in understanding the nature of environments. We're bringing together artists, designers, writers and scientists from around the country to discuss how they change-and are changed by-the natural, built and virtual environments in which they work. See website for details including how to register.
Contact: 775.329.3333, art@nevadaart.org

Sept. 27  -  May 17, 2008 (event web site)
Katie Holten: Atlas of Memory
Location: Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery, 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV.
Notes: A native of Ireland, Katie Holten creates artworks that bring people together to investigate human impact on the natural environment. Often made from recycled materials, her thoughtful renderings of maps, plants, and ecological phenomena encourage dialogue on issues ranging from biodiversity to global warming. Atlas of Memory includes a selection of Holten's colorful globes, as well as new drawings from metropolitan cities around the world-including Reno. Holten represented Ireland in the 2003 Venice Biennale.

The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm; closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission: free for museum members; $10 adults, $8 students/seniors. For more information, please call or visit the website. This exhibition is presented as part of the Art + Environment series, an initiative of the Nevada Museum of Art that brings community, artists, and scholars together to explore the interaction between people and their environments.
Contact: 775.329.3333, art@nevadaart.org

Sept. 26 - 27, 2008 (event web site)
Recycled Art at SF Recycling & Disposal
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: Re[F]use and Tell Me Your Story is the culmination of a four-month residency in which artists Barbara Holmes and Casey Logan made art from San Francisco's discards. The exhibition features two separate bodies of 3-dimensional work that was inspired by and composed of salvaged materials from the public disposal area at SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc., a subsidiary of Norcal Waste Systems. Open 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, September 26 and 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, September 27.
Contact: dmunk@norcalwaste.com

Sept. 26  -  Dec. 31, 2008 (event web site)
Citizen Artists Making Emphatic Arguments
Location: Chapo Marquez 133, in Colonia Federal, Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, CP 22310.
Notes: Consejo Fronterizo de Arte y Cultura (COFAC) will open La Casa del Tunel: Art Center, an international community center dedicated to promoting and facilitating borderless arts, culture and environmental investigation and awareness. The Center is located 75 feet from the U.S./Mexico Border with a panoramic view of Tijuana and San Ysidro.

The series of opening events will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, with a dedication reception for friends of COFAC and the media. At 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, the celebration will continue with a public reception featuring Citizen Artists Making Emphatic Arguments, an art exhibition examining environmental justice.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Ala Plastica, Lauren Bon, BULBO, CoLabART (Lynn Small + Dennis Paul), Echo Park Film Center, Fallen Fruit, Newton & Helen Mayer Harrison, Invisible 5, Natalie Jeremijenko, Tom Reddock, Shannon Spanahake, Kim Stringfellow, Robert Tannen, Los Animistas, 18th Street Artist Fellow.
Contact: luis_ituarte@hotmail.com, 011-52-664-682-9596 (from the U.S.) and in Mexico (664-682-9596)

Sept. 20  -  Nov. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Gaia Project Presents URBAN/ECOLOGY
Location: Liverpool (city-wide, various outdoor sites), England.
Notes: Gaia Project is very proud to announce the launch of URBAN/ECOLOGY, its new cross-disciplinary environmental arts project exclusively in Liverpool - in association with Liverpool Biennial Independents 08 and the Environment Agency. Our primary objective is to promote the Gaia Project 'art-ecology-community' philosophy to the wider public and to put this on Liverpool's cultural agenda in 2008. We will endeavour to achieve this by working with a group of artists who will collectively exist as the URBAN/ECOLOGY project team.

The priority for the artists will be to publicly communicate the importance and relevance of - the current 'environmental' debate - the inextricable links that ecological systems have to our daily lives - and subsequently to explore how climate change is affecting the environments in which we live in a local and national context. Please visit website for more details.
Contact: info_gaia_project@yahoo.co.uk

Sept. 14  -  May 31, 2008 (event web site)
Fieldwork Presents "Migra-scoping"
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Notes: Fieldwork presents a site-specific art installation each season in a field open to the public in eastern Ontario (near Perth). Artists for 2008-09 are Chris Osler (summer 08), Chris Grosset (autumn 08), Susie Osler (winter 08/09), and Erin Robertson (spring 09). September 14, 3-5pm is the launch date for our second installation 'Migra-Scoping' - an interactive piece to do with climate change and changing bird migration patterns. More information and directions can be found at our blog.

Sept. 13  -  Oct. 26, 2008 (event web site)
Halikonlahti Green Art: WATERWAYS
Location: Salo region - Finland.
Notes: The first exhibition of Halikonlahti Green Art in 2006 received a lot of interest. It was the first of a series of three exhibitions exploring Art and Ecology in the Baltic Sea Region. The upcoming exhibition in Sept-Oct 2008 will focus on WATER. WATERWAYS will be a mix of gallery works for the museum venue in Salo Art Museum and site-specific projects for rural landscapes. Curators Georg Dietzler and Tuula Nikulainen. Please see website for more information.
Contact: greenart@halikonlahti.net

Sept. 12  -  Oct. 18, 2008 (event web site)
Amy Wilson: The Myth of Loneliness
Location: 526 West 26th Street, Suite 211, New York, NY, 10001.
Notes: Amy Wilson's work blends the personal and political; her books and drawings are about the space that exists between the "outside world" and the "inside" one. She has created an installation that literally pops out of a book and unfolds throughout the gallery. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Contact: phone 212 462 4404 / fax 212 462 4406, inquiry@bravinlee.com

Sept. 6 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
From The Woods
Location: Young Blood Gallery & Boutique, 636 N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306.
Notes: Linda Hall, an artist from Tallahassee, Florida is having an art show of paintings and sculpture at the Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta. Hall produces alter egos for both human and non-human animals that emphasize their interrelation of identity an interrelation that also speaks to the deep interconnectedness of life in the age of catastrophe in the natural world by global warming and other manifestations of the physical intrusion of humans in the natural world. Forcing human and animal together into the same object is her attempt at forcing a kind of empathy or a dialog, between us and the natural world, between us and the nature within us.
Contact: 404 254 4127

Sept. 6  -  Nov. 29, 2008 (event web site)
Andy Goldsworthy - North Uist Works
Location: Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland HS6 5AA.
Notes: In March 2008, Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy spent a week on North Uist at the invitation of Taigh Chearsabhagh. This exhibition of photographs documents some of the ephemeral works created on Baile Sear beach during that short residency. Free. Open 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday. Closed Sunday. Disabled access.
Contact: Tel: 01876 500293, Fax: 01876 500240, admin@taigh-chearsabhagh.org

Sept. 4 - 7, 2008 (event web site)
VII International Sculpture Symposium: Approaches to Sculpture in the Landscape
Location: University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Notes: The VII International Sculpture Symposium entitled Approaches To Sculpture In The Landscape is being held at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom from 4-7 September 2008. The 3-day symposium brings together authorities on aspects of Sculpture in the Landscape across Europe, examining the diverse approaches to the choice, placement and organisation of Sculpture in different landscapes. The symposium includes a day visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. For information on speakers, accommodation, travel information, etc. as well as the registration form, please see website.
Contact: s.lacey@adm.leeds.ac.uk, Ph: +44 (0)113 343 6106

Sept. 1  -  May 1, 2008 (event web site)
Stanley Park Environmental Art Project
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Notes: In 2008-2009, six artists are collaborating with ecologists and park stewards in the creation of environmental artworks in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. This project was developed in reply to the overwhelming public response to the impact of the windstorms of 2006. A program of discussions and hands-on workshops will create opportunities for everyone to engage with nature through art and help explore a new relationship with our natural environment.

Envisioned as a collaboration between artists, ecologists, park stewards, environmental educators, and the very ecology of the park itself, this two-year art project started with the creation of ephemeral works in the summer and fall of 2008 and will continue with the creation of semi-permanent works in 2009. For more information visit our website.
Contact: anna.nobile@vancouver.ca

Sept. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Secrets of Sand Spheres Revealed : Free Instructional Workshop and Collaborative Art Installation
Location: Stinson Beach, south section, Stinson, CA.
Notes: Environmental artist Zach Pine has been refining his technique for creating globes of sand over the past nine years, using the globes as evocative elements in a variety of ephemeral art works. In this event, Pine will continuously teach participants to make sand globes (it takes about 5 minutes to learn the basic technique), and encourage participants to teach others; the hundreds of sand globes made by all will be assembled spontaneously in a collaborative ephemeral art installation on the beach. 11:30 am - 2:00 pm; free, come anytime. See the event website for more information, including directions and carpooling.
Contact: 510-708-5528

Aug. 28  -  Jan. 4, 2008 (event web site)
Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things
Location: Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK 74003.
Notes: Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, curated by Michaela Merryday and Scott W. Perkins, brings together a group of artists and designers who reclaim, reuse and reinterpret cast off everyday objects and materials to question the values of a culture based on consumption, excess and disposability. As the devastating effects of large-scale industrial development, the reliance on non-renewable resources and overflowing landfills on the environment become unmistakable, so does the necessity to rethink our attitudes towards consumption. To break this cycle of mindless consumption we have to examine the cultural, social and psychological dimension of consumption as these artists do.

Artists include 2nd Chance Design, Butch Anthony, Robert Gay, and Jack Sanders, Johanna Burton, Diem Chau, Rebecca Earley, Zac Freeman, Alyson Fox, Chris Jordan, Tracy Kendall, Marcus Kenney, Miwa Koizumi, Cal Lane, Lucy D., Play Design Ltd., Qubus Design, Georgia Russell, Alyce Santoro, Greetje van Tiem, Volksware, Jil Weinstock, and Anke Weiss. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm.
Contact: 918.336.4949

Aug. 27, 2008 (event web site)
YBCA and House of Campari present Sustainable Systems: 3 Local Solutions
Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. at Third, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Join us as three individuals based in the Bay Area talk about their initiatives for sustainable urban living. John Bela, architect, designer, and member of the artist collective Rebar, is the designer of the City Hall Victory Gardens, a collaborative project currently on view in the public sphere. Shruti Narayan of the design firm Arup is the project manager on the sustainable design strategies for the new building of the California Academy of Sciences. They will be joined by Jerome Waag, a performance artist and chef at Chez Panisse restaurant who explores the urban environment as a site for the production of food in his latest project OPEN City at New Langton Arts.

The panel is moderated by Berin Golonu, YBCA's Associate Visual Arts Curator and co-curator of YBCA's upcoming exhibition The Gatherers: Greening our Urban Spheres. 6 - 8:30 pm / Conversation: 7 - 8 p.m. Limited seating. FREE. RSVP required to 415.373.0185. You must be over the age of 21 to attend.
Contact: 415.373.0185

Aug. 20 - 24, 2008 (event web site)
Transitopia Public Art Project, Naas (Kildare)
Location: Devoy Park, Newbridge Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Notes: Transitopia is a contemporary public art event created specifically for Naas town Co. Kildare, to take place during August 20th - 24th 2008. Four artists; Michelle Browne, Joanne Butler, Elaine Reylnolds and Dominick Thorpe, have been commissioned to make new site-specific artwork in response to Naas and its changing form and identity. Two artists; Daragh McGrath and Carl Giffney will be undertaking research in relation to the Transitopia project.
Contact: parkingmeterarts@gmail.com, T: 045-448318

Aug. 17  -  Feb. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet
Location: Various locations, see website..
Notes: Human/Nature is a pioneering artist residency and collaborative exhibition project that, for the first time on this scale, uses contemporary art to investigate the relationships between fragile natural environments and the human communities that depend upon them.

This collaborative multi-year exhibition project sent eight leading artists to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe to create new work informed and inspired by their experiences in these diverse cultural and natural regions. On view at MCASD through February 1, 2009, the exhibition features new commissioned, site-specific works by Mark Dion, Ann Hamilton, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Rigo 23, Dario Robleto, Diana Thater and Xu Bing created in response to their travels to these threatened sites. Human/Nature will also be on view at BAM/PFA from February 25 through June 28, 2009.
Contact: RareArt2008@gmail.com

Aug. 17 - 18, 2008 (event web site)
SALSA SALSA
Location: Farmlab, 1745 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Notes: Come to SALSA SALSA, a harvest festival for the citizens of Los Angeles - come make and taste tomato salsas while listening and dancing to salsa music. SALSA SALSA is a celebration of public space and the culmination of the LOVE APPLES project in which 72 tomato plants were installed on 12 traffic islands in LA and carefully tracked to see which thrive and which perish, à la Survivor.

LOVE APPLES is an experiment in public space in the city of Los Angeles, imagining new ways in which such spaces could be utilized to make our communities more livable and engaged. It promotes community awareness, sharing, food safety, public resources, and organic gardening. LOVE APPLES is a collaboration between the art collective Fallen Fruit (www.fallenfruit.org) and Islands of LA (www.islandsofla.org). The artists of Fallen Fruit investigate urban space, ideas of neighborhood and new forms of located citizenship and community all through the lens of fruit. Islands of LA is an art project that is turning traffic islands into territories of art to create community, foster discussion and explore the use and availability of public space.

PLEASE JOIN US from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday August 17th at Farmlab (1745 N. Spring Street) to make salsa and dance together. There will be music from Mestizo L.A., a local salsa band, and a free Salsa dance class taught by Miguel Candela, a local Salsa teacher. Meet new people and talk about the future shape and texture of life in this city, including the artists and organizers listed above. Bring your homegrown or street-picked tomatoes (or chiles!) and collaborate with your neighbors on new and remarkable salsas. Bring a friend – this event is free to the public.
Contact: 323-226-1158, info@farmlab.org

Aug. 16  -  Oct. 12, 2008 (event web site)
Dead Horse Bay
Location: Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, NY.
Notes: iLAND - interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance invites you to public engagements for the iLAB 2008 Artist in Residence Program: Dead Horse Bay. Collaborators: Sarah White, Choreographer, Angel Ayón, Architect, Gerald Marks, Visual Artist. Dates, Times, Location: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Sunday, September 14, 2008, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 12, 2008 12:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

Events are FREE and open to the general public and will happen rain or shine. Light refreshments will be served. Details on Saturday, August 16 Event: "The experience will begin at low tide, around 2:15 PM. There will be dance performance on the tidal flat and a very remarkable bay beach to explore. Sunset, moonrise, and high tide all happen right around 8:00 PM. The alignment of sun, moon & earth is special this month and the full moon will rise in a state of partial eclipse. Our location was chosen as a perfect spot to view the sunset behind Coney Island and the NY skyline and the moonrise/eclipse out of Jamaica Bay."
Contact: info@ilandart.org or 212-375-8283

Aug. 16, 2008 (event web site)
Sustainable Living Roadshow's Be the Change Launch Event
Location: Victory Gardens, Civic Center, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Join the Sustainable Living Roadshow in collaboration with the Neighborhood Empowerment Network, Gardens for the Environment and Slow Food Nation to launch the SLR and bring attention to the SF Victory Gardens. We will be set up in front of City Hall to showcase a glimpse of what we are working to create across the country. Come out to support the SLR, our partners and this important milestone for the city of San Francisco!

Victory Gardens 2008+ is a project of Gardens for the Environment to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops, and unused land into organic food production areas. The SF Victory Garden program builds on the successful Victory Garden programs of WWI and WWII but redefines "Victory" in the pressing context of urban sustainability. "Victory" is growing food at home for increased local food security and reducing the food miles associated with the average American meal. Time: 10am - 4pm .

Aug. 11  -  Sept. 28, 2008 (event web site)
4th International Darmstadt Forest-Art-Path Kreislaufe und Systeme / Cycles and Systems
Location: Darmstadt, Germany.
Notes: A Symposium, Conference and Exhibition from August 11th to Sept. 28th, 2008. Boreal ArtNature is invited to participate in this international interdisciplinary event in Darmstadt, Germany. Panels composed of artists, scientists and forestry workers are to discuss "Kreislaufe und Systeme / Cycles and Systems" in relation to art, ecology and social interaction. Jeane Fabb will present Boreal's 300 acre forested territory in the context of its unique program of artist-led research, projects and activities that reach across art forms and other disciplines to address the urgent social, environmental and scientific issues concerning society's relationship to nature.

Aug. 9  -  Oct. 5, 2008 (event web site)
Mushrooms | Clouds
Location: Nevada Museum of Art Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts E. L. Wiegand Gallery 160 West Liberty Street Reno, NV 89501.
Notes: The NMA will present Chris Drury: Mushrooms | Clouds -the first major museum exhibition in the United States by British artist Chris Drury. The feature exhibition includes paintings, prints, sculpture and video drawn from two of Drury's most notable ongoing series: Mushrooms and Clouds. The exhibition also includes new works produced in partnership with the For-Site Foundation in Nevada City, CA and the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV. The new work created for Mushrooms | Clouds also refers to the complex legacy-and continued presence-of nuclear activity in the American West.

Opening Talk: Chris Drury on Mushrooms | Clouds Saturday, August 9, 5 pm: Chris Drury will discuss the paintings, prints, sculpture and video comprising the feature exhibition Mushrooms | Clouds, and the interplay of nature, culture, and science in his work. $10 / $8 NMA members. Purchase tickets online at www.nevadaart.org/tickets or at the NMA admissions desk.

Meet the Artist: Exhibition Walkthrough with Chris Drury. Wednesday, August 13, noon $5 / $4 NMA members in addition to paid admission. Purchase tickets online at www.nevadaart.org/tickets or at the NMA admissions desk.
Contact: 775.329.3333, art@nevadaart.org

Aug. 8 - 24, 2008 (event web site)
Out There - Works and Documentation by Monti Lai Wai-yi (2003 - 2008)
Location: White Tube, The gallery of Hong Kong Art School, 10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK.
Notes: In this first solo show, Lai will round up her study and research about environmental issues in the past five years as a mid-term review. Her new installation works, as well as images and text documentation about her working process, will be shown. The audience will have a chance to again walk with the artist on her road of art pursuit, and read her reflection on nature and man. Free admission.
Contact: info@whitetube.org

Aug. 7 - 21, 2008 (event web site)
Muskwa-Kechika Artist and Naturalist Camps
Location: Muskwa-Kechika Information Office, C/O Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board Coordinator, Suite 200, 9523-100th St., Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada V1J 4N4.
Notes: The M-K Artist Camp (August 7-14, 2008) and the M-K Naturalist Camp (August 14-21, 2008) seeks to raise awareness of the values of the Muskwa-Kechika and to allow artists and naturalists to broaden their knowledge of the land, water, plants, and animals critical to the ecosystem of the Muskwa-Kechika, in northern British Columbia. For more information on the camps, please visit the website.
Contact: T: (250) 262-0065, F: (250) 262-0077

Aug. 2 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
Marlene Tseng Yu: Forces of Nature
Location: Crossing Art Gallery, 136-20 38th Ave., 4th Floor, Flushing, NY 11354.
Notes: Crossing Art Gallery is honored to present Marlene Tseng Yu: Forces of Nature. Tseng Yu's paintings fuse traditional Chinese painting techniques with tempestuous fields of color resulting in harmonious abstractions. Influenced by the temperaments and moods of the natural world Tseng Yu's visions manifest themselves on larger than life canvases enveloping the viewer and overwhelming the soul.
Contact: 212-359-4333, info@crossingart.com

Aug. 2  -  Sept. 20, 2008 (event web site)
Elemental/Environmental: SPACE
Location: The New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary St., New Orleans, LA.
Notes: The New Orleans Photo Alliance presents a national juried exhibition "Elemental/Environmental: SPACE". This is a photographic exploration of the art and meaning of space as it relates to the world we live in.
Contact: photoalliance@gmail.com, 504-610-4899

Jul. 27  -  Aug. 17, 2008 (event web site)
SEEDS Festival 2008: Ecology
Location: 252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070.
Notes: Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, & Science (SEEDS) Festival invites a diverse group of artists, movement practitioners, architects, scientists, spiritual leaders and activists to creatively research ecology and experiential arts. At SEEDS, we will explore how physicality, practice and science-based inquiry inform one another, through collective experimentation. The festival, itself an ecosystem, will provide a rich nexus for dialogue, reflection and action.

The festival will host workshops, collaborative design projects, panel discussions, live performances, films and interdisciplinary investigations. You can participate in the whole festival, attend a portion, or create a proposal based on the calls that follow our festival mission. SEEDS 2008 will focus on ecology. In basic terms, ecology studies the interactions of organisms with their environment and with one other. It is a rich term because it highlights feedback and interdependence. Ecology invokes mind, matter and movement, revealing the connections between realms as diverse as the natural world, social landscapes, human behavior and imagination. Through the theme, SEEDS Festival intends to explore ecology both as a subject of inquiry, an approach and a metaphor, thereby inviting new applications of ecology to intermix with what we collectively know.
Contact: seeds@earthdance.net

Jul. 25  -  Aug. 2, 2008 (event web site)
A Landscape
Location: FoldGallery, 3 Walton's Yard, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, UK CA17 4QT.
Notes: A Landscape seeks to challenge traditional landscape painting. Representations of the rural landscape are often bound up with notions of an homogenous 'national identity'. In particular to the artist, the Irish landscape is often gendered as female - in relation to ideas of "Mother Ireland". The rural landscape is seen as 'pure' and 'timeless' - evoking a sense of a certain unchanging, essential 'national character'. In response to this, A Landscape is one of conflict and contradiction, where marginal narratives are unearthed and represented and where the border between the rural and the urban is permeable.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)17683 71561, info@foldgallery.co.uk

Jul. 23  -  Aug. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Deedra Ludwig at the Centre d'Art i Natura
Location: Centre d'Art i Natura, Farrera Spain.
Notes: Centre d'Art i Natura artist in residence Deedra Ludwig will display works on paper that were created from soil pigments, plants, pollen and man made found objects collected in the Spanish Pyrenees. Also added to the paper are delicate drawings depicting native botanicals and a handwritten text of the emotional experience and bond with the landscape. Ludwig documents global environments through the use of non tradition materials with a focus on patterns of connectivity. Her works serve as documentation of environmental changes, shifts, flux and regeneration. Deedra is a graduate of University of Sussex, UK and holds an MFA in art history and currently resides in New Orleans, USA.

El Centre d'Art i Natura de Farrera is a work residence for artists and researchers from all over the world. Situated at an altitude of 1,360 m in the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, 250 km from Barcelona and not far from Andorra, the village of Farrera (25 inhabitants) benefits from an exceptional and peaceful setting ideally suited to reflection, inspiration and creative work, whether individual or in a group.
Contact: Tel. +34 973 622106, artinatura@farrera.ddl.net

Jul. 21 - 25, 2008 (event web site)
Kids Summer Art Camps: Eco-friendly Art Week
Location: Redux Contemporary Art Center 136 St. Philip St. Charleston SC 29403.
Notes: Come learn how to make everything yourself! During this week, students will learn eco-friendly art skills such as make and name your own color crayon, outside chalk, found object sculptures and much more! Local and organic snacks will be provided. This week is perfect for children ages 6-10.
Contact: 843.722.0697, info@reduxstudios.org

Jul. 20  -  Sept. 7, 2008 (event web site)
TRAIL 2008
Location: Teignbridge, South Devon, UK.
Notes: T.R.A.I.L. is an Artists led organisation exploring the themes of recycling and the environment through an annual free gallery exhibition and sculpture trail in the popular coastal region of Teignbridge in South Devon, UK. Sculpture Trail 20th July - September 7th; gallery exhibitions 10th August - September 7th.

Jul. 19 - 20, 2008 (event web site)
22nd Annual Audubon Art & Craft Festival
Location: Wallenpaupack School Complex, US RT 6, Hawley, PA.
Notes: This annual event features thirty of the finest wildlife and nature artists, as well as over ninety fine craftsmen from 16 different states. Many of the artists and craftsmen will be demonstrating how they make their creations, as well as offering them for sale. The Festival provides an educational, fun-filled opportunity for young people to learn about and actually experience first hand some of nature's mysteries.

The Delaware Valley Raptor Center, formed to care for injured birds of prey, will have live raptors on display as well as continuous lectures about hawks, owls and falcons. There will also be free conservation literature, hand-crafted Door Prizes, a Nature Film Festival, Nature Center Exhibits, puppet-making and plenty of home-made delicious food! Funds raised at the Festival help to provide environmental scholarships to students in the area, conservation programs to schools and community organizations, nature books to schools and libraries, grants to local and international environmental groups and maintain two wetlands in Wayne County. The Audubon Art & Craft Festival, Wallenpaupack School Complex US RT 6, 2 miles South of Hawley, PA, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Admission: Donation of $4, children 12 and under enter free. For more information, give us a call. Don't forget, this is an indoor air-conditioned event with plenty of free parking.
Contact: 484-256-4485, dave@audubonfestival.com

Jul. 18  -  Oct. 13, 2008 (event web site)
EARTH ART EXHIBIT
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7T 4H4.
Notes: Royal Botanical Gardens' Earth Art Exhibit showcases renowned Canadian and international artists who create one-of-a-kind environmental and ephemeral art installations throughout our cultivated gardens and natural lands. Ephemeral art utilizes natural materials and plants to create large- and small-scale installations in diverse indoor and outdoor sites. Landscape and art are inextricably linked, revealing new relationships between nature, landscape and the environment.

CURATED BY: John Grande, Canadian world renowned ephemeral art expert and author. Nils-Udo (Germany); Emilie Brzezinski (USA); Simon Frank (Canada); Neville Gabie (UK); Yolanda Gutierrez (Mexico); Ludwika Ogorzelec (Poland/France); Arthur de Mowbray (UK); Roy Staab (USA); Bob Verschueren (Belgium); Sharon Loper (USA). CONTRIBUTING CANADIAN ARTISTS: Arnold Shives, Michael Fromen, Ted Rettig.
Contact: 905-527-1158, 1-800-694-4769

Jul. 18, 2008 (event web site)
Parked Art: Designing Art for Common Space
Location: Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA.
Notes: Parked Art is a one day discussion forum exploring the possibilities for temporary public art projects, the relationship between art and architecture, and the social and environmental value that art can create for public spaces. It will generate inclusive dialogue and discussion from an interdisciplinary audience who share the responsibilities for shaping our public realm as physical and social spaces. Speakers and audience will include artists; curators and commissioners; local authority officers from parks & green spaces, culture & arts, and planning & regeneration; biodiversity specialists and ecologists; anthropologists; students; funders; the press & media. Tickets £10 (£5 concession) lunch not included. Tickets include entry to the Design Museum.
Contact: 020 7940 8783

Jul. 17, 2008 (event web site)
Artist Talk: Fritz Haeg on Animal Estates 5.0: San Francisco
Location: SFMOMA Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Join Fritz Haeg, architect and artist and Frank Smigiel, associate curator of public programs, SFMOMA at 6:30 p.m. for a talk on Animal Estates 5.0: San Francisco. Engaging utopian and experimental practices in architecture and art, Haeg reimagines everyday space and its uses. In his Sundown Salons, his own home became the stage for classes, workshops, and performances. His Sundown Schoolhouse placed drop-in dance clinics in a corporate atrium and expression-training sessions in art galleries. Via his Edible Estates, suburban front lawns become foodbearing gardens. In this program, Haeg discusses the development of these diverse endeavors and his latest project, Animal Estates. A signing of Haeg's book Edible Estates follows.
Contact: 415.538.2693, edu@sfmoma.org

Jul. 11  -  Nov. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Chris Drury: Examining Earth Works
Location: Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood Civic Center, 2nd Floor, 1000 Englewood Pkwy #2-230, Englewood, CO 80110 USA.
Notes: An overview of Chris Drury's work made outside with drawings, plans, photographs and videos. To coincide with the making of High Plains Cloud Chamber on a site in the city in September 2008.
Contact: 303-806-0444

Jul. 10 - 31, 2008 (event web site)
iLAB: Human Geography and the Practice of Presence
Location: Pier 44 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
Notes: iLAND- interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance, invites you to public engagements for the iLAB 2008 Artist in Residence Program: Human Geography and the Practice of Presence. Collaborators: Karl Cronin, Choreographer, NYC, Sasha Cuerda, Geographer, Chicago, with Dancer Maggie Bennett. The collaborators will conduct movement research based on two leading theories from the field of Human Geography: Action Network Theory (ANT) and Non-Representational Theory. These two theories have been widely debated within the field of geography, and in their own ways postulate a manner of being in space that involves interacting directly with one's environment-moving beyond layers of semiotics and abstracted representations.

During the iLAB residency, the collaborators will create movement practices that begin to address some of the fundamental elements of these two theories, and will offer opportunities for participants to engage in the movement practices firsthand. Scores will be developed and tested and presented on-site at Brooklyn Bridge Park as well, as two locations yet to be determined in the Brooklyn littoral zone.

Dates, Times: 6-8 pm Thursday, July 10: The Choreography of Agency, an evening of movement and experiences and experiments - through a series of guided practices led by the collaborators, participants will have the opportunity to explore different ways of relating to space using their kinetic experience as a starting point. And - 6-8pm Thursday, July 31: Summer highlights and discoveries, an evening presentation which explores research highlights as well as the struggles and possibilities inherent in art-science collaboration. Events are FREE and open to the general public and will happen rain or shine. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: info@ilandart.org, 212-375-8283

Jul. 9 - 12, 2008 (event web site)
Artful Ecologies 2
Location: Various locations at University College Falmouth, UK.
Notes: The second Art, Nature & Environment conference organised and hosted by the RANE research cluster at University College Falmouth,in the UK, will take place over four days in July of this year. The conference aims to bring together some of the leading members of the artistic community and the growing community of artists and researchers already engaging with RANE, to consider and discuss how artists might best address current ecological concerns.

Since the successful inaugural Artful Ecologies conference in 2006, any doubts that our planet's ecology is now in real danger have been left far behind. Many now argue that we are on the verge of a crisis that could very soon turn to catastrophe. The number of different scenarios we now face, largely of our own making, all present harsh realities and paint bleak pictures of our future. These problems include the creation of a climate that will make large regions of the earth uninhabitable and force an unprecedented loss of species to rival the planet's previous mass extinctions. Within a generation, toxic levels of pollution and the predicted population explosion will begin to place huge demands on limited resources, with potential shortages of food and water making survival for many an impossibility. The magnitude of the task ahead is almost impossible to imagine, harder still to tackle.

Over the course of four days we will be asking whether there is a role for art to play in facing this impending ecological crisis. If, among other things, art is to be seen as a method for making sense of the world; as a means of interpretation and communication; as a way of exploring and proposing alternatives, then is there more for art to do than simply foreground the problems? What can artists do to provide solutions and address practical concerns? With our environment in crisis, what role for art? For more details on the conference, please visit website.
Contact: robin.hawes@falmouth.ac.uk

Jul. 6 - 27, 2008 (event web site)
ANIMAL ESTATE regional model home 4.0: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Location: SFMOMA Koret Visitor Education Center, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Fritz Haeg brings his Animal Estate exhibit to the SFMOMA. Weekly events (four Sundays in July) will include a series of presentations by local experts on each of the four animal clients, and the Estates that can be made for them. This will be followed by animal related activities/workshops involving sound, movement, garments, and a book readings. A geodesic tent in the museum will serve as the local Animal Estates headquarters, containing information on the project and serve as the site for the weekly events.

Printed materials about the project including a local animal guide, a poster announcing the project, and a series of postcards on each animal will be produced. Instructions on how to build the estates will be made public to encourage local residents to make their own version of the model homes on their own private property. For the San Francisco edition of the project, four local animal clients have been selected:

July 7: 4.1: California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)
July 13: 4.2: California Quail (Callipepla californica)
July 20: 4.3: Peregrine Falcon (Falco Peregrinus)
July 27: 4.4: California Sea-Lion (Zalophus californianus).
11am - 3pm. See website for more info.
Contact: 415.538.2693, edu@sfmoma.org

Jul. 5  -  Aug. 31, 2008 (event web site)
Outside: Insight - Sculpture in the Gardens 2008
Location: Brigits Garden, Pollagh, Roscahill, Co.Galway, Ireland.
Notes: This summer Brigit's Gardens hosts our first Contemporary Arts Sculpture in the Gardens Exhibition from 5th July to 31st August 2008, running in parallel with the Galway Arts Festival (14th to 27th July). The adjudicated exhibition will feature sculpture by artists specifically designed for the natural and architectural landscape of the Garden and its themes. Visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibit with the price of their admission.

Brigit's Garden is a not-for-profit organisation on an 11-acre site near Moycullen, Co. Galway. The project is a unique combination of old wisdom and contemporary design. The theme of the gardens is the Celtic calendar and the four seasonal festivals, which are interpreted through contemporary landscape architecture, sculpture and craftwork. The result is a beautiful, tranquil place with a very special atmosphere. Brigit's Garden is open to the public from February to October.
Contact: Ph: +353(0)91 550905, Fx: +353 (0)91 550491

Jul. 5, 2008 (event web site)
Austin's 2nd Annual Green 4th of July Celebration!
Location: Austin Farmers Market, 4th and Guadalupe Streets, Austin, TX.
Notes: What: Austin's 2nd Annual Green 4th of July Celebration!
Where: Austin Farmers Market
When: Saturday, July 5th 2008, 9am to 1pm
Cost: FREE
Theme: "Renewing our commitment to America, as world citizens."
Featuring: Green gurus, interactive discussions, local food, live music, sustainable kid's activities & entertainment.
Contact: coremediamail@gmail.com

Jul. 5, 2008
Dance of Great White Egret with Patricia Bulitt
Location: Audubon Canyon Ranch, Across from Bolinas Lagoon, near to Stinson Beach, Stinson, CA.
Notes: 2pm, Dance of Great White Egret, Dancer: Patricia Bulitt. Free. The Egrets return to the ranch's trees for their nesting ceremony, teaching young to fly.
Contact: 510-841-6612

Jul. 4  -  Aug. 4, 2008 (event web site)
Maeve Collins: Temporary Public Art Works
Location: Liscannor Bay Pier, Enistymon Square, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Notes: 'I thought I saw the Tuath De Danann, but it was me I was looking at'. . . is the title for the project that consists of three temporary public art works by Maeve Collins. In the sea at Liscannor Bay Pier, Co. Clare and on the Tranquillity and Jack B ferries from Doolen and Liscannor Co. Clare to the Aran Islands Co. Galway from July 4th to August 4th (between spring tides). And in the Square in Enistymon for the 2nd and 3rd weeks in July, linked with the Trading Space Festival, Enistymon Co. Clare. Opening 12th July at 8pm Liscannor Pier, Liscannor Bay, Co. Clare. A website www.hybrasil.ie to support the project and allow for discussion will be launched on July 12th.
Contact: www.hybrasil.ie

Jul. 4 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
Joe Hogan at Linenhall Arts Centre
Location: Ireland.
Notes: A exhibition of innovative contemporary works based on traditional basket-making techniques by Joe Hogan which is entitled Wood meets Willow will take place at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo from 4 July to 26 July 2008.

Jul. 2 - 12, 2008 (event web site)
EKOSUSAK 2008
Location: Susak, Croatia.
Notes: EKOSUSAK 2008 is the first International festival of Ecoculture, held on the Island of Susak, Croatia this summer. Susak is being transformed into one big international workshop, offering ideal conditions to attempt an experiment in lasting sustainable development via multidisciplinary collaboration of various domains such as arts, architecture and ecology. In this manner, Susak becomes a starting point of observation, defining, establishing and researching various new and old values in a "battle" to preserve the environment.

Jul. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Artist talk by Rebecca Sakoun & Florian Göttke - Lecture by Simon Faithfull
Location: Cinema 1, Lower level, Smart Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, NL-1054 PD Amsterdam.
Notes: In Spring this year, Florian Göttke and Rebecca Sakoun traveled to Iqaluit and Pangnirtung in Nunavut, Inuit communities in high arctic Canada. Over the past few generations, rapid and profound changes have taken place with regards to lifestyle, political and social organization, cosmology/world view, the local economy, education, child rearing, diet, land use, wildlife management, infrastructure, housing and language; a few of the areas profoundly transformed by colonialization, capitalism, and modernity.

It became apparent that most inhabitants are actively engaged as both researcher and cultural mediator. There is an urgency and necessity to salvage all the fragments of traditional knowledge and cultural practice in order to reassemble the Inuit's disturbed identity, to carefully preserve these remnants and connect them to the modern media society. In the framework of these topics the artists will present a selection of the abundant visual material the have gathered and will present an account of their experiences. Artist talk 7:30 p.m., Lecture 8:30 p.m.
Contact: phone: +31 20 42 75951, fax +31 20 247 59 53

Jun. 30  -  Sept. 15, 2008 (event web site)
Horizons Rencontres Arts Nature / Horizons Arts in Nature Festival
Location: Auvergne region, in the Parc naturel regional des Volcans d'Auvergne nature reserve, France.
Notes: Horizons - Arts in Nature Festival is the second of a contemporary art event that derives its originality from the registration of short-lived visual works of art created specifically for the Sancy Massif.

The Sancy Massif Community of Municipalities was set up in 2000 and brings together 10 localities: La Bourboule, Chambon-sur-lac, Chastreix, Egliseneuve d'Entraigues, Le Mont-Dore, Murat-le-Quaire, Murol, Picherande, St Diery and Besse/ Saint-Anastaise - Super Besse. Sancy Tourist Office is qualified to organise community events. Through this festival, it hopes to make all kinds of people sensitive to contemporary art and to enhance the area through the creation of contemporary works. See website for more information.
Contact: n.fort@sancy.com

Jun. 28 - 29, 2008 (event web site)
Killruddery Gardens Family Festival
Location: Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Notes: For seven weeks prior to the festival, artists are working for one week each in the studio here at Killruddery to make site specific, interactive art, specifically for the The Enchanted Garden. This is the first year of this type of interaction here at Killruddery and it is already proving an exciting and productive process. The Enchanted Garden will be filled with walk about theatrical performances, interactive art installations and a host of other fantastic activities. You are invited to bring your own picnics, rugs and favourite teddy bears, for the Teddy Bears Picnic and we encourage you to get theatrical yourselves by arriving in fancy dress!
Contact: 00 353 (0) 404 46024, info@killruddery.com

Jun. 26  -  Jul. 26, 2008 (event web site)
Disintegration Disintegration
Location: The DeLeon White Gallery, 1139 College St., 1139 College St, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Notes: Disintegration Disintegration is an art exhibition presented by Ecotecture Canada featuring work by ten Toronto-based artists. In the group exhibition ten local artists engage critically with environmental questions that are normally left to the realms of science, politics and nostalgia. "Disintegration" refers not only to environmental degradation, but to the dissolution of boundaries between categories, ideas, and objects. Bulging gallery walls, hybrid skeletons, static icebergs, a plastic island, a rotting organic installation and other works mine the complexity of this condition.
Contact: info@ecotecturecanada.org, (416) 597-9466

Jun. 22  -  Aug. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project
Location: Kiwi Gardens, 687 Harper Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C9 Canada.
Notes: The 2008 summer edition of the annual Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project marks the 7th anniversary of the Perth based site-specific sculpture project. For the past six years artists have been invited by Edward Day Gallery owner, Mary Sue Rankin to create sculptural installations with the assistance and support of Paul Loiselle, owner of Kiwi Gardens.

The ongoing theme expressed by the artists for the 2008 Kiwi Project relates specifically to the natural environment within which they are created, but also speak to global concerns of the alteration of the earth's natural condition. Reinhard Reitzenstein states that his use of tree imagery through his work "has become a marker of the ravages upon, and attempts at, reconciliation with the natural world." His installation of two conjoined bronze trees, "Curl," represents the simple gesture of reaching for light and its sustaining energy.
Contact: 416 921-6540

Jun. 22  -  Jul. 6, 2008 (event web site)
From Bauhaus to Social Sculpture: Summer Programme in Weimar
Location: Weimar-Jena-Akademie, Jakobstr. 10, D-99423 Weimar.
Notes: Comparing a historical cornerstone - the Bauhaus - to the contemporary concept of Social Sculpture, the course explores the following question: Can the shaping of humane societies be approached as an aesthetic challenge? The course includes processes and practices, where interdisciplinary artist and Beuys student Shelley Sacks, Director of the Social Sculpture Research Unit - the first centre for the exploration of Social Sculpture - will assist participants to access their individual and creative responses to this question. The whole programme is in English.

Weimar was not only the home of the Bauhaus, but also of Schiller (The Aesthetic Education of the Human Being) and Goethe (new organs of perception), both of whom are central to the development of a connective aesthetics and a holistic approach to being in the world. This is a special opportunity to explore social sculpture in relation to earlier experiments in Weimar that were investigating and renegotiating the relationship between life and art.

The Summer School has been very successful in drawing people from all over Europe, including north and south Eastern Europe. Contact between the participants and the potential it offers to develop dialogues and work across countries, is also a very important aspect of this international programme. So we are now running it in English to extend the programme to the English speaking world and to people from countries who do not speak German as a second language.
Contact: Tel: +49 (0) 3643 - 406 595, sommerkurse[at]gmx.de

Jun. 21  -  Sept. 21, 2008 (event web site)
Fluide parcours d' art actuel Thuin
Location: Thuin, Belgium.
Notes: With Collectif Art & Nectarine, Carlotta Brunetti, Joseph Chatelain, Philippe Decressac, Andre Fournelle, Frederic Gaillard, Paul Gees, Sebastien Hutse, Laurent Jourquin, Collectif Les Laids Bidules, Veronique Matteudi, Leopoldine Roux. Please see website for more information.
Contact: info@centrecultureldethuin.be, 071 59 60 35

Jun. 21  -  Nov. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Into the Trees
Location: The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Rt.22, Ghent, NY 12075.
Notes: Katie Holten will be installing her large sculpture "Excavated Tree" in the inaugural exhibition at the new gallery at The Fields Sculpture Park "Into the Trees" with Polly Apfelbaum, Sanford Biggers, Shinique Smith and others. The Fields Sculpture Park, located on the Omi International Arts Center campus, encompasses approximately 300 acres of farmland of which 90 acres are dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture. The fields are free of charge and open to the public on a daily basis year-round from sunrise to sunset.
Contact: 518 392 4747

Jun. 21, 2008
Environmental Art: A Ceremony to Our Planet
Location: St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37 Ave. Miami Gardens, FL 33054.
Notes: The Piag Museum and St. Thomas University's School of Leadership Studies present a unique art exhibition in the form of Floating Cubes. Under an environmental theme, this exhibit now has forty cubes designed by various artists and continues to grow open to all. Each cube will have a unique message related to the conservation of our planet.

On June 21, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., participating artists will simultaneously place their artwork in the University pond as part of a ceremony dedicated to our planet. After the St. Thomas University pond ceremony, this exhibit will travel to over 30 cities and artists will be recognized for their efforts. The event is free of cost and includes a complementary "mimosa" brunch and music by Emilio Antonio. The Mobile Gallery of The Piag Museum, a bus which carries art work inside and travels throughout Miami-Dade County, will also be at the event free of charge.

Jun. 21, 2008 (event web site)
Nature Sculpture Arena at the Big One
Location: Sharon Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Using materials from nature, Zach Pine creates ephemeral abstract sculptures. His work is inspired by his desire to understand and heal the environment.

9am-3pm: Bamboo, leaves, branches, flowers, pods and other wonders of nature are the inspiration and the materials for this spontaneous collaborative artistic expression. Join in, get creative, learn, and have a blast while appreciating and honoring nature in a new way.

3pm: Environmental and Social Engagement and Education Through Art-Making in and With Nature. A hands-on workshop for participants of all ages. Using natural materials, we'll create temporary and evolving sculptures individually and in collaboration, in a spirit of playful discovery. There will also be a series of short exercises to illustrate different methods and approaches for using nature sculpture as a means to engage people of all ages in art-making as a means for imparting a sense of discovered knowledge, releasing creative energy, arousing a sense of delight in nature, and inspiring collective action.

Jun. 21, 2008 (event web site)
EcoArt Challenge and Sustainable Frederick Festival
Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park, downtown Frederick, MD.
Notes: The environment will be front and center at this all-day event along Carroll Creek. An art show and contest featuring recycled materials will take place, along with music, demonstrations, food, and displays from environmental organizations encouraging a "green" Frederick. The purpose of this event is to hold a grassroots community wide celebration that will educate and promote environmental awareness, both locally and globally, and offer practical solutions and resources for taking action. The event is sponsored by the Frederick Arts Council, My Organic Market and BP Solar. The festival runs from 12:00-8:30 p.m.
Contact: 301-662-4190

Jun. 20  -  Sept. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Mining the Landscape: Student Environmental Art
Location: Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton PA 18510-2390.
Notes: Inspired by John Willard Raught's coal breaker paintings, area fourth-grade students explored both the beauty and the scarring caused by coal mining in the Northeast Pennsylvania landscape. Led by photographer and teacher Ward Roe, the students created landscape imagery using photography and collage. Environmental conservation and site scarring, mine reclamation, and pollution are a few of the themes explored in the students' work.
Contact: Ph: 570.346.7186

Jun. 20  -  Sept. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Interactive: Isaiah's Corner: Everhart Goes Evergreen!
Location: Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry Street, Scranton PA 18510-2390.
Notes: Gain a sense of place as you explore the landscape through artistic expression and environmental concepts. Isaiah's Corner will provide children with a unique opportunity to learn about landscapes through themes of recycling, fuel sources around the world, materials and garbage, environmental conservation and community activism. Touch, play, create, and discover things about going green and becoming eco-conscious! Please note that adult guidance is required at all times.

So come to the museum and stop by Isaiah's Corner to learn about conserving our natural landscapes with your children. Then go visit our galleries where you and your children can apply your new knowledge of conservation in our temporary exhibits, Art of the Land: John Willard Raught and the NEPA Landscape Tradition, and Mining the Landscape: Student Environmental Art.
Contact: Ph: 570.346.7186

Jun. 20  -  Aug. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Polluted Wellspring : 17th Environmental Art Festival in Iran
Location: Paradise Art Center, Polour, Iran.
Notes: During the first week of summer 2008 Paradise began its 17th environmental festival in nature. Young artists from different parts of Iran traveled to Polour to participate and be involved in the environmental art projects. This time, the event focuses on the water crisis and water pollution. It will last through the end of the summer.
Contact: +(98) 9121482177, paradise@riverart.net

Jun. 19  -  Aug. 8, 2008 (event web site)
The WATER PROJECT at Thoreau Gallery
Location: Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of SF, 1014 Torney Ave. at Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Please join us in celebrating our new exhibit at Thoreau Gallery. The "Water Project" visually explores one of our most precious resources and one of the most overwhelming forces of nature. Inspired by water's depth, colors, energy, mystery and physical properties, the artists have created work using a range of media from film and photographs to wood, canvas and paper. Curated by Catherine Haley Epstein.
Contact: 415-561-7823, bruce@thoreau.org

Jun. 19  -  Oct. 15, 2008 (event web site)
Salvaged Materials Transformed into Art Displayed
Location: EnviroHouse (Tacoma Landfill), 3510 S. Mullen St, Tacoma, WA.
Notes: Everything from street litter and beach debris to a Buddha head and wedding cake topper have been salvaged and transformed into 14 professional works of art on display June 19 through mid-October at the EnviroHouse, the City of Tacoma's green building and natural landscape exhibit. Work from local artists Karen BenVeniste, Karen Fabiano and Ellen Miffitt make up the fourth recycled-content art installation at the EnviroHouse, where artwork made from at least 95 percent salvaged material is showcased.
Contact: (253) 573-2426, EHouse@cityoftacoma.org

Jun. 17 - 21, 2008 (event web site)
Plight of the Urban Stream
Location: The Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street South Bank.
Notes: An exhibition to fund Ithaca Intact, presented by the Environmental Art Collective in Brisbane, Australia. All proceeds from the event will go directly to local community group SOWN (Save Our Waterways Now) to fund their Ithaca Creek re-vegetation project.
Contact: 0421 501 520

Jun. 15 - 27, 2008 (event web site)
Impacted Nations
Location: Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, Main Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069.
Notes: This touring exhibition is a project of the national organization, Honor the Earth, which was established in 1993 to create awareness of and support for Native environmental issues. Using the arts, the media and Indigenous wisdom, Honor the Earth asks people to recognize the interdependency of people and the Earth.

The exhibit contains works by more than 40 noted Native American contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, South Dakota artist Donald Montileaux and Buncky Echo-Hawk. Together, the artists offer varied interpretations of the dams, oil explorations, coal mining and nuclear projects which have impacted Native lands and communities. At the same time, some of the work offers an alternative vision for the future, revelations that include the sun and the wind.

Impacted Nations will be the featured exhibition of the 18th annual Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute at University of South Dakota (USD). The Institute brings together young Native American artists with a team of professional artists for intensive workshops in painting, printmaking and cultural studies. Based in the USD Department of Art, the Institute concludes on Friday, June 27 with a public reception and art sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: (605) 677-3177 or jday@usd.edu

Jun. 15 - 20, 2008 (event web site)
New Writing Worlds 08, HUMAN:NATURE
Location: Norwich, UK.
Notes: New Writing Worlds 08, Human:Nature brings together some of the world's best writers on nature in a series of events and readings in Norwich from June 15-20, and in Reads and Writes sessions across Norfolk throughout May and June.

Is our relationship with the natural world past the point of no return, or can we write a new ending to the story? Featuring the Nobel Laureate novelist J.M. Coetzee, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams, acclaimed nature writers Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey, US wilderness writer Gretel Ehrlich, the first Welsh National poet Gwyneth Lewis and many more, Human:Nature brings together Norfolk's two areas of expertise - Creative Writing and Environmental Studies - to see what they have to offer at a time when the world's environmental questions have never been more urgent.
Contact: +01603 877177

Jun. 14 - 20, 2008 (event web site)
Create - Participate In "Huntington Columns"
Location: Corner of Park Ave and Pulaski Road, Huntington, NY.
Notes: The Public is invited to join Thea Lanzisero, with guest artists including Sydra Nightingale in the creation of this innovative environmental art piece! This project, inspired by the Egyptian colonnade at the temple of Aman-Ra in Karnak, will be created entirely out of bamboo, jute rope and solar lighting. These sustainable local materials represent 'eco-friendly' elevated to an art form.

IMAGINE - CREATE - INSPIRE - yourself and others, as you become part of this innovative and fun, sculpture installation. Sat June 14-Friday June 20th Sat/Sun: 1pm-4pm. Mon-Friday: 10am-1pm & 4pm-7pm. (Wed June 18th no afternoon session). Reception to be held on Friday Night June 20th 7pm, look for the white tent at the corner of Park Ave and Pulaski Road.

The whole project will have a footprint of approximately 100 square feet, containing 25 bamboo columns in rows of 5, each standing about 12 feet tall and 15 feet apart. Each column will be topped with individually designed capitals, which will house the solar panels and lights. As the sun sets the bamboo columns will illuminate and shine well into the night. The installation will be visible day and night from passers by at this main intersection of Pulaski Road and Park Avenue, Huntington NY. This sculptural statement on environmental sustainability will be on view through September 2008. If you would like to reserve a time for your group or organization to participate please contact thealanzisero@yahoo.com. For more details see website. Sponsored by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative and a JPMorgan Chase Individual Artist Grant, administered by the Huntington Arts Council.
Contact: thealanzisero@yahoo.com, 631-988-8373

Jun. 12  -  Jul. 31, 2008 (event web site)
The Idea of Nature
Location: 33 Bond Gallery, 33 Bond Street, #1, New York, NY 10012.
Notes: The show will feature seven prominent NYC painters including Elisa D'Arrigo, Heather Hutchison, Andrew Masullo, Leslie Wayne, Bill Weiss, Stephen Westfall and one sculptor Michael Pribich, working with eyes and mind attuned to the natural order as idea. Several mid career artists are represented, such as Stephen Westfall and Leslie Wayne. An added treat is a work from the estate of pioneering Minimalist painter Ralph Humphrey.

For the artists in this show, nature figures prominently as both a distilled and refracted presence. They perceive the natural world to be saturated with what the Greeks called menos or mind. Nature's epic order, both visible and hidden, seems mysteriously balanced from within, and is the essence of what we call beauty. In the Chinese Tao tradition, the natural world is spoken of as being of itself, so. In attempting to recollect and convey this intrinsic and essential aspect of nature, these artists have chosen abstraction as their means. The natural world is not literally depicted in the paintings and drawings in this show, but rather evoked. It is the idea of nature that infuses each work.
Contact: info@33bond.com, 212.845.9257

Jun. 12  -  Sept. 28, 2008 (event web site)
Nature as Artifice: new Dutch landscape in photography and video art
Location: Kroller-Muller Museum, Houtkampweg 6 6731 AW Otterlo, Netherlands.
Notes: The archetypal Dutch landscape we know from paintings was a pastoral idyll of virgin nature, meadows, windmills and cows. As farmers or shepherds, man lived within this landscape in order to serve nature. Through photography and video - our contemporary visual culture's pre-eminent media - the exhibition Nature as Artifice provides a new image of the Dutch landscape. As in other countries, the globalisation of the economy has replaced this bucolic idyll with motorways, airport expansions, suburbs, industrial estates, recreational facilities and new landscaping.

In its battle against the water, the landscape of the Netherlands has always been controlled by people. The nation's pioneering civil engineering technology developed to create land where there was once water, computer-driven horticulture and biotechnological agriculture have extended the Dutch desire for order to nature as a whole. The Netherlands is now known as the most artificial landscape in the world. The artists in Nature as Artifice have taken this urbanised and artificial aspect of the Dutch landscape as their starting point. They do not make a negative judgement of these developments, but regard this reality with open eyes and seek new forms of beauty. Man's control of the landscape and the environment is a topic of international discussion with a relevance far beyond the Netherlands' borders.
Contact: info@kmm.nl, Tel: +31 (0) 318 59 12 41, Fax: +31 (0) 318 59 15 15

Jun. 12  -  Aug. 28, 2008 (event web site)
The Natural Eye
Location: The Holland Area Arts Council, 150 W. Eighth St., Holland, MI.
Notes: The Natural Eye, an exhibit showing at the Holland Area Arts Council galleries, has works from six different artists focusing on the beauty of our environment, practices of sustainability, recycling and energy conservation. Jim Lutke weaves driftwood, willow and moss into figures from nature. Lutke's Stag was created right in the HAAC gallery. Gale Nobes presents luminous black and white nature photography using infrared light. Rick Pas displays highly detailed acrylic paintings of striking combinations directly from nature. John Guertin reclaims barn wood to create birdhouses and bat houses. Roger Smith casts wildlife figures in bronze. Michael Van Houzen carves songbirds from wood. HAAC is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Contact: 616-396-3278

Jun. 11, 2008 (event web site)
The Creative Footprint: a discussion on environmental concerns in art
Location: Stroud Valleys Artspace, 4 Johns Street, Stroud, Glos. GL6 8DP UK.
Notes: This symposium aims to develop artistic and public awareness of the diversity of debates and practice within the visual arts as well as a networking opportunity. Panel discussion members will be Shelly Sacks (Social Sculpture Research Unit) and Neville Gabie (Artist in Residence British Antarctic Survey 2008/09) with Leading arts consultant Lesley Greene (Trustee, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust) be chairing the discussion (more panelists to be announced). Lesley Greene and artists Simon Ryder (Elixir, Art Nucleus), Tara Downs (Roving Studio) and Gavin McClafferty (Last Gallery) will also be giving presentations. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. free (£10 returnable deposit).
Contact: tel: 01453 751440, office@sva.org.uk

Jun. 10, 2008 (event web site)
Freshwater Reception & Brief Presentation for Greenhouse Britain
Location: City Hall, More London, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA UK.
Notes: You are warmly invited to a FRESHWATER RECEPTION & BRIEF PRESENTATION to celebrate the closing of this 'radical artwork, expressing controversial views of climate change'. 6.30 - 8.00 PM. GREENHOUSE BRITAIN Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom, with Helen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison, Harrison Studio and Associates (Britain), David Haley (Associate Artist), Gabriel Harrison (Designer), Christopher Fremantle (Producer). Places are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP to David Haley by 5 June. All guests will need to pass through Security on arrival.
Contact: Ph: 0161 247 1093, d.haley@mmu.ac.uk

Jun. 8  -  Aug. 3, 2008 (event web site)
Katie Holten: at Villa Merkel
Location: Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Pulverwiesen 25, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.
Notes: Katie Holten studies ways in which we can understand nature and represent nature, using the resources of fine art. In doing this, she identifies breaches between ideal and reality with unmistakable clarity. Her artistic work is based on studies of physics, botany, architecture, urbanity and sociology.

Holten is interested in realizing works that contribute something to an awareness of places and the environment, and also reflect the vulnerability that is an inevitable part of everyday life. She uses media that are best suited to the situation, including drawing, installation, works in public places for a designated period or living plants. A large number of works in this one-woman show, which is conceived as an insert for the 5000 Years of Modern Art exhibition, are being realized specially for the Villa Merkel. Opening hours VILLA MERKEL Tue 11a.m. - 8 p.m., Wed-Su 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Guided tours Tue 6 p.m. / Su 3 p.m.
Contact: +49 (0) 711 3512-2640,

Jun. 6  -  Jul. 5, 2008 (event web site)
ELAINE BLATT: Natural Phenomena
Location: Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., (in Grand Center) St. Louis, MO 63108.
Notes: As a photographer working for 25 years, Elaine Blatt has explored the globe while documenting sights seen by few people. From crawling through tiny spaces barely able to fit her small frame, to standing hours in the freezing cold, she has been able to return with truly remarkable photographs.

In this latest show, Blatt is presenting a series of work depicting the dazzling natural light show, aurora borealis (the northern lights) from Reykjavik, Iceland. Also included are the incredible rock formations of the Antelope Canyon in Arizona and the sandstone Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon in Utah. A short video by Elaine Blatt titled "Corkscrew Canyon" will be showing In the New Media Room. Elaine Blatt, a native St. Louisan, studied under Ansel Adams, Mary Ellen Mark and Lisl Dennis and received two Master Degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world and is displayed in institutions from St. Louis to Paris.
Contact: 314.531.3030

Jun. 6 - 30, 2008
GreenCraft - Artistic Expressions Using Found, Recycled and Eco-Friendly Materials
Location: Newbill Collection by the Sea, 309 Ruskin Place, Seaside, FL.
Notes: Artists from all over the United States create an exhibit of environmentally "green" artwork. Items such as recycled copper, old 45s and 33 rpm records, inner tube truck tires, garden hoses, computer parts and bicycle parts have been rescued from the dump and given new life as jewelry, bowls, clocks, sketch books, purses or photo frames. Newbill is open daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: (850) 231-4500

Jun. 5 - 6, 2008 (event web site)
Free Soil Bus Tour No. 2
Location: San Jose, CA.
Notes: Join Free Soil on a journey through the history and currents of free education, counter-institutional movements and the economy of information in Silicon Valley + beyond. Come one, come all! It's the Free Soil Bus Tour! Wanna collect + examine microorganisms, learn the history of Google, how to cook on an engine, how to compost your own pee - all in the valley of heart's delight??? It's a 1.5-day tour leaving San Jose on the morning of June 5 and returning to San Jose mid-day on June 6, including an (optional) overnight stay. Please see website for details. Only 17 more slots! We'd love to see you.
Contact: info@futurefarmers.com

Jun. 5  -  Sept. 7, 2008 (event web site)
Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the Carbon Habit
Location: Te Papa, Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
Notes: As part of World Environment Day celebrations the Ministry for the Environment in partnership with the Natural World Museum, the United Nations Environment programme and Te Papa will present Art for the Environment: Moving Towards a Balanced Earth, an art exhibition featuring works of art from 25 artists representing 17 countries.

The free exhibition will be housed at Te Papa and will be open to all members of the public. The exhibition will open on World Environment Day, 5 June, and run until 7 September. The exhibition is designed to utilise the universal language of art as a catalyst to unite people in action and thought, and to empower individuals, communities, and leaders to focus on environmental values across social, economic and political realms. The exhibited art will have an over-arching climate change theme.

The World Environment Day international slogan for 2008 is Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy in recognition that climate change is becoming the defining issue of our era.
Contact: info@naturalworldmuseum.org

Jun. 5, 2008 (event web site)
Eduardo Calderón: Photographs from Brightwater
Location: King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104.
Notes: 4Culture and the Brightwater project team invite you to a new installation of photographs from Eduardo Calderón. The installation is in the King Street Center on the 2nd floor walkway between the elevators and the public plaza. The installation of black & white photography will be on display from June 2008 to June 2009.

In 2004, Calderón was commissioned to poetically document the evolution of Brightwater, a new King County regional wastewater treatment plant, associated conveyance and marine outfall. The images in this exhibition span a three-year time frame, depicting the area before the site development began, some of the individuals that are helping to build the project and the beginning stages of construction including the tunnel conveyance structures.

Jun. 5 - 6, 2008 (event web site)
Chicago Botanic Garden hosts World Environment Day
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022.
Notes: The Chicago Botanic Garden has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the sole North American host for World Environment Day 2008. At the Garden and at venues around the world, events will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and lifestyles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation, and eco-friendly consumption.

Experience activities for everyone in the family along with presentations by local and national organizations in the areas of food, shelter, energy, education, transportation, and public awareness, among others. The day-long celebration, with the theme of "CO2-Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy," features ideas, green expertise, and fun ways to lower your carbon footprint. In addition, visitors may view presentations by international experts on global warming and enjoy an amazing children's painting competition on the theme of global warming, sponsored by Bayer Corporation. Thursday, June 5, free, all day. Visit website for details.
Contact: 847.835.5440

Jun. 4 - 15, 2008 (event web site)
Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee
Location: WCO, Chelsea 19 West 26th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY.
Notes: Flight of the Mechanical Bumble Bee is part of an annual exhibition program sponsored by the AHL Foundation. This year's exhibition is organized around works that are inspired by nature. The show brings together twenty exciting emerging artists whose works deal with the complex relationship between nature and artifice. Some view nature as an extension of the self while others take a more methodical approach to controlling nature through pseudoscientific inventions. Natural space is transformed into an idiosyncratic architectonic space while natural forms converge to create new hybrid creations.

The exhibition as a whole explores the in-between states of abstraction and realism, fantasy and reality, chaos and beauty, the organic and the mechanical, the deliberately staged and the authentic, the genuine fake and the pseudo-natural. From dream-like scenes to the realistically staged, the show includes a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, ceramics, video, and photography.

Participating Artists: Amy Talluto, Boyce Cummings, Choi Sung-Hun + Park Sun-Min, Christopher Reiger, Diane Carr, Dooeol Lee, Eliza Fernand, Eric Graham, Eunjung Hwang, Felix Esquivel, Geujin Han, Hyungsub Shin, Jaye Rhee, Jena H. Kim, Jennifer Viola, Miyeon Lee, Si Yeon Kim, SunTek Chung, Tony Luib, Tricia Mclaughlin.
Contact: 212-679-2055

Jun. 2 - 8, 2008 (event web site)
World Environment Day 2008 Events in New Zealand
Location: Around New Zealand.
Notes: In honor of World Environment Day, New Zealand will host many events including, but not limited to: an Action for Climate Change Programme in Auckland and Upper Hutt; Green Ribbon Awards, Junk to Green Funk Art Auction, International Children's Painting Competition Exhibition and a Weed Swap at Civic Square in Wellington; "Step Up Canterbury" and Future Proof Energy Expo in Canterbury; Carbon Wise Whaingaroa in Waikato; and lastly, Nelson / Tasman 'Less-Cars' Day in Nelson. Please see website for details on these events!

May 31  -  Jun. 30, 2008 (event web site)
POST CONSUMED: The Landscape of Waste in Los Angeles
Location: CLUI - Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
Notes: Garbage is the effluent of our consumption, and it flows backwards through the landscape of Los Angeles. Unlike liquid wastes, which drain downslope to the sea, the tiny tributaries of trash, from millions of homesteads, collected by a fleet of thousands of trucks circulating in constant motion, hauling to nodes of sorting, distribution, reuse, and, finally disposal, flow up the canyons and crevices to the edge of the basin. The CLUI Los Angeles Exhibit Hall is open noon to five PM, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is free.
Contact: support (at) clui (dot) org , 310.839.5722

May 31  -  Jul. 12, 2008 (event web site)
Field Work - part 2
Location: Smart Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 101-111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Notes: Amy Balkin - Roderick Hietbrink - Juneau Projects - Fritz Haeg - Servet Kocyigit - Mikael Levin - Rebecca Sakoun - Ingo Vetter & Annette Weisser.

As a two-part exhibition and an ongoing discussion, 'Field Work' conjectures two parallel, interconnected, and yet differently orientated trajectories that encompass art, nature and ecology. The exhibitions 'Field Work - part 1' and 'Field Work - part 2' address contemporary perceptions and understandings of nature.

'Field Work - part 1' looked at contemporary perceptions and understandings of landscape, at how ones perception of landscape may be informed by human transformations of the environment, and by their mediation through artistic depictions and cultural representations - which are often partial and politically inflected. 'Field Work - part 2' is a gentle invitation to rethink the distinction most of us make between nature and culture. Each work in the show in its own way deals with the relationship between nature and a man-made environment.
Contact: info@smartprojectspace.net, Ph: +31 (0)20 4275951, Fx: +31 (0)20 4275953

May 31  -  Jul. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Eco-Feminism: Eve Defends Her Garden
Location: Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First St., Greenport, NY 11944.
Notes: An exhibition of works and a talk by artist Janet Culbertson informs us about this contemporary art genre that intersects the worlds of art, nature and women. Dealing with the violations of nature, many women artists like Ms. Culbertson have invented and reinvented numerous contemporary art forms to express their concern about the destruction of nature. Culbertson will give a brief talk and display works from her Billboard series. All are welcome. Open every day through library hours until July 1.
Contact: 631-477-0660

May 31, 2008
Celebrate Homestead's Cultural and Natural Heritage Along the Steel Valley Trail
Location: The Pump House, far east end of Waterfront Drive in the Waterfront.
Notes: When: Saturday, May 31, 11am - 3pm
Where: The Pump House, far east end of Waterfront Drive in the Waterfront (look for signs and balloons)
What: Cookie Tasting, Trail Art Banners, Trail Guides and Heritage Cookbooks

The Community Trail Art Initiative (CTAI) has partnered with Propel Schools, an independent public school, and Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area (ROS) to celebrate the historic and natural features of the Steel Valley Trail (SVT). On Saturday, May 31, 11am-3pm at the Pump House in the Waterfront (far east end of Waterfront Drive) two semester-long collaborations among local artists, historians and students will be presented to the public. Hand-painted trail banners, a trail guide, and a heritage cookie cookbook created by the Homestead Propel students will be highlighted, with a continuous PowerPoint presentation demonstrating the students' process.

The event is free and open to all. The Steel Valley Trail Council (SVTC) was incorporated in 2000 to assure quality construction and long-term stewardship of the Steel Valley Trail. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area (ROS) preserves, interprets, and manages the historic, cultural, and natural resources related to Big Steel and its related industries.
Contact: 412-688-0417, ecoart@accad.ohio-state.edu

May 28  -  Jun. 1, 2008 (event web site)
World Science Festival
Location: New York, NY.
Notes: The World Science Festival in New York City attempts to put science into context for everyone: poets, accountants, kids, using "art, music, dance, literature, dialogue and debate." The conference has a long list of speakers, including novelist Alan Lightman, journalist Charlie Rose, dancers, artists, business owners and many, many scientists. Events at the festival include talks on green building, sustainable cities and even green consumerism. Check out the website for complete details.

May 26  -  Jun. 14, 2008 (event web site)
Meet Patrick Dougherty at Sculpture in the Parklands
Location: Sculpture in the Parklands, Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Notes: For three weeks this summer internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty and his helpers will twist, weave and entangle hundreds of willow saplings to create a monumental work of art for Sculpture in the Parklands. The project will be launched at 3pm on 31 May at Sculpture in the Parklands. The public has the opportunity to meet Patrick Dougherty at reception hosted by Visual Artists Ireland at 5.30pm in Belmont Mills Artists Studios. For further information on the programme please visit the website.
Contact: Info@sculptureintheparklands.com

May 26  -  Jun. 6, 2008 (event web site)
Creating Nature: Art in the landscape
Location: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EA UK.
Notes: One or two week options. Teachers on this course, with participants, will explore unique ways to work within the landscape to create works of art that help our understanding and protection of nature and our enjoyment of art.

Susan Derges is a photographer. She has created a major commission for the Eden Project's new Education Resource Centre in Cornwall and has exhibited her work around the world. Lynne Hull has pioneered "trans-species" art, creating sculpture installations as wildlife habitat enhancement and eco-atonement for human impact. She has worked in the American West and eight other countries with a variety of wildlife agencies. James Marriott is a writer, artist, activist and naturalist. He is a Co-Director of PLATFORM, which since 1983 has brought together artists and activists to create projects and campaigns that help the struggle for ecological & social justice. This is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the delights of studying in and around Schumacher College. The course will give opportunity for inspiration and reflection in a context of the artistic heritage of Dartington. For further information on our courses, please see our website.
Contact: +44 (0) 1803 865 934, admin@schumachercollege.org.uk

May 25  -  Mar. 31, 2008 (event web site)
Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape
Location: MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.
Notes: The tradition of portraying the landscape has threaded together movements as varied as the mid-19th century Hudson River School and the Earth Art of the 1960s and '70s. Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape, opening Sunday, May 25, 2008, at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams opens the next chapter in the landscape tradition, addressing contemporary ideas of exploration, population of the wilderness, land usage, environmental politics and the relativity of aesthetic beauty. Badlands comes at this critical time, an era when the world is more ecologically aware yet more desperately in need of solutions than ever before. The artists in this exhibition share this collective anxiety some turn to the past to see how their predecessors negotiated the terrain of the landscape while some propose entirely new ideas. While deeply aware of the legacy of the landscape, each of these artist reinvents the genre to produce works that look beyond vast beauty to address current environmental issues.

The exhibition will include five new commissions including work from Vaughn Bell, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Joe Smolinski, Nina Katchadourian and Mary Temple. Several artists contribute new works never before exhibited, including Alexis Rockman, Paul Jacobsen, and Jane D. Marsching and Mitchell Joachim/Terreform. Other artists featured are: Robert Adams, Boyle Family, Melissa Brown, Leila Daw, Gregory Euclide, J. Henry Fair, Anthony Goicolea, Mike Glier, Marine Hugonnier, Jane D. Marsching and Mitchell Joachim/Terreform, Ed Ruscha, Yutaka Sone and Jennifer Steinkamp. Please see website for more information.
Contact: info@massmoca.org, 413.662.2111

May 24  -  Jul. 12, 2008 (event web site)
Field Work
Location: SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 101-111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Notes: Field Work aims to raise questions about contemporary perceptions and understandings of the natural environment, the ways in which we experience these, and how we gain knowledge about it. The works in the exhibition address a variety of perspectives such as the natural environment as a political construction, as an ideological or utopian projection of the future, and as capital resource. It has been argued (among others by Wallace Heim in her commentary on the Arts & Ecology series by the Royal Society of Arts) that 'nature' tends to be overlooked when arts and ecology are being discussed.

The project at SPS aims to connect this thematic to a parallel trajectory in which the notion of ecology is the focal point. This parallel trajectory will consist of an ongoing discussion (starting online and resulting in a small reader) between artists, curators and theoreticians. The discussion considers particular artistic and curatorial practices from the perspective of ecology, as a strategy rather than a 'thematic'. It will look at parallels between the current interdisciplinary perspective on ecology, and the idea that art production and curating is a cultural activity interwoven with other practices and disciplines. It will also look at parallels between an ecological way of gaining and generating knowledge and art production and curating as a form of knowledge production: ecology as a way of thinking, of engaging with the world rather than simply a theme. For further information, visit website.
Contact: info@smartprojectspace.net, Ph: +31 (0)20 4275951, Fx: +31 (0)20 4275953

May 24  -  Jun. 21, 2008 (event web site)
"Lament" Exhibition in Toronto
Location: Gallery 260 (Second Floor) at 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Notes: Canadian landscape painting confronts 21st century climate change in this exhibition by award winning Ontario College of Art & Design graduate Gareth Bate. The painting series "Lament" is a reinvigoration of Canadian landscape painting in the face of 21st century climate change and environmental destruction. It is a song of sorrow and loss, an existential contemplation on our place within nature and our effect on the world. Out of Gareth's desire to paint the beauty he sees in nature comes something dark, haunted and lonely. A strange melancholy permeates each painting, of human presence felt but never seen. Gareth is the winner of the 2007 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, a 500 square foot studio given to one Ontario College of Art & Design graduate for one year.

May 24 - 25, 2008 (event web site)
CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO is proud to introduce ZONA VERDE !
Location: 17th Street, between Harrison and Treat Sts., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Enter ZONA VERDE, a creative two-day explosion of education, celebration and healing dedicated to protecting our urban and natural environment. Join children and adults from a wide array of cultures to share, learn and explore ways of healing ourselves and our planet. Participate in an event that celebrates a sustainable and healthy future.

The best of renewable energy and green technology, Natural home products, Green building supplies, Alternative energy, Conservation techniques, Temporary gardens, Art installations, Interactive learning zone, Organic body and health products, 'Best of the Bay' massage groups and body workers, Natural remedies from around the world, Fair trade global merchandise: jewelry, clothing, and crafts, Organic food and specialty products, Yoga, dance, and martial arts classes and demonstrations, Sacred healing rituals, music, and performance, Meditation, Tribal DJs and much more!
Contact: 415-223-1832 or 415-931-9764

May 23 - 24, 2008 (event web site)
Carnaval Mecanique
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: Tinkerer and kinetic artist extraordinaire, Paul Cesewski recreates an old-fashioned carnival midway at the dump as the latest artist-in-residence at SF Recycling and Disposal. The exhibition will feature the ambiance of a carnival, employing a series of mechanically heavy-handed entertainment devices imbued with a lighthearted sense of nostalgia. Fri. 5-9 pm, Sat. 1-5 pm. Free.
Contact: dmunk@sfrecycling.com, (415) 330-1414

May 23, 2008 (event web site)
Third Annual Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshops In Berkeley's ACCI Gallery Garden
Location: ACCI Gallery, in the garden, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA (between Cedar and Virginia).
Notes: Two sessions: 12-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. (register for one session only). Artist Zach Pine will start with a brief demonstration and introduction to the physics, techniques and aesthetics of balanced rock sculptures. Then he'll invite you to work in a spirit of playful exploration while offering one-on-one instruction. No previous rock balancing experience is required. Everyone's work will be included in the online gallery Zach creates from workshop photos.

Each session is limited to five students, and ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Workshops have always been full, so early registration is recommended. Contact Zach to register. The workshop fee is $15 (one scholarship slot is available). All proceeds benefit ACCI through Berkeley Foundation for the Arts. Bring one rock (any size) to the workshop as a donation, and wear clothes that are suited to sitting on the ground while you work. For more information, photos from past years, and directions, see website.
Contact: Zach Pine, zpine@aol.com

May 22, 2008
Light Wind Park at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Kennedy Building, 621 Huntington Ave. 4th Floor, Room 406, at the corner of Huntington and Longwood Avenues, Boston, MA.
Notes: 7 p.m. Thomas Whittlesey and his design team will present Light Wind Park, the final proposal for a sustainable design sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The design of this new, highly visible public sculpture along Huntington Avenue was developed in tandem with the students of the Sustainable Sculpture seminar taught by Prof. Patricia Seitz of the MassArt Architecture Department in spring 2008.

The goal of this art installation is to inspire viewers on the principles and practice of sustainable design. The sculpture will consist of an installation that will generate energy and allow people to envision a more sustainable way of living on the planet. Project planning is funded by the Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts. The UrbanArts Institute at MassArt is facilitating the planning process. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: 617-879-7973, christina.lanzl@massart.edu

May 22  -  Jul. 5, 2008 (event web site)
The Promised Land: A Video Art Exhibition on the Consequences of Globalization
Location: Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011.
Notes: The Promised Land presents a cycle of projections and video installations by several prominent artists. The feature installations will rotate and each one will be on display for one week. Additionally, in conjunction with the feature installations, a video program conceived especially for the occasion will run throughout the duration of the exhibition. Participating artists will also hold talks at Chelsea Art Museum to introduce their work and explain their artistic practices to the public.

The Promised Land highlights the ironic consequences of globalization. It is conceived around a central question: Has globalization advanced or hindered society? Conventional wisdom holds that globalization is synonymous with progress and produces tangible benefits. The artists in this exhibition explore whether those perceived benefits are real or imagined. The Promised Land juxtaposes the ideals of co-existence, acceptance, and cultural diversity with the reality of prejudice, alienation, censorship and nationalism. Visit website for details.
Contact: contact@chelseaartmuseum.org, 212.255.0719

May 17  -  Aug. 10, 2008 (event web site)
Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility: Environmentalism and the Art of the American Landscape
Location: Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL.
Notes: In this moment of increasing environmental awareness, Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility: Environmentalism and the Art of the American Landscape explores America's longstanding relationship to the land traditionally considered its national birthright. Viewers of this exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings from the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art will contemplate the cultural, spiritual and ecological ramifications of their environmental "footprints."
Contact: (312) 915-7500

May 17, 2008 (event web site)
Mission Playground Pool + Mission Greenbelt
Location: San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Planting at Mission Playground Pool initiated by the Mission Greenbelt project: Come out and help us install 200 + native plants and protective fencing in the existing gardens at Mission Pool. This planting will be a fun and educational opportunity for volunteers to beautify the park, get to know fellow San Francisco residents and learn more about native plants. The planting will happen in tandem with the SFDPW Community Clean Team Day, and is made possible by a collaboration with Mission Pool Staff and the SFRPD, Nature in the City, Sunset Scavenger and volunteers. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteers needed and appreciated, especially those skilled in landscaping and group facilitation. Also needed are snacks and drinks for the volunteers. The Mission Greenbelt project was initially conceived as living artwork made up of a continuous strip of sidewalk gardens. If this project is realized, sidewalk gardens will one day connect Franklin Square Park at 17th and Bryant to the schoolyard garden at John O'Connell High School to Alioto Park to Mission Playground Pool and finally into the heart of Dolores Park at 19th and Linda.
Contact: RSVP to Amber Hasselbring at (415) 786-4957, amber@art-eco.org

May 16 - 18, 2008 (event web site)
Steamboat Springs Artposium: Plains, Frames & Land Use Ideals
Location: Carpenter Ranch, Hayden, Colorado (near Steamboat Springs).
Notes: A Weekend for people who love art, writing, and the land. The Artposium is a two-day event exploring the intersection of writing, art and land use. The land stewardship theme will be explored from many different directions including: art, writing, planning and music. The fee includes six main-stage presentations, a choice of workshops, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and two receptions. Environmental artist, Matthew Moore, will show images from his previous projects that question the trading of agricultural lands for urban sprawl. He will also be discussing his new project created at Carpenter Ranch.

We have secure online registration, but if you don't like that new fangled stuff you can call Grant Pound (executive director) at 303.279.5198 or send us a check by mail. All proceeds support Colorado Art Ranch a non-profit arts organization exploring the intersection of art, writing and the land. Please visit website for more information.
Contact: 303.279.5198

May 16  -  Jul. 12, 2008 (event web site)
Axel Antas: Structures for the Unseen
Location: SPACEX 45 Preston Street, Exeter EX1 1DF, England.
Notes: This solo exhibition by Finnish artist Axel Antas consists of a new body of work including film, large scale drawings and a series of photographs taken in the harsh and vast Catalan Pyrenees. These pieces are shown alongside a selection of earlier works from Antas' 'Intervention' series. The 'Intervention' series feature photographs of low lying mist and clouds hovering in park landscapes. Antas explains that the clouds were artificially created, mimicking nature and momentarily changing the landscape which he captures in a single frame. Artist's Talk: Saturday July 5, 2008 2pm, free, booking essential. Axel Antas in conversation with writer and curator Liz Wells.
Contact: 01392 431786, mail@spacex.org.uk

May 15 - 17, 2008 (event web site)
Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Notes: Interventionist practices use interruptions to question norms by using humor, surprise, and unusual associations to overturn assumptions about the world. Such practices work within societal structures to re-examine set ideas, subvert norms, map hidden systems and allow us to see and think in new ways.

The University of California Santa Cruz will host a three-day conference and month long series of interventionist exhibitions entitled Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice in May 2008. A series of exhibitions featuring the work of participating artists will run concurrently with the conference, hosted by: the Art department and the Sesnon Gallery at UCSC; the LAB, San Francisco; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. Interruptions will foster exchange between scholars, innovative regional and international artists and curators, through panel presentations, performances and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. There will be a Wikipedia dedicated to real-time collaboration and exchange between participants. The conference will generate a publication documenting the scholarly and artistic work emerging from this event.

May 12 - 17, 2008 (event web site)
Humus Park: International Meeting of Land Art Artists and a Land Art Exhibition
Location: Comune di Pordenone, Humus Park, Italy.
Notes: Thirty artists coming from all over the world (Great Britain, Hungary, Slovakia, South Africa, Norway, French, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, U.S.A., Holland, Taiwan, Russia, Spain, Singapore) have one week to develop a project and build their land art works, using exclusively natural materials found on site, inside the "Parco del Seminario", a 19 hectares green island in between two arms of the Noncello River, an ancient commercial waterway used to join the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

Convention "Naturalmente Artistico" will happen on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 05:30 p.m. at Seminario Theatre (via del Seminario, 1). It is a special convention for Italian and foreign landscapers who make land projects, Landscape Architects, University Professors, Students, and for all that love and are interested in Art and Nature.

Also, a Land Art Exhibition will take place from May 17 to September 30, 2008 inside the Parco del seminario Vernissage. The works will stay in place where built during the summertime. You have the opportunity to witness Nature's artistic work, opposite the Artist's work; that is, you will be able to see the materials transform back to Nature. See website for more details.
Contact: attivitaculturali@comune.pordenone.it, Ph: 0039 (0)434 392917

May 12 - 27, 2008
Matters of Fact: An exhibit of art addressing important environmental and social justice issues
Location: Laney College of Art Center Hall Gallery, E 10th Street, across from Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA.
Notes: Matters of Fact: An exhibit of art addressing important environmental and social justice issues, includes art by students from the Laney College EcoArt Matters class: Jess Arnett, Kelly Barrett, Christina Bertea, Alexa Calos, KhanKham Chaiyasane, Bequi Craig, Fred Kazar Evans, Paul Ferguson, Chris Hawkins, Rebecca Haseltine, Leonie Holzman, Chelsea Myslik, Billy Trice, Patti Trimble, Sally Weare. Guest Artist/Curator: Mary White; Instructor: Andree Thompson.

May 10 - 11, 2008 (event web site)
New Work by Linda Gass
Location: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Studio F-2, Palo Alto, CA.
Notes: As part of Silicone Valley Open Studios, artist Linda Gass opens her studio, showing new works exploring water issues in the San Francisco Bay. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: info@lindagass.com, 650.948.1752

May 9  -  Jun. 14, 2008 (event web site)
Up River: Points of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy
Location: PARC Foundation, 29 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012.
Notes: PARC Foundation presents an exhibit by The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) featuring aerial views of intriguing man-made landmarks, large and small, along this storied river. Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Accompanied by the book Up River: Man-Made Sites of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy, published by Blast Books.
Contact: 212-254-5445

May 9 - 28, 2008
A terrible beauty by Anne O'Byrne
Location: Town Hall Theatre Gallery, Galway, Ireland.
Notes: "A terrible beauty", an exhibition of new work by Anne O'Byrne delves deeply into her inquiry about how our surroundings impact on our psyche. Drawing her inspiration from the landscape, seascape, townscapes and riverscapes that surround her, Anne's abstract works are concerned with displacement and identity.

May 8, 2008 (event web site)
United Nations Unlearning Tolerance Seminar: Art Changing Attitudes Toward the Environment
Location: United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th St., New York, NY 10017.
Notes: Please join the United Nations Department of Public Information, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Natural World Museum for this international seminar and exhibit launch as part of the Unlearning Intolerance seminar series and the global Art for the Environment Initiative.

Opening remarks and Session 1 Moderator: Kiyotaka Akasaka, UN Under Secretary General for Communications and Public Information. Artist Seminar Panelists: Noor Al-Bastaki, El Anatsui, Subhankar Banerjee, Catherine Chalmers, Ichi Ikeda, Philippe Pastor and Cecilia Paredes. Expert Panelists: Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox, Deputy Director, United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office North America. Session 1: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. Session 2 Moderator: Eric Falt, Director, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information. Session 2: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. REGISTRATION 9:00 am - 9:45 am. Online Pre-Registration Required.
Contact: RSVP for the Seminar: unchronicle@un.org Tel: 917 367 9326/3030

May 8, 2008 (event web site)
Seminar: Unlearning Intolerance - Art Changing Attitudes Towards the Environment
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY.
Notes: Join NWM and the United Nations for the 6th seminar of the United Nations Department of Public Information's Unlearning Intolerance series. Two panels of international artists and UN experts will discuss: Confronting Environmental Intolerance: Art, Action and Human Security; and Art for Change: Vehicles for Environmental Action. Admission is FREE.

May 7 - 31, 2008 (event web site)
Still Waters - Jane Ingram Allen + Marcia Widenor
Location: Tenri Gallery, Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th Street, (near 6th Ave.) New York, NY 10011.
Notes: Jane's recent series of works about water and the environment are featured in this two-person exhibition in New York City. She will be doing site specific installations that emphasize the importance of water and the need to conserve water resources. For the installations Jane is using plant fiber handmade paper pulp containing seeds for wildflowers. All of the installations will be recycled into the earth after the exhibition to come back as living blooming wildflowers. Gallery Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Curated by Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos.
Contact: 212.645.2800

May 7 - 18, 2008 (event web site)
2nd Paricutin Volcano Festival of Earth Art
Location: Paricutin Volcano, Michoacan, Mexico.
Notes: The Paricutin Volcano Festival of Earth Art seeks to begin a process of democratization, promotion and production of artistic and cultural initiatives located in nature. Based in Michoacan, Mexico, this event will feature ephemeral artworks that reflect a respect for nature and are created on site.

May 5 - 30, 2008 (event web site)
Treading Lightly: One Foot at a Time
Location: Waterfall Arts, Clifford Gallery, 256 High Street, Belfast, Maine 04915.
Notes: Treading Lightly is in the Clifford Gallery- 300 exuberant works of art relating to the intersection of art+nature, all no larger than 1 cubic foot. Click through to the website to see our flickr slide show. Much of the work is for sale; proceeds support the youth scholarship program. Gallery is open from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Friday and Tues & Wed evenings.
Contact: (207) 338-2222, info@waterfallarts.org

May 5  -  Sept. 1, 2008
Dreaming Before Daylight
Location: San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Notes: "Dreaming Before Daylight" is an environmental sculpture installation created by Marlene Aron of San Francisco, and commissioned by ArtWorks/ArtReach and the City of San Rafael, CA. The work sits on the site of the San Rafael Public Library, at 5th and E Streets. The site is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The work is a circular mound, 14 1/2 feet in diameter and 12" high. It is composed of glacial, moss and lichen-covered rocks; oak galls, soil, dolomite, sawdust, mulch, bark, cocoa bean hulls, lava and garden rocks, and pit-fired ceramic spheres and shards.
Contact: maronart@yahoo.com

May 4  -  Jul. 28, 2008 (event web site)
Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s
Location: SculptureCenter, 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Notes: SculptureCenter is pleased to present Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art in the 1970s, organized by guest curator Catherine Morris. This exhibition focuses on work by women artists who made significant contributions to the development of sculptural practice in the 1970s. They explored the formal constructs of Post-Minimalism: altering notions of sculptural scale, introducing non-traditional mediums, as well as adapting unusual landscape and interior sites. With Alice Adams, Alice Aycock, Lynda Benglis, Agnes Denes, Jackie Ferrara, Suzanne Harris, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss, Michelle Stuart, Jackie Winsor.
Contact: info@sculpture-center.org

May 3 - 4, 2008 (event web site)
Force of Nature: Celebrating the Earth
Location: St. Luke in the Fields Church, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.
Notes: Melodia Women's Choir, the acclaimed 32-member ensemble of singers and instrumentalists now celebrating their fifth year, will perform "Force Of Nature: Celebrating the Earth," music about the natural world. Composers represented include Samuel Barber, Zoltan Kodaly, and composers from Great Britain, Asia and Latin America.
Contact: (212) 252-4134

May 2 - 25, 2008 (event web site)
Michele Brody and Rachel Miller: Preservation
Location: chashasma Gallery, 112 West 44th Street, New York, NY.
Notes: chashasma is pleased to present PRESERVATION, a two-person exhibition featuring artists Michele Brody and Rachel Miller. Preservation will combine the work of these two mixed-media artists into a visceral experience of light, sound, space and time that focuses on their distinct methods of preserving the environment and memory.

Michele Brody will encompass the main gallery of chashama's space with an installation of quadrupeds composed of aluminum strips and hardware that will parade charges of floating plants suspended in tubes of nutrient enriched water. The essence of Michele Brody's work, entitled Garden Sentinels, is to understand how we live with change and the constant flux of our environment. By incorporating the growth of plants within a range of materials she wishes to express the meaning of change and transformation as witnessed in the actual life cycle of flora. She wishes to embed within the viewer a desire to be more aware of the tenuous relationship between ourselves, nature, and the urban environment and how we as individuals can make a difference.

Rachel Miller's work explores environmental and ecological patterns, and how they interconnect with our own patterns of growth, departure and rejuvenation. Using both the body and landscape as cynosure and subject, she explores the landscape's role as an active residence for both the living and the deceased. Her works, which include sculpture, installation, performance and costume, examine the constant resurfacing of the past, and its integration with the present. She coalesces topics from ritual, archeology, architecture, travel, textiles and nature. Tuesday-Wednesday 12pm - 7pm, Thursday-Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Contact: 646-992-9924 or 248-808-5697

May 2 - 31, 2008 (event web site)
Natural World Museum International Art Exhibition: Art, Attitudes & Environment
Location: United Nations Visitors Lobby, United Nations Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th St., New York, NY 10017.
Notes: Please join the United Nations Department of Public Information, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Natural World Museum for this international seminar and exhibit launch as part of the Unlearning Intolerance seminar series and the global Art for the Environment Initiative.

Unlearning Intolerance: Art, Attitudes & Environment, is directly tied to the seminar, Unlearning Intolerance: Art Changing Attitudes Towards the Environment. The exhibition compliments and expands upon the ideologies presented at the seminar, such as the connections between art, action, and human security, or art as vehicles for environmental action. Seven artists representing six global regions present their art to generate dialogue as an alternative approach in strengthening community engagement in conservation and preservation.
Contact: events@naturalworldmuseum.org, Tel: +1 415 402 0583

May 2 - 31, 2008 (event web site)
Clyde Butcher Photographs
Location: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Hill-Snowdon Community Rooms, 700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33480.
Notes: Clyde Butcher captures the transcendent, natural beauty of Florida's rapidly disappearing landscape, particularly the Everglades and Big Cypress regions of Florida. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is pleased to present a unique opportunity to view and purchase these remarkable black and white landscape photographs. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday; 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the Community Foundation's Environmental Endowment Fund.
Contact: info@cfpbmc.org, 561-659-6800

May 2 - 24, 2008 (event web site)
Foreign Object with Kat Ostlundh & Hannah Stewart
Location: FoldGallery, 3 Walton's Yard, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, UK.
Notes: Foreign Object is a curated collection of work by Kat Ostlundh and Hannah Stewart. Ostlundh, having been born and brought up in Sweden, has spent the past four years in Carlisle as a 'foreigner,' and inherently has a more objective viewpoint on English culture. Hannah is English, married to an American, time spent away from the UK has led her to work with idiosyncratically English icons, visually examining how certain aspects of society have been unnaturally preserved and then become anachronistic but remain. This show brings together contrasting and corresponding pieces from each artists recent practice, presenting a distilled collection of foreign objects.
Contact: info@foldgallery.co.uk, tel: +44(0)17683 71561

May 2 - 11, 2008 (event web site)
Margate Rocks Festival 08
Location: Margate Media Centre, 11-13 King Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1DA, UK.
Notes: The 6th Margate Rocks Festival of Contemporary Visual Art will take place between 2-11 May 2008. Sited in and around the budding seaside town of Margate, this year's festival explores the relationship between Art & Ecology. Showcasing cutting edge work by emerging and established artists, the festival will highlight areas of social, environmental and cultural fact and fiction. The programme aims to create an interdisciplinary dialogue that audiences of all ages can access through a variety of exciting commissions, exhibitions, talks, events, films and workshops.

Participants include Franny Armstrong, Billy Childish, Rosie Cooper, Sarah Craske & Stacy Keeler, Michaela Crimmin, Andrew Kotting, Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema, Mark McGowan, Stephen Melton, Dr Mark Miodownik, Heather & Ivan Morison and Simon Welsford.
Contact: hello@margaterocks.com

May 1 - 21, 2008 (event web site)
Blue Alchemy: A Group Exhibition Exploring the Contemporary Use of Woad
Location: Hive Gallery, 301 Jefferson St., Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: Blue Alchemy presents a contemporary look at the use of Woad -- a natural pigment produced by the plant, Isatis Tinctoria. Cultivated as a textile dye since the prehistoric era, it fell out of favor around the 1850s when replaced by synthetic, coal tar-based colors. A resurgence of this natural pigment has occurred in the last few years with the desire for non-toxic, environmentally friendly materials. With Ellen Fader, Miriam Fagan, Elise Morris, Judi Pettite, Jessica Serran.

May 1  -  Jun. 7, 2008 (event web site)
Untitled (Ground) by Andy Graydon
Location: LMAKprojects (Chelsea), 526 West 26th Street, # 310, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Untitled (Ground) is a series of new works incorporating photography, sound, and installation that continues Graydon's exploration of media in relation to the phenomenal, architectural, and social constructions that make up our composite notion of place. The latest in his series of "science-fiction ecologies", this work originates in the artist's birthplace on the islands of Hawaii. The islands constitute the "ground" of the show's title, with sound and image recordings forming a kind of informal field study of a place that is at once exotic and yet intimately familiar to the artist, where personal memories, associations and resonances are embedded in each location.

Andy Graydon lives and works in New York City. His work has recently been exhibited in Unmonumental at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2008; Displacement at Greenbelt, Brooklyn, 2008; Room Works at The Portland Art Center, Portland OR, 2007. Sound releases are forthcoming in 2008 from White_Line Editions (UK), and Leerraum (Switzerland). Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 12-6 pm and by appointment. For more information, please visit our website.
Contact: info@lmakprojects.com, 212 255 9707

May 1  -  Jun. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Destiny Manifested
Location: 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, 30 West Broughton St., Suite 205, Savannah, GA 31401.
Notes: Featuring landscape paintings by Alexandro Santana, Daniel E. Smith, Veronica Varner. Monday - Saturday, 12-6 p.m. (or by appointment).
Contact: 912-236-0221, wcooper@2cargallery.com

Apr. 27  -  Oct. 26, 2008 (event web site)
Nature & Sons
Location: Domaine du Chateau de Seneffe. Museum of Silversmithing , 6, rue Lucien Plasman, 7180 Seneffe.
Notes: You are invited to Nature & Sons, an exhibition at the Domaine du Chateau de Seneffe. These artists have chosen to make magic in an open-air museum. Well-being, tranquility, serenity and meditation in one of the most beautiful parks of the French Community. The soundscapes and plants intertwine, sculptures and acoustic surprises liven up the 22 acres of gardens in the Area of Seneffe. These unique, international creations pursue a goal: the love and respect of nature. Free to the public. Wtih Pierre Berthet, Christina Kubisch, Baudouin Oosterlynck, Paul Panhuysen, Erik Samakh, Bob Versechueren. See website for more details.
Contact: info@chateaudeseneffe.be

Apr. 27, 2008 (event web site)
Art to Action on Forest Terrace Trail
Location: Meet at Corner of Meernaa Ave and Forest Terrace, Fairfax, CA 94930.
Notes: A Community Work Party and Art-In-Nature Event in Partnership with Marin Ayurveda, Fairfax Volunteers & Sustainable Fairfax. Discover, renovate, create, celebrate and feast in nature! FREE! 9:30 - 10:00: Meet (free coffee) at the corner of Meernaa Ave and Forest Terrace, Fairfax.

10:00 - 11:00: Trail restoration including brush clearing and step building.
11:00 - 12:00: Use cleared brush and other found natural materials to create temporary nature sculptures with environmental artist Zach Pine.
12:00 - 1:00: Picnic lunch (bring your own). For more information, including a map to the location, visit the website and look under "NEWS."
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Apr. 25 - 26, 2008
GREENING THE ARTS: A Symposium to Explore a Role for the Arts in Creating a Sustainable World
Location: Ithaca, NY.
Notes: Artists, educators and activists invited to explore 1.) what IS 'green' art? and 2.) what role can it play in creating sustainable communities? An informal panel, participant post-it thoughts, and an Open Space will lay groundwork for regional (NYS) and global(UN/DESD) next steps. Write-in thoughts welcome. Post-event CD available on request. Open Space outcomes will be posted at uspartnership.org. Part of Ithaca, New York's Earth Week Celebration.
Contact: levelgreeninstitute@yahoo.com

Apr. 24, 2008
SDSU Visiting Artist Presentation: Amy Balkin
Location: San Diego State University, ART 512B, San Diego, CA.
Notes: Kim Stringfellow will host a lecture by San Francisco based multimedia/activist artist, Amy Balkin on Thursday, April 24th 2008 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in ART 512B. If you would like to visit the campus to attend this presentation please contact Kim Stringfellow at mail@kimstringfellow.com for information on parking before Thursday, the 24th.

Amy Balkin is a San Francisco based artist whose recent body of work focuses on how humans create, interact with, and impact the social and material landscapes they inhabit. Her projects include Invisible 5, a collaborative critical audio tour of the I-5 corridor between SF and LA produced with artists Kim Stringfellow and Tim Halbur with environmental justice group, Greenaction [www.greenaction.org]; This is the Public Domain [www.thisisthepublicdomain.org], an effort to create a permanent international commons from 2.5 acres of land located near Tehachapi, CA, via legal transfer to the global public. Other recent projects include Public Smog [publicsmog.org], which examines the commodification of the atmosphere, through the economic mechanism of carbon trading.
Contact: mail@kimstringfellow.com

Apr. 24, 2008 (event web site)
Earthworks Landmark Hearing
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 220 4th Avenue S., Kent, WA USA.
Notes: Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for a public hearing on the historical significance of Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park by Herbert Bayer. The Earthworks must meet the criteria of "exceptional significance" to be designated a Kent Landmark. We invite you to share your stories and thoughts about what makes the Earthworks "exceptional" with the Landmarks Commission.

Directly preceding the public hearing, a tour of the Earthworks will begin at 4:00. Meet at the historic plaque near the west entrance and parking lot, 742 E Titus, Kent, Washington. The Earthworks, designed in the early 1980s by internationally renowned artist Herbert Bayer, is a sculpted landscape that functions as a water detention dam for Mill Creek.

Apr. 22 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
Ecocity World Summit
Location: San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Throughout Earth Day Week in San Francisco, California, the Ecocity World Summit (7th International Ecocity Conference) will be convening an international community of inspired change-makers; courageous individuals who are addressing problems of the world's environment with thoughtful long-range solutions that are truly sustainable, ecologically healthy and socially just.

Ecocity World Summit puts the largest things humans create - the built environment of cities, towns and villages - squarely within the context of the triple crisis of peak oil, species extinction and climate change. It focuses on how we can redesign the built environment so that it works for everybody, not just the few, and is contributing to biodiveristy on the planet, not destroying it. Space is nearly full for the Full Conference. Main Conference registration availability is still plentiful. We have opened up the Main Hall Sessions at Nob Hill Masonic Center for Day Passes on April 24-26th. Exhibitor Space has sold out. See website for complete details.
Contact: 510.419.0850, kleighmi@flash.net

Apr. 22, 2008
The Last Dance
Location: New Federal Building Plaza, 7th and Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Inspired by the dance instruction prints made by Andy Warhol, footprints will be arranged on the plaza representing the ecological footprints of some 70 nations. The ecological footprints will be cut from recycled carpet padding that is composed of post-consumer mixed foams and fibers each to a size representing the quantity of resources used by that country. The Last Dance will show that we are all partners on this planet but, some of us have way bigger feet. It will exemplify the disparity hopefully, in a fun way; that we are all need to watch our steps and that we all are dancing together. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: 415 626 5496, judith@sfelectricworks.com

Apr. 22  -  May 21, 2008 (event web site)
ReVisions/SF: Drive-By Public Art Exhibit & Kids' Art Contest
Location: Located around the Bay Area & in the Thoreau Center of Sustainability, The Presidio of SF, Bldg 1014 (Lincoln Boulevard and Torney Avenue), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Peter Schulberg, founder of the nonprofit Eco-LogicalART Gallery in L.A., is bringing his drive-by public art project to the San Francisco Bay Area for Earth Day. After discovering that used billboard vinyl is just thrown out, he found a way to recycle the vinyl, got artists to paint on the canvases, and began displaying the art on billboards.

There will also be a gallery opening in San Francisco on Earth Day and a kids' art contest. Along with the huge 14' by 48' pieces, 24 stunning smaller works of art on vinyl will be on exhibit at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability located in the historic Presidio. Eco-LA will simultaneously launch "Gimme Shelter Art!" an eco-art event for Bay Area middle- and high school students. The open call to young Bay Area artists (ages 12-18) seeks submissions of works themed "The World As I See It/World As I Hope It To Be." See website for details.
Contact: eco-la@sbcglobal.net, (310) 525-0676

Apr. 20, 2008 (event web site)
Headlands Center for the Arts Spring 2008 Open House
Location: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965.
Notes: Just three times per year Headlands Center for the Arts invites you behind the studio doors of its world renowned Artist in Residence program to witness the creative process of writers, musicians, dancers, choreographers and visual artists of all kinds. This spring welcomes a diverse group of individuals from the Eastern, Southern, Western and Midwestern United States, as well as guests from Sweden, Korea, Japan, Finland and Germany, all of whom meditate on, and create work about, environmental, national, physical, cultural, communal and aesthetic issues.

So, come visit our charming and historic 1907-era buildings, listen to fiction/non-fiction readings, discuss works-in-progress with artists, see musical/dance performances and enjoy a delicious locally grown lunch prepared by Chef Juliette Delventhal in the Mess Hall. Some of the Bay Area's best artists and performers have honed their chops at the Headlands Center for the Arts and its open house events are a great opportunity to see what's new in the arts and who's going to be the next big thing. 12 - 5 p.m. FREE admission. Mess Hall Cafe Open from Noon - 4:30PM.
Contact: (415) 331-2787

Apr. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Public Art in a Nutshell
Location: Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA.
Notes: Public Art in a Nutshell is designed for visual artists interested in an introduction to working in public art. Experienced public artists will discuss the skills and strategies they draw upon to realize creative and successful projects for public spaces. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panelists are Cheryl dos Remedios, Carolyn Law and Horatio Hung-Yan Law. To register contact Eleanor Beerman, (206) 233-3930. Cheryl dos Remedios' public artwork is located at Seahawk Stadium, Harborview Medical Center and the Kent train corridor. She endeavors to focus public attention on cultural landscapes through site-specific events. As a member of the 4Culture Public Art Advisory Committee, dos Remedios has reviewed over 30 public art projects.

Carolyn Law has worked on individual and design team public art projects for over 20 years. Her projects include a central park plaza in Santa Cruz, Calif., a pedestrian bridge in Scottsdale, Ariz., and artwork for a Seattle trolley line, and artworks integrated into a subsidized King County housing re-development. Horatio Hung-Yan Law's artwork includes mixed media installations, public art projects and community residencies. Law uses common cultural artifacts to explore issues of identity, memory and cross-cultural struggle in the evolving global community.
Contact: Eleanor Beerman, (206) 233-3930, eleanor.beerman@seattle.gov

Apr. 19, 2008 (event web site)
CLIMATE DAY FOR KIDS at Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park, PACCAR Pavilion, 2901 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.
Notes: Kick off Earth Day at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park!
* Learn strategies for reducing your family's climate footprint.
* Create your own critter out of soil.
* Take a muddy pledge.
* Enjoy storytime and games.
* Pick up your own home energy kit.

This event features activities from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, CoolMom.org, IslandWood, King County Metro, MudUp (Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines), SAM TASTE, Seattle Climate Action Now (City of Seattle), Seattle Green Schools, SPOKESPEOPLE, and the University of Washington's Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Program on Climate Change. Free and open to the public. Noon - 3 p.m.
Contact: 206.654.3100

Apr. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Fourth Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach: Artists Gathering to Celebrate the Earth (p.s. Everyone is an Artist)
Location: South end of Stinson Beach, CA 94970.
Notes: Saturday April 19, 2008, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come anytime, free and open to the public! Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. The gathering will take place rain, shine, or fog. Beach cleanup is part of the event. Bring a bag or gloves if you wish. To learn more about the event, see photos from past years, or form a carpool, click the link under "NEWS" on the website.
Contact: 510-708-5528, zpine@aol.com

Apr. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Ecolution
Location: Mattress Factory Art Museum, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Notes: Ecolution is Pittsburgh's first "green" Earth Day event at the Mattress Factory Art Museum on Saturday, April 19th. A VIP Reception hosted by Bob Sendall from All in Good Taste Productions will feature organic foods and an open bar beginning at 6p. The main event will begin at 7p until 11p. Enjoy an evening of music by DJ Soy Sos and organic food from Giant Eagle Market District and Mung Dynasty presented by All in Good Taste Productions, and eco-friendly cocktails provided by Rain Vodka, Rhum Clement, and Great Lakes Brewery.

Other entertainment includes an eco-fashion show and Elements performance including Umoja African Drummers, dancers from Bodiography, and Lady J. the Fire Eater. Ecolution's Mindful Marketplace will offer a unique interactive experience. Vendors will share their green message and feature silent auction items benefiting the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. To learn more and to purchase tickets please visit the website.
Contact: T: 412.231.3169, info@mattress.org

Apr. 18  -  Sept. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Melting Ice / A Hot Topic
Location: Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL.
Notes: The Field Museum in Chicago is the first American venue to host Melting Ice / A Hot Topic. The Natural World Museum is very excited to bring the venue, not only to a US city, but to Chicago where Mayor Daly has made the environment an important part of the city's mission. Melting Ice / A Hot Topic launches on Earth Day, and bridges the six weeks to World Environment Day, as a "call to action" for people to personally commit to living environmentally friendly lives.

This exhibition addresses the theme of Climate Change from a global perspective - the melting and thawing of ice, snow and permafrost are environment-altering changes taking place around the world- from the Andes to the Himalayas to the melting ice caps of the Poles. This international contemporary art exhibition brings together 40 artists from around the world and is designed to generate awareness of global warming and climate change while inspiring positive change in people's attitudes and actions toward the environment.
Contact: 312.922.9410

Apr. 18 - 20, 2008 (event web site)
Green Apple Festival
Location: Various locations, visit website..
Notes: The third annual Green Apple Festival, produced in partnership with Earth Day Network, announces "America's largest Earth Day celebration" - a weekend of music and environmental awareness culminating on Sunday, April 20th with eight free festivals occurring simultaneously at landmark locations across the U.S.

Approximately 500,000 people are expected to attend the all-inclusive, interactive and free public events in New York City (Central Park), Washington, DC (The National Mall), Chicago IL (Lincoln Park Zoo), Miami FL (Bicentennial Park), Denver CO (City Park), Dallas TX (Fair Park), San Francisco CA (Golden Gate Park) and Los Angeles CA (Santa Monica Pier).

Earth Day Network, the non-profit organization created by the original founders of Earth Day in 1970, and Green Apple Festival are proud to announce that the National Mall event in Washington, DC alone will bring together world environmental leaders, community activists, A-list talent and crowds in the hundreds of thousands to make this one of the largest Earth Day gatherings in U.S. history. See website for details.

Apr. 17, 2008 (event web site)
ATHENAEUM PRESENTS How We Choose to Live: Remapping Perspectives
Location: 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Notes: The next installment in the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Dialogues in Art and Architecture series will feature a discussion among Alexis Bhagat, writer, sound artist and activist; Oscar Romo, who coordinates the Coastal Training Program at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve; and Christina Ulke, a public artist based in L.A and co-editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; moderator, Richard Farson, Ph.D, is a psychologist, author, lecturer, and educator, and president of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute.

Dialogues in Art and Architecture is a program of free public talks on the experimental edge of new art and architecture. The series is coordinated by the Athenaeum with artist and environmental sculptor Joyce Cutler-Shaw. The programs are co-sponsored by the San Diego New School of Architecture (affiliated with the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture), the Council of Design Professionals and the San Diego Architectural Foundation.
Contact: kmeek@ljathenaeum.org, cfeye@ljathenaeum.org, (858) 454-5872

Apr. 16 - 17, 2008 (event web site)
GRASSROOTS: Green Art and Ecology Conference
Location: Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki, Finland.
Notes: GRASSROOTS is a 2-day conference, a public forum for discovering and debating the wide field of art and ecology today with renowned and specialist speakers leading the way. You don't need to be a specialist, just come with an open and inquiring mind. GRASSROOTS is a meeting place for people who seek motivation, inspiration, critical discussion and creative interaction (workshops). Audiences explore on the edge cooperation and regional development through arts and ecology.

Some folks, though, are working towards a different aesthetic. Artistic practice aims to offer interpretations and models of thinking about the natural world, suggesting an ecological and ethical perspective that helps to promote a sustainable future. Furthermore people in different disciplines are seeking ways to make what's good for our communities and ecosystems work better and resonate more effectively. GRASSROOTS takes us beyond passive care and into the realm of creative action, towards changing the way we think about our environment - from vision to commitment. CONFERENCE FEE: 20 Euros for whole conference, 10 Euros for one day, students -50%.
Contact: Booking essential through Leena Suominen, leena.suominen@msl.fi

Apr. 14 - 17, 2008 (event web site)
Resilience 2008: Adaptation and Transformation in Turbulent Times
Location: Aula Magna Lecture Hall, University of Stockholm and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Notes: The aim of "Resilience, adaptation and transformation in turbulent times - preparing for change in social-ecological systems" is to bring together scientists working with the complex dynamics of interconnected social-ecological systems and to present, discuss, and if possible, summarise the current understanding of resilience, adaptability and pathways of transformation in such systems.

Representatives from government, business and other major actors will be invited to discuss the challenges facing societal development, and together with scientists propose directions to go and pathways to avoid. To explore this further and to complement and enhance the scientific symposium, there will be a Resilience Art Exhibition, a joint project of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, through Mejan Labs in Stockholm and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through the Beijer Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, in collaboration with the Resilience Alliance. Please see website for more information.
Contact: chris@beijer.kva.se

Apr. 12, 2008 (event web site)
Make Nature Sculpture with Zach Pine at the 2008 Wildflower Celebration
Location: Ulistac Natural Area, Lick Mill Boulevard, between Hope Dr. and Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA.
Notes: A nature sculpture arena has recently been designated within the 40-acre Ulistac Natural Area. As part of the annual Wildflower Celebration from 10 am to 2 pm, Zach Pine will be collaborating with visitors of all ages, making spontaneous creations in and with nature. Last year's event, which drew over 300 people, featured music, speakers, and environmentally-oriented activities for all ages. For more information, including a map to the location, visit the event website.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Apr. 12, 2008 (event web site)
1st Annual WAMMFest (Women & Minorities in Media Festival) featuring screening of "Black Diamonds"
Location: Main Stage, Center for the Arts building, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD.
Notes: Come celebrate the works of women and minorities working in media at the first annual WAMMFest on Saturday, 4/12 from 5:30 - 10 or 11PM. The event is free and open to all, and will include a reception. 5:30 - 7:00 Student audio and video works from Towson University and from various Baltimore City and Baltimore County high schools; 7:00 - 8:00 Reception; 8:00 Screening of "Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & The Fight for Coalfield Justice" along with a talk and Q&A by our featured media artist Catherine Pancake. The event will be held at the Main Stage in the Center for the Arts building at Towson University. Please join us at WAMMFest @ 5:30PM, as we celebrate and encourage diversity in media!!

Apr. 10  -  Jun. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Steel Trees - The Future? by Megan O'Beirne
Location: Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly Ireland.
Notes: Steel Trees - the Future?, a solo exhibition of B&W photographs by Megan O'Beirne will be launched on Thursday 10th April at 7pm. at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre and will run until the end of June. The work is part of O'Beirne's research into erosion in the context of global warming and focuses specifically on the erosion of the lodge-pole pine resources of Alberta, Canada, due to the proliferation of the pine-beetle. The drama of this ecological disaster is emphasised by the contrast between the dying/dead organic trees and the architect -designed 'steel trees' installation in Calgary.
Contact: Tel: 057 9122911, Fax: 057 9122894, birrtheatre@eircom.net

Apr. 5 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
Claudia Chapline, Wetlands Paintings
Location: Claudia Chapline Gallery, 3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94960.
Notes: Claudia Chapline shows her Wetlands Paintings on canvas and paper at her gallery in Stinson Beach, CA. The exhibition includes six new works on paper painted in response to the Coco Buson oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last year. "The beauty of nature inspires my art. The Bolinas Lagoon is one of the few remaining salt water estuaries in the United States. My Wetlands series of acrylic paintings on canvas, plastic and paper are abstract interpretations of the fragile and continually changing coastal atmosphere of the surrounding lagoon, marshlands and beach. Layers of color washes work on the painting in a process similar to that of natural forces of wind, water, and fog. The paintings are atmospheric and topographical.

My paintings pay homage to the beauty of the fragile and endangered coastal landscape of Northern California. Natural wetlands that provide sanctuary for much wildlife have been largely destroyed by development in the U.S.A. About 40,000 acres of coastal wetlands providing essential spawning, feeding and nursery areas for three-fourths of U.S. commercial fish catches are disappearing each year, according to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. I believe in returning energy to the source. Therefore, funds from the sale of my Wetlands paintings will be donated to the Bolinas Lagoon Foundation to support the preservation of the Bolinas Lagoon." Hours: Saturday - Sunday 12 - 5 P.M. & by Appointment
Contact: 415-868-2308

Apr. 5  -  May 11, 2008 (event web site)
Market Forces / Part I: Consuming Territories
Location: carriage trade, 94 Prince St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012.
Notes: Market Forces addresses the euphoric consumer culture of the last decade that manifested itself in a seeming overflow of goods and services and an explosion of luxury housing development that now dominates the urban landscape. This two-part exhibition is intended to be as inclusive as the market is pervasive, with work that addresses the influence of consumerism on personality, labor, politics and the built environment. Market Forces / Part 1: Consuming Territories will examine the profound effects of unregulated markets on the built environment and the psychology of the individual through their relentless quest to consume ever more territory and "claim" space.

Much of the artwork in this exhibition reflects on the rapidly changing conditions an individual encounters in everyday experience, conveying a sense of place that is constantly in flux. Ranging in scale from an installation to an ipod video, and in technique from a hand made tapestry to photography, the work in this exhibition addresses the currently unpredictable nature of the physical spaces around us, which, largely due to their shifting values in the global marketplace, seem to be in perpetual transition.
Contact: 718.483.0815

Apr. 5  -  May 28, 2008 (event web site)
Sensing Nature; Knowing Nature
Location: Nilambur, Kerala, India.
Notes: Sensing Nature; Knowing Nature is an yearly two month long (April to May) workshop conducted in Kerala, India in a small village. The fundamental issues we raise through this event is the 'nature of learning', biologically embedded aesthetic sense in children, role of the 'teacher', do nothing method etc. It looks like we are already born with aesthetic sense. This is our connection to the world and the way we conduct our lives provided we leave that to the nature in all of us. The workshop on sensing nature is for providing space to come together to listen, to see, to taste, to touch, feel, to make etc. There is no teaching.
Contact: jinankb@yahoo.com

Apr. 5 - 6, 2008 (event web site)
ECO Film Festival of Massachusetts
Location: In and around Beverly, MA.
Notes: The ECO film festival represents a new kind of film festival that is dedicated to increasing awareness about environmental issues and how our daily choices can have a profound affect on the quality of our air, water and land. The mission of the ECO film festival is to present thought-provoking films that educate and motivate each one of us to reduce pollution and waste and to protect our environment.

The weekend will feature nine films shown in various locations throughout Beverly, Massachusetts, along with special festival events. On Saturday the day and evening events take place at the Wylie Conference Center located on Edicott College campus. A Green Lounge will feature companies and grass roots organizations supporting the preservation of our environment.

Saturday night is the Gala Party to benefit Solar Now, the oldest solar site in the U.S., located next to Beverly High School. On Sunday you can enjoy a guided tour of Solar Now, followed by a movie, and then lunch at one of the local restaurants and cafes featuring organic and locally produced menus. Children's activities with educational films and games will be offered throughout the weekend. Sunday night the festival wraps up with an Art and Wine Reception at Montserrat College of Art entitled: "It's Getting Hot in Here".
Contact: Ph: 978 590 9212, lisa@mangonetworks.com

Apr. 4, 2008 (event web site)
Fifth Annual EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
Location: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: You're Invited! Please join us for an evening of unexpected delights:
7 p.m. Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate Reception
7:30 p.m. 90 minutes of weird and wonderful environmental films
9:30 p.m. 90 minutes of more weird and wonderful environmental films
Free with Museum Admission ($8 general, $5 students & seniors).

EarthDance is not your average film festival. Our 20 short films (30 seconds to 30 minutes each) are a fun, funny, and provocative lot. Compiled into 2 - 90 minute blocks, our juried compilation of comedies, documentaries, animations, and adventures invite you to laugh and celebrate your relationship to the natural world. We are proud that our unique films help individuals to feel connected to and inspired by a growing community of people who are actively engaged with the planet - from business people making green from going green, to artists, designers, and architects inspired by the natural world, to extreme athletes and comedians sweating and poking fun at green. Whoever said you had to sacrifice entertainment for ecology?
Contact: 510.701.4019, zakzide@yahoo.com

Apr. 2 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
Antarctica: A Heartbeat of the Earth
Location: Beaux Arts, 22 Cork Street, London W1S 3NA.
Notes: An exhibition showcasing the work of Chris Drury. Gallery hours Monday to Friday 10 - 5.30, Saturday 10 to 1.30.
Contact: Ph: +44 (0)20 7437 5799, info@beauxartslondon.co.uk

Apr. 2, 2008
Public Lecture by Agnes Denes
Location: Marywood University Learning Resource Center, Room 160, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Notes: The Fresh Perspectives-New Solutions Environmental Artist Program offers a free public lecture by Agnes Denes, one of the early pioneers of the environmental art movement, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., Marywood University Learning Resource Center, Room 160. The series is supported by the Willary Foundation.
Contact: 570-348-6278

Apr. 1  -  Sept. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Red Earth's Long Shore Drift
Location: Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, UK.
Notes: Installation. Performance. Participation. April-September 2008. Site-specific installation and performance across a disappearing landscape. An exploration of the radical geological and climatic changes predicted to take place on Suffolk's fragile coastline. Events July 27/28, September 27, 2008.
Contact: contact@redearth.co.uk

Apr. 1 - 30, 2008 (event web site)
It's Not Easy Being Green
Location: O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.
Notes: It's Not Easy Being Green is a group show juried by Diana Marto. This exhibition will feature multi-media artwork from Bay Area artists and O'Hanlon Center Members that explore ecological or environmental themes, landscapes, the season of Spring, or will incorporate the color green predominantly and may include conceptual and site-specific installations. Juror Diana Marto is an international environmental performance art artist, visual artist and activist on behalf of whales.
Contact: 415.388.4331, office@ohanloncenter.org

Apr. 1 - 19, 2008 (event web site)
Patrick Dougherty: Stick Works
Location: Samson Park, North side of Coors Ampitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO.
Notes: The Museum of Outdoor Arts is pleased to present a site-specific outdoor installation by internationally acclaimed land artist, Patrick Dougherty. Dougherty's large-scale temporary structures are built without the use of tools or any other supportive hardware. StickWorks will be constructed on site from tree saplings gathered in the nearby landscape, and the artist will be working from April 1 through April 19. The installation will be located in Samson Park, adjacent to Coors Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, CO.
Contact: 303-806-0444

Mar. 31  -  Apr. 18, 2008 (event web site)
Virtual Redundancy - Part of "Sublime Climate - Addressing Global Warming"
Location: NCN Gallery, Nottingham, UK & Thompson Gallery, Weston, MA, USA.
Notes: This is a two site installation of deconstructed new technology. At NCN Gallery, Nottingham, UK the physical installation will be made. Images of this and its making process will then be streamed to The Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts, USA where it will be projected onto the floor. To travel to the USA to make an installation for an exhibition about climate change would be slightly hypocritical. This process aims to encourage by example. Please see website for complete details.
Contact: matosic@ic24.net

Mar. 30  -  Apr. 27, 2008 (event web site)
Upon Nature
Location: Gallery MAMU Tarsasag, Damjanich u.39, HU 1071 Budapest, Hungary.
Notes: The MAMU Association cordially invites you to Upon Nature. Four artists from Korea and two from Germany show their reflections and visual comments on nature. This exhibition evolved by the artists exchange between South Korea and countries abroad since 1990. Throughout the years many artists working in/for/with nature were invited to contribute a work for exhibitions, symposia and Nature Art Biennales organized by Yatoo, the Korean Nature Artists' Association. In reverse the Koreans were invited to show their work for the nature in many different countries.

In exhibited works nature is met in a broad variety of ways. The notion of nature ranges from the use of natural material, i.e. to create a natural contrast to geometric white cube exhibition spaces. With Ko,Seung-hyun, Kang,Hee-joon, Jeon,Won-gil, Gerd Logemann, Anke Mellin.
Contact: Tel: 0036.1.7867.076, mamu@mamu.hu

Mar. 29  -  May 17, 2008 (event web site)
Field Work
Location: SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 101-111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Notes: Field Work aims to raise questions about contemporary perceptions and understandings of the natural environment, the ways in which we experience these, and how we gain knowledge about it. The works in the exhibition address a variety of perspectives such as the natural environment as a political construction, as an ideological or utopian projection of the future, and as capital resource. It has been argued (among others by Wallace Heim in her commentary on the Arts & Ecology series by the Royal Society of Arts) that 'nature' tends to be overlooked when arts and ecology are being discussed.

The project at SPS aims to connect this thematic to a parallel trajectory in which the notion of ecology is the focal point. This parallel trajectory will consist of an ongoing discussion (starting online and resulting in a small reader) between artists, curators and theoreticians. The discussion considers particular artistic and curatorial practices from the perspective of ecology, as a strategy rather than a 'thematic'. It will look at parallels between the current interdisciplinary perspective on ecology, and the idea that art production and curating is a cultural activity interwoven with other practices and disciplines. It will also look at parallels between an ecological way of gaining and generating knowledge and art production and curating as a form of knowledge production: ecology as a way of thinking, of engaging with the world rather than simply a theme. See website for more information.
Contact: info@smartprojectspace.net, Ph: +31 (0)20 4275951, Fx: +31 (0)20 4275953

Mar. 29 - 30, 2008 (event web site)
Michele Brody's Tea House Productions
Location: Hotel 30/30, 30 East 30th Street, New York, NY.
Notes: TEA HOUSE PRODUCTIONS will be setting up house and serving Tea during the ART NOW FAIR, New York City in the lobby of Hotel 30/30. Saturday, March 29 and Sunday March 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Please stop by during the hubbub of the Art Fairs to take a break and share a tea with me.

Mar. 28  -  May 3, 2008 (event web site)
Katie Holten: uprooted
Location: Gasser & Grunert, 148 9th Ave, Floor 2, New York, NY 10011.
Notes: Gasser & Grunert Gallery is proud to present uprooted, its first exhibition with Katie Holten. Born in Ireland and now based in New York City, Holten's globetrotting presence has left its mark - both through her art and persona - in many corners around the world. Her constant creations redefine not only Nature - as a concept and subject - but also challenge environmental and geographical conventions, with a need to "re-map" the globe.

In uprooted, Holten will present a large tree, a small forest, roots and new drawings. Through these delicate works on paper, as well as with her low-tech sculptures and installations, she blends personal aspects with local and universal elements in an endless loop of mutual correspondence.
Contact: Ph: 212.807.9494, Fx: 212.807.6594

Mar. 23  -  Jun. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Trade Talk - Part of Allan Kaprow, Art as Life
Location: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Notes: Experience, participation, reflection, and memory are elusive aspects of Allan Kaprow's art, which are framed via this installation by artist Suzanne Lacy, architect Michael Rotondi, and media producer Peter Kirby. Referring to Kaprow's intimate 1988 artwork Trading Dirt, this reinvention invites private and public reflections - a collection point for the experiences of those who have taken part in Kaprow's Happenings, Environments, and Activities - as told by the participants themselves.

In this new MOCA installation, a circle of chairs with overhead light bulbs is reminiscent of Kaprow's practice of inviting participants to debrief with each other after a just-completed Happening. These chairs will be the site for group conversations and planned reflections. At various times throughout the exhibition, groups who have reinvented Kaprow's Happenings, Activities, and Environments will sit in these chairs and publicly discuss their experiences. Phone booths, a symbol of communication or, often, miscommunication, were part of many of Kaprow's projects. Here, the phone booth allows museum visitors who have participated in an Allan Kaprow art work - from the 1960s to the present - to join the audio archive and help chart the ephemeral ways Kaprow's works have entered the space of memory, changing the course of artists' work and people's lives.

Consult the web site for a schedule of appearances by Rosana Albertini, David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Mary Beebe, Nancy Buchanan, Diane Calder, Dorit Cypis, Brian Dick, Roy Dowell, Newton and Helen Harrison, Coryl Crane Kaprow, Peter Kirby, John Malpede, Vaughan Rachel, Robert Sain, Sylvia Simpson, Judith Hoffberg, Peter Frank and Daniel Schmidt, among others.
Contact: 213/626-6222

Mar. 22, 2008 (event web site)
Behind the Enantiomorph: A Biographical Key to Robert Smithson's References to Doubling-and to Death
Location: NURTUREart Non-Profit Inc., 910 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Notes: NURTUREart is pleased to present a lecture by Suzaan Boettger in the context of the gallery's current exhibition, Enantiomorphic Chamber. A scholar of earthworks and of Smithson, Boettger will discuss the particular circumstances of Smithson's birth and family structure-a type of situation well--known in psychoanalytic literature and similarly experienced by Vincent van Gogh, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dali, Cary Grant and Princess Diana--and argue its revelatory force in understanding particular themes in Smithson's painting, earthworks, nonfiction prose, and poetry. 4:00 PM.
Contact: gallery@nurtureart.org

Mar. 21  -  May 5, 2008 (event web site)
Fran Crowe: Walking to Save Some Sea
Location: Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England.
Notes: Shocked by a UN report that estimated that on average there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter per square mile of ocean worldwide, Suffolk artist Fran Crowe was determined to do something about it and embarked on a personal challenge to pick up 46,000 pieces of litter whilst walking on beaches near her Suffolk home. Her aim was not just to help clear local beaches but to raise awareness of the harm plastics do to wildlife. The UN estimate that over one million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mamals and turtles die every year due to entanglement with or swallowing litter.

Whilst walking, Fran has raised nearly £1000 for the Marine Conservation Society through sponsorship and sale of her unique seaside 'souvenirs'. She is now bringing her collection (and 'souvenirs') to Landguard Fort in Felixstowe where she will create a provocative art installation for visitors to the Fort. Fran's challenge took her exactly a year to achieve - in total she walked over 200kms and carried away nearly a third of a tonne of rubbish. More about Fran's collection and her other work can be found on her website.
Contact: fran@flyintheface.com

Mar. 21  -  May 3, 2008 (event web site)
Teach the Starlings in Kansas City: a project by Brian Collier
Location: Paragraph Gallery, 23 E 12th St., Kansas City, MO.
Notes: 'Teach the Starlings in Kansas City,' new work from the Kansas City flock continuing BD Collier's starling teaching program. Please come help teach the starlings. Special Event: Starling Teaching tour- April 12, 1pm (leaves from Paragraph Gallery).
Contact: 816.471.5937

Mar. 20  -  May 16, 2008 (event web site)
Myca of Twin Peaks by Janet Kessler
Location: Seed Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio, 1016 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: The Seed Gallery at the Thoreau Center for Sustainability is pleased to exhibit "Myca of Twin Peaks," a photographic exhibit by Janet Kessler. Last summer Kessler photographed a wild coyote she spotted on Twin Peaks and named her Myca. Kessler's photographs capture her fondness for Myca and her appreciation for the wilderness that exists in parts of our urban landscape. 9 - 5 weekdays. Free.
Contact: 415-561-7823, bruce@thoreau.org

Mar. 20, 2008 (event web site)
Gaia's Ring - Spring Equinox Finale
Location: Green Oasis Community Garden, East 8th Street between Avenues C and D, Lower East Side, New York, NY.
Notes: Celebrating the first day of spring and the conclusion of a year-long environmental installation by Noah Baen. 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Rain-date: the next dry day. Coinciding with the first day of spring, the beginning another yearly cycle, this gathering marks the conclusion of an installation which evolved over a year of changing seasons. Images of "Gaia's Ring" from its beginnings at last year's spring equinox will stand among the remnants of volunteer plant growth. Around sunset these images and what remains of the plants will serve as fuel for a site-cleansing burn.
Contact: noahbaen@yahoo.com, 718-522-2558

Mar. 20, 2008 (event web site)
Dialogues in Art and Architecture - Helen Mayer Harrison and Sam Bower
Location: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Notes: Panel discussion with environmental artist Helen Mayer Harrison and Sam Bower of greenmuseum.org, moderated by Mike Stepner. Now in its 16th year, the 2007/2008 Dialogues in Art and Architecture is a program of free public talks on the experimental edge of new art and architecture, addressing architectural design, urban planning, our changing ecology and the artist's perspective on these issues, as models of possibilities for the San Diego environment.

The series consists of lectures by outstanding professionals of national/international reputation with respondents presenting perspectives from the San Diego region. The series is coordinated by the Athenaeum with artist and environmental sculptor Joyce Cutler-Shaw, and has been co-sponsored by Woodbury University's School of Architecture with architect Teddy Cruz of UCSD's Visual Arts Department, as a program coordinator. Precious participants have included architects Kisho Kurakawa, Raoul Bunschoten, Julie Eizenberg, artists Allen Kaprow , Allan Sekula and Martha Rosler, such writers and social historians as Mike Davis, Rebecca Solnit and Kevin Starr, and scientists such as Jonas Salk.

The theme for this year's series is: "How We Choose to Live: No Simple Answers." In our daily lives, with awareness or not, we experience the consequences of a changing natural environment and of public policies and economic and bureaucratic decisions about art, architecture and land use in the public realm. Our daily lives are also shaped by discoveries in science and technological innovations across disciplines. Our programs this year will address our potential to be effective participants in shaping, to our benefit, our social and cultural realm. Speakers and respondents will represent a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives, including those of social and cultural anthropology, urban theory, planning policy and the arenas of art, art history, architecture and landscape practice. The discussion takes place at 7:30 PM in the Athenaeum's Music Room in La Jolla, which holds up to 160 participants and last about 45 minutes to one hour with time for questions and answers.
Contact: 858-454-5872

Mar. 15  -  May 3, 2008 (event web site)
Exit Art Announces S.E.A. (Social Environmental Aesthetics)
Location: Exit Art, 475 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.
Notes: Exit Art is pleased to announce the opening of E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions), the first project of S.E.A, a large-scale program dealing with current environmental concerns and the way artists respond to them. E.P.A is a group exhibition surveying recent performance work from around the world that addresses current environmental crises. The exhibition will consist of videos, photographs, texts, related ephemera and a film program documenting recent performances. For this opening project we have invited Amy Lipton and Patricia Watts, co-curators and founders of ecoartspace, a leading international environmental arts organization, to collaborate with Exit Art on the organization and presentation of this material.

E.P.A. will include performance documentation from more than 30 international artists. These works, created in the public sphere, draw attention to and engage the public in a dialogue about issues such as climate change, watersheds, urbanization and, ultimately, human survival. E.P.A. will set the precedence for future exhibitions of S.E.A. dealing with environmental issues including The End of Oil, about the global oil crisis and alternative energy, and Consume, about food production, agricultural and sustainable living practices. An exhibition of historical social-environmental art works is also planned to place this work in context. See website for complete details as well as a list of participating artists.
Contact: 212-966-7745

Mar. 15  -  Aug. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Susan Beiner: Synthetic Reality
Location: Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ.
Notes: Synthetic Reality is the most ambitious installation of Susan Beiner, faculty member of the ceramics department at ASU Herberger College School of Art. The room-sized project explores the artist's concerns of genetically altered foods, cloned animals and the hybridization of the material world. Crossing the boundaries of conventional ceramics, Beiner's focus is making what is organic synthetic. Synthetic Reality uses encrusted walls, floors and ceiling space to surround the viewer in an imagined world of manufactured, hybridized life. Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 5pm, closed Monday.
Contact: spiak@asu.edu

Mar. 14 - 17, 2008 (event web site)
Community Built Association Conference 2008 in Monterey, CA
Location: Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey, CA.
Notes: Community Built Association (CBA), a national non-profit network of creative professionals who work to transform community spaces will gather at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, CA, on March 14th-17th, 2008. This biennial Conference will bring together community builders from coast to coast to share professional expertise and experiences, collaborate on workshops, inspire and be inspired.

The CBA Conference will feature special presentations and hands-on workshops that further the practice of uniting professionals with volunteers to develop innovative, community projects that reshape the physical environment. Community-built professionals from around the country will converge as presenters and participants to discuss topics such as participatory design, funding community art, storytelling, community gardens, natural playgrounds and creating gathering spaces. More information on the website.
Contact: cba@communitybuilt.org

Mar. 14  -  May 3, 2008 (event web site)
Vapor
Location: Southern Exposure417 14th Street @ Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Vapor features work by Amy Balkin, Futurefarmers, Natalie Jeremijenko, The Living, Eric Paulos and Preemptive Media. Curated by Alison Sant and Jordan Geiger, Southern Exposure Curatorial Committee Members.

Vapor is a survey of new art, architecture and design that takes our declining air quality as the subject matter, medium and metaphor for creative work. Often inspired by forms of activism, the works react to the sources of climate change through the use of technologies - sensors, databases, and communications equipment - that are only recently accessible outside a lab. In this sense, the show's title also refers to the growing means by which this art is being produced, in addition to the ubiquity of greenhouse gases and other air conditions that serve as this art's medium. Vapor proposes new ways of modeling, testing and finding solutions to the problems of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
Contact: t: 415-863-2141, soex@soex.org

Mar. 14  -  May 10, 2008 (event web site)
Grounded
Location: Ellen Curlee Gallery, 1308-A Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103.
Notes: Grounded: Photography and Our Contemporary Environment is an exhibition bringing together international photography and video art focusing on the complex and dynamic interrelationship between humans and the earth while addressing the environmental troubles currently confronting us. The theme of the exhibition was developed in partnership with the St. Louis Earth Day organization, as a result of their expressed interest in adding a collaborative and artistic component directly involving the community. The photographers represented in Grounded are among a growing movement of global artists who are critically addressing environmental issues such as climate change, extinction and conservation. These artists believe that art can play a critical role in providing creative insight into these challenges. Grounded proposes art as a way of creating a better understanding of our relationship with our environment as well as a way to explore the renewed role of contemporary art as a leading force in the global debate about the future of our planet.

With Chase Browder - Isabelle Hayeur - Jenny Kendler - David Maisel - Maslen & Mehra - John Pfahl - Brian Ulrich - Nichole Van Beek - Caroline Voagen Nelson - Voshardt/Humphrey - Scott Wolniak. Curated by Dana Turkovic.
Contact: (314) 241-1299

Mar. 13  -  Apr. 19, 2008 (event web site)
Feedback
Location: Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10011.
Notes: What does it mean to think "green"? Eyebeam's expansive new exhibition, FEEDBACK, surveys artists, designers, architects and engineers on the topic of sustainability, and presents their responses-19 projects varying from public art projects and industrial design to DIY energy solutions and software tools-to inspire discussion and action on this pervasive (and increasingly commodified) subject.

As the culmination of Eyebeam's Beyond Light Bulbs programming series, the show highlights the concerns, interests and work of Eyebeam's Sustainability Research Group, with work by individuals, collectives, students, local community groups and the Eco-Vis Challenge winners. Free, artist-run workshops are integral to the exhibition's design and are scheduled Saturdays throughout the show's duration.

The exhibition's title, FEEDBACK, refers to the self-correcting mechanisms by which systems-in this case, ecological-respond to the influence they exert on their environments. The works on display echo this recursive dynamic, from Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley's DrinkPeeDrinkDrinkPee sewage processing organ, to Natalie Jeremijenko's tadpole-dispensing prescription from the walk-in Environmental Health Clinic for the ecologically unwell. In direct response to the world's loss of crop biodiversity-as much as 70 percent in the 20th century-Leah Gauthier's Sow-In will engage the public, in partnership with local community gardening groups, to sow the seeds of those food plants most in danger of extinction. See website for more!
Contact: Tel. 212.937.6580 Fax: 212.937.6582, info@eyebeam.org

Mar. 13  -  May 1, 2008 (event web site)
Zach Pine: Nature Sculpture Photo Exhibit
Location: Marin Ayurveda, 85 Bolinas Road #8, Fairfax, CA 94930.
Notes: Public event (all ages): Join in and make nature sculpture with Zach Pine at the opening reception for his nature sculpture photo exhibit at Marin Ayurveda in Fairfax, CA. Refreshments will be served. You're welcome to donate something from nature to the collection of art materials from nature that will be provided. Exhibit will be on display till May 1.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Mar. 11 - 31, 2008 (event web site)
Shape Up
Location: Gallery MC, 549 W 52nd Street 8th floor, New York, NY 10019.
Notes: Gallery MC and LMAKprojects are pleased to announce their second collaboration: "Shape Up", a project by Tamara Gayer. For the exhibition, the artist will transform the project space into in urban landscape of bold colors and geometrical shapes, expressing the artist personal experiences amongst these buildings and intersections. By bridging notions of mental and public space, Gayer enables viewers to position themselves within the reconstructed site.

Shape Up - the show - reflects multiple meanings of the phrase. The title is not only a 'wink' to getting in shape, but a reference to the current situation in the city; large scale construction abounds, buildings are being renovated, deconstructed or destroyed, while new ones rise from the ground like mushrooms. This seemingly never-ending reconfiguration is changing the physical shape of the city all the while mutating its character. Gayer works in the vein of a romantic ecologist: she is interested in the ebb and flow of the urban landscape, which etches its form on our behavior, wearing into our comprehension. Her images combine spatial representations of urban landscape with abstract pattering. In Shape Up she will use the windows and floor to reconfigure the office area. Her images, suspended between two and three dimensions, are created from adaptations of large-scale drawings (simultaneously handmade and computer generated) morphed into appliqués of self-adhesive vinyl, wall paintings and other advertising 'mediums'.
Contact: info@gallerymc.org

Mar. 8, 2008 (event web site)
Tea House Productions
Location: Brenda Taylor Gallery, 511 West 25th Street. #401, New York, NY.
Notes: Come and stop by for a Tea Break during the next installment of TEA HOUSE PRODUCTIONS at the Brenda Taylor Gallery. Saturday, March 8, 2008 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Tea House Productions is an interactive tea ceremony set in a Tea House built out of copper pipe and recycled tea bags.

Artist Michele Brody will be inviting gallery viewers to enter into a traditional-based Tea House to sit for awhile and share a cup of tea with her. Each participant will be asked to choose from an array of loose teas donated by Divinitea, Sympathy for the Kettle and Alice's Tea Cup that will be spooned into special paper bags. While waiting for their pot of tea to brew, Ms. Brody will engage each participant in conversation, which will be recorded and saved in preparation for being transcribed onto the tea bag after it has been set out to dry, and eventually be incorporated into a Tea Quilt mural. The project aims to set up at various sites throughout New York and other cities as an opportunity for the community to cross over boundaries between what is private and public.
Contact: 212-463-7166

Mar. 8  -  Jun. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress
Location: Wave Hill, 675 West 242nd Street, Bronx, NY.
Notes: Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress calls attention to the indelible impact of human activity on the environment from the Arctic to the Equator. The featured artists have traveled widely to examine the fragility of varied landscapes. Artists include Edward Burtynsky, Sasha Bezzubov, Gilles Mingasson, Joan Perlman, Wout Berger, Susannah Sayler/The Canary Project, Travis Roozee, Sergio Vega. See website for details including various Public Programs.
Contact: (718) 549-3200

Mar. 5  -  Jun. 8, 2008
Shake before Using
Location: Lower East Room, ARTIUM de Alava, Vitoria Gastiez, Spain.
Notes: With artists Hanra Abbas, Jean Michel Alberola, Catherine Bertola, Chris Drury, Katharina Grosse, Maider Lopez, George Machi, Merzyk & Moriceau, Robert Waters.

Mar. 2 - 15, 2008
2008 Palmer Sculpture Biennial
Location: 31 - 33 North Street Adelaide West End Adelaide South Australia 5000.
Notes: The site at Palmer is a magnificent stage for this third biennial of sculpture. Big skies, large horizons, open areas and dramatic escarpments. It is a place with significant Aboriginal and European history. Those who make the effort (wearing comfortable shoes) to come and experience this exhibition will be richly rewarded.

With Ted Jonsson, Tis Milner-Nichols, Jamie Willis, Craig Andrae, Peter Blizzard, Sonia Dennellan, Sandy Elverd, Bert Flugelman, Sasha Grbish, Ian Hamilton, Matthew Harding, Greg Johns, Gerry King, Sue Kneebone, Pamela Kouwenhoven, Hans Kreiner, Max Lyle, Gavin Malone, Stephen Newton, Chris Ormerod, Sue Rodwell and Trevor Rodwell, Deb Sleeman, Nick Uhlmann. Opening by John Neylon, Author, Art Critic and Curator 12 noon Sunday 2 March 2008. Conditions: Moderate to difficult terrain - appropriate clothing and footwear required. It is wise to bring bottled water. It is not permitted to smoke anywhere on this property.
Contact: T +61 8 8231 4440

Mar. 2  -  Aug. 8, 2008 (event web site)
Water: The Common Experience
Location: The Gallery of Common Experience, Mitte Honors Forum, Lampasas, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Notes: The Gallery of the Common Experience presents the art exhibit Water: The Common Experience. The exhibit will feature artwork from artists from several states and several countries, as well as selected student artwork.
Contact: (512) 245.2266

Mar. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Constructing Art With Nature at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA.
Notes: Environmental artist Zach Pine will lead this outdoor public all-ages art-making event using natural materials from in and around the 7-acre museum grounds in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 3-4 p.m. at Lookout Cove. See the event website for details and directions.
Contact: contact@badm.org

Feb. 29, 2008 (event web site)
Symposium on Sustainability and Contemporary Art: Exit or Activism?
Location: Central European University Auditorium, 1015 Budapest, Nador utca 9, Hungary.
Notes: The programme on Sustainability and Contemporary Art at Central European University is co-organised by Maja and Reuben Fowkes with Alan Watt of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Dessislava Gavrilova of the Centre for Arts and Culture, and co-ordinated by Lilla Foldi of the Centre for Arts and Culture.

This symposium investigates the current state of thinking about sustainability in the light of the continuing mutations of post-Fordist global capitalism and its devastating effects on the environment, society and the individual. The axis of discussion will revolve around the strategic possibilities for resistance offered by tactical withdrawal versus relentless activism through contemporary art. On the one hand, the dilemma gives rise to a conscious decision to slow down, decline to participate, to seek a way out, or 'exit' as envisioned by Paulo Virno, or on the other, there is a passion to overcome political exhaustion and confront head on rampant injustice, environmental degradation and lack of liberty. To book your place please down load the symposium booking form and send to Alan Watt, Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU, Nador utca 9, Budapest 1051, Hungary. Please note that although there is no registration fee, reservation is required.
Contact: tel: (+36 1) 327 3000, booking: watt@ceu.hu

Feb. 28  -  May 18, 2008 (event web site)
GREENWASHING. Environment: Promises, Perils and Perplexities
Location: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo centre for contemporary art, via Modane 16, Turin, Italy.
Notes: Greenwashing presents the work of 25 international artists and artist-groups whose practice suggests that the literalism embedded in old-fashioned concepts such as 'environmentalism' and 'nature' are not equipped to comprehend the ecological territory of our time. Today we negotiate an evermore urgent and pervasive ecological (and thereby cultural, political, social and economic) arena that is darkly shadowed by potentially catastrophic ecosystemic collapse. In the face of a constant bombardment of eco-economic guilt, corporate agendas and political point-scoring, what might emerge is genuine perplexity and false promises, though still possibly capable of unleashing creative change.

The artists presented in Greenwashing adopt process-based and speculative approaches in their work which articulate energy and material transformations, fundamental ecological processes. Likewise, several works in the exhibition consider repositories of energy - whether waste, water, oil in ways that reveal previously obscured patterns, while similarly 'upcycling' meaning.
Contact: helen.weaver@fondsrr.org, +44 (0)7772 159219

Feb. 27 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour
Location: Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA.
Notes: Mountainfilm on Tour is the traveling branch of Mountainfilm in Telluride, the "annual celebration of indomitable spirit" held in Telluride, Colorado every Memorial Day weekend. Mountainfilm focuses on outdoor subjects and, for 30 years, has been "dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining." A presenter from Mountainfilm staff will introduce and discuss both of these programs, which are produced for the Rafael by Kimberly Hughes and Kelli Petersen. Please see website for program details.
Contact: 415-454-1222

Feb. 26  -  Mar. 22, 2008 (event web site)
Dream Quest
Location: Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY.
Notes: Marian Osher's colorful buffalo wall hangings and dream catchers suspended over paintings explore environmental and spiritual connections. Gallery Hours Tues. through Sat 12 - 6 pm, Thurs. 12 - 8 pm.
Contact: 212-947-6100, art@ceresgallery.org

Feb. 26, 2008 (event web site)
Greenhouse Britain
Location: Old Market Hall Film and Digital Media Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK.
Notes: Please join us at 7:30pm for this special presentation by the eminent American ecological artists, Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison. The event has been organised to complement the exhibition Greenhouse Britain, showing at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (Rowleys House) until Saturday 1st March. This is a new touring exhibition by the Harrisons and their British associates, which dramatically addresses the rising sea levels caused by climate change. The installation includes a multimedia video projection onto a giant topographic model of mainland Britain, showing the waters gradually redrawing the coastline. The Harrisons have exhibited worldwide since the 1960s and are widely acknowledged as pioneers of socially-engaged contemporary art practice.

The event will also introduce artists David Haley, Sheilagh Jevons and The Cloud Gallery Collective. The exhibition Greenhouse Shropshire '... like there's no tomorrow', at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, is co-curated by David Haley, Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and Project Manager for the Harrison Studio in the UK, and Shropshire-based Sheilagh Jevons, who has established a reputation both in the UK and abroad for her work as an artist and activist. Their exhibition focuses on 'local', personal and sometimes unexpected responses to climate change and includes both their own work and items selected from the museum collections. Booking is strongly advised as places are limited!
Contact: Box Office: 01743 281281

Feb. 24  -  Mar. 16, 2008
Homage to Nature: Planet Earth
Location: The Cedars, Heysen Road, Hahndorf 5245 Australia.
Notes: Installations and sculpture by 18 Adelaide & Hills artists. To be held in the grounds of The Cedars (Shady Pool area), home of landscape artist Sir Hans Heysen. The exhibition is being held in an open paddock, please wear appropriate footwear. Dates: 24 Feb at 6.30pm, 26-29 Feb, 1-2, 4-9, 11-16 Mar at 10am, DOOR $4.00 - entry fee includes admittance to the historic Cedars grounds. Smoke Free.
Contact: Tel: 61 8 8388 7277

Feb. 24  -  Mar. 15, 2008 (event web site)
Patrick Dougherty: Catawampus
Location: Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007.
Notes: This art installation titled "Catawampus"? is a whimsical journey through a natural woven willow structure that evokes the primitive and modern. Patrick Dougherty was inspired to learn about primitive building techniques as his career as an artist evolved. His work quickly went from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale installations and environments made of natural materials. During the last two decades, he has built over 150 works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. 03-15This installation is part of the Art-in-the-Garden program, inspires appreciation of our natural world through the expression of artists in open green spaces.
Contact: 626-821-3222

Feb. 22  -  Mar. 22, 2008 (event web site)
Treasures of the Sierra Madre-Birds of West Mexico
Location: Electric Works, 130 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Electric Works presents artworks by David Tomb in a re-creation of the sights and sounds of the Sierra Madre region. Large-scale drawings of birds will be installed with native vegetation from Flora Grubb Gardens. Taxidermied birds and recorded birdcalls from western Mexico will add to this artistic and educational experience.
Contact: 415.626.5496

Feb. 22 - 23, 2008 (event web site)
Garden Symposium 2008: Making Your Garden a Work of Art
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kauffman Foundation, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, Kansas City, MO.
Notes: Join garden enthusiasts from around the region for an inspirational symposium that will encourage you to make your own artistic statement in the garden. Featured Speakers: Rosemary Alexander, Jennifer Bartley, Dan Benarcik and Richard Reames. Don't miss out; get your tickets as soon as possible. Call Powell Gardens at 816-697-2600 ext. 225 to make your reservations. For complete details, please visit website.
Contact: 816-697-2600 ext. 225

Feb. 20  -  Mar. 16, 2008 (event web site)
Inhabited
Location: Higher Ground, 5-19 Light Square, Adelaide, Australia.
Notes: Friends of the Earth Adelaide, Australia, invites you to the opening of Inhabited: an exhibition by Jessie Boylan and Bilbo Taylor. Inhabited is a collection of photographic and audio portraits of the people impacted by Australia's nuclear industry, featuring Arabunna elder Kevin Buzzacott, Yankunytjatjara man Yami Lester, Kokatha elder Eileen Wingfield, Maralinga veteran Avon Hudson, activist Mitch and many more. Inhabited will be open 10.00am-9.00pm, 21 February - 16 March.
Contact: joel.catchlove@foe.org.au

Feb. 18  -  May 18, 2008 (event web site)
Josh Green: Some Parts Might Be Greater Than the Whole
Location: Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, AZ.
Notes: San Francisco-based artist Josh Greene will be the second artist in residence for the Social Studies initiative of the ASU Art Museum, an exhibition series in which the Museum turns over a complete gallery to an artist to explore their social interactive approach. Greene's Some Parts Might Be Greater than the Whole is an exploration of how and where inspiration is found.

Through community engagement, the artist will use the "safe zone" of the Museum gallery to allow relationships to move forward and develop. Unlike traditional public space in the United States where contact and relationship building with strangers is often contrary to social norm, or even a traditional Museum exhibition in which interactions mostly occur between viewer and object, the space provided will be continually adjusted by Greene to encourage social interactions. Through this community engagement, one of the most important ASU commitments, the results of these interactions will take the work and the artist beyond the Museum's traditional exhibition structure.
Contact: 480-965-2787

Feb. 17  -  May 10, 2008 (event web site)
Life Frames, Inc. at MOMA/P.S.1, NYC
Location: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.
Notes: Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library cordially invite you to attend a special international art opening, Sunday, February 17 (12 - 6 PM) to May 10, 2008 at the Museum Of Modern Art / PS1, in which an early "Life Frame" work is being featured: An art installation by Bonnie Ora Sherk, on Crossroads Community (the farm), an ecological transformation of 7 acres of formerly derelict land adjacent to, and incorporating, a major freeway interchange, into an Urban Farm, Art, and Environmental Education Center. This resulted in a new City Farm Park in San Francisco, CA, one of the first alternative art spaces in the country.

The installation on The Farm is included in the international traveling exhibit, WACK! Art And The Feminist Revolution, curated by the chief curator of drawings at MOMA, Cornelia Butler. We encourage you to view this exhibition and the installation on The Farm, as it shows vividly how the "Life Frame" can transform and add incredible vitality, beauty, and life to a community. All are invited!
Contact: bonnieora@alivinglibrary.org, 415.206.9710

Feb. 17  -  Aug. 17, 2008 (event web site)
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes
Location: Walker Art Gallery, Target Gallery, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Notes: Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, the first major museum exhibition to examine both the art and architecture of the contemporary American suburb and its catalytic role in the creation of new art, premieres at the Walker Art Center. Worlds Away features more than 75 works-paintings, photographs, prints, architectural models, sculptures, and videos-addressing commonly held assumptions about the origins, demographic composition, persistence, and sustainability of the suburban landscape.

Some 30 artists and architects draw inspiration from, provoke discussion about, or cast either an appreciative or critical eye on today's suburbs. The exhibition co-curators are Andrew Blauvelt, Walker design director and curator, and Tracy Myers, curator of architecture at Carnegie's Heinz Architectural Center. Featuring artwork by Gregory Crewdson, Dan Graham, Catherine Opie, Matthew Moore and Edward Ruscha, among others, and architectural projects by firms such as Fashion.Architecture.Taste, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, MVRDV, and Estudio Teddy Cruz.
Contact: info@walkerart.org, 612.375.7600

Feb. 16  -  Apr. 11, 2008 (event web site)
Lines, Patterns and Textures
Location: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703.
Notes: Mark Fischer's sonic mandalas from the sounds of birds, whales and dolphins will be among the works exhibited at the Lines, Patterns and Textures show at Expressions Gallery, from February 16th through April 11th, 2008. Join us for the opening night reception from 6pm until 8:30pm.
Contact: 510.644.4930, expressionsgallery@msn.com

Feb. 15  -  Mar. 23, 2008 (event web site)
RePose
Location: Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: RePose is a site-specific collaborative installation created by Bolinas artists Jacqueline Mallegni, Waldemar Mitrowski and Martin Butt. The installation is inspired by the theme "geography of hope", a phrase used by Wallace Stegner in his wilderness letter written in 1960 to the Wildland Research Center. A sentence from that letter "...Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed..." resonated with Jacqueline Mallegni in a metaphysical way relative to her interrelationship with nature. As an intuitive artist, Mallegni's work involves using natural materials and handmade paper to create sculpture.

Martin Butt is an ecological landscaper specializing in garden ponds and sculptural water features. Waldemar Mitrowski is well-known for his figurative painting and book sculpture, and has recently become impassioned with digital imagery. Mitrowski's digital photography of nature's textures will be integrated with Butt's water feature and Mallegni's organic sculpture offering visitors an opportunity to interface with an environment reminiscent of the preciousness of wilderness, of the land on which we so deeply depend. Together, by creating a visual and tactile interpretation of a 'geography of hope' our intention is to stimulate responsible action toward the preservation of our planet.
Contact: info@mallegni.com

Feb. 14 - 15, 2008 (event web site)
InTransition: Sustainable Architecture and Design for Cornwall
Notes: University College Falmouth's RANE research cluster and The Design Centre, Tremough in association with Transition Falmouth and Transition Truro, invite you to engage in dialogue and collaboration on the subject of sustainable architecture and design for Cornwall. Our Woodlane Campus and Tremough Campus will each host a day of free events, open to all. Space is limited at some venues. To be sure of your place please email:georg.dietzler@falmouth.ac.uk leaving your name, and the number of places you wish to reserve. NB: Speakers and timetable may be subject to alteration.

Architecture: Thursday 14 February, 11am – 7pm, Lecture Theatre, Woodlane Campus, University College Falmouth, Falmouth TR11 4RH.
Design: Friday, 15 February, 9.30am – 4pm, The Design Centre, Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth, Penryn TR10 9EZ. Please see website for further details.
Contact: georg.dietzler@falmouth.ac.uk, Tel: 01326 214 391

Feb. 13  -  Mar. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Chomskian Abstract by Cornelia Parker at the Whitechapel Art Gallery
Location: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX.
Notes: Cornelia Parker screens her filmed interview with Noam Chomsky, where he talks with clarity about our future, consumerism and our relationship to the environment. Open Wed - Fri, 11 - 6. The Whitechapel is expanding and during this time the entrance to the Whitechapel Laboratory is via Angel Alley, which is the first passage on the left when facing the building.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)20 7522 7888

Feb. 8 - 9, 2008 (event web site)
Environmental Art and New Media Technologies: Imagining Sustainable Futures
Location: Little Hall, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.
Notes: Hosted by Colgate University Department of Art & Art History, Film & Media Studies, and Environmental Studies Programs at Colgate University, Environmental Art and New Media Technologies: Imagining Sustainable Futures explores environmental issues including global warming and sustainability across natural, built, and digital environments. Creative Solutions for Sustainable Futures emphasizes interdisciplinary, digital, networked art and research that draws upon environmental science, computer science, design, hacking, gameplay, engineering and eco-criticism. Talks, panels, performances and presentations by Natalie Jeremijenko, Brooke Singer, Joline Blais, Tom Sherman, Jane Marsching, Don Miller (aka no carrier), Colin Ives, Alex Galloway, Amy Franceschini and Andrea Polli.
Contact: cpeppermint@colgate.edu

Feb. 8  -  Mar. 10, 2008 (event web site)
Ecofuturist Exhibition
Location: Monaco, Gardens of the Casino.
Notes: SUBJECT: Ecofuturist Exhibition dedicated to the environment.
DATES: From February 8 to March 10, 2008, during the United Nations Plan for the Environment (PNUE) event.
ORGANIZATION: Under the high Patronage of SAS the Prince Albert II, association "Arty-Ecology", in collaboration with Sotheby's and the support of the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco, organizes this event in order to help the creators whose work and works, help us to become aware of our environmental responsibility. OPENING EVENT will take place on February 19, in the presence of SAS the Prince Albert II of Monaco, in the "Beautiful Time" Room of the Hermitage Hotel. An auction sale directed by Sotheby's will also take place.
Contact: info@arty-ecology.com, +33 06 80 86 88 62

Feb. 7  -  Mar. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Matthew Moore: Cultivating the Oasis
Location: Lisa Sette Gallery, 4142 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
Notes: Matthew Moore has created his own fast-growing neighborhoods, down to the winding storybook streets, houses of eerily similar sizes and shapes, and immaculate patches of yard. His building materials are wheat and sorghum, and the "developments" take place on the land that Moore's family has farmed for four generations - much of which he still cultivates for crops, even as it is gradually parceled out to other commercial interests.

In the aerial photographs Moore makes to document these works, one can observe suburban growth advancing on the periphery - new freeways, razed desert ground, and red trenches encroaching by acres and sometimes square miles on the edges of agricultural parcels. At the disorienting center of these landscapes, Moore's crop neighborhoods are strangely beautiful, mimicking the prefab communities that spring up around them, but in bucolic hues of ocher and green. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday evening 7 - 9pm, Saturday 12 - 5pm, closed Sunday and Monday.
Contact: 480-990-7342

Feb. 6 - 28, 2008 (event web site)
Niche: Nature Morte in the Simulated Garden
Location: The Commons, Spooner Hall, 1340 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
Notes: "Niche: Nature morte in the simulated garden" is where biology meets the consumer ecosystem. Currently on view in The Commons at Spooner Hall, Univerisity of Kansas, Niche was created by artists Marguerite Perret and Bruce Scherting in collaboration with Betsy Knabe Roe. Much of the imagery in this site-specific installation is drawn from the research collections of the KU Biodiversity Center. Other works explore the role of plastics in the environment. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM. Free.
Contact: 1.785.864.2343, thecommons@ku.edu

Feb. 3, 2008 (event web site)
Talk/Family workshop: Faces of Gaia
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Ana Flores is a Cuban-born sculptor whose work focuses on the ecological and cultural narratives of place. She is artist in residence for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, based in Rhode Island. The talk will trace her work as an environmental artist and the mask-creating workshop will explore the 'landscapes' we carry inside ourselves. 11am-12noon talk; 1.30-3.30pm workshop. Free admission to the talk. Workshop: £10 (£8 conc), includes materials. Booking essential, limited to 12 places.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Feb. 3, 2008 (event web site)
Malibu Public Beaches Safari
Notes: In conjunction with KCET's recently released Web Stories, "Sustaining LA", the Los Angeles Urban Rangers announce: "MALIBU PUBLIC BEACHES" SAFARI Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-4:30pm. Tired of Zuma and Surfrider? Want to find and use the other beaches in Malibu? The twenty miles that are lined with private development? The "Malibu Public Beaches" safaris show you how to find, park, walk, picnic, and sunbathe on a Malibu beach legally and safely. The safari visits two different beaches. Skills-enhancing activities include a public-private boundary hike, sign watching, a no-kill hunt for accessways, and a public easement potluck.

The Rangers are happy to offer this safari in conjunction with KCET's "Sustaining LA", on public-art groups who explore the L.A. environment. To view the KCET program about the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, Fallen Fruit, Farmlab and Edible Estates, please visit: http://kcet.org/explore-ca/web-stories/sustaining/. Safaris are free. Spaces are limited. To sign up, send an e-mail with name and # of people. For further information on the safaris and the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, please visit our website. Hope to see you at the beach!
Contact: info@laurbanrangers.org

Feb. 2 - 24, 2008 (event web site)
West Marin Color and Light by Judy Molyneux
Location: Claudia Chapline Gallery, 3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94960.
Notes: Judy Molyneux, Bolinas, California artist, shows recent impasto oil paintings at the Claudia Chapline Gallery in Stinson Beach, CA, February 2-24. Molyneux's plein air paintings are heavily textured and intensely colored. Her work is a superb example of direct painting with palette knife. West Marin Color and Light, captures the brilliance and ever changing atmosphere of this magical place at the edge of the continent. Molyneux's new works push landscape painting to the edge of image with their richly painted surfaces.

Molyneux is a versatile artist who has documented the life of Coastal Marin County and its landscapes for many years. She has shown her recent landscapes at Alan Stone Gallery in New York City and in Bay area exhibitions with the plein air painting group, The Outsiders, and at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. Open Noon to 5 on Saturday and Sunday. During the week it is open by appointment.
Contact: 415.868.2308, info@cchapline.com

Jan. 31, 2008 (event web site)
Manifesto of Possibilities - Join the London Launch
Location: Welcome Collection, Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.
Notes: 6pm - 8.30pm
An evening event to 'test-drive' the Manifesto of Possibilities - a manifesto relating to commissioning public art in the urban environment. Over the past year, Birkbeck, University of London and LCACE have been running a series of seminars and action workshops to develop this discussion document in response to the uncertainties of commissioning art in areas of urban change. This evening event is a chance for you to engage in active dialogue with commissioners, artists, architects and developers using the Manifesto as a starting point.

Who Should attend? Individuals working with art and urban change: Artists, urban planners, arts officers, curators, architects, academics and educators, developers, politicians, voluntary sector managers, residents, activists and those working in the public realm. Purpose of the events: Using the Manifesto as a guide and case studies from the field, participants will uncover the conflicting aspects of the commissioning process, identify key factors for engaging artists on the design team, share effective means of evaluation, explore alternative ways of working with the community, examine the role of the curator in developing public art projects, challenge the trend of compromised art in the public realm. Costs, £35 including drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the Manifesto, £25 Artists & self-employed £15 Students and unemployed. Space is limited.
Contact: Isabel Lamacraft, University of London, 020 7079 0736

Jan. 29  -  Mar. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Inlandia
Location: Wignall Museum at Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737.
Notes: "Indefiniteness in form, size and number is the character of the plant, although a law lies at the basis of all this." Lorenz Oken, 1824. The Wignall Museum at Chaffey College presents the exhibition Inlandia, a group show that explores the unique cultural landscape of the LA-area hinterland, the Inland Empire.

The Institute For Figuring is proud to be part of this exhibition where our Crochet Cactus Garden will be on display. Works in the Inlandia show have been selected because of their relevance to the social, political and environmental conditions of the Inland Empire, Southern California's fastest growing region. The Crochet Cactus Garden is itself a group work, curated by IFF Directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim, incorporating pieces by 10 collaborators from around the world. The Garden was inspired by the desert landscapes of California. Inlandia is curated for the Wignall Museum by Rebecca Trawick. The impetus for this project was to evoke in wool the delicate wonder of living cactii. The forms on show here were inspired by real desert ecologies, and by the techniques of hyperbolic crochet developed by mathematician Dr Daina Taimina at Cornell University.

Inlandia features work by Edith Abeyta (CA), Adam Belt (CA), Sasha Bezzubov (NY), Margarita Cabrera (TX), Misty Cervantes(CA), Samantha Fields (CA), The Institute for Figuring (CA), Roman Jaster (CA), Sant Khalsa (CA), Kimberly Kolba (OR), Amy Maloof (CA), Michelle Mayer (CA), Thomas McGovern (CA), Jessica Newman-Skrentny (CA), David Rathman (MN), Alex Slade(CA), Jessica Swanson (CA), and Roger Tilton (CA).
Contact: wignall.staff@chaffey.edu

Jan. 26  -  Apr. 20, 2008 (event web site)
ECOCENTRIC: Video Lounge
Location: Sonoma County Museum Contemporary Project Space, 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: ECOCENTRIC is an international representation of video shorts, ranging from poetic to humorous to narrative, addressing environmental issues such as climate change, over consumption and survival as well as many other eco-related topics. Video is an affordable tool for artists to document and feature performance related activities that typically engage a limited audience. This exhibition explores how artists are employing technology to communicate, on a broader scale, ecological concepts that inspire and provoke new ways of seeing. Cost: $5 general; $2 students & seniors; free for Members & children under 12.
Contact: 707-579-1500

Jan. 26  -  Apr. 20, 2008 (event web site)
FOLLOWING NATURE: Ruth Asawa in Sonoma County
Location: Sonoma County Museum Main Gallery, 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: The Sonoma County Museum is honored to present Following Nature: Ruth Asawa in Sonoma County. This family legacy exhibition includes twenty-four modern artworks created by internationally known Bay Area artist, Ruth Asawa. Her organic forms in sculpture, drawing, and painting were influenced by years spent observing nature in Sonoma County.

Ruth Asawa was schooled at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the late 1940s where her teachers included Bauhaus trained painter Josef Albers, dancer Merce Cunningham, and architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller. At Black Mountain, Asawa met guest lecturer Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus trained master potter who later invited Asawa to visit her home and studio in Sonoma County. Along the Russian River, near Armstrong Woods, they were eventually both immersed in a rich natural environment that influenced their art. The inspiration of nature-forms, combined with crocheting techniques learned on trips to Mexico, led Asawa to create over several years, even decades, looped wire sculptures that have become her trademark. Included in the exhibition are hanging, standing and wall sculpture, paintings and drawings.
Contact: 707-579-1500

Jan. 26  -  Mar. 30, 2008 (event web site)
Wood Works: 13 Years of the Wood Studio, Helsinki
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR UK.
Notes: Last year, CCANW launched Wood Culture - a year-long festival celebrating the beauty, usefulness and sustainability of wood and exploring its many uses in contemporary architecture and design. Wood Works features models, photographs and plans of 19 wooden buildings, ranging from a sauna to a cafe. All have been produced over the past 13 years by students of Wood Studio from the Department of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology. In Finland, wood is an abundant natural and sustainable building resource. In the 1990s, however, it was realized that important wood-working skills had been lost and an entirely new generation of designers of timber buildings needed to be trained.

The Wood Studio at HUT was launched in 1994 with the support of the Finnish Timber Council (and the City of Helsinki), the idea being to learn about wood by practical experimentation and by focusing on future needs. In 2001, the English language Wood Program for international students was added. The course is underpinned by a spirit of enquiry and collaboration. It starts by studying trees in the forest and exploring the principles of timber architecture, using both traditional skills and the latest technology. It ends with a competition from which one wooden building, to be constructed together, is made.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jan. 26 - 27, 2008 (event web site)
15th Environmental Art Festival in Iran
Location: Hormuz Island, southern Iran.
Notes: Iran is slated to hold the 15th Environmental Art Festival in a bid to protest war in the Persian Gulf and regional militarization. Many celebrated artists from around the world including the American poetess and environmental artist, Barbara Roux will create their artworks on the beautiful red soil of Hormuz Island.

The prominent Iranian artist and 'environmental artist of the year' Ahmad Nadalian is in charge of the festival, which will kick off on Jan. 26th, 2008. Nadalian believes modern art can help remind the international community of the devastating effects of war in the Persian Gulf region in the past three decades. Hormuz Island has been chosen as the festival's venue in honor of the passengers on board Iran Air's Flight 655 who lost their lives when their plane was shot down by a US missile cruiser south of the Island.

Jan. 25 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
Art at the Dump
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: On January 25th and 26th there will be an art reception for SF Recycling and Disposal's current artists-in-residence. Philip Bonner's show entitled "The Circle of Acknowledgement" is composed of two short, experimental video projects. Sculptor and conceptual artist Scott Oliver created pieces for his show aptly named, "Want Not"?.
Contact: dmunk@norcalwaste.com, (415) 330-1414

Jan. 21  -  Feb. 16, 2008 (event web site)
Nature Version 2.0: Ecological Modernities and Digital Environmentalism
Location: Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, 101 Little Hall, Hamilton, NY.
Notes: Nature Version 2.0 is a survey of artists who reinvent environmentalism for a digital age in a number of ways: by examining how digital technologies can make ecological problems more salient, by reusing and recycling obsolete technologies for new uses, and by exploring how digital spaces and the public domain may require environmental protection much like nature. Re-imagining the relationship between nature and technology, Nature Version 2.0 suggests an ethics of the network and an environmentalism of natural, built, and digital spaces. Works will be exhibited by Natalie Jeremijenko, Brooke Singer, Joline Blais, Tom Sherman, Jane Marsching, Don Miller (aka no carrier), Colin Ives, Alex Galloway, Amy Franceschini, Michael Alstad and Andrea Polli.

This exhibition is in conjunction with Environmental Art and New Media Technologies: Imagining Sustainable Futures, a two-day symposium on interdisciplinary, digital and networked art and research that draws upon environmental science, computer science, design, hacking, gameplay, engineering and ecocriticism. Following the Nature Version 2.0 artists' reception on February 8, keynote speaker Natalie Jeremijenko will launch the two-day symposium Environmental Art and New Media Technologies in Golden Auditorium, Little Hall, at 7pm. "90 Degrees South," a multimedia performance by Andrea Polli will follow at 9pm in the Clifford Gallery. The symposium will resume in Golden Auditorium on February 9 for a day of talks and presentations by critics and exhibiting artists, 9am-5pm. Nature Version 2.0 was curated by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir (aka EcoArtTech.net). Please visit the website for more information.
Contact: Fax: 315-228-7787

Jan. 19  -  Mar. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Daniel McCormick: Sculpting the Land
Location: Bolinas Museum, 48 Wharf Road, Box 450, Bolinas, CA 94924.
Notes: In the main gallery. Curated by Lucy Van Sands Seeburg.

Jan. 18  -  Feb. 18, 2008 (event web site)
BIRDFOOT: Where America's River Dissolves into the Sea
Location: CLUI - Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
Notes: The end of the Mississippi River Delta - the Birdfoot - is a national landscape of disintegration, a fractal labyrinth of dendritic channels, a blend of water and earth, bisected and rerouted by linear, engineered forms of pipeline canals and levees. The people who live and work here, beyond the reach of roads, do so tenuously, in a delicate, disappearing place that is battered by hurricanes, and eroding into the sea. This is a Photoscape Presentation (duration: 30 minutes). The CLUI Los Angeles Exhibit Hall is open noon to five PM, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is free.
Contact: 310 839-5722

Jan. 15  -  Feb. 23, 2008
Heart of the Matter
Location: Addison Street Windows Gallery, between Milvia and Shattuck, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: The City of Berkeley is proud to present Heart of the Matter, an exhibition of work created by students in Laney College's EcoArt Matters class, with instructor Andree Singer Thompson. At a time when our environment is in crisis, it is imperative that we all become better informed about the conditions that threaten life on this planet and survival of the many species with whom we co-exist.

This provocative, innovative and educational show helps us do just that. The pieces in it were created in response to urgent environmental and community issues. Among the many interesting works exhibited: a mural incorporating ceramic figures which address the problem of air pollution in Oakland's poorer communities; several pieces addressing disappearing wildlife and habitat; a performance video about the importance of recycling; a solar-powered bird habitat; an innovative ceramic toilet seat with a urine funnel designed to provide nitrogen for the garden; and an exercise bicycle that powers lights, a fountain and a fan. All the works are accompanied by research data and information about how we can take individual responsibility for making our world a better place to live for us all.
Contact: 510.841.0588, andreest@yahoo.com

Jan. 12  -  Feb. 1, 2008 (event web site)
ReVisions
Location: Eco-LogicalART, 4829 West Pico Blvd, (just east of La Brea) LA, CA, 90019.
Notes: Peter Schulberg, founder of the non-profit Eco-LogicalART Gallery brings us "ReVisions", his recycled billboard art event slated for Los Angeles and San Francisco. Schulberg's "drive-by" art exhibit will be seen over 40 million times in the New Year. The gallery and "street" premiere of ReVisions will be on January 12, 2008 at 6pm. The project, made possible with a grant from the Vinyl Institute, features 15 original art on recycled billboards that will go on exhibit across the city of Los Angeles.
Contact: Peter Schulberg or Beth George, eco-la@sbcglobal.net, (310) 525-0676

Jan. 11  -  Feb. 20, 2008
Patterns and Portraits
Location: K Gallery, 2515 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA 94501.
Notes: K Gallery presents "Patterns and Portraits" featuring artists Joy Broom, Carrie Lederer and Jerry Leisure.
Contact: 510-865-5062

Jan. 10  -  Mar. 7, 2008 (event web site)
Over the Elwha: A Photographic Essay by Robert Lundahl
Location: The Seed Gallery of Photographic Art, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of San Francisco, 1014 Torney Ave. at Lincoln Blvd..
Notes: Robert Lundahl's aerial images of the Elwha River watershed provide a glimpse of an altered ecosystem in advance of dam removal and ecosystem restoration.
Contact: Bruce DeMartini, 415-561-7823, bruce@thoreau.org

Jan. 10  -  Feb. 9, 2008 (event web site)
Dress Code
Location: LMAKprojects (Chelsea), 526 West 26th Street, # 310, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Dress Code is an exhibition curated by Liselot van der Heijden, presenting the works of Robert Boyd, Elke Lehmann, Jillian McDonald and Momoyo Torimitsu. Dress Code emphasizes the social and emotional impact of clothing. Since the relationship between the body and the public sphere is mediated by clothes, the art projects in this exhibition understand clothing as a vehicle for generating meaning, situating the body as part of a larger social construction.

The projects in Dress Code use clothing to examine the construction of identity within specific cultural frameworks like consumer and corporate culture, fashion, gender stereotypes, and a location where fears and anxieties are both a personal and a collective experience. The artists use humor and irony to communicate these complex social issues to audiences often unaware that they are part of an artistic project. The projects use various strategies such as performance, public intervention, displacement, ready-made objects, as well as subversion and appropriation of mainstream media, commercial exchange, commodity objects and advertising.
Contact: 212 255 9707, info@lmakprojects.com

Jan. 10 - 11, 2008 (event web site)
Denise King - Aesthetics of Bacteria
Location: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Notes: Denise King visits us from San Francisco's exploratorium to discuss the aesthetic cultivation of bacteria. She will be presenting an introduction to identifying bacteria in the field, focusing on environments that are accessible from the Los Angeles area. Along the way she will discuss Winogradsky columns - simple containers that are filled with mud, pond water and plant material that allow the culturing of microbial communities in the laboratory, or in your own living room.

Sample columns filled with lovely multihued stuff with be available for show and tell purposes, and willing participants will be able to make their own bacterial terrarium on site. We suggest wearing casual clothes or disposable hazmat suit if you plan on participating, as it may get slightly messy. For those who plan on just observing, standard formal wear should be fine. Starts at 8 p.m. Event is free.
Contact: 213-483-8761

Jan. 9 - 26, 2008 (event web site)
BIOPHILIA
Location: Root Division, 3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness), San Francisco, CA 94110.
Notes: Join us for a multi-media exploration of the wonders & intricacies of the natural world. BIOPHILIA will be on view at the Root Division gallery from January 9th through 26th 2008. This exhibition is rooted in the "biophilia" hypothesis of inherent human hunger for nature and our attraction toward all that is living, growing, and vital.

It is also an effort to explore the zeitgeist of the "green" mania in a way that is based more on a sense of wonder & biological instincts rather than criticism, trendiness, or "saving the earth." BIOPHILIA features interior landscapes, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing and other media by artists examining our reactions to and interactions with the world around us. Their work reveals a fascination with the beauty and strangeness of living organisms and considers the interdependence of species, the delights of biodiversity and the tension and joy of the relationship between humans and their environment.
Contact: 415.863.7668, events@rootdivision.org

Jan. 9  -  Mar. 16, 2008 (event web site)
Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
Location: Ivey Galleries, Museum London, 421 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario Canada N6A 5H4.
Notes: Sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life through an approach that balances environmental, social and aesthetic concerns. Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art examines some of the ways in which contemporary artists are exploring a socially and environmentally conscientious-in other words, sustainable-way of living and working. Ranging from the practical to the rhetorical, the projects in Beyond Green seek to transform the ways we make, use, and dispose of the stuff of everyday life through attention to objects such as tools, books, clothes and cars; to structures such as offices, housing and temporary shelters; and to processes and networks such as recycling systems.

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art is a traveling exhibition co-organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by iCI. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Smith.
Contact: 519.661.0333

Jan. 8  -  Feb. 2, 2008 (event web site)
Barbara Roux: Under Cover of Trees
Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce, Under Cover of Trees, a solo exhibition of new work by combined-media artist Barbara Roux. Under Cover of Trees is an installation based on Roux's work as an ecology-based artist and conservationist. The exhibition contains photographic images of temporary site-specific projects she creates in the woods, combined with sculptural elements made up of forest materials and narrative texts by the artist.
Contact: 212-255-6651, kgriefen@airgallery.org

Jan. 4  -  Feb. 1, 2008 (event web site)
Mapping California Communities: An Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis Workshop
Location: Various locations.
Notes: This unique, hands-on, one day workshop teaches the fundamentals of how to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) in a way that is particularly relevant to social service providers, planners and researchers. Participants learn to make thematic maps of their community, geocode addresses and perform spatial queries and analysis. Participants also learn to extract and map Census variables such as race, poverty, language, education, health and many other demographic variables. Exercises are designed for beginners. Intermediate Excel skills required. Each students is assigned a computer on which to work for the day. Upcoming Schedule (Please note: Workshops are one day only from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Participants choose only one day on which to attend.) Each workshop is customized for the city in which it is taught.

San Diego: January 4, 2008
Sacramento: January 10 & 11, 2008
Los Angeles: January 16 & 17, 2008
San Jose: January 23, 2008
Fresno: January 25, 2008
San Francisco: January 31, February 1, 2008
Fee: $399 Checks, Credit Cards and Purchase Orders Accepted
Contact: 877.241.6576

Jan. 2 - 30, 2008 (event web site)
Roger Rigorth: Personal Geography
Location: LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031.
Notes: Reception January 13, reading by Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes on Personal Geography. Conversation with the artist at 2pm. Gallery hours Thursday - Sunday 12 - 4pm, Wednesday by appointment only.
Contact: 323.276.9320

Dec. 30  -  Jan. 6, 2007 (event web site)
Rousseau's Garden
Location: "Arbres et Lumieres" Festival, Rousseau's Island, Geneva, Switzerland.
Notes: Dimitri Xenakis and Maro Avrabou are pleased to present their environmental light-installation "Rousseau's Garden". This environmental installation makes reference to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's passion for botany and nature. Xenakis and Avrabou deliberately combine artificial materials and flowers with the existing vegetation.

Fourteen luminous volumes are wrapped in transparent and coloured fabrics, filled with synthetic plants in plastic flowerpots. The particular light-design gives an impression of industrial greenhouses as well as an aspect of a laboratory. This artwork explores the relative limits between industry, science and nature.

Dec. 27, 2007 (event web site)
Belly of the Whale on Dutch National Radio
Location: Online.
Notes: Interspecies.com and greenmuseum.org have produced an international project involving eighteen composers from ten different countries. Each participant created a piece of music of less than six minutes in length, that evokes the underwater environment. Our Belly composers have all used the same source CD, comprised of 300 samples of whales, dolphins, walrus, seal, fish, lobster, shrimp, ice cracking, waves, etc. Contributors include some of the most distinguished names in digital composition.

Michael Fahres, music editor for the radio program 4FM for Dutch National Radio (NPS), has created a radio program highlighting the music on Belly of the Whale. If you want to hear the program by internet within a week, please go to "Nu luisteren", "Luister naar laatste Supplement". If you want to hear the program by internet in real time, please go to "Nu luisteren", "Luister online naar Radio 6" between 3 and 4pm on December 27.

Dec. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Gaia's Ring: Winter Solstice Gathering
Location: Green Oasis Community Garden, East 8th Street between Avenues C and D, Lower East Side, New York, NY.
Notes: On the first day of the season when nature takes its rest, lights will surround the ring of volunteer plants, now entering dormancy, which has sprouted of its own accord from bare ground, grown and set seed since the soil was turned at the initial gathering on the Spring Equinox. Candle flames, like the other lights of the solstice season, will glow as a reminder that for a few months nature's energy will remain in suspension waiting for spring to return. This will be the fourth seasonal gathering at Gaia's Ring since it began in March. So begins another season of a year-long environmental installation by Noah Baen. 2 - 4 p.m.
Contact: noahbaen@yahoo.com, 718-522-2558

Dec. 14  -  Mar. 28, 2007 (event web site)
Conrad Bakker: Objects & Economies [Untitled Projects 1997-2007]
Location: Des Moines Art Center Downtown, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2099.
Notes: This ten-year survey exhibition features Conrad Bakker's ongoing series of Untitled Projects-thematically organized bodies of work that explore objects and their economies through a variety of social, institutional, and consumer contexts utilizing humor, situational awareness, formal play, and interventionist strategies. Interested in operating outside of traditional art-world spaces, Bakker often distributes his roughly carved and awkwardly painted facsimiles of everyday objects and known consumer products through alternative markets-in auctions on eBay, for barter on craigslist, dropped onto store shelves, and grouped into his own functional mail-order catalog. Whether snatched, exchanged, or purchased (often times at the real object's going rate), the unwieldy trafficking of these faux objects through a real economy is a key component of these projects.
Contact: 515.277.4405

Dec. 7  -  Jan. 18, 2007 (event web site)
Dystopia for Daydreamers
Location: Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), 41 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503-4227.
Notes: In an attempt to utilize metaphor, memory, iconography and narratives, Lora Fosberg's work transforms objects and events of everyday life into symbols of the universal. Using india ink on antique paper, Fosberg helps direct the narrative by employing text such as, "whatever," "never mind," "you can keep kneeling, but I'm standing up." The text has a way of disarming the viewer, which allows them to regress back to a particular memory. Fosberg is a working and exhibiting artist from Chicago, and is represented by Linda Warren Gallery.
Contact: 616-454-7000

Dec. 6, 2007 (event web site)
Ecoart, Ecoservices: Creative Collaborations in and for the Environment
Location: 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., Suite 300 Washington, D.C..
Notes: On Thursday December 6, 2007 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. there will be a Green Infrastructure Forum featuring internationally recognized environmental artists Lynne Hull and Dr. T. Allan Comp on ways to help government and private sector leaders engage the art community to more evocatively communicate to the public both the importance of protecting parks and open space and the impact of the land use decisions on these green spaces. The forum, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's (COG) Community Forestry Network and the Greater Washington National Parks of the National Park Service (NPS), will be held in the Council Board Room. For directions see: http://www.mwcog.org/contact/directions/ .

The forum will include presentations and discussions on: How can infrastructure assist in understanding ourselves as a community, as a link between past and future, urban and natural? What can we as artists, scientists, engineers and architects, designers, offer each other to expand our boundaries and connect to our neighborhoods, watersheds, ecosystems and regions? How can art and science work together to play a role in interpreting environmental issues for the public understanding of these cycles? This event, one in an ongoing series of Green Infrastructure Forums and Workshops since 2002, is to discuss park, forest cover, open space and recreation land approaches within the metropolitan Washington region.
Contact: (202) 619-7492 or (202) 962-3393, glenn_eugster@nps.gov or blecouteur@mwcog.org

Dec. 4  -  Jan. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Art in Antarctica: South Pole Installations by Xavier Cortada
Location: Centre Gallery, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus (Downtown), 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL.
Notes: Miami artist Xavier Cortada, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Antarctic Artists and Writers Program recipient, traveled to Antarctica during December 2006 - January 2007 to create new works and implement various art projects. View examples of this expedition as part of Miami Dade College Art Gallery System program exhibition during Art Basel Miami Beach 2007.
Contact: xavier@cortada.com

Dec. 4, 2007 (event web site)
Mary Miss Lecture
Location: NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC.
Notes: Environmental artist Mary Miss will speak at the North Carolina Museum of Art on December 4, at 7 p.m. She is currently re-designing a pond into a storm water management demonstration and work of art. She will address this project and her other works that focus on an artists role in environmental issues. For additional information, please contact the NCMA education department, or visit the website
Contact: dan.gottlieb@ncmamail.net

Dec. 3, 2007 (event web site)
December is Green: Global Green USA's "Designing a Sustainable & Secure World Awards"
Location: Ritz Carlton Battery Park, New York.
Notes: Through the 8th annual "Designing a Sustainable and Secure World Awards", Global Green USA recognizes specific, exceptional 'designs' and individual advancements in industry, building, media, organizations and public policy that move us toward a sustainable and secure future. 5:00 PM VIP Reception; 6:00 PM Reception; 7:00 PM Dinner.
Contact: 310-581-2700

Dec. 1 - 31, 2007 (event web site)
Green Actions: Art by Laney College Eco Art Matters Students
Location: Green City Gallery, 1950 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Notes: Artists include Phoebe Ackley, Daren Arndt, Lane Barringer, Christina Bertea, Akila Binhajji, Rita Bland, Sally Brook, James Cline, Nataliya Connolly, Rita Duclos, Corinne Gobet, Wallace Gorell, Anthony Grimes, Sara Kravin, Alida Line, Helen Poole Newman, Kin Kwok, Nzinga Pace, Nathan Pundt, Dana Rosenfeld, Sara Sandberg, Tammy Segall, Jody Stegman, Amber Straus, Billy Trice, Anna Vaughan, Margo Wallston and Mary White. With instructor Andree Singer Thompson.
Contact: 510.981.9948

Dec. 1 - 15, 2007 (event web site)
art at 46:
Location: 46 NW 36 Street Wynwood Art District Miami FL 33127.
Notes: "art at 46" is an eco-art community created to showcase galleries and artists who want to present eco-solutions and art works using green techniques. During the exhibition time (December 1st to 15th) "art at 46" will boost a green Fashion Show, Kids and parents work shops, art installations with sustainable materials and containers which will act as an exhibition rooms for artists, greenies. "art at 46" green space for art / Kids and Parents Workshops Art from recycled materials... Re-using what we have... "to become a green artist, spend time with the greenies". A great opportunity for kids to create an art piece made from recycled materials and enjoy a green moment with their parents and the artists.

December 1st, Opening night with a special kick-off celebration. December 8th, special reception with performances and Eco- Fashion Show, coinciding with Art Basel's huge party, in the Wynwood Art District. December 15th, closing event scheduled to wind down Art Basel with a celebration. http://www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/ss/lang/eng/
Contact: email@domain_name_here.com

Dec. 1, 2007 (event web site)
NEURÓTICA : habitat
Location: CCCB, Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain.
Notes: Neurótica: Habitat. The contemporary Habitat Faced by Climate Chaos. By 2008 it is predicted that, for the first time in human history, most of the world's population will live in the cities. The objective of the second phase of the Neurotica project is to study the metabolism of urban habitats and the possibilities that ecological innovation can improve the quality of life in the mega-cities and surrounding rural areas. The challenge is to find solutions in preventing the countryside from being turned into a controlled market garden devoted to producing food and energy products for the city, and to slow down trends toward hyper-consumerism.

Is technical and scientific development the environmental solution or the cause behind unsustainability? What is society's view of our advance towards climate chaos? Alex Steffen, promoter of ecological innovation and co-founder of worldchanging.com, talks to Václav Cilek , geologist, philosopher and Head of the Geology Institute at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Joan Rieradevall, researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology. The session will begin with the first-ever showing of an interview with Vandana Shiva, physicist and environmental activist. Coordinated by Capsula. Saturday, December 1 at 7.30 pm, Hall. Free entrance, limited seats.
Contact: info@capsula.org.es

Nov. 28, 2007 (event web site)
Food Security & Urban Agriculture
Location: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street (at 9th), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: CounterPULSE and City Lights Foundation present SHAPING San Francisco's FALL/WINTER TALKS 2007-08. All events are on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Our food system is being refashioned by new urban farmers, farmers markets and community-supported agriculture, and importantly, by savvy shoppers who demand local, organic and safe food. Still, food security is tenuous for too many of our neighbors. With artist Amy Franceschini (Victory Gardens, past and present), Willow Rosenthal (City Slicker Farms), Jason Mark (Alemany Farm, and editor of Earth Island Journal). ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC (donations are welcome to help defray costs).
Contact: 415.626.2060

Nov. 23  -  Dec. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Landscapes by Ulrike Arnold
Location: William Siegal Gallery, 540 South Gudalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Notes: German artist Ulrike Arnold is an "Earth artist". Her works on canvas are quite literally "landscapes" painted with rich raw Earth pigments. Arnold has traveled around the world in search of new, often very remote, places to "paint", relishing each new location's distinct textures, colors, soils and stones. Her materials are the stones and earth she finds there. Once situated in a location that she finds appealing or calling, Arnold engages in what can only be called a meditative direct art-making process. These works are hung in William Siegal Gallery quite simply.
Contact: 505.820.3300

Nov. 22  -  Jan. 12, 2007 (event web site)
"Altered Elements," Photography by Jonathan Daisy
Location: Dunia Gallery, 43 Nason St., Maynard, MA 01754.
Notes: The Gallery at Dunia presents "Altered Elements," an exhibit of surrealist photography by Stow-based photographer Jonathan Daisy. Using a variety of techniques, Daisy manipulates subjects and surroundings to conjure up lyrical -- at times, hallucinatory -- worlds. Daisy's images pose visual and existential riddles, bemusing viewers and eliciting double-takes. Altered Elements runs from November 20 through January 12. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of Daisy's photographs will benefit the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org) the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Says Daisy, "Although I enjoy manipulating environments and 'changing reality' in my pictures, the outcomes still somehow draw attention to nature and the world around us."
Contact: 978-897-8850, inquiries@dunia-ecostore.com

Nov. 19 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
Polar: Fieldwork and Archive Fever
Location: The British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road London NW1 2DB.
Notes: An interdisciplinary symposium focusing on the curation and production of climate change knowledge and the polar regions. This will bring together scientists, writers, artists, historians and social scientists with interests in knowledge about polar landscapes and the broader implications of this knowledge for global climate and society. Price £25 (including refreshments).

Keynote Speakers: Professor Denis Cosgrove, University of California, Los Angeles, editor of High Places: Cultural Geographies of Mountains and Ice (2008); Professor Sverker Sorlin, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, co-editor of Narrating the Arctic (2002); Professor Rachel Weiss, Art Institute of Chicago, curator and author of Imagining Antarctica (1986); and Simon Faithfull, artist and author of Ice Blink (2006).
Contact: To register: Kathryn Yusoff, University of Exeter, k.yusoff@exeter.ac.uk

Nov. 17  -  Feb. 10, 2007 (event web site)
Green Dreams
Location: Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Notes: The exhibition Green Dreams aims to shed light on the development of more than 30 years of environmentalism on the basis of artistic contributions. The retrospective view contains the implicit question of how environmentally sound action can be realised in the future in an increasingly globalised world. Artistic production relating to the issue lends itself for such a retrospective, since it does not merely remain as a commentary but in some cases also has a practical influence.

Artists: Peter Fend (USA/D), Julika Gittner (D/UK), Cornelia Hesse-Honegger (CH), Ulrike Ludwig (D), Jason Middlebrook (USA), Rene Luck (D), Claudia Mucha (D), Nana Petzet (D), Lisi Raskin (USA), Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA). Posters by Joseph Beuys (D), Arno Krause (D), Andy Warhol (USA). Curated by Christine Heidemann and Anne Kersten.
Contact: christine.heidemann@web.de

Nov. 17  -  Dec. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground: Gaining Wisdom
Location: Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XR UK.
Notes: Estimates of the predicted rise in sea levels this century due to the effect of climate change on the earth's ice caps range from one to five meters. In Britain, a rise of five meters would displace over 2 million people and flood 10,000 square kilometres of land. Greenhouse Britain is a new exhibition by the eminent American ecological artists Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and their British associates.

This exhibition dramatically addresses the environmental, political and economic challenges of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The central feature will be a multimedia video projection onto a giant relief model of mainland Britain. We will see the waters gradually redraw the coastline. The exhibition will tour across England from November 2007 to March 2008 including venues in Devon, London, Shrewsbury, Manchester, Bristol and Lancaster (see below for details). A rolling programme of events will coincide with the tour. Taking three key river watersheds, the Avon, the Mersey and the Lee in East London, the artists imagine the challenges of defending the land and withdrawing from the rising waters.
Contact: T: 01392 832277

Nov. 17  -  Dec. 8, 2007 (event web site)
Green-er Sessions Art Exhibition: Sketching Solutions for Climate Changes
Location: 1511 S. Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.
Notes: This show will present sketches by artists, architects and scientists that propose a solution to global warming. The event is a benefit for the youth-based group Green Ambassadors. The reception will feature a discussion with environmental lawyer Ian Forrest and astrophysicist Dr. Fiorella Terenzi. Radio personalities Tom Schnabel, Derek Rath and David Loomstein will DJ the event. Green-er Sessions will be hosted in Glen Irani's new building in Venice, California. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit our website.
"You must be the change you want to see in the world." --Mahatma Gandhi
Contact: tempostudio@sbcglobal.net, 310-822-1802

Nov. 17  -  Dec. 2, 2007 (event web site)
Buffalo Bayou Trail Show: Houston Artists install work along the trails
Location: Buffalo Bayou, located east and west of the Sabine Street Bridge. 100 Sabine Street, 77007.
Notes: Buffalo Bayou ArtPark (BBAP) is pleased to present The Buffalo Bayou Trail Show. Local Houston artists will be showing new temporary sculpture along the trails of Buffalo Bayou, located east and west of the Sabine Street Bridge. Printed maps will be distributed to lead visitors to the pieces along the trail and give more information about the artists and their work. Seven artists are creating work for the Trail Show. They include Elaine Bradford, DePose, Aram Nagle, Richard Nix, Whitney Riley, Emily Sloan and collective Abby Normal Arts. Projects include large-scale lampshades installed on the existing lampposts, a graffiti tag mowed into the grass, and a giant installation of concrete posts that spell out "Art Ruined My Life" in Braille. Also on view will be other temporary works in the ArtPark, including new sculpture installations by Marty Joyce and Cory Wagner.

The opening of the show coincides with Art Crawl on November 17th. Participating artists and members of the BBAP organization will be on hand at the Sabine Street ArtPark from 2 to 9pm to answer questions and hand out maps. The printed maps will also be distributed at various locations throughout town, and can be picked up during Art Crawl at Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Studio Q. BBAP is an artist run, non-profit organization that places temporary art in public spaces across Houston and Harris County. BBAP is partially funded by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. They are also supported by grants from the Wortham Foundation, the Brown Foundation and Houston Endowment, along with many friends and neighbors.
Contact: bbap@bbap-houston.org, 713-502-9454

Nov. 17  -  Dec. 30, 2007 (event web site)
A Peculiar Nature: Mixed Media Installations by Susan Benarcik
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225.
Notes: The Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery presents mixed media installations by New York based artist, Susan Benarcik. Taking center stage in the gallery is a large scale, site-specific installation created while working on the grounds at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The artist's work is influenced by many generations of gardeners, utilizing objects from the garden, greenhouse, and materials considered invasive, exhausted or abundant by nature. The artist emphasizes the inextricable link between herself and the environment by manipulating and re-contextualizing these materials to create hybrid forms. She states, "These are my interpretations of shared dialogue between man and nature in a respectful attempt to adapt in a changing climate."
Contact: 718 623 7241, blumm@bbg.org

Nov. 17  -  Jan. 5, 2007 (event web site)
Living Room: Conscious Art and Design
Location: Metro Gallery, 1835 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake, CA.
Notes: The exhibition, which reflects a group of eight artists' sensitivity to the environment, includes pottery, various forms of landscape paintings, drawings and photographs, as well as stone and carbonized apple sculptures. Also included are limited-edition prints and handmade items created from salvaged materials such as landscape designer Stephanie Rubin's sustainable pet homes. Each of Rubin's pet designs is made of certified forest-sustainable red cedar, beeswax, organic soil, California native plants and copper or bamboo drainpipes.
Contact: (323) 663-2787

Nov. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Junk to Funk: a recycled fashion show
Location: Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell Street, Portland, OR.
Notes: Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:30, 21+. Tickets: $16 in advance/$20 at the door/$65 VIP - VIP is from 6:30 to 8:00 (VIP is advance purchase only). Audience costumes are encouraged. Hosted by commissioner Sam Adams. MC's include your favorite art director of The Bear Deluxe, Kristin Rogers Brown. Musical performances by: Golden Greats, DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. "Half time" performance by: Do Jump! Junk to Funk is a benefit for Orlo, a non-profit foundation that publishes The Bear Deluxe Magazine and serves as a leader exploring environmental issues through the arts.
Contact: 503.789.2018

Nov. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Austin Green Art's Third Birthday Party
Location: IF+D Gallery, 208 Colorado, Austin, TX.
Notes: Please join us Friday, November 16 at IF+D Gallery, 6pm to 8pm. INSTALLATION BY AUSTIN GREEN ART VISITING ARTIST: SHAN WELLS. DJ Chicken George, AGA slide review/preview, green art, food, drink! In lieu of a present -- become an AGA member for $30! (Come by and pick up your t-shirt, Alamo movie pass and Eco-wise soap).
Contact: randy@austingreenart.org

Nov. 16  -  Jan. 19, 2007 (event web site)
Green is the New Black
Location: Melanee Cooper Gallery, 740 N. Franklin, Chicago, IL. 60610.
Notes: Melanee Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition- "Green is the New Black," Joining together with the Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet, Melanee Cooper Gallery curates a thematic group show of emerging and established artists in paintings, photography and mini-globes. This environmental exhibition is to inspire individuals and organizations to take personal and corporate action by implementing simple solutions to help address global warming.

Select works by: Brandon Ballengee, Deborah Brown, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Michael Cutlip, Matthew Dennison, Melissa Doherty, Terry Evans (courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery), Samantha Fields, Julie Gross, Jeremiah Ketner, Alicia La Chance, Miranda Lake, Carrie Lederer, Amy Lowry (courtesy of Ann Nathan Gallery), Peter Mars, Richard Misrach (courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery), Chen Nong (courtesy of Marta Schneider Gallery), Mike and Doug Starn, Jill Sutton, Vicky Tesmer, Lee Tracy, Angelina Villanueva, Ann Wiens, (courtesy of Byron Roche Gallery) and David Weinberg. A percentage of the works sold will be donated to Cool Globes, and will go toward funding environmental education programs.
Contact: 312-202-9305

Nov. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Norcal Waste Systems Presents: Music and Videos from the Dump
Location: Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Celebrate the art of recycling with Norcal's Artist In Residence Program at our first large audience event. The evening will begin with short videos created by five of the program's artists; Banker White, Robin Lasser, Nomi Talisman, Don Ross and Reddy Lieb. Following the videos, San Francisco Symphony Resident Conductor Benjamin Schwartz and the percussionist section from the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra perform local composer Nathaniel Stookey's "Junkestra", an original symphony in three movements. Tickets $10-15.
Contact: art@norcalwaste.com, (415) 330-1414

Nov. 16, 2007
Sound, Space and Vision at the RIBA
Location: Florence Hall, Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place, W1.
Notes: Manning Camerata in association with RSA Arts & Ecology is holding an evening of debate and music inspired by different environmental and architectural realities, followed by a post-concert reception. Dai Fujikura: Banitza Groove! (World premiere revised version). Sean Rafferty, Presenter BBC Radio 3, in conversation with: Eddie Berg, Artistic Director, British Film Institute; Sir Jeremy Dixon, Partner, Dixon Jones; Peter Manning, Artistic Director, Manning Camerata; Serge Prokofieff: Classical Symphony; Anton Bruckner: Fourth Symphony. 19:30 - 22:45. Please send an email for further information and tickets. Standard e-tickets: £42.
Contact: tickets@manningcamerata.com

Nov. 16 - 18, 2007 (event web site)
Recycle Santa Fe
Location: El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe, 1615 Paseo De Peralta # B, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Notes: Ninth Annual weekend at El Museo Cultural in cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and their recycling efforts surrounding America Recycles 2007 and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month. Features an Art Market, Juried Art Show, Trash Fashion Contest and activities for children. Please visit website for information.
Contact: artist@schimmelart.com

Nov. 13 - 24, 2007 (event web site)
Plastic Plankton
Location: 3,14 Art Gallery, Lembesi 3 & Makrigianni st., Acropolis, Greece.
Notes: "Plastic Plankton", the newest work by Tia Bley, is a recycling art installation that aims to underline the visible probability of oxygen shortage due to plankton contamination by plastic debris. Bley was inspired by the striking resemblance of plastic pellets and plankton which tricks even fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals leading such animals to feed on it.
Contact: info@ecoart.gr, tel: +210 9217588

Nov. 13 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
TRÁNSITOry PÚBLICO / PUBLIC TRANSITorio: Political art that is refreshingly amoral
Location: Various locations around Los Angeles, CA, and on the way to Tijuana.
Notes: A migratory installation of artists, activists, and militant researchers: in art spaces, parks, and a museum; around a university, under a bridge, and on the train. These events will bring together artists and activists from throughout Latin America and Los Angeles to create public discussions and performances in Santa Monica, Westwood, Hollywood, Downtown, and on the way to Tijuana.

Events take place November 13th-20th. They are free and open to all publics. TRÁNSITOry PÚBLICO will be held in English, Spanish, and Portuguese with English and Spanish translation available at all events. For the full schedule of events and information about the participants (from photos to manifestos) please see the website.
Contact: jf@post.harvard.edu

Nov. 10  -  Dec. 22, 2007 (event web site)
Mission Greenbelt Campaign Headquarters
Location: San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Notes: The Mission Greenbelt project hopes to inspire and enable San Francisco's community to begin growing an urban earth artwork in the Mission District. The goal of the Mission Greenbelt project is to plant adjoining sidewalk gardens in front of homes, apartment buildings, storefronts and schoolyard gardens between Franklin Square Park and Dolores Park. The Mission Greenbelt will improve our environment and create a habitat for birds, insects, reptiles and small mammals. When we work together on this project to improve the environment, we strengthen our community.

This stage of the Mission Greenbelt project is the first installment of the SFAC Gallery's annual Winter Workshop series. During Winter Workshop, the Gallery will transform into Mission Greenbelt Campaign Headquarters where visitors will be invited to join in developing the Mission Greenbelt public awareness Campaign. The Headquarters will also host public events, hands-on workshops and will be the meeting place for research and campaigning that takes place in and outside the Gallery.

December 1 - Bus Tour & Youth Planting Day12:00 p.m. Meet at Headquarters, and climb onboard the bus with Jens-Peter Jungclaussen, www.teacherwiththebus.com and Amber Hasselbring, the artist behind the Mission Greenbelt project. San Francisco residents and youth will be treated to a free, guided tour of the proposed Mission Greenbelt. If you're under 18, be sure to bring an adult. One stop along the route will be for a taco lunch. Then we'll park the bus and get out to build the first native plant garden along the Mission Greenbelt! We'll go on this tour rain or shine, so bring appropriate weather gear. Also bring money for lunch, work gloves and water. For more information, call 415.786.4957.
Contact: 415 554 6080

Nov. 10  -  Jan. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Tip of the Iceberg
Location: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA.
Notes: Still have your air conditioning running in October? Thinking you might not need a new winter coat? If you are feeling the urgency of global warming issues, you are not alone. In partnership with Philadelphia Sculptors, The Schuylkill Center is presenting an exhibition of small sculptures by five artists whose work addresses the impact of climate change on our environment. Artists in "Tip of the Iceberg" have created small-scale work as an allegory for the potential change one individual can affect--positive or negative. Artists include: Deb Hoy, Carla Ligouri, Keiko Miyamori, Emily Sullivan and Austin Tremellen.
Contact: (215) 482-8217

Nov. 9  -  Dec. 14, 2007 (event web site)
SELF PORTRAIT AS REVEALED BY TRASH: 365 days of photographing everything I threw out
Location: CIIS Minna Street Center, 695 Minna Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Tim Gaudreau is a native New Hampshire artist who is passionate about the natural world and the preservation of the environment. In Self Portrait as Revealed by Trash, Gaudreau collaged 5,000 images generated over a yearlong daily documentation of his trash. By confronting his contribution to the waste stream, Gaudreau exposes his own habits to public scrutiny as a way to encourage dialogue about consumer culture, packaging, and recycling.
Contact: 415.575.6242, amarchione@ciis.edu

Nov. 9 - 24, 2007 (event web site)
Reverse Trash Streams: The Junk Mail Project
Location: L.A. Contemporary, 2634 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034.
Notes: With some 77 million pieces of junk mail circulating annually, it was only a matter of time before this ubiquitous material became the stuff of art. With Reverse Trash Streams: The Junk Mail Project, artists Barbara Hashimoto and Nancy Spiller have transformed their unsolicited mail into installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art. Opening November 9 and on view through November 24, 2007 at L.A. Contemporary, The Junk Mail Project creates surprising beauty from trash, even as it challenges our consumerist society.

Los Angeles artist/writer/environmentalist Nancy Spiller began The Junk Mail Project on January 1, 2006. Dismayed to learn that potential identity theft prevented her merely tossing her junk mail, but rather required shredding, she determined to see just how much junk mail she actually received in a year. At the end of the year, she hauled 157 pounds of unwanted mail to a professional shredder. In Spring 2007, Spiller joined forces with international fine artist Barbara Hashimoto. Together they reshaped their piles of junk mail into a two-city multi-media "shredded conversation". Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 310.559.6200

Nov. 9, 2007
AFTER GREEN: Celebrating Art
Location: Mars Bar, 798 Brannan@7th, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Join Artsfest and a host of inspired partners including greenmuseum.org, for a Green Festival After-Party from 8 p.m. to Midnight to celebrate Environmental Art and encourage networking with other festival participants. As Culture Catalysts, artists, musicians, performers and authors can engage, educate, uplift and inspire the evolutionary process of greening our society.

AFTER GREEN will showcase organizations who are empowering artists working to evolve the environmental movement. Join us for Social Networking; Environmental Art: greenuseum.org Calendar, NWM's Art Into Action Book, Burning Green Documentary; Live/DJ Music; Cash Bar (drink specials - 360° vodka); Food service available (special menu). $5 (at the door), proceeds benefit Artsfest: Culture Catalyst.
Contact: 415-561-7802

Nov. 8  -  Dec. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Michelle Stitzlein
Location: Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, 15213-3890.
Notes: Michelle Stitzlein creates large-scale sculptures that stand out through their bold and graphically distinct imagery and larger-than-life impact. At second glance, the viewer begins to discover hundreds of discarded objects, cast aside by a society where 'shiny and new' merchandising rules. By transforming cast-offs into glorious moths, Stitzlein not only mirrors the magical process of metamorphosis, changing caterpillars into beautiful winged creatures, but also underscores the importance and joy of recycling materials.
Contact: (412) 268-3618

Nov. 8  -  Dec. 3, 2007 (event web site)
It Came from Under the Dock: Sculpture in Fabric and Drawings
Location: Partners Gallery at Glendeven Inn, 8205 North Highway One, Little River, CA, (near Mendocino).
Notes: Mixed media ecological artist Virginia Stearns is presenting an exhibition of works that explore and showcase marine invertebrates living on the floats and boats of the houseboat harbor in San Francisco where she lives. Pieces crafted in sumptuous fabrics include a 3-foot-in-diameter sea anemone in plush and velvet and a barnacle in satin, as well as a Pacific Mussel and stalked sea quirt. The exhibition also features a group of pencil drawings of these remarkable animals. The works present these little noticed creatures from a unique perspective both intriguing and educational.
Contact: 707 937-3525

Nov. 8 - 10, 2007 (event web site)
Peter Cusack: Sounds from Dangerous Places
Location: Prague, Czech Republic.
Notes: MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences is an international conference organised by CIANT as part of the ENTER festival. The conference will explore the major mutations that are affecting the future of our world. Peter Cusack, based in London, works as a sound artist, musician and environmental recordist with a special interest in acoustic ecology. He will be presenting "Sounds from Dangerous Places", his work in very contaminated and polluted places such as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine; the Caspian Oil Fields near Baku, Azerbaijan; the Munzur River (a Euphrates tributary) valley in Kurdish Turkey where 19 very controversial dams are planned; Thetford Forest beside USAF air bases in the UK; North Wales in the areas where Chernobyl fallout will effect farming practice for years to come.
Contact: mutamorphosis @ ciant.cz

Nov. 7  -  Dec. 8, 2007 (event web site)
Bocor # 3
Location: Cemeti Art House, Jl. D.I. Panjaitan No.41 Yogyakarta 55143, Indonesia.
Notes: Issues about environment have often been perceived in a narrow sense: the survival of the ecosystem (related to protection of endangered species or natural resources), protection and improvement of the environment in which we live (issues of pollution, waste, etc.) or the continuity of the diversity of life. In reality, it is far more complex than this. Many cases related to environmental issues can actually accompany us through the history of civilization. When explored further, these environmental issues indicate a close relationship with the gap between rich and poor nations, respect towards societies and local wisdom, neo-colonialism/imperialism, natural resources, use of technology, etc.

Recent disasters indicate how environmental problems have become increasingly crucial in human civilization. Floods, landslides, worsening pollution, unhealthy food, all increase the danger to human life and the lives of the future generations. This exhibit is an attempt at self-criticism of our practices towards the environment. With Andita Purnama, Anusapati, Eko Didyk Sukawati, Eko Prawoto, Iwan Effendy, Samsul Arifin, Setu Legi.
Contact: Tel/Fax: +62 274 371015, cemetiah@indosat.net.id

Nov. 6 - 29, 2007 (event web site)
No Goodbyes: re-imagining trash
Location: O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 US.
Notes: "No Goodbyes: Re-imagining Trash," a group show juried by Kathryn Kenworth, will feature multi-media artwork from Bay Area artists and O'Hanlon Center Members that may be entirely, or primarily, composed of waste or recycled material(s) (diverted from waste streams for the purposes of art that is different from its intended original use) or may address current environmental politics such as issues about recycling, reducing or reuse. O'Hanlon Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues. through Sat., or by appointment. Artwork on display is available for purchase.
Contact: 415.388.4331, office@ohanloncenter.org

Nov. 6  -  Dec. 9, 2007 (event web site)
Temple Bar Gallery & Studios Presents Florestania, Marjetica Potrč
Location: Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, 5 - 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Notes: Florestania, an exhibition of large scale wall drawings, video, and framed drawings by Ljubljana-based artist Marjetica Potrč, opens on November 6th in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin 2. Florestania explores themes and subjects related to grass roots political, economic and social crises within globalised economies and corporate politics. Potrč moves beyond utopian and post-utopian rhetoric, and looks at the very practical considerations facing localized societal development. Potrč's observations become empirical building blocks for a worldwide approach.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a roundtable discussion, "Rural Evolution", with Marjetica Potrč, Andreas Lang (Architect/Public Works, UK), Wapka Feenstra (Artist/NL), Dominic Stevens (Architect/IRL), and Sheila Gallagher (The Green Sod Land Trust/IRL) at 2pm on Wednesday, 7th November. The Roundtable will be chaired by Nathalie Weadick, (Director, The Irish Architecture Foundation). "Rural Evolution" is organised in partnership with The Irish Architecture Foundation.
Contact: T. +353 (0)1 671 0073, E: press@templebargallery.com

Nov. 5  -  Dec. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Brush with Nature: Installation Art by Barbara Roux
Location: CUNY, Queens College Art Center, Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Level 6, Flushing, NY.
Notes: Barbara Roux's installations are influenced by her efforts to protect habitats and record incidents in natural history. Inspired by her father (a pharmacologist who did research in the Amazon Delta), her own stays in wilderness areas around the world, and by natural history and contemporary art, she focuses on habitat change in new York's remaining wild landscapes. Roux employs symbolism and anthropomorphism to evoke a sense of mystery, freshness and recognition, and draws the viewer in by metaphor. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biology and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Queens College.
Contact: 718-997-3770

Nov. 5, 2007 (event web site)
Climate Change & Human Rights
Location: The British Library, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB UK.
Notes: Speaker: Aqqualuk Lynge, President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Greenland. Discussant: Dr Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Group, University of Cambridge.

Inuit activists have been protesting that the right to be cold is part of their basic human rights, which is being diminished by global warming caused by pollution emanating from other parts of the world. This session will ask the question: What are our responsibilities to other people whose lives are being impacted on by our actions? The talk is part of POLAR: the art and science of climate change, a series of public lectures and an international symposium at the British Library. 6:30 - 8:30pm. Tickets £6 (concessions £4).
Contact: tel: 01937 546546

Nov. 2, 2007 (event web site)
A&AJ Conference: Art in Public: Sculpture Parks & Land Art Commissions
Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG UK.
Notes: The Art & Architecture Journal organizes Art in Public, an annual conference programme focusing on Public Art trends nationwide. With more than 120 dedicated sculpture parks, trails and gardens in the UK, this conference will examine the expanding phenomenon of private and public sculpture parks, along with rural and urban trails. The increasing popularity of 'open air galleries' offers a growing role for artists practice in the landscape and public, as well as private, bodies are developing new strategies and exciting programmes to enhance the visitor experience and generate new land use. The conference is a forum for dialogue between sculpture park managers, artists, collectors and commissioning organisations.
Contact: events@artandarchitecturejournal.com, +44 1924 832500

Nov. 1  -  Dec. 8, 2007 (event web site)
Dana Melamed: Into the Vortex
Location: Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Priska C. Juschka Fine Art is pleased to present Into the Vortex, Dana Melamed's second solo exhibition at the gallery. In this new series of works on paper, Melamed employs a more aggressive and determined process to construct dark and tumultuous emotional landscapes that tear through the surface.

With multiple layers, Melamed assembles a fictitious urban environment that does not refer to a specific place, nor express a particular narrative-yet carries the weight and intensity of a mute history. Her process begins with sketching a landscape and overlaying it with transparencies of photographs of built structures. She then applies acrylic, various adhesives, and printing waste to the surface and takes a blow torch and a razor to it. As the different materials dissolve into each other—concept and technique coalesce, thus forming the overwhelming impressions of destruction and decay.
Contact: 212.244.4320, gallery@priskajuschkafineart.com

Oct. 30  -  Nov. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Forest Tunes - The Library, by Shai Zakai at Watec Israel 2007
Location: The Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center , Hall 10 Booth 31, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Notes: EVENT DETAILS:
Oct. 30 - Opening 17.00-19.00, with Director General of the Ministry for Environmental Protection, Mr. Shai Avital, Watec chairman, Mr. Booky Oren, Board directors of the 'Israeli Forum for Ecological Art', artist Shai Zakai, ecologists and artists.

Oct. 31 - Imagine Me and You and Nature, 15.00-16.00 Guided tour at the Installation, with the participation of the Minister for Environmental Protection, Mr. Gideon Ezra. Guided Tour at the installation - 17.00-17.45.

Nov. 1 - Global Warming, What Can We Do? 13.00-14.00, Conversation with Parliament member, co-chairman of the environmental network's Parliament, Mr. Dov Henin and ecoartist Shai Zakai. Also, Shai Zakai's Peep Show - 15.30-16.30, a journey through 16 countries, 120 boxes of leaves & seeds, collected for 10 years.

The Multi-Media installation is open to the public during Watec opening hours, free of charge, including a 3 video-art projection of Zakai's - 'stream reclamation as a work of art' - project "Concrete Creek 1999-2002" and "Genius Loci" filmed in a dead forest.
Contact: shai-stu@zahav.net.il

Oct. 30, 2007 (event web site)
book release: art in action: nature, creativity and our collective future
Location: Catharine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna St., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Join the Natural World Museum in celebrating its landmark publication, Art in Action. The curator and select artists will be available to sign copies of the book. 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

About Art in Action: In the environmental realm, science and art are inextricably linked. While science determines how we measure the health of our planet, art allows us to visualize our relationship to the natural world. Art in Action collects creative interpretations of the state of our planet in word and image by 79 artists. These varied pieces express a profound appreciation for all species and landscapes, explore our natural world lost, despaired and reconstructed and describe the fantasy of paradises anew and gone awry. Please RSVP at 415-402-0583 or events@naturalworldmuseum.org.

Oct. 29  -  Dec. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Sustaining Beauty: Contemporary Environmental Art
Location: CIIS, Main Building, 3rd Floor, 1453 Mission Street (between 10th and 11th Streets), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Environmental art is at the forefront of contemporary art movements. With roots in the Land and Earth Art movements in the 1960s and '70s, environmental art celebrates our connection to nature through beauty, science, metaphor, spirituality and ecological restoration. It can encompass a surprising landscape of approaches, from ephemeral "art in nature" sculpture designed to last only a few hours before returning to the earth, to community-based "eco-art" installations that clean up polluted watersheds and promote public understanding of local and global environmental issues.

As a not-for-profit online museum (with a very small office in Marin County, California), greenmuseum.org transcends geography, highlighting a range of artworks and interconnecting the diverse practitioners of this exciting movement. The highlighted artworks in this exhibit are drawn from the global archives of greenmuseum.org and will be featured in a 2008 wall calendar. Sustaining Beauty provides a sampling of some of the latest developments in this field to stimulate the imagination and promote the role of art in the creation of a more sustainable world culture.
Contact: 415.575.6242, amarchione@ciis.edu

Oct. 29  -  Jan. 13, 2007 (event web site)
LAND, An Exhibition at USF Thacher Gallery
Location: Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117 US.
Notes: Presented by Leyya Tawil's Dance Elixir, LAND studies the transformation of urban land and population through metaphor, image and contemporary dance. Looking at Downtown Oakland, Jack London Square and West Oakland, this exhibition will explore urban transformations and the ideas of home, history and hope. Tawil, artistic director of Dance Elixir and USF lecturer, teams up with composer Topher Keyes, media installation artist David Szlasa and writer Phill Weber to create windows to the past, future and the vital Now.
Contact: (415) 422-5178

Oct. 28, 2007
Dance Performance by Patricia Bulitt
Location: Coyote Hills Regional Park, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont, CA 94555.
Notes: Meet at the VISITOR CENTER for a performance of "The Cartographer's Whisper: A Contemporary Dance Movement Performance" and "My Landscape Journal" by dancer/artist, Patricia Bulitt. The dance movement performance is site specific, with musician David Miles. The dancer will be situated in the dried marshland. Poetic Text and dance express the mysterious notion of landscape expressed through original dance and sound composition. "My Landscape Journal" is a journal set in fabric with written text and photos from each visit made by Patricia Bulitt to the park and site prior to the performance. Journal will be on display at the Regional Park. Starts at 3:30 p.m. Free.
Contact: (510) 795-9385

Oct. 27  -  Dec. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Paradise Regained: Visionary Ecology and the Terrain of Ideals
Location: Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
Notes: Paradise Regained: Visionary Ecology and the Terrain of Ideals, an exhibition featuring the work of artists Deena Caparelli, Andreas Hessing, Deborah Lawrence, Kathryn Miller, Marc Pally and Kim Stringfellow. Curated by Helen Lessick.
Contact: info@centerartseaglerock.org, 323.226.1617

Oct. 27  -  Jan. 8, 2007
MASLEN & MEHRA - Solo Exhibition Rome
Location: First Gallery – Via Margutta, 14 (centro) – 00186 – Roma, Italy.
Notes: First Gallery Rome and Galerie Caprice Horn/Berlin are pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maslen & Mehra curated by Gianluca Marziani. First Gallery is a new 250 sqm gallery space in the heart of Rome which was launched in July with a solo exhibition by renowned artist, Miltos Manetas.
Contact: info@firstgallery.it, ph: 393/9863271

Oct. 27 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
ReVision - The Art of Recycling
Location: Quarterdeck Room, Granville Island Hotel, 1252 Johnston Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Notes: ReVision - The Art of Recycling is a two day juried show featuring recycled artwork by 16 British Columbia (Canada) artists: art made from anything reused, recycled, salvaged, scrounged or found - be it useful, beautiful, odd, playful, or thought provoking. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: janet@revision-theartofrecycling.com

Oct. 27  -  Jan. 10, 2007 (event web site)
AROUND - Maslen & Mehra / Federico Guida
Location: First Gallery Rome - Via Margutta, 14 (centro) - 00186 - Roma, Italy.
Notes: This is the first of a series projects titled AROUND; two person exhibitions that bring together the work of an Italian artist and a foreign artist. The photography of Maslen & Mehra. The painting of Federico Guida. The body that becomes geography. The landscape that metabolizes the bodies. Curated by Gianluca Marziani.

Maslen & Mehra open their photographic lens in a wide field, on the territories of the world, finding a subject in things we take for granted. Cities like Paris and Berlin, woods and forests, desolate beaches: are situations in which they map out the geography of placement. Shimmering presences; the narrative field in which, the outline of the two sculptors becomes an anomalous protagonist in a silent invasion. Here soldiers in salute, animals of various species, people in civilian clothes and postures: They stand in real space but their bodies are pure mirror, destabilizing the spacial relations but also the typical way we look at social dynamics.

Federico Guida drives in his world of devastated flesh, uneasy noisy bodies, fears and ferocious intimacies. A decent into shadows in a theatrical light where flesh is consumed and celebrated in a mystery of instincts. Around the revealed bodies move inserted and geometric contaminations; That transform into a heterogeneous pattern, a linguistic reference to Greenway who seems to have met Lucien Freud in a cruel theatre.
Contact: 393/9863271, info@firstgallery.it

Oct. 26, 2007 (event web site)
EcoBuzz Conference
Location: Stephen Lewis Secondary School, 3675 Thomas Street, Mississauga, ON L5M 7E6 Canada.
Notes: Mark your calendars! The Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA) is holding the fifth annual EcoBuzz Conference for high school students on Friday, October 26, 2007. You can expect another exciting round of workshops again this year on topics such as: local food, drumming, yoga, schoolyard naturalization, student leadership, climate change policy, media literacy, nature artwork and photography!

As always, we emphasize ACTION - not just learning, but DOING! Use your hands in the workshops, then fire up your brain to create an action plan YOU and your student team will take on this year! You'll even have the opportunity to create your own webpage as part of PEYA's new Online Community project with TakingITglobal. You'll also eat some delicious student-made local food, visit with community environmental groups, have a chance to win great prizes and chat the night away at our evening social. Take this opportunity to get inspired, inspire others and have some fun! The registration deadline is October 12th. Register today!
Contact: Stephanie Crocker, 905-274-6222, info@peyalliance.com

Oct. 26  -  Jan. 6, 2007 (event web site)
BioTechnique
Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Terrace Galleries, 701 Mission St. at Third, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Northern California hosts more life sciences companies than anywhere else in the world. BioTechnique showcases a visually rich assortment of organisms, semi-living objects, and intricate life support systems, shining light on the technologies that are changing the global economy and the earth itself. The product of biological techniques-the exhibition artworks have been "grown" rather than manufactured: Denise King's terrarium habitats constructed for her bacteria paintings; lab equipment used by the Tissue Culture and Art Project to grow chimerical cell clusters; hydroponic garden installations by Philip Ross.

Shown alongside these artworks are artifacts made by industrial technologists, ecological researchers and biological engineers. These hybrid objects, from sheltering vessels to semi-living diagnostic tools being developed in Silicon Valley, provide context for the artworks and further explore the increasingly fuzzy line between the technological and the natural.
Contact: 415.978.2700

Oct. 25  -  Sept. 30, 2007 (event web site)
The Seed Project - A Global Environmental Installation
Location: Winkleman Gallery, 637 West 27th St, Ste A, Between 11th and 12th Aves, New York, NY.
Notes: The Seed Project Exhibition will be opening at Winkleman gallery in Chelsea and will feature artwork from over 140 artists from around the globe. The Seed Project began in March 2006 by David Cohen, a Brooklyn based artist who used crowd sourcing to find artists and activists to plant wheat grass seeds creating individual art projects from what was grown. The result is a "Virtual Field," and was published in the Seed Issue of Artworld Digest Magazine. The project has continued to grow and currently the seeds can be purchased in Wholefoods, throughout New York, Conneticut and New Jersey.

The Seed Project is intended to solve environmental and social problems. It is a bridge between art and the environment as well as a creative cultural reclamation of our stewardship of the earth. The strategy is for individuals planting and re-foresting the earth to fight global warming and to create a global network of concerned citizens and activists. Seed collectives are a way for individual artists to create cultural capital by networking with other artists and allows them to take ownership as well as collaborate with the group to see these visions come to reality. The project fosters the creative act and encourages a widening cultural identification with artists, encompassing all people who have creative power.
Contact: T: 212.643.3152

Oct. 23 - 12, 2007 (event web site)
Betty Bowen Memorial Award Ceremony at SAM
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom Lecture Hall, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.
Notes: Please join the Betty Bowen Committee and the Seattle Art Museum to celebrate the selection of Tacoma-based artist Oscar Tuazon as the winner of the 2007 Betty Bowen Award. This year's PONCHO special recognition award winners are Joseph Park, a Seattle painter, and Vanessa Renwick, a Portland filmmaker and installation artist. The event will include the presentation of the awards and discussions of each artist's work, followed by a reception in the Simons Board Room.

Oscar Tuazon's artistic practice is grounded in a commitment to sustainable economy, self-sufficiency and mobility. Often using recycled materials and found objects, Tuazon creates works that double as functional dwellings or appliances that suggest alternative approaches to living within contemporary society. 5:30-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Please enter through the First Avenue and University Street entrance.
Contact: 206.654.3100

Oct. 22 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
The Globesity Festival
Location: Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009.
Notes: FAST - CREATE - PERFORM - BUILD
Hunger Strike Theatre is a solutionists Laboratory. The Globesity Festival is art in action. Since the dawn of time people have recognized the potential of collaborative engagement, harnessing the transformative power of performance to explore the world and build a better future. Theater is a medium where new worlds and new possibilities are conceived and called into being, giving dreams their reality. Original performance pieces will premiere at the festival from Monday to Sunday. The festival will take place at Theater for The New City (TNC), October 22-28, 2007.

The Globestiy Festival is:
1. Original performances exploring consumption
2. Direct Action in the form of a hunger strike by artists and ANYONE who wants to participate
3. A convention bringing together people from across the city as well as the arts, activism and conscious entrepreneurial spectrum to share tactics, stories and energy. The Globesity Festival is FREE to Everyone. JOIN US.
Contact: TheGlobesityFestival@gmail.com

Oct. 20, 2007 (event web site)
neurótica: bio II
Location: Intermediae, Matadero Madrid, P° de la Chopera, 14, 28045 Madrid, Metro Legazpi L3.
Notes: Neurótica: bioII is the second public manifestation of an investigation project that examines the anxiety of the present society generated by the accelerated development in technoscience. Neurótica: bio II explores the social perception of the advances of the modern biotechnologies and the fears and expectations associated with "bio".

The Neurótica project began in 2006 by CAPSULA, a research platform created in 2005 by Mónica Bello and Ulla Taipale, with the objective of generating cultural products that explore the relationship between art, science and nature. It is a collaborative project that aims to build bridges for dialog among separate disciplines, and stimulate critical thought through the exchange of knowledge. Neurotic examines the state of tension and the anxiety generated by the accelerated technoscientific development in the present society. The project tries to construct platforms of investigation opened by means of the design and accomplishment of encounters between diverse cultural agents with the purpose of generating dialogue and stimulating the debate surrounding key events in the contemporary world.
Contact: info@capsula.org.es

Oct. 20  -  Dec. 20, 2007 (event web site)
Subliminal: Recognizing the Global Dilemma
Location: Thompson Family Gallery, Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, 45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493.
Notes: The installation, "Subliminal: Recognizing the Global Dilemma," opens as part of the October 20 celebration and dedication of the new Garthwaite Center for Science and Art at Cambrige School of Weston (CSW) and continues through December 20.

Curated by Gallery Director Todd Bartel, "Subliminal," features works by Rachel B. Abrams, Beth Balliro, Eric Benson, Kathleen Cammarata, Susan Chen, Xavier Cortada, Jaime Gustavson, max Liboiron, Warren Mather, Nathalie Miebach, Jeroen Nelemans, Andrea Polli and Joe Gilmore, Nancy Selvage and Vivian Visser. A special exhibition by Sally Pakard, titled "Harbinger," runs simultaneously in the Installation Gallery, in the Garthwaite Center. The Thompson Gallery is intended to show rotating, traveling and national exhibits. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment.
Contact: 781.398.8364

Oct. 20, 2007 (event web site)
Ragsdale Ranch Party with Installation by Shan Wells
Location: Ragsdale Ranch, near Dripping Springs, TX.
Notes: It's only natural to celebrate an event that will have a positive effect in the Austin area for generations to come. The EVENT: Because of the concerted conservation efforts of several groups, 500 acres of pristine Texas Hill Country is being preserved intact. Located on famous Onion Creek, this land will continue to provide a thriving habitat for native wildlife and plant life. Austin Green Art Visiting Artist Shan Wells will create a Natural Art Exhibit during the event. With Music performances by Woode Wood and Bill Oliver, a Falconer Exhibit/Performance, a GPS Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle for the kids, as well as Hay Ride Tours. 11am - 3pm.
Contact: randy@austingreenart.org

Oct. 19  -  Nov. 24, 2007 (event web site)
Fabian Marcaccio: Draftants
Location: BravinLee Programs, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 211, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: BravinLee programs is pleased to present Draftants, the first exhibition dedicated solely to drawings by Fabian Marcaccio. Marcaccio is perhaps best known for his large-scale environmental paintings which fuse political, scientific and socio-economic content to hyper-materiality. In this exhibition, Marcaccio investigates the meaning of drawing, both its practical and conceptual aspects. Despite being known for works of mural size and scope, the intimacy of drawing has been central for all of Marcaccio's work. It is a cornerstone for him on all levels.

Using drawing as a departure point, Marcaccio has developed the "draftant" as a space to make sense of this "multifunctional" practice. Just as the artist’s "paintants" create a platform for mutated and reanimated meanings and expressions in painting, Marcaccio's draftants exist simultaneously as analytic and compulsive. Executed on panels of sintra, a synthetic material that behaves like traditional paper-pulp like surface, he draws, scratches, applies elements, prints and carves the surface -- all in the service of investigating the potential of drawing to convey a complex view of the world. Marcaccio's work confronts the issues that mark this "gangster-Capitalist" era: permanent globalized wars, profound lack of social justice, and the abuse of human rights.
Contact: phone 212 462 4404, inquiry@bravinlee.com

Oct. 19 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
Requiem for fossil Fuels
Location: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York , NY.
Notes: O+A (Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger) will perform their composition, Requiem for fossil fuels, playing an 8-channel "Orchestra of Cities"? at Judson Church in New York City, on Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th, at 8:30 PM. Featured singers are Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo soprano; Martha Cluver, soprano; John Young, tenor; and Joshua South, bass.

Materials for Requiem for fossil fuels come from O+A's "alphabet of sounds"?. This collection of recordings is the result of an ongoing search for a "Hearing Perspective"? of the sounds we make as a culture. Each section of Requiem for fossil fuels uses a location recording and its real-time flow as a cantus firmus. Over this cantus firmus, or baseline song, come soloistic voices of helicopters, jets, traffic, busses, horns, train wheels, footsteps of commuters, sirens: the found "Voices" of a fossil fueled culture organized as music. O+A have constructed this playable digital orchestra of extraordinary sonic voices extracted from cities around the world. Against and sometimes with this "Orchestra of Cities" are human voices of the singers and the text of the Requiem Mass.
Contact: mgreanier@comcast.net

Oct. 19, 2007 (event web site)
Eco-Art Strategies: Towards a Culture of Sustainability
Location: Marin Center,101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, California.
Notes: This panel, part of the 18th annual Bioneers Conference, highlights the work of three passionate eco-artists, and examines how each combines art with ecological awareness, activism and public engagement. Moderated by Sam Bower, executive director of greenmuseum.org; with Susan Leibovitz Steinman, editor/co-founder of the Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD); Anne-Katrin Spiess, an artist, founder and publisher of "LAND" (Landscape, Art and Design), an online journal for environmental art; and Daniel McCormick, an artist and designer working on environmental restoration projects throughout the United States.
Contact: 877.BIONEER (246.6337), conference@bioneers.org

Oct. 17  -  Nov. 26, 2007 (event web site)
The Art and Science of Climate Change
Location: The British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road London NW1 2DB.
Notes: The Art and Science of Climate Change is a series of four public lectures at the British Library will address the broader cultural and policy-related themes arising from the Polar: Fieldwork and Archive Fever symposium on November 19 & 20, 2007. All lectures: 18.30 - 20.00. Price £6 (concessions £4). Tickets can be purchased at the British Library box office http://boxoffice.bl.uk. or in person at the Information Desk in the British Library.

Wednesday 17 October, EVERYDAY DISASTERS, discussant: Dr Nigel Clark, Geography, Open University. Speakers include: Bob Spicer, Earth Sciences, Open University. (climateprediction.net).
Monday 5 November, CLIMATE CHANGE & HUMAN RIGHTS, discussant: Dr Michael Bravo, Head of the Circumpolar History and Public Policy Research Group, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Speaker: Aqqaluk Lynge, President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Greenland.
Monday 19th November, THE NEW ICONOGRAPHY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, discussant: Professor Denis Cosgrove, UCLA. Speakers: Dr Eric Wolff, Glacier Chemist, British Antarctic Survey, Stephan Harrison, Associate Professor of Quaternary Science, University of Exeter / Senior Research Associate, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Director of Climate Change Risk Management, and Marko Peljhan, artist and initiator of I-TASC (Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation), Director, Projekt Atol.
Monday 26 November, GEOPOLITICS OF COLD, discussant: Christine McGourty (BBC / polar correspondent). Speakers: Professor Doreen Massey, FRSA, FBA, Geography, Open University, author of For Space (2005), and World City (2007), Winner of the Prix Vautrin Lud (the 'Nobel de Geographie') in 1998. Klaus Dodds, Professor of Geopolitics, Royal Holloway, University of London, author of Geopolitics in a Changing World (1999) and Pink Ice (2002).
Contact: Box office: T +44 (0)1937 546546

Oct. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Make Art with Nature at the 5th Annual North Berkeley Spice of Life Festival
Location: North Shattuck Avenue, from Virginia to Rose, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: At the invitation of the North Shattuck Association, artist Zach Pine will create a Participatory Nature Sculpture Arena at the Spice of Life Festival - bringing a van-full of natural treasures with which to create spontaneous sculpture with you and other festival-goers. Spice of Life is a street festival on Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley, CA (all "green" this year) featuring music (2 stages), artisans, artists, lots of food and kids activities.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Oct. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Eco Art Fest
Location: Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Notes: Fall is a great time to be outdoors in Abington Art Center's Sculpture Park and EcoArtFest provides an afternoon of programs focused on art and the environment. Painter Steven Kenny will give a tour of his paintings in the gallery at 2 p.m. and artist Mel Chin will give a presentation at 4:30 of his NEA funded proposal for the Sculpture Park. Join Amy Lipton for a tour of the Sculpture Park where you can taste an herbal potion for relaxation in the G.R.E.E.N.H.O.U.S.E. by artist Anne Katrin Spiess. Other great eco events will go on all day. 1 - 5 p.m. Held Rain or Shine. FREE.
Contact: Heather Rutledge, 215-887-4882 x207, hrutledge@abingtonartcenter.org

Oct. 13, 2007 (event web site)
EcoNouveau
Location: Vibiana, 210 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Notes: EcoNouveau is a fashion, music and art show held in downtown Los Angeles. It will feature the Spring/Summer '08 collection of the most innovative eco-fashion designers in a non-traditional runway show crafted for an audience of 1,500 international press, buyers and eco-conscious celebrities and influencers. The event premieres at restored cathedral Vibiana in Downtown LA.

Londoner Gary Harvey, New Yorker Bahar Shahpar, and LA local Amanda Shi (Avita) will feature innovative uses of organic and recycled materials and processes in their upcoming collections. Music will be curated by Dublab with musical guests Mia Doi Todd, DJ Nobody, DJ Frosty, Daedalus, Carlos, Gaby and Andres. Attendees will experience artwork by award-winning photographer Sebastian Copeland, Seattle-based photographic artist Chris Jordan, LA underground legend Geza X, LA-based outdoor photographer Ian Shive, Brazilian graffiti artist and photographer Alexandre Orion and fashion photographer Erik Lang. See website for more details.
Contact: info@econouveau.com

Oct. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Celebrating Cerrito Creek Through Art
Location: San Pablo Avenue & Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.
Notes: In collaboration with Friends of Five Creeks, artist Zach Pine will be leading an art-in-nature and with nature event on the banks of Cerrito Creek, which runs along the south edge of El Cerrito Plaza in El Cerrito, California. We'll use natural materials on site - and some special bonus materials too. No predetermined plans for art-making, except that we want to have fun expressing ourselves creatively and honor the creek, which has been restored in that area. The event coincides with the weekly farmers market (9AM-1PM), and he'll invite shoppers to join in on the art-making.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Oct. 12 - 13, 2007 (event web site)
Can Art Matter?
Location: Online.
Notes: In a world of social crisis and looming ecological collapse, can art be anything more than a frill? What is your creative work? Does it matter? Does it express and achieve what you want? Do you sense there could be more? Could you accomplish more if you had the right partners, if you could find the right people, if you had all the creative tools you need to become a catalyst for change? Please join us as we open an online space for engaged art practices to flourish. Come make new connections with other artists and give others the chance to learn from your own efforts and projects. Register now for a free, 24-hour online conference on engaged art.

The purpose is simple and important: to open an online space where we can meet to foment a creative stew. We can co-create a space to argue and learn how to make art that matters, art that connects with communities, art that can change the world. This online conference will occur in concert with the Vancouver, BC conference Live in Public: The Art of Engagement. We will have access to information, images and conversation from the face-to-face gathering of artists working in the public realm. Participants in the Vancouver conference will engage in dialogue with us, posting and developing their ideas online. There will also be a link with the Open Engagement Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Contact: director@islandsinstitute.com

Oct. 12  -  Feb. 25, 2007 (event web site)
Barbara Roux: Evidence From Nature
Location: Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.
Notes: This is a solo exhibition of new work by ecology-based artist Barbara Roux at Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT. The show includes hand made, sealed "evidence bags" of natural elements, a note and a photo taken by the artist from a threatened habitat niche. These "evidence bags" may contain tree bark and dirt or plant materials from a dying forest or water from a neglected pond. Whatever the contents, the resulting artform raises the awareness of the viewer about that piece of Nature.
Contact: info@lymanallyn.org, 860.443.2545

Oct. 12  -  Nov. 10, 2007 (event web site)
Making Traces
Location: LMAKprojects (Chelsea), 526 West 26th Street, # 310, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Making Traces is a two-person show by Lieven De Boeck and Elana Herzog. Lieven de Boeck and Elana Herzog examine the relation between the expectation and the experience of a site and space. Their practices focus on the layering of time, place, absence, presence and process. Making Traces reflects on the interpretation of space and memory by confronting Herzog's two monumental sculptures made from utilitarian textiles and staples with De Boeck's light-boxes, neon sculpture and several smaller sculptures like a calendar and a book.
Contact: info@lmakprojects.com, 212 255 9707 (p)

Oct. 12  -  Nov. 11, 2007 (event web site)
Alles im Grünen Bereich - A Group Exhibition
Location: Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Sunderweg 1, 44147 Dortmund, Germany.
Notes: The selected artists in this exhibition examine the relationship of humans - nature from the most diverse points of view. They analyze the points of fusion between nature and culture, natural and artificial. With Harald Finke, Hamburg; Jennifer Halfpap, Hamburg; Karin Hilmar, Gelsenkirchen; Astrid Korntheuer, Offenbach; Katerina Kuznetcowa, Münster; Ilka Meyer, Berlin; Stephan Reusse, Köln; Stephanie Senge, München; Sandra Voets, Düsseldorf.
Contact: Fon +49 231 82 03 04/Fax +49 231 82 68 47, office@kuenstlerhaus-dortmund.de

Oct. 12 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
EAR TO THE EARTH 2007: A Festival of Sound, Music and Ecology
Location: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South and New York Friends Meeting House, 15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY.
Notes: Electronic Music Foundation is pleased to present the second installment of Ear to the Earth. This year's festival celebrates the creation of the Ear to the Earth Network with concerts, sonic/visual events, sound walks and a forum, all exploring sound as a tool to expand our awareness of place and better understand our relationship to an endangered world.

The festival brings together composers, sound artists, ecologists and explorers from around the world, and includes the New York premiere of John Cage's A Dip In the Lake and the world premiere of Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger's Requiem for Fossil Fuels, for four voices and an electronic, 8-channel "orchestra of cities". Other artists and scientists presenting their work include Mark Moffett, Madeleine Shapiro, Bernie Krause, Andrea Juan, Walter Branchi and many others. Please visit website for complete information and to purchase tickets.
Contact: e2e@emf.org

Oct. 11  -  Jan. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Ecomedia: Ecological Strategies in Today's Art
Location: Edith Russ Site for Media Art, KatharinenstraBe 23, D-26121 Oldenburg.
Notes: The exhibition Ecomedia presents projects founded on progressive ecological models and conceive utopian horizons in the process. It peruses fundamental considerations concerning ecosystems, sustainability, renewable energy sources, as well as visions of the future. In addition, it examines the role of art and new media over and above science, technology, and ecoactivism.

The artistic approaches rooted in the link between media technologies and so-called "natural" systems such as climate, water, and earthquakes are innovative. These projects revolve around the charting of data and their audio visualization. For the most part, they circumvent common scientific technological recording methods and open up new worlds of perception. For full details, please see website.
Contact: Tel.: +49 (0)4 41/ 235 32 08, Fax: +49 (0)4 41/ 235 21 61

Oct. 9 - 11, 2007 (event web site)
The Global Environment - CIWEM Annual Conference
Location: The Oval, London, UK.
Notes: The Chartered Institution of Water Environmental Management (CIWEM) will be highlighting how the arts can play a role in sustainability through their Arts and the Environment Day, with talks from Michaela Crimmin, RSA, Tom Trevor from the Arnolfini, artists Peter Fend and the Harrisons, Clive Adams from CCANW, Daro Montag, RANE and David Haley, MIRIAD.

For three days, environmental professionals, business leaders, arts professionals, charity, NGO, government and international agency representatives, academics and students from all over the world will come together to explore a wide spectrum of environmental issues. This holistic approach will allow in-depth examination of topics such as the implications of climate change; urbanisation; flood management; the environmental implications of the 2012 Olympics; and the transition to a low carbon economy.
Contact: Emily Doyle, 020 7831 3110 or emily@ciwem.org.

Oct. 4 - 31, 2007 (event web site)
ART GOES WILD: Innovation with Native Plants
Location: New England Wild Flower Society at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701.
Notes: See 11 destination gardens by environmental artist and landscape architect W. Gary Smith celebrating 75th anniversary of New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts. Enjoy the Fall Family Festival with walks, crafts, and interactivity outdoors for the whole family. Exhibit includes 1,500 native plant species on 45 acres.
Contact: 508-877-7630

Oct. 2, 2007
Art and Science: A Battle of Giants?
Location: Lang Center / 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY.
Notes: Biotechnology marks, without any doubt, an era of great scientific and technical advancements. However, it is noticeable that neither the general public nor the arts respond to news of their development with absolute endorsement or enthusiasm. Why is this so? What is it about cutting edge research that generates adverse reactions to the work of scientists when viewed through the prism of novels, art installations, films or performance art? Are the critiques of science grounded in reality or in useless hype and paranoia? Moderated by Sophia Vackimes, fellow at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, the invited speakers are: Ellen K. Levy, artist/teacher, immediate Past President of CAA; W.J.T. Mitchell, Professor of English and Art history, University of Chicago and editor of the journal, Critical Inquiry; and Ariel Zuniga, filmmaker, biographer. Presented by Wolfson Center for National Affairs.
Contact: 212.229.5353

Oct. 1  -  Nov. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Accessibility2007: Sustainability
Location: Cultural Centre, 135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
Notes: The Accessibility2007 exhibition will focus on utilizing "the arts" as a vehicle to communicate and demonstrate concepts of reuse, reclamation, sustainability and other timely issues which impact the environment. The month-long international event will also include weekly films, lectures, demonstrations and discussions by artists, environmentalist and scientists. The month-long exhibition will take place throughout the community of Sumter, South Carolina. In store-front windows on Main Street, the top level of a parking garage, parking lots and at the Sumter County Cultural Centre.
Contact: Booth Chilcutt, bchilcutt@sumter-sc.com

Sept. 30  -  Oct. 5, 2007 (event web site)
The City From a Plants Perspective: Mapping NYC as Native Flora
Location: Floyd Bennett Field / Ryan Visitor's Center, and Coney Island / Nathan's, NY.
Notes: iLAND- interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance announces the public engagement of the iLAB 2007 Artist in Residence Program: The City From a Plants Perspective: Mapping NYC as Native Flora. iLAB 2007 is based on the concepts that most people organize their activities via mental maps (wait for the train here; get off in front of the stairs at 14th Street) and that maps are creative projects, capable of uncovering unseen aspects of even the most well-traveled landscape.

Tracking native plants in New York City makes for an exponential rise in perceiving (and valuing) vacant lots, wind and migratory bird patterns and some of the city's many obscured histories. iLAB 2007 uses the presence of poplars, pokeweed and Indian hemp as the horticultural trigger for movement-based, sound-based, and design-based data collection about the urban habitats of these and other native plants. Join iLAB 2007 on one or both excursions to the outermost edges of the outer boroughs for creative field study and collective map-making.

Collaborators: Lise Brenner, Choreographer, NYC; Ulrich Lorimer, Curator, Native Plants, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, NYC; Katrina Simon, Landscape architect and visual artist, Sydney, Australia; Jonathan Zalben, Composer and sound artist, NYC. Dates, Times, Location: 12 - 5pm Sunday, September 30, 2007, Floyd Bennett Field / Ryan Visitor's Center, and 4 - 7pm Friday, October 5, 2007, Coney Island / Nathan's. Events are FREE and open to the general public and will happen rain or shine.
Contact: info@ilandart.org, 212-375-8283

Sept. 30, 2007 (event web site)
The Salmon Celebration - Remembering Our History, Celebrating the Living
Location: Vanier Park beside Maritime Museum, Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Notes: The Salmon Celebration was created as a free event in the False Creek Watershed to honour the spirit of the salmon that historically lived in the streams that flowed into Eastern False Creek and to connect the urban public with local groups who practice watershed stewardship and urban sustainability. We were also proud to be a part of the events that celebrated September 2005 as the first "Wild Salmon Month"? in Vancouver.

Our event is on BC Rivers Day, and runs from 12 - 4 p.m. This is our fourth year in Vancouver. We offer a Parade, Crafts Workshops, Entertainment, Food, Storytelling, Wooden Boat Building, an Environmental Fair and First Nations participation. We encourage Community groups (Community Centres, Neighbourhood Houses, Farmer's Markets, Community Festivals) to to have a Pre-event Workshop to support the work of the Salmon Celebration. Please see website for details.
Contact: info@falsecreekwatershed.org

Sept. 30  -  Oct. 7, 2007 (event web site)
Earth on Canvas - Art Campaigns for Conservation
Location: WWF-India Secretariat, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003.
Notes: "Earth on Canvas - Art Campaigns for Conservation" is a new art show, which ContemporaryArt-India is presenting in Delhi, in association with WWF-India. It documents the perception of 84 artists, to the environmental crises the world faces today. Time: 10 am - 7 pm.
Contact: ContemporaryArt-India: (0)9433090437//WWF-India: (11) 41504809/41504831

Sept. 29  -  Nov. 11, 2007 (event web site)
Trace & Transience Exhibition and Workshops
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Trace & Transience at CCANW's Project Space includes work by members of the research group for Land/Water and the Visual Arts based at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Plymouth, but with diverse approaches to environmental exploration. The group consists of artists, writers and curators who embrace a diversity of creative and critical practices. Working individually, as well as with other organisations, they address issues of sustainability and environmental change, the nature of place, journey and the West Country as a specific geographical region.

TRACE & TRANSIENCE TALK/WORKSHOPS (FOR AGES 16+)
Join exhibiting artists for a series on their individual practices. Booking essential. Admission includes materials. Please bring a packed lunch. See website for complete details.
Talk/Workshop: Jem Southam, Saturday 20 October, 10.30am-4pm, Admission £20 (£15 conc.) Explore early Victorian photography...
Talk/Workshop: Liz Nicol, Sunday 21 October, 10.30am-4pm, Admission £20 (£15 conc.) Prepare and make cyanotypes...
Talk/Workshop: Christopher Cook, Sunday 21 October, 10.30am-12.30pm, Admission £10 (£8.50 conc.) Engage with sand and light...
EVENT: TWILIGHT TEACHERS' MEETING, Thursday 11 October, 4.30-6pm, Admission free...
BIG DRAW WORKSHOP: PINE MARKINGS, Saturday 13 October, 10am-noon (adults) and 2-3pm (families), Adm. £10 (£8.50 conc.) am session; £3 (£2 conc.) pm session.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Sept. 28  -  Oct. 7, 2007 (event web site)
Slow Space Fast Pace
Location: Cork Art Trail, Shandon, Cork, Ireland.
Notes: SLOW SPACE FAST PACE is an exhibition of site specific works in public venues throughout Shandon. The exhibition aims to display how artists engage with the issues of time, memory and space with respect to the city of Cork, both as individuals going through the same historical period, and also as outsiders dealing with the memory and present of a specific place.

Shandon will be a point of departure in the examination of these issues with its historically important place in the economy of the city, the contrast it makes with the crowded, busy city center just across the river, as well as its residents comprised of a mixture of old Corkians who has been living there for generations and a new population of foreigners. It should be noted that the intention is not to emphasize memory as a nostalgic desire for the past, but to investigate its role in our engagement with the present, also as something that constantly grows with every bit of new experience each day. Slow Space Fast Pace also aspires to address the distinguishing characteristics of Shandon area and to explore it in relation to other parts of the city as well as its past and future. Curated by Rana Ozturk, with artists Julia Pallone, Greer MacKeogh, Tim Furey, Jim Buckley, Maslen & Mehra, Karnival, Ceren Oykut, Belinda Guidi, Ebru Ozsecen.
Contact: info@arttrail.ie

Sept. 28  -  Oct. 14, 2007 (event web site)
FRED - An Art Invasion Across Cumbria
Location: Throughout Cumbria, UK.
Notes: FRED - it's an adventure!
FRED is a 16-day Art Invasion across the whole of Cumbria in England. Over 60 artists from across the UK and beyond take their art out into the big wide world in Europe's largest event of its kind. From the beautiful west coast to the unspoilt hills of the Pennines, from the Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay, FRED is everywhere...in the hills and on the walls, in the towns and the villages, on the bus and on the train... and it's FREE!!

As well as the cream of cutting edge art in the countryside, there area a number of one-off events to learn more about art in the great outdoors. From workshops and guided walks with artists, to seminars and topical discussion events. From children to creative professionals, there's something for everyone. Please visit website for list of artists and venues.
Contact: Ph: 017683 71561

Sept. 28, 2007 (event web site)
The Paradox of Eco-Logic: Individual Creation vs. Social Consciousness - A Lecture by Agnes Denes
Location: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 04240.
Notes: Agnes Denes, a renowned environmental artist who brought a wheat field to the Manhattan cityscape, will offer the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

Titled "The Paradox of Eco-Logic: Individual Creation vs. Social Consciousness," the talk is open to the public at no charge. A reception for the landmark exhibition "Green Horizons," a dynamic examination of environmental sustainability, will follow in the adjacent Bates College Museum of Art. Denes is a participant in the exhibition.
Contact: 207-786-6255

Sept. 26, 2007 (event web site)
Hidden Art Forum 2007: Anticipating the Future
Location: Bloomberg building at City Gate House 39-45 Finsbury Square.
Notes: Now in its 8th year, this annual event brings expert speakers together to present and discuss opportunities within the design industry and ways of accessing them. The 2007 Hidden Art Forum, 'Anticipating the Future' will discuss globalisation, British design within the global industry and innovation and the environment. Speakers confirmed so far for this year's event include; David Dewing (Chair), Director of the Geffrye Museum, Ben Evans, Director of the London Design Festival. Sital Punja, Eco Design Network/Sari (UK), Keith Moses, UK Trade and Investment. £10 for members of Hidden Art, Design-Nation and Metropolitan Works. £15 for all others.
Contact: colin@hiddenart.co.uk

Sept. 26  -  Nov. 18, 2007 (event web site)
just space(s)
Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), 6522 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Notes: Everyday we confront spaces that don't work - from our neighborhoods and parks, to our prisons, pipelines and borders. In this exhibition and programming series, artists, scholars and activists reveal how these spaces function - and dysfunction - making way for thought and action to create just societies and spaces. The projects in this exhibition reflect the renewed recognition that space matters to cutting edge activist practices and to artists and scholars whose work pursues similar goals of social justice.

By transforming LACE, in part, into an active learning environment, Just Space(s) seeks to provide visitors with tools to consider alternatives to reactionary and essentializing political discourse that tends to dominate and frame our conceptions of justice - and constrain our abilities to imagine and implement it. The exhibition presents some of the most innovative and efficacious contemporary artistic, activist, and scholarly work engaging social and spatial analyses. In addition, a library/infoshop and symposia and event series extend the scope and scale of the main exhibition. Taken in whole or in part, Just Space(s) aims not merely to show what is unjust about our world, but to inspire visitors to consider what the active production of just space(s) might look like. For more information and programming schedule visit the website.
Contact: Ava Bromberg, ava [at] inthefield [dot] info

Sept. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Red Earth's ENCLOSURE: Installation. Performance. Sound. Fire. Ritual.
Location: Gather at the Cricket Club, Shroton (a.k.a. Iwerne Courtney), Hambledon Hill, North Dorset, England.
Notes: A performance journey across Hambledon Hill: a landscape resonating with history and memory shaped by over five thousand years of human occupation. ENCLOSURE opens a corridor through time between our ancestors and ourselves, reawakening Hambledon Hill as a space for meeting, celebration and ritual. On Hambledon Hill, a chalk massif rising spectacularly above the Dorset landscape, prehistory is still visible despite thousands of years of subsequent elemental and human erosion. Beneath the well-preserved Iron Age earthworks lie the vast remains of the largest neolithic enclosure in Europe, established over five thousand years ago.

On the autumn equinox RED EARTH create a ritual map across this neolithic landscape: bronze percussion, horns, fire, pyrotechnics and the elements converge in an atmospheric and highly charged performance journey that weaves between the living and the dead in a landscape resonating with echoesof the past. Created in collaboration with local musicians, performers and volunteers working with internationally acclaimed artists including Japanese butoh performer Atsushi Takenouchi. ENCLOSURE is informed and inspired by recent archaeological insights into neolithic ceremony and ritual and RJ Mercer's detailed excavation of Hambledon Hill. Arrive from 4pm at Shroton Cricket Club.
Contact: contact@redearth.co.uk

Sept. 22  -  Oct. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Second Nature
Location: Vitreous Contemporary Art, 7 Mitchell Hill, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1ED England.
Notes: A mixed show held at both Vitreous Gallery and Truro Cathedral in Truro, England. Artists include: Andy Whall, Daryl Waller, Rupert White, Andy Hughes, Paul Chaney, Stephanie Boon, Delpha Hudson and Jacqui Knight.
Contact: info@vitreous.biz, +44 (0)1872 274288

Sept. 22, 2007 (event web site)
GRAIN: an exploration of contemporary landscape using sound
Location: Grain Power Station, Isle of Grain, Kent, UK.
Notes: The extraordinary, estuarine flatlands that lie in the shadows of Grain Power Station see the first broadcast of six specially commissioned sound works by artists Jordan Baseman, Andrew Dodds, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Yue Luping, Jeremy Millar and Lee Patterson. One of the most remote places in South East England, the Isle of Grain is an eerie mix of post-industrial brownfield spaces, abandoned wartime architecture and sites of special scientific interest. Eschewing visual interruptions to this stunning setting, GRAIN seeks to heighten the viewers' experiences of moving through the landscape using sound only.

On 22 September, from 6 to 7.30pm, the new commissions will be broadcast alongside existing sound works to explore differing notions of landscape, reflecting on the conflicting perceptions of the 'rural' that often exist within the popular imagination. The event is free, but please confirm your attendance by email.
Contact: info@grain244.com, +07803 725 706

Sept. 22  -  Nov. 3, 2007 (event web site)
The Greening of the AQA: Artists Celebrate the Environment
Location: The Alliance of Queens Artists Gallery, 99-10 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY.
Notes: Various artists using a variety of mediums and techniques, to create artwork examining recycling and other environmental issues. Some refer to the subject through paintings, or create projects made from recycled material such as collage and found objects. In keeping with the spirit of recycling, some artists actually reworked older artwork to fit the theme. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 1-6pm.
Contact: (718) 520-9842

Sept. 22  -  Jan. 6, 2007 (event web site)
Forms of Resistance: Artists and the desire for social change from 1871 to the present
Location: Van Abbe Museum, 5600 AE Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Notes: This international art show features an installation by Bonnie Ora Sherk on Early Life Frame, Crossroads Community (The Farm).

The exhibition Forms of Resistance reflects on art and life and departs from four historical moments: the French Commune in 1871, the Russian Revolution of 1917, May 1968 and our world after the Berlin Wall came down (1989). The exhibition tells the story of art and social change through the lens of resistance and artistic desire. Ambitions for progressive social or political changes in the past 150 years are compared, selecting specific moments at which collaborations between art and activism were at their most pronounced.
Contact: info@vanabbemuseum.nl, tel. +31 (0)40 238 10 00, fax +31 (0)40 246 06 80

Sept. 22  -  Jan. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Rob Keller: Be (e) ing
Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: "Be(e)ing" is an installation that melds bee life and human domestic life, highlighting their interdependency. Currently, honeybee populations are in a crisis of survival, and Napa, California artist Rob Keller is eager to promote awareness of their needs. For the Sonoma County Museum he presents an observation hive inside a dollhouse, a human representation of a comfortable, secure shelter. Wallpaper is adorned with images of bees. Photographs of Sonoma County beekeepers draw attention to the fact that people have become custodians of bee colonies and are largely responsible for protecting these important pollinators. Also included is a model of Keller's design for his future "EmoViTO," a mobile bee-study unit intended to travel among schools and serve as an educational tool. Guest curated by Chandra Cerrito.
Contact: 707-257-1500

Sept. 21 - 22, 2007 (event web site)
Art at the Dump with Nemo Gould
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: Nemo Gould, the current artist in residence at SF Recycling & Disposal spent the last four months poking through San Francisco's endless stream of waste. He collected wood, aluminum, mechanical parts, vacuum tubes and switches to create whimsical and kinetic sculptures.
Contact: dmunk@sfrecycling.com, (415) 330-1414

Sept. 21, 2007 (event web site)
PARK(ing) Day
Notes: Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco, CA, where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public parks. The mission: To rethink the way streets are used, call attention to the need for urban parks, and improve the quality of urban human habitat....at least until the meter runs out! See website for locations throughout the Bay Area and the world, as well as directions on how to participate.
Contact: info at parkingday dot org

Sept. 20, 2007 (event web site)
Building Cultures: Can Artists Make Great Places?
Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St., Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX UK.
Notes: The Creative Economy concept continues to make headlines in England, with an all-star conference at the 2007 London Design Festival: "Building Cultures: Can Artists Make Great Places?". The September 20 conference will explore the past, present and future of public art strategies for Central London's biggest redevelopment in 100 years, the mega-development at Kings Cross. The event includes presentations from Artists for Places, a collaborations "funding scheme" by the Commission on Artists and the Built Environment (CABE), Arts & Business and Arts Council England. The cultural-policy research organization Comedia will present an evaluation on PROJECT, a 2004-6 scheme to support public art strategies embedded within the planning system. There's also an open forum with key speakers on art, architecture, landscape and planning debating the role of art and cultural activity within the design of the built environment. Tickets: £135 (£95 concession rate) - includes lunch.

Sept. 20 - 23, 2007 (event web site)
Desire Lines: Arts & Ecology at Dartington
Location: The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom, TQ9 6DE.
Notes: Desire Lines is Dartington's third annual arts & ecology symposium, which in 2007 will bring together performers, writers, ecologists, sociologists, visual artists, philosophers, psychologists, researchers, journalists, anthropologists and others to explore the Ecologies of Language. It is crucial in the current context to explore relationships between the individual and their cultural, social, economic and natural environments, in order to deepen our thinking about how we develop sustainable and creative relationships for the future.

Desire Lines 2007 allows us to look in-depth at the role language plays in this framework, within an informed, challenging and supportive environment and while surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. The programme includes presentations from speakers such as author and physicist F. David Peat, poet Alice Oswald, Michael Hrebeniak and artist, photographer and writer Beth Carruthers, as well as Open Space sessions, films, exhibition and live performance.
Contact: 01803 847078, l.lloyd@dartingtonarts.org.uk

Sept. 20, 2007 (event web site)
A Brief & Personal History of Green Architecture
Location: Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 60201.
Notes: Award-winning architect Nathan Kipnis will present examples of his work, discussing the definition and function of green design and green architecture. He will examine historic precedents, uses by key architects, its relationship to historic renovation, and the importance of green design today. 7:00 p.m.
Contact: ph: 847-475-3410

Sept. 19  -  Oct. 25, 2007 (event web site)
Gaia's Lament: The Earth in Crisis
Location: Santa Ana College Main Art Gallery, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706.
Notes: Gaia's Lament: The Earth in Crisis, is a group show that gives voice to the frustration and fears associated with our deteriorating environmental conditions. A wide variety of individual political and practical responses from artists will be presented. With Kim Abeles, Jerry Burchfield, Stephen Callis, Darlene Campbell, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Sant Khalsa, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Barrie Mottishaw.
Contact: 714-564-5615

Sept. 19, 2007 (event web site)
Urban Forest Project Celebration Gala & SOCIO XV
Location: The Art Institute of Portland Gallery, 1122 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR.
Notes: During April 2007, 150 colorful banners created by local designers and illustrators lined Portland, Oregon's downtown streets, each providing an interpretation of the tree form. On September 19, 2007, from 6-9 p.m., the unique banners will be shown in their reincarnated selves, as limited-edition bags produced exclusively for the project by local designers at Queen Bee Creations. The one-of-a-kind bags will make their debut at SOCIO XV, an annual design celebration sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA). Orlo helped to sponsor the Urban Forest Project earlier this year. Enter the Art Institute's gallery on NW Couch between 11th and 12th Streets. The event is free for AIGA members, $5 for non-members. 21+. For more information, visit the website.
Contact: 503.382.4801

Sept. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Jo Hanson Artworks: A Memorial Showing and Benefit Sale
Location: 201 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: This is the last time to see Jo's art in her historic home/studio, and a unique opportunity to own a piece of Jo's art and women's art history. Also for sale will be a selection of Jo's sculpture tools and art supplies. Sales benefit WEAD--Women Environmental Artists Directory. Jo Hanson and Susan Leibovitz Steinman co founded WEAD in 1966 sitting at Jo's kitchen table. Today WEAD represents more than 200 women artists working internationally with environmental issues. WEAD has the ambitious goal to raise $30,000 in the coming year so that it can completely redesign and revitalize its website. It will grow to include a women's ecoart archives--featuring Jo's legacy, as well as an annual journal.

PLEASE COME TO REMEMBER JO, TO BUY SOME OF HER FABULOUS ARTWORK AND CELEBRATE HER LEGACY. Note: All purchases are tax-deductible donations to WEAD. Purchases include a complimentary copy of the current issue of WEAD. Please contact us for more information.
Contact: Eleanor Dickinson, Eleanordickinson@mac.com; Susan Steinman, SLSteinman@aol.com; Andree Thompson, Andreest@yahoo.com

Sept. 15  -  Jan. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Ansel Adams
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Notes: For the first time in a decade, an exhibition of photographs by Ansel Adams will be on view in Washington, D.C. Opening September 15 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, "Ansel Adams" will give visitors a new look at the work of this important and influential artist through more than 125 images on loan from the Lane collection - the largest private collection of works by Adams in existence. Acquired directly from Adams by the late William H. and Saundra Lane, during a ten-year period in the early 1960s and 1970s, the collection showcases Adams's range and spans the length of his six-decade career.
Contact: 202-639-1700

Sept. 15 - 23, 2007 (event web site)
STILL, LIVING
Location: The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex, 233 James Street, Northbridge, WA 6003.
Notes: From the artful recreation of mutated frogs that ressemble their extinct original species to the fallouts of biowarfare and torture, the seminal exhibition Still, Living will showcase an international scope of art that deals with biological systems, as part of the third Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia.

Curated by Paris based curator Jens Hauser and produced by SymbioticA (recent winners of the Golden Nica for Hybrid Art as part of the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica 2007), Still, Living will be a tour de force of experimental biological art and an opportunity for Perth audiences to experience and engage with work from eleven artists at the forefront of cutting edge aesthetics, including rarely exhibited wet biological art practices. 12 pm - 6 pm daily.
Contact: hello@artrage.com.au, Ph: (08) 9227 6288, Fax: (08) 9227 6188

Sept. 14  -  Dec. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Weather Report: Art & Climate Change
Location: Around Boulder, CO.
Notes: "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change" is an exhibition curated by internationally renowned critic, art historian, and writer Lucy R. Lippard. It is presented in collaboration with EcoArts. This exhibit partners the art and scientific communities to create a visual dialogue surrounding climate change. Historically, visual arts play a central role in attracting, inspiring, educating and motivating audiences. "Weather Report: Art and Climate Change" will exhibit artwork, in the museum and our partnering venues, and in outdoor site specific locations throughout Boulder, Colorado, that will activate personal and public change.
Contact: 303.443.2122, info@bmoca.org

Sept. 14  -  Nov. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Nature Remains: The Artist as Environmentalist
Location: Helen Day Art Center, School Street , PO Box 411, Stowe, VT 05672.
Notes: Representing the convergence of art and environmental advocacy, Nature Remains: The Artist as Environmentalist, joins the growing global dialogue about mankind and the planet. Through their work the artists challenge us to ask tough questions - about how we live today and what that means for the future - and find the sometimes inconvenient answers. In photographs, paintings, sculpture and artist books, Nature Remains addresses global warming, American consumerism, man's technological invasion of the oceans, in addition to the little-known, enigmatic collapse of the American honey-bee population.

The artists and their work are active in environmental and political causes, from Cameron Davis' painted veils on climate change to Peter Schumann's installation on the "Walmartization" of America. The show evokes equal parts despair, humor and hope. Artists featured: Cameron Davis- Charlotte, VT, Tom Deininger- Fall River, MA, Rebecca Goodale- Portland, ME, Patricia Johanson- Buskirk, NY, Chris Jordan- Seattle, WA, Ken Leslie- Johnson, VT, Edward Koren- Brookfield, VT, Peter Schumann- Glover, VT, Adelaide Tyrol- Marshfield, VT.
Contact: 802.253.8358, exhibits@helenday.com

Sept. 14  -  Dec. 2, 2007 (event web site)
Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
Location: DePauw University ,10 West Hanna Street, Greencastle, IN 46135.
Notes: Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art, an exhibition exploring the ways that sustainable design philosophy resonates in the work of an emerging generation of international artists, will be on view at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at DePauw University.

Sustainable design has the potential to transform everyday life through an approach that balances environmental, social, and aesthetic concerns. Beyond Green examines some of the ways in which contemporary artists are exploring a socially and environmentally conscientious -- in other words, sustainable -- way of living and working. The artists included in Beyond Green all came of age during the late 1980s and 1990s, and their work draws to varying degrees on two key strands of recent art: the productive overlap between art and design, and the development of new modes of critical art practice. By embedding environmental concerns within larger ethical and aesthetic explorations, the projects presented in Beyond Green make use of the discursive power of art in order to engage public and social dimensions of contemporary life, in turn building paths to new forms of practice that go "beyond green." Please visit website for more details.
Contact: 765.658.4336

Sept. 14  -  Oct. 6, 2007 (event web site)
Wild and Cultivated
Location: Fetherston Gallery, 818 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA.
Notes: Artist Deedra Ludwig presents an exhibition of paintings in wax, oil, soil, pollen and plant material. Also included are photographs which document diverse wetland ecosystems of the southern USA. Ludwig is committed to documenting observations in nature and recording them through the mediums of wax, biological specimens and other non traditional materials. The use of these materials serves as a foundation in which a sense of place is layered into each painting. She considers the work "environmental" as it serves to record observations of the natural world. The artist has been painting and using earth as a subject and medium since the 1980's. Over the past five years she has worked with biologists, botanists and historians on site in diverse ecosystems where human interactions have diminished the health, vitality and well being of land. Her search for fragility and subtle layers that might otherwise be overlooked or ignored are the secret stories of the endangered.
Contact: 206.322.9440

Sept. 12  -  Oct. 10, 2007
Witnessing
Location: Gallery West, Captree Commons, Michael J. Grant Campus, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY.
Notes: Gallery West on the Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY has announced the opening of a traveling exhibition entitled Witnessing on September 12. The artists, have chosen to focus their work on world events that are troubling their hearts and minds. Their intention is to document their thoughts and feelings about prevalent global conflicts, which they have witnessed through television broadcasts, radio news and Internet sites. They have also observed the observers: the reaction of the populace to these world events.

Artists include Steve Alpert, Beryl Bernay, Rani Carson, Phillip Castaldi, Janet Culbertson, Vladek Debowski, Roz Dimon, Robert Donahue, Gina Gilmour, Doug Going, Hannah Gray, Anna Jurinich, Elizabeth Malunowicz, Joan Rogers, Dennis Snyder and Michaelann Tostanoski. Gallery West is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Contact: carsonrj@sunysuffolk.edu, 631-851-6809

Sept. 9, 2007 (event web site)
GreenFest Philly
Location: South Street, Center City, Philadelphia, PA.
Notes: GreenFest Philly is the first regional green street festival, to be held in Center City (downtown) Philadelphia along four blocks on South Street. We're planning for 10,000 people, 100+ exhibitors, green music and films. One block just on fashion & textiles. We've got a curator on board and currently reviewing artists, too. The event is free, and artists' participation may be either as "exhibitors" ($150), in our SoReFa Show ("socially responsible clothing") or in nearby installations which we will help arrange. Come learn, share, eat, listen to music, make friends and make fun.
Contact: greenfest@urbangreenpartnership.org

Sept. 8 - 30, 2007 (event web site)
Hidden Histories: Divulging Secrets of San Francisco's Eastern Landscape
Location: Crucible Steel Gallery / Cell Space, 2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco CA.
Notes: Cities can be secretive. Sometimes, you have to search in the most out-of-the-way nooks to uncover their stories or understand how they came to be. Hidden Histories artists explore narratives of San Francisco's Eastern landscape that have been obscured by time, development, familiarity, and social norms. Artists Yuko Ezoe, Amber Hasselbring, Francisco Hernandez, Patrick Piazza and The Counter Narrative Society consider concepts of geography, space, tours and tourism, and the way that places hide and reveal their own histories.

The Crucible Steel Gallery serves as the Hidden Histories Headquarters and Visitors Center with visual projects displaying artifacts, maps, and narrative installations. The gallery also serves as a point of departure for artist-led and self-guided tours that take place in neighborhoods, parks and secret locations all over San Francisco's Eastern edge.
Contact: info at hypersea.net

Sept. 8  -  Oct. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Earthworks 25th Anniversary Celebration
Location: Earthworks Park, 742 East Titus, Kent, Washington.
Notes: On September 8, 2007, spend an afternoon celebrating Herbert Bayer's Earthworks at Mill Creek Canyon with art, performance and friends! The Earthworks Reunion and Artists' Reception honors the individuals who supported construction of the Earthworks 25 years ago. Enjoy light refreshments as you meet these local heroes, along with brilliant local artists and nationally noted speakers.

Featuring: Sam Bower, founding director of greenmuseum.org; Tim Baird, earthworks scholar from Pennsylvania State University; choreographer Alex Martin's dance group; Paul Rucker Sextet; Chromatic Levee by Brice Maryman; and Earthworks souvenirs by SolaChristine. This exhibit will be installed outdoors at Earthworks Park during the Celebration. It will also be on view September 7 - October 17, 2007, 8:00 - 5:00, Monday - Friday in the Centennial Center Gallery, located at 400 West Gowe Street, Kent.
Contact: Cheryl dos Remedios, Visual Arts Coordinator, Kent Cultural Division, cdosremedios@ci.kent.wa.us or 253.856.5058

Sept. 8  -  Oct. 18, 2007 (event web site)
Strijdom van der Merwe at Focus Contemporary
Location: Focus Contemporary, 2 Long Street, Corner of Loop & Hans Strijdom, Cape Town, South Africa 8001.
Notes: Start your weekend by joining us at the opening of our new exhibition on Saturday, the 8.September 2007. The new show with works by renowned artist Strijdom van der Merwe will transform the gallery itself into an artwork - Strijdom will create several interventions in and around the gallery space during the opening on Saturday morning. Photography and moving images throughout the gallery will depict the process and results of his intervention - new works that enthrall through their utter beauty and deepen our connection with the land that surrounds us. Come and welcome spring at focus contemporary - Strijdom's work, from photography to sculpted land art on site will provide a beautiful start into your Capetonian weekend. We are looking forward to seeing you for art, coffee and an inspiring cultural exchange.
Contact: info@focuscontemporary.co.za, Ph & Fx: +27 21 419 8888

Sept. 8  -  Feb. 24, 2007 (event web site)
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson
Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: Widely heralded as one of the most important artists of his generation, Olafur Eliasson nimbly merges art, science and natural phenomena to create extraordinary multisensory experiences. Challenging the passive nature of traditional art-viewing, he engages the observer as an active participant, using tangible elements such as temperature, moisture, aroma and light to generate physical sensations.

The works assembled for this presentation - the first U.S. survey of this Icelandic artist's oeuvre - date from 1993 to the present and reflect all facets of his creative practice. Encompassing sculpture, photography and large-scale immersive installations - including a newly commissioned kaleidoscopic tunnel that envelops the Museum's steel truss bridge - these projects are intentionally simple in construction but thrilling to behold, sparking profound, visceral reactions designed to heighten one's experience of the everyday. Open daily (except Wednesdays) 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Thursdays until 8:45 p.m. Tickets: $12.50 general; $8 seniors; $7 students.
Contact: Ph: (415) 357-4000, Fax: 415.357.4037

Sept. 7  -  Dec. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes
Location: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63108.
Notes: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is proud to present a major exhibition of new sculptures, drawings and installations by renowned artist Maya Lin. Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes is an exploration of how we see - or come to understand - landscape in a crucial time. Our current relationship to landscape is extended, condensed, distorted and mapped via satellite photography, sonar scanning and digital manipulation. In virtual space the natural world can be convincingly created and physically engaged.

Works included in the exhibition demonstrate how our perception of landscape is altered by our vantage point and mode of perception. In the context of the largest works we can walk under, upon and through invented and specific landscapes that attune us to our physical, psychological and intellectual experience of the environment.
Contact: ph: 314-535-4660

Sept. 7, 2007 (event web site)
Food for Thought
Location: Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, 25 Grand Avenue, Upper Level, Oakland, CA 94612.
Notes: We think about food all the time, but not very often as an artistic medium that holds the stories of our relationships to places, our individual and collective pasts, and our capacity to nurture and consume. Through a complement of sensory, collaborative experiences held in several locations, artists involved with the Food for Thought project will perform a series of interactive events - gathering, planting, cooking, tasting, storytelling - that will result in the creation of a social architecture that relates the body to place and social space. This event will take place from 6-9 PM on Friday, September 7 as part of the Oakland Art Murmur, and will include a performance of Laura Parker's A Taste of Place and Vita Hewitt's Dinner By Chuck. The exhibition will be open by appointment until then end of September. Appointments can be made by contacting Bryan Hewitt.
Contact: Bryan Hewitt, 415-272-1242, mindstrata@earthlink.net

Sept. 7 - 9, 2007 (event web site)
Durango Artposium: Mapping in the Arts: Ways
Location: Durango Arts Center, 802 East 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.
Notes: The Artposium in Durango is a two-day event open to the public. Space is limited, so register today. Two or more registrations receive a discount. Join us for thought-provoking presentations and workshops on how maps inspire the artistic process; mapping is used as a metaphor for discovery; maps shaped the history of the West; maps change the way we view the world; mapping is a tool for envisioning a sustainable society.

Featured Speakers: (see website for a list of all speakers) Peter Turchi, The author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer will take us on a fascinating journey that explores the many parallels of maps and writing. Mary Ellen Long, Grace Cavalieri and Kathryn Moller. Long, an artist-sculptor, Cavalieri, a poet-playwright and Moller, a movement artist will map a 43 year friendship in images and words. Kulu Sadira & Steve Self Will present a multi-media dialog on art, artist and the Integral Map: How the integral quadrants illuminate the dimensions of being an artist within a larger community. Julie Saul, director of the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City, gives us a curator's insight into how maps have inspired artistic expression. Please see website for more details.
Contact: info@coloradoartranch.org, Ph: 302.279.5198

Sept. 5 - 6, 2007 (event web site)
The Cultural Dimension of Sustainability; Towards an Ecology of Culture
Location: Thetis, Castello 2737/f, Arsenale - 30122 Venice, Italy.
Notes: September 6, the 52nd Venice Biennale, at the Thetis New Arsenal, will be the site of a full day of events organized by the international network Cultura21, with the artists Isabella Bordoni, Aviva Rahmani, Shelley Sacks and Insa Winkler among others. Lectures, debates, performances, videos and a workshop. Prequel event on September 5th by the artist James Reed, around the Venice canals. Reed's intervention directly engages the public with the issues of future sea level rise and climate change.

The Cultura21 network gathers scientists, artists, activists, intellectuals and other cultural actors promoting cultures of sustainability. Its activities range from local initiatives to international events and exchanges. Please visit website for more information.
Contact: kagan@uni-lueneburg.de

Sept. 4 - 25, 2007 (event web site)
Collective Exhibition
Location: Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York 10001.
Notes: Agora Gallery is proud to present Nature inspired artists in Collective Exhibition. We would be delighted if you would join us for the opening reception Thursday night September 6, 2007. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11-6.
Contact: Tel. 212-226-4151 / Fax 212-966-4380

Sept. 3 - 7, 2007 (event web site)
A Sense of Place: Regeneration
Location: In and around Cornwall, UK.
Notes: Like polyurethane foam from a can, this year A Sense of Place has expanded to fill the gaps. Still a two-day core conference, but surrounded by days of related activities that support the conference and make up a week that should change the way you think about regeneration.

A Sense of Place is a conference and choice of events on community led, sustainable, place-based regeneration. This is not a makeover. Truly sustainable regeneration doesn't happen in offices, boardrooms or, for that matter, conference halls. Regeneration happens when people get together, share ideas and inspire each other. Sense of Place: regeneration provides an environment for you to do just that. You will be in the company of community representatives, regeneration professionals, artists, health workers, planners, police officers and architects. You will gain an insight into what regeneration means to people and how the smallest changes, in the right place at the right time, can create the energy and the will to turn a place around. How do you identify and harness these small changes? Find out in September.
Contact: enquiries@sensorytrust.org.uk, ph: 01726 222900, fx: 01726 222901

Sept. 3 - 16, 2007 (event web site)
Half Life: Journey into the Neolithic
Location: Kilmartin Glen, Argyll Scotland.
Notes: Half Life is a major new landscape work and the first co-production between the innovators NVA and the National Theatre of Scotland. Staged throughout the day and night in one of the world's most significant prehistoric regions, Half Life offers a physical and emotive experience which reveals the dark but inspiring mindset of Scotland's early Neolithic inhabitants. The rich heritage of Mid Argyll has a remarkable story to tell, through thousands of years of intense marking of living rock formations and the raising and building of henges and burial complexes. It carries the beginnings of a cultural heritage.

Half Life starts by day, when you are invited to explore a series of atmospheric sites and installations based around known and rarely seen prehistoric landmarks. The routes follow recently recovered archaelological field notes giving invaluable insight into the area. These include newly discovered cup and ring marked stones carved 3-4,000 years ago, burial cairns, standing stones and ancient hell forts, with walks ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours. Dense forests are manipulated to create intriguing new entrances and vistas around chosen sites, while new audio compositions enhance the existing sounds of the natural environment.

In the evening, a powerful outdoor production will be staged in an atmospheric forest location at the entrance to Kilmartin glen, centred around a sculptural set constructed from hundreds of felled logs. Seen through the eyes of an eminent archaeologist, in Half Life the realms of the living and the dead seem to merge, bringing to light the remarkable beliefs that focussed the ritual activity in our earliest societies; beliefs that still echo through the present landscape. Tickets: £20/£12 (concessions).
Contact: +0131 473 2056

Sept. 1 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
Warning Visions: Chinese Contemporary Artists on Global Warming
Location: Art Scene Warehouse, 50 Moganshan Road, Building #4, 2/F, Shanghai 200060 China.
Notes: In China's first art exhibition calling awareness to the problem of Global Warming, Art Scene China has located artists and curated an exhibition of over 20 Chinese contemporary artists. The theme of the show calls for society to be more aware of and take more preventative measures towards Global Warming.
Contact: contact@artscenewarehouse.com, tel: [+86 21] 6277 4940, fax: [+86 21] 6433 8403

Sept. 1  -  Oct. 28, 2007 (event web site)
The Art of Robert Bateman
Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada.
Notes: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the premiere and only Canadian art gallery to host The Art of Robert Bateman, a touring exhibition organized by David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director. A native of Toronto, Robert Bateman is a name familiar to most, if not all, Canadians. Although best known around the world as a wildlife artist, Bateman's art also encompasses other subjects - landscapes, portraits and still lifes - each created with a careful and knowledgeable attention to the principles of composition and design. While seemingly simple, his compositions are actually quite complex. His genius lies in his ability to distil complexity into elegant simplicity thereby creating art that is accessible and enjoyable at many levels.

Bateman is also a naturalist who devotes much of his time and effort to environmental concerns, especially the preservation of the natural habitats of the birds and animals he portrays in his art. This current exhibition of approximately fifty works of art includes original paintings, watercolour and pen and ink drawings and bronze sculptures.
Contact: (905) 893-1121

Sept. 1 - 3, 2007 (event web site)
Create Art in Nature at the 7th Annual Art & Soul Festival in Downtown Oakland
Location: Downtown Oakland, CA.
Notes: At the invitation of ProArts, artist Zach Pine will be creating a Participatory Nature Sculpture Arena at the Festival - bringing to downtown Oakland a van-full of natural treasures with which to create spontaneous sculpture with you and other festival-goers. Find the "Nature Sculpture Arena" on the Festival maps on site. 11AM - 6PM each day.
Contact: zpine@aol.com

Aug. 31  -  Sept. 9, 2007 (event web site)
KOI en Bloc
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany.
Notes: KOI en Bloc is an interdisciplinary event in a new build town quarter in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. The aim of this event is to bring art to this special city space and to question whether this might be the future of our towns. The event is supported by the city of Karlsruhe and the Aurelis Real Estate GmbH who will give a price. The jury is formed by high ranked persons of the art field. In 1998 the city of Karlsruhe purchased the area from the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway Company). The Aurelis Real Estate GmbH was commissioned to market the former railroad site. Aurelis ranks under the largest real estate companies in Europe and has access to over 28 million square meters of property. For more information please have a look at the website, with an English version too.
Contact: ph: +49-(0)721-356268

Aug. 28  -  Sept. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Earth Matters - Exploring Environmental Issues
Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
Notes: Colorful monotypes by Marian Osher highlight global warming, threatened biodiversity, forest destruction, mountain top removal and noise and light pollution. Receptions: Friday September 7, 2007, 5:30-8:30, and Sunday, September 9 at 2 pm - Gallery Talks: Sunday September 16 at 2 pm and Wednesday September 19 at 12 pm.
Contact: creativity@covad.net

Aug. 27  -  Sept. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Burning Man 2007: The Green Man
Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
Notes: Every year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, dedicated to self-expression, self-reliance, and art as the center of community. They leave one week later, having left no trace. The Art Theme for Burning Man 2007 is "The Green Man". Our theme concerns humanity's relationship to nature. Do we, as conscious beings, exist outside of nature's sway, or does its force impel us and inform the central root of who and what we are?
Contact: (415) TO-FLAME

Aug. 24 - 26, 2007 (event web site)
Megan O'Beirne at The Other Gallery - Banff, Canada
Location: The Other Gallery,.
Notes: Visual artist Megan O'Beirne is participating in a group show of faculty staff and guest artists at The Other Gallery 24 to 26 August and an Open Studio day on 24 August. This event is part of the Banff Summer Arts Festival. During her month-long residency in the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada, she is pursuing her interest in erosion, particularly the devastation caused by the Pine Bark Beetle. She is also studying aspects of First Nation (Aboriginal) culture relating to age and transcendence.

Aug. 24  -  Nov. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Elements: An Environmental Arts Exhibit
Location: Fontenelle Nature Association, 1111 N. Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005.
Notes: "Elements: An Environmental Arts Exhibit" celebrates its fourth anniversary at the Fontenelle Nature Center in Bellevue, NE. Exhibit pieces installed among the trees along River Boardwalk at Fontenelle Forest. Featured visual artists include Tim Guthrie, Jamie Burmeister, Mary Zicafoose, Wendy Krecek, C. Daniel Newberry and David Hansen; coordinated by exhibit director and artist J.D. Hutton.
Contact: jdhuttonstudio@cox.net

Aug. 19, 2007 (event web site)
Fallen Fruit - Public Fruit Jam 2007
Location: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA, 90026.
Notes: The Fallen Fruit collective will conduct a free Public Jam from 12pm-3pm, in which they collaborate with the citizens of Los Angeles in a communal jam-making session. We ask that you bring along any of your home-grown or public fruit (see fallenfruit.org) and any clean, empty glass jars you have. At the end everyone will leave with a jar of communal jam. If enough people bring surplus, even the empty handed will leave with jam. Vats of fun for all!

The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that people provide. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. Fallen fruit will bring public fruit. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like basil gauva or lemon pepper jelly. We'll discuss the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the liberation of public fruit. We did this last summer and it was fun! And delicious! And sticky!
Contact: 213-483-8761

Aug. 11  -  Oct. 8, 2007 (event web site)
Humes Japanese Garden presents The Dynamic Dance: Form and Emptiness
Location: Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, 347 Oyster Bay Road, Mill Neck, NY.
Notes: This summer the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden will be the site for the work of two Long Island environmental artists, Tonito Valderrama and Ugur Kunst. The exhibition will feature site-specific organic sculptures composed of materials found in the Japanese garden's surrounding landscape. The artists will use bamboo, vines, leaves and stones in a dialogue with the garden, its greater woodland context and the existing dynamics of space and form. The ephemeral nature of art will be evident as the process of decomposition alters the appearance of the sculptures over the course of eight weeks. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The opening reception will be accompanied by a Japanese flute player, refreshments and a plant auction. The garden is located on the north shore of Long Island, about 20 miles from Manhattan and one mile from Planting Fields Arboretum.
Contact: info@gardenconservancy.org

Aug. 11  -  Sept. 8, 2007 (event web site)
A Walk in the Park: Olympic Sculpture Park, WA
Location: Olympic Sculpture Park, PACCAR Pavilion, 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.
Notes: Explore aspects of the Olympic Sculpture Park with local experts. These monthly walks are led by organizations that specialize in the environment, land management, art and architecture, natural and cultural history, and ecology and ecosystems of the Puget Sound area. Free and open to the public. To reserve your space, please call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.

Stories from the Ground Up - Led by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Saturday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
Park for the People - Led by the Trust for Public Land Saturday, September 8, 1-2 p.m.
Walk on the Wild Side - Led by naturalists from the Woodland Park Zoo Saturday, September 8, 2-3 p.m.
Contact: 206.654.3121

Aug. 10 - 12, 2007 (event web site)
Video Festival dell'Acqua / Video the Water's Festival
Location: Campagna, (Salerno ) Italy.
Notes: August 10-11 - 9 p.m. - Church square of the Cathedral of Saint Maria of the Peace. August 12 - 8 p.m. - Cloister ex Convent Town Agostiniano Palace or Room Town Cinema. Lecture on the role of art in the emergency of water, in the relationship with the politics, sciences, anthropology and ecology, on the inter-generational Review, interdisciplinary and multimedia. Presentation to introduce the public to the Video the Water's Festival.

Artists: Beatriz Albuquerque (Portogallo), Michael Beauvent (Belgio), Gerardina Busillo & Giuseppina Pepe (Italia), Dario Carmentano & Luca Acito (Italia), Vincenzo Ceccato (Italia), David Clarke & Hanabelle Hulaut (USA/Francia), Roberto Comini (Francia-Italia), Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy (USA/Ucraina), Silvio De Gracia (Argentina), Alexandra Dementieva (Belgio/Russia), Anna Finetti (Italia), Massimo Gugliucciello (Italia), Carmen Laurino (Italia), Jerome Le Goff & Delphine Ralin (Francia), Eric Legrain (Belgio), Raffaella Losapio (Italia), Massimo Lovisco (Italia), Marion Mahu (Francia), Vito Pace (Italia/Germania), Antonio Patrizio (Italia), Angelo Pretolani (Italia), Angelo Riviello (Italia), I Santini Del Prete (Italia), Cherie Sampson (USA), Gruppo Sinestetico (Italia), Iris Rosemarie Selke (Germania), Rino Telaro (Belgio-Italia), Billy Tran (USA).
Contact: 338.17.999.47, angeloriviello@tim.it

Aug. 9  -  Oct. 22, 2007 (event web site)
Designs for a Sustainable Future
Location: The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Located on the UNCA Kellogg Center 1181 Broyles Road, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Notes: Artist/designer/planner Michael Singer's work in the public realm relates to large-scale infrastructure projects including power facilities, waste treatment facilities, affordable housing, urban parks and educational facilities. His work has become models for successful urban and ecological renewal. The exhibition includes enlarged photographic images, drawings and models on projects throughout the world with creative solutions to urban infrastructure demands.
Contact: info@craftcreativitydesign.org

Aug. 9  -  Sept. 28, 2007
Sculpture: The Third Dimension
Location: Artworks Downtown, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA.
Notes: Bronze, steel, forged iron and wood are the components of the new gallery exhibit at Art Works Downtown. Sculpture: The Third Dimension was curated by Bruce Hasson. The exhibition features Lorna Stevens, Lowell Chaput, Douglas Andelin, Gertrud Parker, Monika Steiner, Marianna Goodheart, Nicole Robbins and Claudia Cohen. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Contact: 415.451.8119

Aug. 7  -  Sept. 22, 2007 (event web site)
Remake/Reformat: A Juried Exhibit of Recycled-Disk Art
Location: Dunia Gallery, 43 Nason St., Maynard, MA 01754.
Notes: The Gallery at Dunia and CD Willy's announce "Remake/Reformat: a Juried Exhibit of Recycled-Disk Art." A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be donated to the Massachusetts-based Center for Ecological Technology, a nonprofit that provides tools for environmentally sound living.
Contact: inquiries@dunia-ecostore.com, 978-897-8850

Aug. 4 - 24, 2007 (event web site)
Organic Crystalline
Location: 54 Wharf Road, Bolinas, CA.
Notes: For the first time, painters Elisabeth Setten and Charles Winstead are showing their different approaches to natural forms in juxtaposition. Although they both bring differing philosophies to the idea of representing the natural world, the end result is strikingly compatible. Setten works from the big picture down: organic imagery such as trees, branches, roots and tendrils lead to cellular studies - bacteria and microbiology. Winstead works from basic structures up: quantum mechanics, string theory, fractals, viruses and astronomy. Though their work explores the structure of reality and the meaning of life from opposite directions, they share a common delivery with palette and graphic imagery. For more information: www.charleswinstead.com and www.elisabethsetten.com.

Aug. 3 - 13, 2007 (event web site)
Nature Art Forum 2007
Location: Okologisches Schullandheim und Tagungshaus Licherode LindenstraBe 14, 36211 Ahlheim-Licherode, Germany.
Notes: From August 3 - 13, 2007, 23 artists from 13 nations are creating a contribution for a Nature Art Path along the valley of the river Fulda in Germany. The artist's work react to sites near this already existing bicycle path where many visitors pass throughout the summer. The topics of created works are widely ranged- from interviews about winter in former times (Beth Grossmann and Christine Baumler, USA), and statements about the relation between the amount of grass needed to make cheese as final product (Yutaka Kobayashi, Japan), to- a place for experiencing the movement of the water while sitting on a swimming swing (Istvan Eross, Hungary).

All works focus on nature and sustainability. Organized by the Educational Centre for Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Licherode. Artists Anke Mellin and Dorit Croissier curate this event. The Nature Art Forum 2007 is very special since it is embedded in the interests of the involved communities. Six communities share in the hosting of the artists and assist them with their works. See website for more information.
Contact: Anke Mellin, +49.5664.9486 0, oekonetz.licherode@t-online.de

Aug. 3 - 31, 2007 (event web site)
Whalesong Art
Location: Olympic Circle Sailing Center, One Spinnaker Way, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Artist Mark Fischer presents whalesong mandalas in the lounge of the Olympic Circle Sailing Center in Berkeley, California during the month of August, 2007. See website for directions to the marina.
Contact: aguasonic@gmail.com

Aug. 3  -  Sept. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Planting Seeds: Cultivating Consciousness
Location: Gallery Nulu, 632 East Market Street, Second Floor, Louisville, KY 40202.
Notes: Planting Seeds: Cultivating Consciousness is an art exhibition of sculpture, installation, painting, and photography that explores the interconnectedness of art, ecology, and issues of sustainability. The goal of this exhibit is to engage and provoke thought in each viewer to consider how each of us, individually impacts our environment, both positively and negatively, and more importantly, how these actions may affect the communities we live in and our future generations... Curated by Lori Beck, with Casey Hornung, McKinley Moore, Colin Miller, Stephanie Grote, Michele Brody, Dan Levenson, Mara Adamitz Scrupe.
Contact: (502) 561-1162

Aug. 3 - 5, 2007 (event web site)
Laconia: Arthumanature Topos 2007
Location: Sparta, Laconia, Greece.
Notes: Laconia is a land with a unique, versatile and complex "identity". The environment, natural landscape and biodiversity of the prefecture, its cultural heritage, as well as rich local culture render Laconia a remarkable cultural crossroads. The search for a "central" plan to promote the above and at the same time feel the vibe of the times has led to the creation of a new - innovative for Greek standards - cultural institution; to be exact, a "true festival for the 21st century" to shed light on the creation of a new relationship between Man & Nature and Man & Culture.

Laconia creates the First Environmental Art Festival titled LACONIA: ARTHUMANATURE TOPOS 2007 / Environmental Art Festival and aspires to render it a Forum of International Environmental, Artistic and Cultural Discourse in the years to come. Never before in Laconia has contemporary art been called upon to lend an attentive ear to the land's callings and be "grafted" onto the local culture in a creative manner or unite rich cultural heritage with the present, not to mention contemporary expression and creation with the wider public. Laconia as a whole is converted into a canvas for a creation that will be in progress and constantly reinforced not only by artists and thinkers who will be present and offer their talent and intellect, but also by the people of Laconia themselves, who will be coordinating their actions as part of a joint effort.

Aug. 2 - 31, 2007 (event web site)
Sustainable Fashion
Location: Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209.
Notes: Sustainable design, environmental design, green design: what does it really mean? Eight Portland-area designers show different approaches to sustainable fashion. Elegant silks, luxurious bamboo and soft organic cotton are featured alongside recycled, redesigned and beautifully reconstructed clothes and accessories. Come see the new look of sustainability; it's not granola anymore.

Participating designers: Anna Cohen, Ryan Christensen - Sameunderneath, Sharon Blair - BlairWear, Nicole Flood - Flood Clothing, Faith Jennings, Emily Katz, Jen Neitzel - Knot Ugly Designs, Larry Olmstead - Entermodal. Student designers: Also featured will be the winners of the Art Institute apparel and accessory design student green design competition juried by Eraina Duffy (Nike Considered) and Peter Kallen (Nau).
Contact: 503-228-6528

Aug. 1  -  Sept. 2, 2007 (event web site)
Joe Mangrum: Experiencing Ephemeral Art
Location: de Young Museum, San Francisco Artist Studio, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.
Notes: Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young as part of their Artist in Residence Program. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. These programs are made possible by generous sponsor support from, Wells Fargo, American Express and the Irvine Foundation.

Joe Mangrum transforms the Kimball Gallery into an alchemist's laboratory. He deconstructs consumer culture and modern idyllic attachments to explore our meanings of wealth. Drawing inspiration from the de Young's historical collection, Joe invites the public to take part in his allegorical journey, by gold-leafing various everyday and ritualized objects. A landscape will emerge serving as a mirror to our obsessions, connections and true desires. The Kimball Gallery is located on the ground floor of the museum opposite the ticket counter. View 1 - 5 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday August 1, 2007 - September 2nd, 2007.
Contact: rbaldocchi@famsf.org, 415.750.7634

Jul. 27, 2007 (event web site)
Farmlab Public Salon: Matthew Moore
Location: Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Notes: "From Agriculture to Suburbia: Cultivating the Oasis"
About the speaker: Matthew Moore is a fourth generation farmer whose land and life is quickly being overcome by suburban sprawl. He creates large site-specific earthworks on and around his family's land, which highlight the grounds on which the urban and rural collide and compete. Moore also works with video and installation art, addressing issues of ecological, cultural and economical sustainability revealed through his artistic narrative regarding the potential loss of the romanticized American farm. Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: 323-226-1158

Jul. 21  -  Aug. 16, 2007 (event web site)
The Space of Apple by Jeon, Won-gil
Location: Sonahmoo Studio Gallery, 232-8 Geruk-li, Meeyang-meun, Ansung-si Korea 456-843.
Notes: Jeon, Won-gil began working with apples in 1989. He cuts an apple in half and then pours plaster on top of it, which then dries and shrinks, showing the process of an apple rotting, changing it's shape and color. Jeon will perform this process with visitors of the gallery.
Contact: sonahmoo@hanmail.net, ph: 031-673-0904

Jul. 20  -  Sept. 7, 2007 (event web site)
Brian Collier's Very Small Objects
Location: Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604.
Notes: Before dismissing that stuff you just found in your pocket, ask yourself what it is, what it says about you and what it might say about its origin and final resting place: a landfill? your garden? poolside? the ocean? Our 2007 Sabatini Art Exhibit for Children guest artist, Brian Collier, suggests these Very Small Objects reveal a lot about us as individuals, the space we share with other living things and the impact they have on our perception of "nature".
Contact: 785-580-4515

Jul. 19  -  Aug. 13, 2007 (event web site)
Upon Nature
Location: Gallery Tieck, TieckstraBe 28, 10115 Berlin & Heidrichs Kunsthandlung, TieckstraBe 27, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
Notes: Two parallel exhibitions in side-by-side galleries in Berlin, Germany, are focusing on nature. Three artists from Korea and two from Germany show their reflections and visual comments. This exhibition evolved by the artists exchange between South Korea and countries abroad since 1990. Throughout the years many artists working in/for/with nature were invited to contribute a work for exhibitions, symposia and Nature Art Biennales organized by Yatoo, the Korean Nature Artist's Association.

In these exhibited works, nature is met in a broad variety of ways. The notion of nature ranges with the use of natural material, to create a natural contrast to geometric white cube exhibition spaces. Kang, Hee-joon makes collages of natural objects like seed-capsules and thorns which come to life through light. Ko, Seung-hyun transforms a (German) tree trunk into an instrument inspired by the traditional Korean Kayagum. Gerd Logemann's room filling sculpture, made by branches and silk, invites you to enter and feel the contrast to the geometric surroundings. Photos of commercialization of agricultural products in Korea will be presented. Anke Mellin is interested in the changing of consumer behaviour that causes the disappearance of local markets. Kim, Tae-hyun uses Korean ink on traditional paper to show clusters of natural organic forms.
Contact: Heidrichs Kunsthandlung +49.30.28 09 40 45

Jul. 15 - 29, 2007 (event web site)
Eco-ventions, Art + Ecology with Brandon Ballengee at Gunpowder Park
Location: Gunpowder Park Field Station, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, England.
Notes: American artist/scientist Brandon Ballengee is joined by UK urban ecologist Dusty Gedge and award winning wildlife photographer and artist David Cottridge, on Sunday 15 July (11am-5pm) in Gunpowder Park, at the top of greater London, England. Artists wishing to develop their ecological-art practice and ecologists interested in working with artists to raise awareness of ecological issues will join in a public debate focusing on Ballengee's current studies of amphibians and insects in urban and rural UK sites. Additional field study days scheduled for 22nd and 29th July. All free and open to all. Full details on the website. Produced by The Arts Catalyst and Gunpowder Park.
Contact: eileen@gunpowderpark.org, +44 (0) 1992 762128

Jul. 14 - 15, 2007 (event web site)
Peter J Evans Performance: Our understanding of things
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: To mark the end of his solo exhibition Feedbacker at Spacex, Peter J. Evans will perform a new work in Haldon Forest Park. The performance focuses upon the process of decay, the disappearance of solid form and the continuation of energy beyond that point. A piece of timber will be planed down until nothing remains other than the shavings on the floor. This altering of form will be visible in each new layer of wood revealed and each shaving on the floor before they are placed on a small fire - its vapours becoming lost in the air. 11am - 5pm each day.
Contact: mandy@spacex.org.uk, ph: +01392 431786

Jul. 13, 2007 (event web site)
BIORAMA
Location: MEDIA Centre Huddersfield, UK.
Notes: A one-day event serving to contextualise, examine and expand upon the work and theory produced while Andy Gracie is Artist in Residence at the Digital Research Unit (DRU). The research undertaken during the residency weaves together the microbiology of the Pennines around Marsden Moor, traditional and digital networking systems, perceptions of landscape and the history and possible future of interstellar communication.

There will be a Biorama Hike starting at 10 a.m. It is a 5 mile guided walking lecture and environmental study with Andy Gracie and Brandon Ballangee on Marsden Moor lasting around 3 hours. The walk will cover some of the physical territory featured in Andy's research, the talk will cover the parallel conceptual territories and simple scientific experiments will be carried out at various points on the way. Each participant will receive the Biorama Hiking kit with which to enhance their experience of the event. Particpants should book in advance as places are limited and should bring sturdy walking footwear and sun block.

The Biorama Sessions, starting at 3 p.m., will introduce a number of artists whose work explores the natural environment, artificial landscapes and interactions with real or imagined lifeforms. Participants: Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Andy Gracie, Brandon Ballengee, C-Lab, etoy, France Cadet and London Fieldworks. Special guests in the evening. Designed and presented by Monica Bello (CAPSULA) for the Digital Research Unit.
Contact: monica@capsula.org.es

Jul. 13  -  Aug. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Forest Walk by Mary Ellen Long
Location: Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Notes: FOREST WALK celebrates a spirit of place through nature-altered papers, books and sculptures. Installations of natural elements and documentations of the artist's outdoor projects become a narrative about process and life in the wild.

Jul. 11  -  Aug. 29, 2007 (event web site)
Eco-Amok! An Inconvenient Film Fest
Location: UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.
Notes: Ants the size of SUVs, buffed-up behemoths rising from the ocean floor, man-plants with their roots in horror: these are among the cinematic consequences of messing with Mother Nature. Our summer series of eco-cautionary tales conveniently delivers both timely message and giddy mayhem. August 22 & 29: see the directors in person.
Contact: 510.642.1124

Jul. 11  -  Sept. 7, 2007 (event web site)
Woodlot: The 3rd KW|AG Biennial
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON Canada N2H 6P7.
Notes: Ruth Abernethy, Kelly Borgers, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Susan Detwiler, Niall Donaghy, Andrika Dubeckyj, Annie Dunning, Fatima Garzan, Lauren Hall, Arnold Jacobs, Janet Morton, Marinko Pipunic, Red, Andrew Wright. Exhibition sponsor: The Walter Fedy Partnership.

This group exhibition celebrates visual art practice in the Region of Waterloo and the Counties of Wellington, Brant, Oxford, Perth. Guest Curator Sally McKay brings together the work of 14 artists in the 3rd installment of the eagerly anticipated KW|AG Biennial. Representing the emerging and established, Woodlot offers a focused look at contemporary art production in the region. Free admission, everyone welcome.
Contact: Tel: 519.579.5860, Fax: 519.578.0740, Email: mail@kwag.on.ca

Jul. 10  -  Sept. 25, 2007
"Emergence" - Artists Tonito Valderrama and Ugur Kunst
Location: Billy Joel Park, Huntington, Long Island, NY.
Notes: Long Island artists; Tonito Valderrama and Ugur Kunst, winners of the annual Town of Huntington Art Initiative Project have installed their environmental sculptures at the Billy Joel Park in Huntington overlooking Cold Spring Harbor. The log carved series of seven large seed forms with emerging live, indigenous plants will be on view from July to late September. "Emergence" is an effort to bring to the public's attention the severity of ecological problems such as deforestation and tree waste.
Contact: tainoruningboy@yahoo.com

Jul. 10  -  Dec. 10, 2007 (event web site)
The Landscapes of Today's Science
Location: The Pfizer Corporate Headquarters, 235 E 42nd Street, New York, NY.
Notes: Three of artist Ellen Jantzen's digital manipulations have been selected for the current exhibition in the Corporate Art Collections Department of Pfizer's headquarters in NYC. The theme is human biology/micro world or medical-inspired artworks. Curated by Cynthia Pannucci, Director/Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. An ASCI Members exhibition.

Jun. 30  -  Jul. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Q2
Location: Anne E Shirrells Park, 1367 N. California St., San Bernardino, CA 92411.
Notes: As Part of the San Bernardino United Human Family Cooperative Garden Opening & Health Fair on June 30, 2007, Q2 will open to the public for the first time, inviting visitors to "clone-your-own" fresh fruits and vegetables. Based on the 18th century Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, where the English collected plants from colonized lands for use by the elite in the empire, this project reverses the exploitation by sharing food plants developed by large corporations with those in less privileged circumstances. The process begins by collecting supermarket "Flora" from various locations, then through specialized propagation technologies, the plant tissue is replicated in the geodesic-dome/lab/greenhouse. The new food plants, fruits and vegetables harvested are then distributed to residents in the community.

Lisa Tucker and Ron Chiarello began Q2 in the virtual world of LambdaMOO, later relocating their collaboration to the Anne E. Shirrells Park Community Garden in San Bernardino. Dr. Chiarello teaches chemistry at CSU, East Bay and has spent the majority of his career in the biotechnology industry. Lisa Tucker is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, currently working in the area of eco and biotech art through a socially engaged practice. The events have been organized in cooperation with the City of San Bernardino, New Hope Missionary Church, San Bernardino Community Development Corporation, Rio Vista Elementary School, Operation Phoenix, United Human Family Network and "Bioneering: Hybrid Investigations of Food" (www.foodbioneers.com). Q2 is generously supported by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, University of California Digital Arts Network, and the University of California, Irvine, Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Jun. 30  -  Oct. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Richard Long: Walking and Marking
Location: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DR.
Notes: Richard Long's beautiful, thought-provoking and influential work, which expresses man's relationship with the landscape, has gained him an international reputation. Based on the walks that the artist has made since the mid-1960s, Long's work takes the form of photographs, maps, drawings and sculptures (generally lines or circles constructed from natural materials that Long gathers on his walks). This exhibition, which will span the artist's career, will also feature a number of new works created specially for the show: it provides a unique opportunity to experience one of Britain's most influential living artists. Open daily, 10am-5pm.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)131 624 6200, info@nationalgalleries.org

Jun. 30  -  Aug. 28, 2007 (event web site)
SAUMA [Design as Cultural Interface]
Location: Architecture + Design Museum, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Notes: The SAUMA exhibition presents innovative contemporary design from Finland. Continuing the long tradition of high profile Finnish design, the works in the exhibition explore new approaches to usability, the user experience and the design process. They blur the line between art and design. SAUMA introduces experimental installations and design concepts including new portable devices, an experimental kitchen, an urban sauna and a game prototype; Other exhibition items study the ideas of portability, sensory experiences and the ways in which we navigate our urban environment; On view will be a jacket designed to sweep away the loneliness of urban dwellers, and a perfume installation evoking memories of certain cities; All the works featured are new prototypes or fresh applications of recent design concepts.
Contact: info@aplusd.org, ph: 323.932.9393

Jun. 28  -  Aug. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Shadow
Location: Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Group show with Richard Artschwager, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, Andy Goldsworthy, Catherine Lee, Dorothy Napangardi and Kate Shepherd.
Contact: 212.315.0470

Jun. 26  -  Jul. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Nature Holds My Camera
Location: IMA, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis IN 46208-3326.
Notes: See the world from the point of view of a falcon, buffalo or tumbleweed. Video artist Sam Easterson has been collecting footage from the perspective of animals and plants since 1998. Amusing, captivating and thought-provoking, his work offers viewers an unconventional perspective on the natural world. Extending beyond the gallery to the future home of the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Nature Holds My Camera offers outdoor activities including sketching, exploring, storytelling and the chance to unlock new video of the underground world. After exploring the exhibition, share your point of view through hands-on activities such as an ongoing, online community discussion.
Contact: ima@ima.museum

Jun. 24  -  Oct. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Nature and Balance
Location: Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Notes: Nature and Balance is an outdoor sculpture exhibit on the grounds of The Arsenal Center for the Arts, as part of ArtsFest. Fun for the whole family! Outdoors, in the woods and along the paths, including "Arbor Lace" a sculpture by Michele Brody.
Contact: p: 617.923.0100, f: 617.923.2888

Jun. 24, 2007
Artist-led walk: the River Irwell through Bacup
Location: Irwell Inn, Bacup, Lancashire, UK.
Notes: As part of Architecture Week 2007, meet artist David Haley at the Irwell Inn at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 24th. The walk will follow the river south to Stacksteads and finish around 4pm with a lunch stop at Stubbylee Park. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs, layers and sunscreen. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Bring your own food and water. This is a free event.
Contact: Ph: 01254 304583

Jun. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Ridgewood Reservoir/iMAP Dance Performance
Location: Ridgewood Reservoir, Highland Park, Queens, NY.
Notes: The performance ushers in summer 2007 with a day of dancing informed and inspired by the unique ecosystems and landscape of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir area in Queens, New York. Conceived of and directed by Jennifer Monson. Ridgewood Reservoir/iMAP is a year long performance project that investigates the unique landscape of the reservoir. This 50-acre site comprises wetlands, native swamp forest and urban wilderness unusual to the inner city. The artists are involved in a year long process of investigating the ecology of the reservoir with scientists as well as developing a creative process on site that responds to the changing seasons and the dynamic interplay of the human actions and natural phenomenon at play in the area.

The dancing will move around the mile long perimeter of the reservoir in five distinct groups. The audience is asked to take their time walking the edge while watching the dancing, observing the environment and engaging in two architectural exhibits that will display information from a breeding bird census, vegetative mapping, the history and seasonal shifts at the site. Four guides will be on hand to direct and offer information. The public is invited to come at any time during the day. The majority of the dancers will be performing from noon to 4pm. Bring a picnic, relax, come and go as you please as you enjoy this rare and special urban gem and the dancing that responds to it. For a list of performers and other details, please see website.
Contact: info@ilandart.org, 212 375 8283

Jun. 20  -  Aug. 27, 2007 (event web site)
Global Cities
Location: Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG UK.
Notes: Global Cities looks at the changing faces of ten dynamic international cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo. Exploring each city through five thematic lenses - speed, size, density, diversity and form - the exhibition draws on data originally assembled for the 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2006 Venice Biennale.

The show will feature the work of leading international artists and architects including Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Nigel Coates, Nils Norman, Richard Wentworth, Fritz Haeg, Hilary Lloyd, Celine Condorelli and Can Atlay. As Global Cities takes place in the heart of one of the exhibition's focus cities, London is used as a concrete point of reference and comparison. Five prestigious architectural practices present ideas about London's development while specially-commissioned art works respond to the local context.
Contact: +020 7887 8888

Jun. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Eco-Art Scavenger Hunt
Location: Des Moines, IA.
Notes: HOW IT WORKS: A different natural sculpture will be hidden in five Des Moines, Iowa parks. The first, at Gray's Lake, will include a riddle that directs visitors to the second, and so on. Organizers expect visitors to find all five sculptures in about three hours, but they don't have to find them all at once.

PRIZE: There's no prize for the first to finish, but children under 12 who can describe each sculpture to an attendant at one of the city pools will win a free day-pass to the facility. INFO: Can't find any sculptures? Call or visit our website!
Contact: (515) 323-8907

Jun. 16  -  Jul. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Artfully Reclaimed III
Location: Hamilton Art Center, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA.
Notes: The Hamilton Art Center presents, Artfully Reclaimed III, an exhibition that focuses on contemporary creations using reclaimed materials. Juried by Donna Seager, Artfully Reclaimed III includes more than fifty works from Bay Area artists. In conjunction with the exhibition, on Saturday, June 23rd, Judith Selby Lang will present one thousand vintage metal garbage can lids arranged in an enormous grid on the vast expanse of lawn in front of the Art Center. Reminiscent of crosses in a military cemetery, the long rows of lids will evoke the funerary grounds for the trashing of the earth. This sculptural installation, constructed from a heap of trash reclaimed from the Department of the Navy, creates a statement about recycling made from recycled garbage cans!

Creating art from materials originally intended for other uses or recycled bits and pieces continually intrigues and inspires us. Artists throughout the world have responded to the need to respect and protect our planet by creating work that uses what already exists. This exhibition presents a wide variety of visions by artists at their most expressive. Each work uses a significant amount of found objects or recycled materials. A variety of mediums are represented: clay, metal, fiber, stitching, painting, carving, sculpting and welding.
Contact: (415) 506-0137, info@artleagueofnortherncalifornia.org

Jun. 15  -  Jul. 28, 2007 (event web site)
SiteProjects DC
Location: 14th street corridor, between P and V streets, NW, Washington, D.C..
Notes: Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran's (WPA/C) SiteProjects DC will bring innovative contemporary art and performance out of traditional gallery and museum settings and into the streets of Washington DC. Curator Welmoed Laanstra has assembled a diverse group of fifteen local artists to create site-specific outdoor pieces designed to explore the issues of poverty, gentrification, community and revitalization of the historic 14th street corridor, which is currently undergoing a rapid transformation. Guided by a map of the exhibition sites, visitors will traverse 14th Street, between P and V streets, and explore works ranging from new media and interactive displays, to sculpture and live performances.
Contact: 202.639.1737, dwilliam@corcoran.org

Jun. 15  -  Jul. 27, 2007 (event web site)
Tree Rock Book & The Presence of Now at G.R.O.
Location: Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: Mary Mountcastle Eubank's work concerns itself with the paradoxical relationship between nature and culture. Large paintings, densely layered with acrylic, organic materials and found objects reflect a concern with the natural world, the relationships between spirit and matter, magical practices and natural processes. The vibrant earth-related colors, textures and gestures come directly from nature, not in imitation of any particular landscape but rather to express the relationship that we have with the natural world and the archetypes which image that relationship.

The study of Alchemy informs Eubank's work, particularly in the processes used to make the work. The evidence of burning, exposure to water and air and inclusion of earth and ash are part of the art making process. Books as the prime representation of culture are often included in Eubank's paintings and sculptures, suggesting the ambiguities inherent in our relationship with nature.

Concurrently showing: Marlene Aron's The Presence of Now, a site specific installation. Instilling a sense of quietude and balance in an otherwise noisy and turbulent world, Aron creates environments for reflection and contemplation She describes her work as sculpture, installation, painting and drawing, often in combination with one another. Gallery Route One (G.R.O.) is open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. G.R.O. is a non-profit, artist run gallery.
Contact: gro@svn.net, (415) 663-1347

Jun. 15  -  Aug. 18, 2007 (event web site)
Elle Flanders - What Isn't There
Location: akau, Inc., 1186 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada, entrance on Northcote Avenue, west side.
Notes: 'What Isn't There' presents three stunning large-scale, backlit panoramic images by filmmaker Elle Flanders. These landscape photographs were shot in the places where Palestinian villages once stood. The creation of the State of Israel in 1948 signaled the end of these villages though force and exile and since that time they've gone back to nature. While Flanders may include small signs of past inhabitation in the images she's actually less concerned with what remains than with the virtual absence of any remains at all. In these photographs she shows the viewer what is no longer there.
Contact: T: 416.504.5999, csourkes@sympatico.ca

Jun. 15  -  Jul. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Green Epiphany: Climate Change Through Art
Location: Green Epiphany Gallery, 518 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA.
Notes: Green Epiphany is a juried art show featuring about 30 works in photography, mixed media, jewelry and paint. Each piece of artwork is accompanied by the artist's statement about how it connects to the environment. On Saturday, 7/7/2007, environmental scientist Helen Waldorf will broadcast the Live Earth Concert on the walls of the gallery.
Contact: 617-407-2119, hawaldorf@aol.com

Jun. 13  -  Sept. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Miles Epstein's The Waste Stream - Art/Furniture
Location: Thoreau Center of Sustainability, The Presidio of SF, Bldg 1014-1016 (Lincoln Boulevard and Torney Avenue), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Miles Epstein's creations not only function as furniture but are visually enticing pieces of art that force us to think about how we perceive waste and reuse, such as fashioning furniture from the waste stream. From the most common stuff of our everyday lives, Epstein's materials are sourced close to his studio, using Craigslist, recycling yards, dumpster and the street. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 415-561-7823, gallery@thoreau.org

Jun. 13  -  Dec. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Art and Nature walk Green Revolution
Location: Foundation Natuurkunst Drenthe, Meulenakker 6, the Netherlands - 7841 EP SLEEN.
Notes: Green Revolution is an international art in nature symposium and exhibition with 10 international artists. The symposia has each year a specific theme connected to the cultural history of the region. Artists are inspired by the very quick afforestation of this region. Location of the artworks is the forest and on the hayfields and small ponds next to the small village Schoonoord. A new walking trail of about 4 kilometres will be made. The project is also connected with open air museum 'Ellert and Brammert'. Free entrance from sun rise till sun down.

The Foundation Natuurkunst Drenthe was founded on the initiative of visual artist Adri A.C. de Fluiter. Motive was his experiences with former art in nature projects on several locations on the globe. In his opinion, the province Drenthe, by means of her varied nature and cultural historic past (hunebeds, menhirs, planted forests, peat bogs, canal etc) is a dedicated environment to realize the aims of the foundation. More information available on website.
Contact: defluiter@planet.nl

Jun. 11 - 14, 2007 (event web site)
The Sixth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics - Koli, Finland
Location: Heritage Centre Ukko, Koli, Finland.
Notes: Stone environment is beautiful and stark, mundane and spectacular, all at the same time. It offers unforgettable experiences for tourists, inspiring views and challenging material for artists as well as versatile raw material for industry. The conference will discuss various approaches to stone and rock. The speakers are internationally distinguished researchers in the fields of aesthetics, geology, archaeology and folklore as well as specialists and professionals from industry, art and environmental conservation. This event continues a series of conferences which started in 1994 and so far has covered topics including forest, bogs, water and agriculture.

The conference is targeted at those working with stone in the fields of research, administration, education, protection and usage of natural resources as well as students in these areas. It is also open to anyone interested in environmental issues. The aim is to recognise stone in the environment as a landscape and natural resource worth preserving. Sensible usage of stone resources will be discussed; special attention will be paid on the design and improvement of aesthetic quality of stone products as well as repairing damage caused to the landscape by industrial activity..

Lectures, tours and the arts will be combined into a programme that will provide a total informative experience. The four day programme will consist of three days of lectures and one day of touring with visits to two mines, as well as of art presentations and exhibitions. Stone is an important element in landscaping and garden art; for a sculptor it is a traditional material. Artistic usages of stone are displayed in exhibitions of environmental art and cultural history; photographic and video art dealing with stone will be exhibited as well. There will be examples of how both the landscape and environment have been improved trough art.
Contact: Tel +358 13 244 2540, Fax +358 13 244 2299, lisbe.svahn@pkky.fi

Jun. 11  -  Jul. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Site, Cite, Sight: Birdsong will Trill Along 14th Street
Location: In trees on 14th Street, from P to U Streets, Washington, D.C..
Notes: Starting June 11, three species of birds that migrate, brood and breed in Washington, DC will get brand new homes. 30 Bird habitats to be installed by Workingman Collective in trees from P to U. As part of WPA/Corcoran SiteProjects DC - a city-wide effort to move art into the streets from traditional galleries and museums - three Washington artists will install wood habitats for the Bluebird, Black-capped Chickadee and Downy Woodpecker.

Populations of all three species have been drastically reduced by the West Nile Virus. June 11-13, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Workingman Collective, Artists Janis Goodman, Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant will wear orange coveralls and climb 12 feet into 30 individual trees lining 14th Street. The artists will install the custom built birdhouses. In each tree containing a habitat, a vertical plaque depicting binoculars will be installed at eye-level, alerting pedestrians to look up. WPA/Corcoran SiteProjects DC lasts for six weeks, but the bird houses are scheduled to remain up indefinitely.
Contact: 202-544-1528, janis.goodman@verizon.net

Jun. 11, 2007 (event web site)
The Bear Deluxe Magazine Poetry Reading
Location: Borders Bookstore, 708 SW Third, Portland, OR.
Notes: Celebrating The Bear Deluxe Magazine, Spring 2007. This month Dan Raphael's decade long poetry series will feature poetry from writers who were published in Spring 2007 issue of The Bear Deluxe Magazine (#24). Hosted by Casey Bush Featuring Portland poets Paulann Petersen and Sean Patrick Hill with musical guest Charles Sorge.

Paulann Petersen is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford and recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award. Her book "A Bride of Narrow Escape" (Cloudbank Books, 2005) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Sean Patrick Hill is currently finishing a graduate program in writing at Portland State University. He has published poetry in Fireweed, Rogue's Gallery, Eloquent Umbrella, The Irreverent Fish and Buffalo Bones. Charles Sorge is an avid Bikram yoga practitioner, multi-percussionist and didjeridu master. His four CD set "Odysseys into Alpha" is available locally at the The Crystal Cavern and online at Amazon.com and IntoAlpha.com. Casey Bush is Senior Editor for poetry and book reviews for The Bear Deluxe, an environmental arts magazine, exploring environmental issues through the literary and graphic arts (www.orlo.org). His is also a card carrying Irradiated Poet (http://home.teleport.com/~piratwin/). His most recent chapbook is "Agony of the Circle" (Unimpressed Press 2006).
Contact: bear@orlo.org

Jun. 11 - 13, 2007 (event web site)
Theatre of Adventure - Outdoors as Art
Location: Carlisle, UK.
Notes: This professional development workshop combines ideas from drama therapy, the arts, and theatre, with outdoor experiential education. It is designed for artists, arts workers, health workers, educators and therapists wishing to work with the arts outdoors in educational, developmental and therapeutic settings.

Enhance your professional practice. Spend time living in a beautiful setting, making art outdoors. Explore outdoor activities as theatre and performance. Stimulate your imagination and connect with your body whilst exercising your mind. Meet and work with people from different backgrounds, but a common interest in the arts, health and the outdoors. Please see website for more information.
Contact: Nick or Ruth, 01463 2433852 or 0781 809 4311, team@an-turus.co.uk

Jun. 10  -  Aug. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Outside Inside
Location: Gallery at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Notes: In conjunction with Nature and Balance, an outdoor public art show, the Center will mount a complementary exhibit that celebrates nature in art.
Contact: p: 617.923.0100, f: 617.923.2888

Jun. 9  -  Aug. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Animals, Sea Creatures and Animation
Location: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, California, 94703.
Notes: Come see artwork based on the theme of Animals, Sea Creatures and Animation, featuring mandalas made from the sounds of whales and dolphins by artist Mark Fischer of AguaSonic Acoustics.
Contact: expressionsgallery@msn.com, 510-644-4930

Jun. 9  -  Nov. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Inside/Outside: Habitat
Location: Abington Art Center Sculpture Park, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA.
Notes: Abington Art Center's new season of installations in the Sculpture Park features sculptures that address concepts and questions of human and non-human habitats. Brandon Ballengee created a nest-like wildlife sanctuary of logs and sticks. A series of stools by Austin Thomas that she calls "Patio Perches" creates a woodland sitting room. Elizabeth Demaray and John Walsh created a series of metal bird perches which attract birds with a sound component. Simon Draper constructed a small shed not for storage but rather with seating and a sky view. Knox Cummin's wildlife blind shelter provides a quiet space for observing nature. A greenhouse was built by Anne Katrin-Spiess to grow healing medicinal plants.

The artists in Inside/Outside: Habitat challenge us to answer the questions: Can we learn to value the interdependency of all species and their habitats? Can we come to empathize with the habitat needs of our non-human neighbors?
Contact: info@abingtonartcenter.org, 215.887.4882

Jun. 9  -  Dec. 9, 2007 (event web site)
Green Horizons
Location: Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME 04240.
Notes: This ambitious interdisciplinary, off the grid project will inspire artistic, environmental, economic, and social conversations surrounding an urgent 21st century topic: "What is green and is sustainable?" Changing with every visit to the Museum or one of its site specific works, Green Horizons is an organic exhibition and educational outreach program designed to examine the politics and nature of greeness and sustainability.

This exhibition brings together internationally renowned artists Agnes Denes, Chris Jordan, David Maisel, Beth O'Halloran, Alexis Rockman, Anne-Katrin Spiess, Virginia Valdes and Maine artists Karen Adrienne, Mark Silber, Michael Shaughnessey, and the Beehive Collective. It also includes new work by artists in collaboration with Bates faculty, staff, students and community organizations.
Contact: 207-786-6255

Jun. 9, 2007 (event web site)
Is Art Sinking Venice?
Location: Wales Pavilion, Ex-Birreria, island of Giudecca, Venice, Italy.
Notes: On Saturday 9 June, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., RSA Arts & Ecology will make an appearance at the 52nd Venice Biennale with a discussion entitled Is Art Sinking Venice? to be held in the Wales Pavilion, with work by Heather and Ivan Morison, Richard Deacon and Merlin James. The discussion aims to explore the art constituency's role/responsibilities with respect to environmental issues, examining the pros and cons of international travel to art events such as Venice. Speakers include Heather Morison and Professor Ignazio Musu; professor of Economic Theory, Macroeconomics, and Environmental Economics at Ca' Foscari University, Venice.
Contact: info@walesvenicebiennale.org

Jun. 9, 2007
Wild Walk #9 1/2: The Irk: From Angels to Queens
Location: Angel Meadow, Style Street, Manchester, England.
Notes: WILD WALK 9 1/2 - THE IRK: FROM ANGELS TO QUEENS will set off from St Michael's Flags/Angel Meadow, on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of the city's wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the walk will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. Depending on the weather, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism. As with previous WWs, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. This event will present another WILD SIDE of Manchester - seeing how creative nature can be, to develop an urban wildlife aesthetic!

Start 1.30 PM Angel Meadow, Style Street. Finish 3.30 PM Angel Meadow. The walk is free but the bus ride is £1. Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs, layers and sunscreen. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water bring your own. This event is one of 9 1/2 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Summer 2008. Special thanks to the Irk Valley Project.
Contact: Sarah Austin, Creative Programmes Events & Interpretations Officer T: 0161 605 8204 E: s.austin@urbis.org.uk

Jun. 8, 2007
Heartbeats of the Earth - A Journey Through Art, Science and Nature; from Sussex to Antarctica
Location: Corn Exchange, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DQ.
Notes: Chris Drury is one of a handful of British land artists, including David Nash, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy, whose work has an international reputation. His largest work, Heart of Reeds is here in Lewes. Recently returned from a two month residency with the British Antarctic Survey, Chris will talk about his work, his walks, people and landscapes and about his recent experiences out on the icecaps of Antarctica. 7:30 p.m., doors at 6:45 p.m. £8 at the door, £6 concession.

Jun. 7  -  Sept. 1, 2007 (event web site)
EnviroHouse: Art Created with Recycled Objects
Location: EnviroHouse 3510 S. Mullen St. Tacoma, WA.
Notes: Plastic bags, wooden boat parts, book covers, bottle caps and candy wrappers are just some of the items you'll see incorporated into professional works of art featured now through September at the EnviroHouse, the City of Tacoma's green building exhibit at the Tacoma Landfill. Featured artists are Barbara De Pirro, George Kurzman, Diane Kurzyna, Ruby the Resourceress and Holly Senn.
Contact: (253)573-2426

Jun. 7 - 11, 2007 (event web site)
International Film Festival on Water: Voices from the Waters 2007
Location: # 6, Gurunanak Bhavan, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore, India.
Notes: Arghyam- safe, sustainable water for all, Bangalore Film Society and Films for Freedom, Bangalore in collaboration with Water Journeys- Forum for the Fundamental Right to Water, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College (FLEFF) and Urban Research Centre are proud to present the second edition of the International Film Festival on Water titled 'Voices from the Waters 2007'- a vibrant celebration of life itself in all its liquid blue glory. Please see website for schedule.
Contact: tel: 080- 25493705 / 9886213516

Jun. 5  -  Aug. 20, 2007 (event web site)
Envisioning Change
Location: Nobel Peace Center, Radhusplassen, Oslo, Norway.
Notes: For UN World Environment Day 2007, the Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will produce an exhibition that addresses the theme of Climate Change from a global perspective - the melting and thawing of ice, snow and permafrost are environment-altering changes taking place around the world- from the Andes to the Himalayas to the melting ice caps of the Poles.

This international contemporary art exhibition brings together 40 artists from around the world and is designed to generate awareness of global warming and climate change while inspiring positive change in people's attitudes and actions toward the environment. A range of events will be staged for World Environment Day in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso, known as the Gateway to the Arctic, on 3 - 4 June and culminate in Oslo on 5 June with the opening of the Envisioning Change exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center.
Contact: info@naturalworldmuseum.org

Jun. 5, 2007 (event web site)
Fishes Feed Us
Location: The United Nations Plaza, 1st Ave. btw 45th/46th Streets, New York, NY.
Notes: "Fishes Feed Us" is a global art-science project created and produced by Art & Science Collaborations, an international nonprofit based in New York City. The project's mission is to put a human face on the critical ill health of our planet's oceans -- specifically the consequences of its rapidly diminishing fish supplies. 1 in 5 people globally [approximately one billion] depend on fish as their primary source of protein, and 200 million depend on the sustainability of ocean fisheries for their livelihoods. Children in coastal fishing villages [mostly in developing countries] are already suffering from rampant over-fishing and the destruction of their marine fisheries and ecosystems.

This project will provide: a world stage for the words of children directly impacted by this problem via a kids Fishes Blog, website, and performance. It will also empower youth as "ocean stewards" to inform and inspire their parents, teachers, and community members to: only eat seafood that's not endangered, participate in ocean policy campaigns by signing petitions, and support the work of ocean conservation NGOs. The "Fishes Feed Us" performance will take place on the United Nations Plaza as part of the United Nations Environment Programme's "World Environment Day" on June 5, 2007 in New York City. Beyond that date, we will promote this project with its online "How To: Project Production Steps" to inspire "spin-offs" globally, and to provide a model for more art-science collaborations.
Contact: Cynthia Pannucci - (505) 988-2994, pannucci@asci.org

Jun. 4 - 29, 2007 (event web site)
ReArt: The Art of Re-use
Location: Market Street Gallery, 1554 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Notes: Market Street Gallery and San Francisco SCRAP (Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts) are pleased to announce an exhibition of outstanding works created by 28 local artists and made entirely from recycled materials. On exhibit at Market Street Gallery for the month of June, "ReArt" is the embodiment of SCRAP's core mission to divert materials of use to artists from the waste. The diverse work presented in this juried exhibition addresses ecological and environmental issues in somber, whimsical and poetic ways.
Contact: 415-290-144

Jun. 4 - 8, 2007 (event web site)
"An Introduction to Environmental Art" with Diana Lynn Thompson
Location: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR 97368.
Notes: Site Sensitivity, Ethics & Community, Mapping, and Habitat Creation are all approaches to environmental art that artists use. Through video, slides, group discussion, and hands-on fieldwork, students will become familiar with key approaches environmental artists use. Students will develop ideas, drawings, and ephemeral works with found objects. Gain a further understanding of how art is part of the larger community, ecology, and the landscape. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $295 Tuition, plus $10 Material Fee. Age 10 and older are welcome.

Instructor Diana Lynn Thompson is a Canadian installation artist who works with ephemeral moments, accumulated objects, collected stories, and insertion/intervention strategies, which she documents in video and photographs. She has been teaching natural history and art classes since the 1970s and believes every person has essential creative abilities.
Contact: (541) 994-5485, info@sitkacenter.org

Jun. 1, 2007 (event web site)
New Frontier Green Public Art
Location: Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Notes: New Frontier Green Public Art is part of Risk and Reward: Balancing Acts in Arts and Community, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention. The first of this two-part session will present artist Buster Simpson, Cultural Supervisor of Clark County Parks and Recreation, and Ecoart Curator Patricia Watts as they discuss the risk and rewards of charting new territory when developing green public art projects. The second session will discuss how public art can help save watersheds and the expressive potential of water within the urban landscape.

Presenters: Patricia Watts, Chief Curator, Sonoma County Museum; Emily Blemenfeld, Partner, Via Partnership; Cliff Garten, artist; Buster Simpson, artist; Patrick Gaffey, Cultural Program Supervisor, Clark County Parks and Recreation; Paul Fesko, Manager of Strategic Services for Water Resources, Utilities and Environmental Protection, City of Calgary, Canada.
Contact: 202.371.2830

Jun. 1 - 30, 2007 (event web site)
Jane Ingram Allen Artist-In-Residency: "Making My Nest"
Location: Mass Audubon Society Visual Arts Center, 963 Washington St., Canton, MA.
Notes: EXHIBITS - TALKS - OPEN STUDIOS - WORKSHOP
Visit the Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center during the month of June and meet their first Artist in Residence, Jane Ingram Allen, a papermaking artist who creates environmental art installations using local plants. Using twigs, fallen branches, dried grasses and vines, Jane will create a large nest installation on the Mass Audubon Society Visual Arts Center grounds. The nest will be lined with hundreds of handmade paper feathers. Visitors are invited to both observe and join in the project.

EXHIBITS: "Made in Taiwan", Opening Reception & Artist's Talk Thursday, June 14, 7-9 pm, Estate House; view work from the artist's recent residencies in Taiwan. "Made in Canton", Opening Reception & Artist's Talk Friday, June 29, 7-9 pm, Estate House; view work from the artist's residency at the Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center.
PROGRAMS: "Papermaking Open Studios" - Thursday, June 14, 2- 4 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2- 4 pm; drop in any time during these two hours to visit with Jane and learn about her process and maybe participate yourself in some papermaking activities. Free with admission. Registration not required. "Papermaking with Plants" - Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 9 am - 4 pm; Jane will teach the process of making paper from plants, including gathering & preparing plants, cooking, washing, beating, sheet forming and creating art with the handmade paper. $98 M/ $120 NM.
Contact: Ph: 781-821-8853, Fax: 781-821-8733

Jun. 1  -  Jul. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Pavement Paradise: American Parking Space
Location: CLUI - Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
Notes: Pavement Paradise: American Parking Space, an exhibit about the liminal, substanceless, and static space of automotive transience. Exhibit hours: Fri, Sat, Sun noon - 5pm or by appointment.
Contact: (310) 839-5722

Jun. 1  -  Sept. 30, 2007 (event web site)
CoolGlobes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet
Location: Along the lakefront from The Field Museum campus, north to Balbo Drive and at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.
Notes: From June-September 2007, the City of Chicago will host "CoolGlobes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet," an innovative project that uses the medium of public art to inspire individuals and organizations to take action against global warming. The exhibit will feature over 100 sculpted globes, each five feet in diameter, displayed along Chicago, Illinois' lakefront from The Field Museum north to Navy Pier. Artists from around the world, including Jim Dine, Yair Engel, Tom Van Sant and Juame Plensa, designed the globes, using a variety of materials to transform their plain white sphere to create awareness and provoke discussion about potential solutions to global warming. See website for details.

May 30, 2007 (event web site)
The Jazz Mandolin Project performs "How Much Land Does a Man Need?"
Location: Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St. New York, NY.
Notes: Pollstar describes The Jazz Mandolin Project as "Obviously not your run of the mill quartet. Even the groups name sounds more like an experiment than a band, scientists instead of musicians. And to a certain extent the members are scientists, pushing the boundaries of jazz beyond the typical, through experimentation all the while maintaining a sense of the acceptable and accessible."

Who could have predicted the next creative chapter of The Jazz Mandolin Project? Founder, Jamie Masefield has steered the quartet away from the concert stage and put it in front of the movie screen to perform a completely original and unique multi media performance that tells one of the greatest stories of modern history. Leo Tolstoy's "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" is a retold through narration, a new magical body of music and startling video footage that Masefield collected while touring the country in 2005. The contemporary observations follow the Russian tale in a moving modern context that allows the audience to reflect on its own time and place. You've never experienced a story like this before! Doors 6 p.m. (performance time 8:00) advance tickets - $15, at the doors - $17. To benefit for Friends of the Highline. Tickets through Ticketweb.com
Contact: Michelle.Sammartino@xmradio.com

May 26 - 27, 2007 (event web site)
Salida Artposium: A River Runs Through Us
Location: Steam Plant Theater, Sackett and G Streets, Salida, CO 81201.
Notes:
Join us for a thought-provoking weekend along the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado. The theme? Rivers, of course. Rivers give life. Rivers shape our culture. Rivers inspire. "A River Runs Through Us" will explore how rivers inspire the arts and shape our history, environment, and culture. The goals of the Artposium are to (1) raise money for Colorado Art Ranch's residency program for artists and writers; (2) promote heritage tourism throughout rural Colorado and (3) contribute to Colorado's rural economic development through the arts. The public is encouraged to attend. Cost for the two-day Artposium is $199 until February 1, 2007, and $250 after that. Please see website for registration and program details.
Contact: info@coloradoartranch.org

May 25, 2007
Wild Walk #9: The Irk Valley
Location: Begin at Victoria Station, London, UK.
Notes: WILD WALK 9: THE IRK VALLEY will set off from Victoria Station, on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of the city's wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the day will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. Depending on the weather, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism. As with previous WWs, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. This event will present another WILD SIDE of Manchester – seeing how creative nature can be, to develop an urban wildlife aesthetic!

Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs, layers and sun screen. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water bring your own. This event is one of 9 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Summer 2008. Start 10.00 a.m. at the front of Victoria Station; Finish 4.00 p.m. at the front of Victoria Station. FREE! – maximum 20 places.
Contact: Urbis Booking Office - T: 0161 605 8220

May 25  -  Aug. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Sounds Like It
Location: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK & Kunming Institute of Botany, Yunnan Province, China.
Notes: You are cordially invited to the opening of 'Sounds Like It', a series of interventions by Johanna Hallsten taking place simultaneously at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (UK) and Kunming Institute of Botany (China). Exploring notions of translation between; language, objects and the senses - using sound, photography, text and live video streaming. Johanna is a Swedish artist interested in notions of duration, change and movement in relation to specific events and acts occurring in everyday situations. For further information see website.

May 25  -  Jun. 23, 2007 (event web site)
Brian Collier: The Highway Expedition
Location: RowlandContemporary, The Project Room, 1118 West Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607.
Notes: Artist Brian Collier presents selections from his series The Highway Expedition. With this series, Collier investigates human impact on nature, challenging our perceptions of purity in the natural world as it collides with areas affected by human activity. Through collateral created during his expedition, including books, botanical specimens, dioramas and video, Collier attempts to broaden the understanding of our effects on and relationship to the natural world.
Contact: 312 421 6275, mark@rowlandcontemporary.com

May 24  -  Sept. 2, 2007 (event web site)
Marjetica Potrc's Forest Rising
Location: The Curve, Barbican Center, Level G, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS UK.
Notes: In this, her first solo exhibition in the UK, Slovenian architect/artist, Marjetica Potrc has created a dramatic new work for The Curve. A powerful evocation of Amazonian life in the twenty-first century, Forest Rising, is an 'island community' floated on some 40 trees, including a field, pier, helicopter platform and a school, complete with solar paneling and satellite dish.

In focusing on a commendable local response to de-forestation and rising water levels, Potrc's commission inevitably points to the dangers of globalization, climate change and unsustainable urban growth. However, firmly imbued with an aesthetic of hope, Forest Rising shows how rural living can offer a model for the future; a vibrant community that is both self-supporting and globally connected.
Contact: 020 7638 4141

May 24, 2007 (event web site)
Integrating Art Into Architecture
Location: Glaser Center Auditorium, 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
Notes: As part of the North X NorthCoast SPRING 2007 Lecture Series, Buster Simpson, a sculptor and honorary architect from Seattle, Washington will be speaking on Integrating Art into Architecture. Simpson collaborates with architects, engineers and design teams nationally to integrate art into public projects that address the site's condition, history, social and political realities, existing phenomena and ecology. Simpson has received fellowships and project grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presented by the Sonoma County Museum and the American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire. 6:00 p.m.

North X NorthCoast is a series of speakers including architects and artists presenting architectural innovations that address changing the way we live and our relationship with the environment. As Sonoma County struggles to maintain the balance between rural preservation and development, architecture can provide the structure that connects global innovations with the local culture.
Contact: Amanda Danchi, 707-838-2672

May 23 - 27, 2007 (event web site)
Expressive Arts and the Earth: Ancient Mountains, Whispering Waters, Sacred Stones
Location: Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608.
Notes: Come to the sanctuary of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to a land that gives birth to four rivers including the river the Cherokee named Watauga, whispering waters. Join a community of artists, educators, and therapists reclaiming the ancient roots of the arts in the service of life. Appalachian State University is honored to host The seventh conference of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. Complete details can be found on the website.
Contact: (828) 262-2744, email maywb@appstate.edu

May 23  -  Jun. 16, 2007 (event web site)
RE-CREATION – A Green Artist's View
Location: Studio Gallery, 2108 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Notes: Artist Erwin Timmers brings his recycled window glass creations to the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C. Artist talk on Sunday, June 10th at 3 p.m. Timmers is co-founder and director of the Washington Glass School. His work in sustainable design are seen in some of the large public art projects he has just completed, including this project for the Environmental Protection Agency's headquarter Ariel Rios Building new low-impact courtyard, in Washington, D.C. Gallery Hours: Wed - Thu 1 - 7, Fri 1 - 8, Sat 1 - 6.
Contact: 202.232.8734, info@studiogallerydc.com

May 22  -  Jun. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Maslen & Mehra: NATIVE
Location: 9 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2 (opposite G-Star) UK.
Notes: In the current and ongoing photographic series, Native, Maslen & Mehra research fauna that are, or once were, indigenous to the country in which they are photographed. Mirrored sculptures of animals are placed in urban environments and reflect the man-made structures around them.

So far, the poignant series includes images made in Paris, London and Berlin in 2006/2007: a Camargue Horse in front of the Louvre, Paris; a European Wolf and Red Squirrel in the Docklands, London; Lynx in an abandoned graffiti-covered warehouse in Berlin...The dynamic images are exhibited in large-scale, recycled advertising light-boxes from the London Underground and displayed in a temporarily vacant shop in Covent Garden, London. The work will be visible 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Contact: maslenandmehra@voidgallery.com

May 19, 2007 (event web site)
Brief Encounters - 10 Conversations with Place
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Over the last couple of weeks 10 artists from the MA Arts and Ecology course at Dartington have been visiting Haldon forest. This showing of work will give a sense of other ways to engage with a place and our transient encounters with our environment and also explores aspects of the forest you may not have noticed. If you visit the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World's Project Space you will find directions to work installed in the Forestry Commission buildings and also some other works in the forest. A downloadable .pdf file detailing the students' work on display is available from our website. This is a Dartington MA Arts and Ecology project in association with CCANW. Time: 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Contact: ph: 01392 832277, info@ccanw.co.uk

May 18  -  Aug. 5, 2007 (event web site)
Katie Holten: Paths of Desire
Location: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63108.
Notes: In her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Irish artist Katie Holten joins the Contemporary as an artist-in-residence creating her largest and most ambitious exhibition to date. The exhibition is a new site-specific indoor installation comprised of sculpture, drawings and an outdoor performance that collectively explores global ecology and social gestures within moments of environmental crisis.

Interested in our fragile ecology from an international perspective-while also considering local concerns-Holten's work is a creative, aesthetic proposition for community friendly solutions. Holten renders nature essential, and in the process asks individuals and communities to ponder their natural environment and consider human fragility in an uncertain future.
Contact: info@contemporarystl.org, 314.535.4660

May 18 - 25, 2007 (event web site)
Free Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshops
Location: ACCI Gallery Garden, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Notes: Workshops are held on Friday May 18 and Friday May 25, 2007, 12 Noon - 1:30 PM (register for one session only). The workshops include instruction on the physics and techniques of making sculpture using balanced rocks, in an atmosphere of playful exploration. Digital photos are provided. Free, but bring a rock as a donation. More details and links to photos from last year's workshops are on the website. Last year the workshops were oversubscribed - so register early by email. Maximum 5 participants. Registration required.
Contact: Zach Pine, 510-708-5528, zpine@aol.com

May 17  -  Jun. 24, 2007 (event web site)
Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination
Location: The Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space, 49 White Street in Tribeca, New York, NY.
Notes: Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination is an exhibit at the forefront of aesthetic ecology. It speaks to the ongoing problem of waste and the destruction it causes to our environment. More than 40 emerging, established and unknown artists have come together to show their environmental concerns creatively. They have transformed objects formerly considered ugly and worthless into objects of beauty with economic and cultural value, aka Art with a capital A. This is the 4th presentation of Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination at The Synagogue for the Arts Gallery Space. Curated by Vernita Nemec.
Contact: 212 925 4419, ncognita@earthfire.org

May 14, 2007
Trash Talk with Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Location: Congregation Beth Sholom, 354 Maitland Ave., Teaneck, NJ.
Notes: An extraordinary sculptor and performance artist will be speaking in Teaneck. Ms. Ukeles has been an unsalaried artist with the New York Sanitation Department since 1977 and a "percent for art" artist of the Fresh Kills Land Fill, formerly the largest in the world. At the recent NY Armory Show of Contemporary Art where she exhibited a 12-ton garbage truck outfitted with mirrored glass panels, Mayor Bloomberg praised her work and the New York Times called her "one of the greats". Ms. Ukeles career has been dedicated to improving our environment. She is a prime example of how one can transform "inconvenient truths" into inspirational art. Starts at 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

May 12 - 20, 2007 (event web site)
Roy Staab's Alien Beauty
Location: The Puffin Gallery and outdoors at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666.
Notes: The Teaneck Creek Conservancy is proud to present the artwork of internationally acclaimed performance artist and sculptor Roy Staab and the wetlands science and restoration of Rutgers University. Enjoy an indoor lecture, art auction, "Alien Beauty" gallery tour and an outdoor walk with artist Roy Staab. Please see website for the schedule of events and other information. Rain cancels outdoor events.
Contact: teaneckcreek@mindspring.com, 201-836-2403

May 12  -  Jun. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Psychobotany: Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Human/Plant Communication
Location: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA.
Notes: Psychobotany: psycho (from the Greek psyche meaning mind or soul); botany (the study of plants). Psychobotany cultivates a cultural terrain that includes a wide array of attempts at human/plant communication. Artists, scientists, subcultures, religions, activists, and visionaries all share plots in the field of Psychobotany. Combining elements of scientific truth, spiritual beliefs, aesthetic savvy and social expression, Psychobotany is a fertile ground where the diverse cultural roots of human/plant communication can take hold.

Psychobotany blazes a meandering trail between the strict constraints of objective, peer-reviewed, rationalism and the unrestrained embrace of uncritical idealism. Along the way, one can expect to find military scientists rubbing shoulders with druids; tree-sitters cavorting with tech wizards; and conceptual artists conspiring with herbalists. Featuring the efforts of: Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose, Botanicalls, Cleve Backster, Center for Tactical Magic, Peter Coffin, DARPA, Earth Films, Molly Frances, Marc Herbst, Denise King, John Lifton, Richard Lowenberg, Jim Wiseman, Tom Zahuranec, plus Moses, the Druids and More! Please see website for further details, including screenings, performances and presentations. Psychobotany is curated by Aaron Gach.
Contact: 213-483-8761

May 12, 2007 (event web site)
Excavations
Location: Johansson Projects, 2300 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA.
Notes: To mark the arrival to Oakland's downtown gallery district, Johansson Projects breaks ground with 'Excavations'. 'Excavations' is an exhibition of landscapes that blur the typical boundaries between nature and artifice. Refusing to take our natural landscapes at face value, eight artists unearth an improbable array of artifacts that reveal humankind's increasingly complex relationship with the environment.

The show includes several renowned earthwork artists including John Roloff, Mark Brest van Kempen, Scott Oliver, Misa Inaoka, Val Britton, Jana Flynn and Andrew Benson.
Contact: kimberly@johanssonprojects.com

May 11  -  Sept. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Say It Isn't So: Art Trains Its Sights on the Natural Sciences
Location: Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Teerhof 20, 28199 Bremen, Germany.
Notes: The sciences have always been a theme and a source of inspiration for artists. William Turner was interested in geology, Georges Seurat was animated by the research conducted by the physicists James Clerk Maxwell and Ogden Rood, and Robert Smithson examined the phenomenon of entropy and the laws of thermodynamics - to cite only a few of many examples. The natural sciences have influenced the artistic language of form, supplied the know-how for the execution of certain works of art, have been declared art, have been synthesized with and criticized by art.

Since the end of the last millennium, a remarkably large number of artists have been fired with enthusiasm for the natural sciences. They botanize plants, typify the patches of color on cows, construct observation posts for insects, attempt to communicate with frogs in open laboratory situations or to arouse feelings of happiness among participants in experimental settings. They use scientific jargon, scientific forms of illustration, or they create unconventional models.

The NEUES MUSEUM WESERBURG BREMEN is preparing an exhibition that will investigate this current phenomenon from a perspective consciously unlike previous projects and symposia on "art and science." While the latter often aimed at discovering similarities between art and science or forcing a dialogue between the "two cultures" (Charles Percy Snow), the planned exhibition will demonstrate that contemporary art in no way aligning itself or becoming taken up with science, but rather is positioning itself beside science with a scrutinizing eye.
Contact: Ph: 0049-(0)421-59 83 9-0, Fx: 0049-(0)421-50 52 47, mail@nmwb.de

May 9 - 11, 2007 (event web site)
Colloquium "Environment, Aesthetic Engagement and Public Sphere: What is at Stake in the Landscape"
Location: Ministry of Research, Paris, France.
Notes: Towards a sustainable landscape: from the aesthetic judgment to public action with Yves Luginbuhl (geographer), Emily Brady (philosopher) moderators and with the participation of: Augustin Bercque (geographer), Arnold Berleant (philosopher), Jean-Louis Cometti (philosopher), Michel Gariepy (planner), Gerard Monediaire (lawyer), Jessica Makowiak (lawyer), Marie-Vic Ozouf-Marignier (geographer) etc.

Art and landscape: towards a transformation in local ecologies With Paul Ardenne (critic), Stephanie Smith (Commissioner of Exhibitions) moderators and with the participation of: Gilles Bruni (artists), Tilmann Latz (landscaptist), Noelle Pujol (artist), Hermann Prigann (artist), Bénédicte Ramade (critic), Jeroe van Westen (artist) etc.

Environmental Mobilizations: reframing of the aesthetic experience with Cyria Emelianoff (geographer), Phil Macnaghten, John Urry (sociologists) moderators and with the participation of: Christine Alfsen (Unesco), Baird Callicott (philosopher), Thomas Elmqvist (ecologist), Clare Palmer (philosopher), Jean-Paul Thibaud and Rachel Thomas (planners), representative of associations (of Barcelona, Bilbao...) etc.

May 8  -  Jun. 16, 2007 (event web site)
Andy Goldsworthy: White Walls
Location: Galerie Lelong, 528 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: In White Walls, Andy Goldsworthy will cover the entirety of the walls in the main space of Galerie Lelong with a smooth, white porcelain that will dry and crack over the course of the exhibition. Regeneration, presence and absence, and the passage of time-hallmarks of Goldsworthy's work-are pervasive forces in what is his sixth exhibition at Galerie Lelong. The final touches will be made to the walls in the early hours of Tuesday, May 8, before the gallery opens to the public.

Over the course of several days, moist porcelain from Cornwall, U.K., where the artist was born, will be laid over the gallery walls-covering an expanse 13 feet in height and over 140 feet in length. Once completed and uncovered on May 8, the room will appear empty. Then, slowly, the clay will begin to dry and crack throughout the surface. The manner in which the clay will crack and, subsequently, fall from the wall is uncertain; unpredictability and probability have remained principal elements in Goldsworthy's work. The work will, in the artist's words, move from minimal to expressionistic. What begins as a quiet refuge in the city becomes an alive, active site.
Contact: art@galerielelong.com, 212-315-0470

May 8  -  Jul. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Strange Weather - Joy Garnett
Location: National Academy of Science, 2100 C St. NW, Upstairs Gallery, Washington, DC.
Notes: The exhibition, which focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, showcases a selection of paintings based on widely distributed news images of a devastated New Orleans. Unreal-seeming images of environmental and social catastrophes are re-cast as paintings where geological, political and social "weather" are inextricably intertwined.

May 7 - 25, 2007
Inconvenient Art
Location: June Steingart Gallery, Laney College Tower Building, 900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: INCONVENIENT ART is an exhibit of artworks about environmental concerns by students of the Laney College Eco-Art Matters class. Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 11-5. Tuesday 11-7.
Contact: (510) 464-3586

May 6  -  Sept. 23, 2007 (event web site)
In Audubon's Footsteps: Denis Clavruel's Journey in Watercolors
Location: Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center, 963 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021.
Notes: In Audubon's Footsteps: Denis Clavruel's Journey in Watercolors showcases 50 original works by this contemporary French artist who is engaged in a multi-year project traveling across North America to capture the wildlife, people and diverse landscapes where John James Audubon worked and visited nearly 200 years ago. The American natural and cultural landscape is eloquently interpreted through watercolors and drawings.
Contact: 781-821-8853, visual-arts@massaudubon.org

May 6  -  Oct. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Green Machine
Location: The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA.
Notes: InLiquid and The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education's Art in the Environment Program present an interactive, multi-media exhibition, Green Machine, on the grounds of The Schuylkill Center, with work by Keiko Miyamori, Katie Murken in partnership with P'unk Avenue, and Chris Vecchio . The exhibition presents works that incorporate outdoor site-specific installations; an interactive indoor media lab featuring additional technologically-based components to each project as well as a series of documentaries on the exhibition by Vincent Romaniello; and accessibility to InLiquid's on online version.
Contact: (215) 482-7300, scee@schuylkillcenter.org

May 5  -  Jun. 3, 2007
Called to Action: Environmental Restoration Projects by Artists
Location: Art Sites, 651 West Main Street (Route 25), Riverhead, NY 11901.
Notes: "Called to Action" exhibits works by artists who not only comment upon environmental issues, but actually intercede to halt degradation and nurture environmental health. They are passionately involved in processes that restore different ecosystems worldwide. They question assumptions about what is possible, and work with scientists, government officials and planners to bring their visions to fruition. These works aim to escape the confines of the "white box" and actually influence policy. Spanning the generations, artists included range from recognized leaders, such as Mel Chin, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles to a younger generation such William Meyer, who is teaming up with Cornell University to work with middle school students. Sometimes the artists' projects have been commissioned, but more often these interventions spring from an urgent need to address environmental harm. Curated by eco artist Lillian Ball.

The final component of the exhibition will be a roundtable discussion with architects, planners, landscape designers and scientists from the Eastern Long Island community. The purpose is to raise consciousness of potential alternatives suggested by these artists and to see if there are ways to integrate art with municipal operations. A color brochure will capture the artists' images and intentions in their own words. The ultimate goal is for the ideas in this exhibition to go out into the public domain, to stimulate active involvement and effect change through an envisioning process.
Contact: 631-591-2401

May 5  -  Jul. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Wood Wisdom: Tradition, Innovation and Sustainability
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: The first exhibition in the Wood Culture series seeks to connect us with the rich history of timber construction from Neolithic trackways, medieval building to ship and aeroplane building.

It will also identify how timber growing, new technologies - such as glulam and computer-aided design - and the use of wood in construction and as fuel, can provide considerable environmental benefits, particularly in helping to reduce global warming. Admission is free.
Contact: 01392 832277, info@ccanw.co.uk

May 4  -  Jul. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art
Location: Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.
Notes: Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art explores the ways that sustainable design philosophy resonates with the work of an emerging generation of international artists hailing from cities including Brooklyn, Chicago, Copenhagen, London, San Francisco, San Juan, and Vienna. The artists combine a fresh aesthetic sensibility with a constructively critical approach to the production, dissemination, and display of art. They embed environmental concerns within larger ethical and aesthetic explorations; they are building paths to new forms of practice that go beyond green. Participating artists include: Allora & Calzadilla, Brett Bloom, Julio Castro, Rikke Luther, Cecelia Wendt, Free Soil, JAM, Brennan McGaffey with Temporary Services, Nils Norman, Marjetica Potrc, People Powered, Dan Peterman, Michael Rakowitz, Frances Whitehead, WochenKlausur, Andrea Zittel, and others.

Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art is a traveling exhibition co-organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and by iCI (Independent Curators International), New York, and circulated by iCI. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Smith. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue are made possible in part by the Smart Family Foundation; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; and iCI Exhibition Partners Kenneth S. Kuchin and F. Bruce Anderson, and Gerrit and Sydie Lansing. Additional support is provided by the Arts Planning Council, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Green Campus Initiative, University of Chicago.
Contact: Ph: 513-345-8400, Fx: 513.721.7418

May 4  -  Sept. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Aleph Installation
Location: Belsay Hall, Belsay, Newcastle-on-Tyne, NE20 0DX UK.
Notes: Aleph is an experimental public display, that is using the spaces, people and objects it faces as a palette to display messages from hidden viewpoints. When looking at a small mirror, it reflects a fraction of the space around us, when looking at a mirror facade, it reflects most things around us, containing segments that are dark or bright, red or green. But if we build a matrix of small mirrors, which can adjust their tilt according to the site they are facing, we can create a display that uses the ever changing flux of the place to show images from certain points in space. Created by Adam Somlai-Fischer and Bengt Sjolen, Aleph is a public display commissioned for the UK Belsay Hall Contemporary Arts Program and is on display in the UK until September 2007.

May 3  -  Sept. 2, 2007 (event web site)
Bios 4
Location: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (CAAC), Seville, Spain.
Notes: Bios 4 is a project by Antonio Cerveira Pinto for the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (CAAC). The case for biology and the case for environment in post-contemporary art and science collaboration. 45 artists reviewed in a multidisciplinary presentation, including in situ artworks, an interactive documentation room, catalogue and a public wiki channel: Wikibiotics.
Contact: antonio_maria@mac.com

May 1 - 31, 2007 (event web site)
Stone, Wood & Fiber: Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture
Location: O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 US.
Notes: During the month of May, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts will exhibit 3D sculptural work incorporating mostly stone, wood or fiber. Pieces will be on display inside the Gallery as well as outside, on the O'Hanlon Center's pristine grounds. This group show will be co-juried by local sculptors John Libberton (Outdoor Pieces) and Gretchen Jane Mentzer (Indoor Pieces).
Contact: 415.388.4331

Apr. 28  -  May 31, 2007 (event web site)
Reality Bites
Location: Galerie Caprice Horn, KochstraBe 60 Berlin Germany.
Notes: Galerie Caprice Horn presents REALITY BITES, featuring Tae Hun Kang, Robert Gligorov, Democracia, Andres Serrano, Roger Ballen, Erwin Olaf, Pierre Crocquet, Maslen & Mehra, Daniel & Geo Fuchs and others.
Contact: info@capricehorn.com, +49.30.44048929

Apr. 26 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
Symposium C6 - The Art World Is Flat: Globalism - Crisis and Opportunity
Location: Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL.
Notes: Globalism is radically transforming our world, creating new political instabilities, economic interdependencies, ecological stresses and cultural hybrids. The negative results of globalism have been widely discussed: the loss of cultural and ecological diversity; the consolidation of economic and media power; the rise of violent reactionary and fundamentalist movements. For the arts, the crisis of globalism is also an opportunity to interact meaningfully with visionaries in business, politics, science, and other arenas.

This conference will bring together an international group of innovative and socially engaged artists, writers, scientists, technologists, curators, theorists, patrons, entrepreneurs, designers, and collectors, among others. It will focus on how the forces of globalism are challenging traditional hierarchies, redistributing capital, creating powerful new collaborative models, and generating new kinds of hybrid cultural practice. Runs concurrent with Art Chicago and Artropolis April 27-30, 2007.
Contact: (312) 527.0126

Apr. 25 - 26, 2007 (event web site)
Sustainability City: the art of urban living
Location: Urbis, Manchester, England.
Notes: "Sustainability City - the art of urban living" will take place on 25 and 26 April at Urbis, in Manchester. Over the two days 150 people who form, create and critique our cities will meet to consider the future of urban living. More than 25 speakers and performers from diverse disciplines will present their knowledge and visions.
Contact: creativeuser@urbis.org.uk

Apr. 25 - 27, 2007
eARTh - Preserve It! 2007 Arts Festival
Location: Kensington, MD.
Notes: eARTh - Preserve It! is a whole school arts celebration of our planet with visiting artists and environmentalists. Lots of hand-on art activites!
Contact: m.delbianco@hrs-ken.org

Apr. 22 - 23, 2007 (event web site)
Arcadia 2007: Artists celebrate Trees
Location: California Modern Gallery, 1035 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Friends of the Urban Forest again brings you Arcadia 2007: Artists celebrate Trees. The art auction and soiree hosted by Friends of the Urban Forest will be held at the California Modern Gallery in San Francisco, CA from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Again boasting magnificent tree themes and representations from artists like Paul Madonna, this promises to be an exciting opportunity to enjoy and purchase beautiful art while supporting the beautification of our community. We hope to see you there.
Contact: arcadia@cbcsanfrancisco.com, (415) 821-9693

Apr. 22, 2007
Christopher Castle One Day Open Studio
Location: 5950 Doyle St., Studio 7, Emeryville, CA.
Notes: You are invited to Christopher's studio on Sunday, April 22 from 2 - 6 p.m. for an opportunity to see his recent and past paintings, prints and drawings. Most works are for sale at rates only available directly from the artist. Christopher is looking forward to a fascinating gathering of people. To gauge the numbers, it would be helpful if you would please RSVP.
Contact: castle.art@sbcglobal.net, 510 652 3697

Apr. 22 - 27, 2007 (event web site)
Design Portland: The Urban Forest Project
Location: Portland, OR.
Notes: Design Portland: The Urban Forest Project brings the community together to celebrate collaboration, problem solving, and greener design choices. This year, over 20 design professionals will work together to create awareness around discussion and events. The Urban Forest Project will take on three key initiatives.

The first initiative brings 150 banners created by top Portland designers, artists, photographers and illustrators to downtown streets. Each banner will use the form of the tree, or a metaphor for the tree, to make a powerful visual statement announcing the initiative during the entire month of April. Together, the banners create a forest of the light posts along our streets, reminding us of the power of working together to communicate and create change. As the main printed form of publicity around the initiative, these banners will be recycled into unique bags by celebrated local bag designer Queen Bee Creations, who has been hand-making beautiful and utilitarian bags out of their Portland, Oregon studio for 10 years. The bags will then be sold at auction to benefit Friends of Trees.

During the week there will be a roundtable discussion and workshop discussing real, practical ways to make sustainable choices in your design and business. Once the banners have come down and are recycled, the initiative will culminate in a celebration. Limited edition bags signed by the designers will be sold at auction. Collaborators and contributors to various parts of the project and the week's events will have the chance to meet, discuss, drink, and enjoy the community we share. Please see website for details.

Apr. 21  -  Jun. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Amazing Blooms
Location: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Mark Fischer will be exhibiting new works made from the sounds of whales and dolphins at the Amazing Blooms exhibit at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, CA, starting April 21st, 2007. Hope to see you there!
Contact: 510.644.4930

Apr. 21  -  May 20, 2007 (event web site)
Off the Wall 3
Location: Eco-LA Gallery, 4829 West Pico Blvd (2 blocks east of La Brea), Los Angeles, CA, 90019.
Notes: Opens EARTH DAY EVE, April 21, 2007, LA, CA. Peter Schulberg and the non-profit Eco-LogicalART Gallery invite the public to OFF THE WALL 3, an indoor/outdoor art event that features 32 works of art painted on 10,000 sq ft of recycled billboard advertising vinyl. OFF THE WALL 3 will reach new heights-- for the first time ever original art will also be displayed on five actual billboards in Los Angeles to coincide with the month long gallery show. At 14 x 48 feet, it is estimated that the works of art will be seen by 250,000 people in the first day alone. For more information please go to our website.
Contact: eco-la@sbcglobal.net, (310) 525-0676

Apr. 21 - 22, 2007 (event web site)
Michele Brody at Open Studio 2007
Location: Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Building, 578 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY.
Notes: Artist Michele Brody will be a guest artist on view at OPEN STUDIO 2007 in Yonkers at the YoHo Artist Studios at the Alexander Smith Carpet Mills Building. Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 from 12 to 5 p.m. On view will be "Parrita In Process" a photo mural depicting the life cycle of a palm oil plantation in Costa Rica.
Contact: (212) 317-1423 ext. YOH(964)

Apr. 21 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
Environmental Art Week at The Creative Retreat, Scotland
Location: Scotland.
Notes: An opportunity for artists and non artists to immerse themselves in the extraordinary coast of north east Scotland, during a three day residential workshop at The Creative Retreat. Lead by artist Jonathon Claxton, the workshop offers the chance to respond with found items, sculpture, paint, photographs - cast your net wide and make artwork that embodies your own experience. Come and explore wild seas, huge skies, and our spacious airy studio looking over the bay. Cost: £280, includes tuition and accommodation in one of our charming fishermen's cottages. Please contact Carla for more details.
Contact: carla@creative-retreat.co.uk, +44 (0)1261 812276

Apr. 21, 2007 (event web site)
eARTh Day with Austin Green Art
Location: Republic Square Park, 4th and Guadalupe, Austin, TX.
Notes: Austin Green Art is bringing eARTh Day to Austin with a full day of events on April 21, 2007. Shop the expanded Farmer's Market, compete in the first-ever Green Scene Scavenger Hunt, experience Conscious Art and learn about Austin-area Green businesses and organizations at the eARTh Day Expo. Finish the day with a Solar Jam featuring Guy Forsyth and the South Austin Jug Band playing on a solar-powered stage. For more details and a schedule, visit our website.

Apr. 21  -  Sept. 15, 2007 (event web site)
2007 Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival
Location: Guandu Nature Park, 55 Guandu Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan.
Notes: The 2007 Guandu International Art Festival, Guandu Nature Park, Taipei, Taiwan, features site specific environmental art installations by 12 international artists: The exhibition is curated by Jane Ingram Allen and opens on Earth Day, April 21, 2007. Public activities with the artists will be on April 21 and 22. Selected artists will create works from natural materials and focused on the environment. Please visit website for more information.
Contact: Tel: +886-2-2858-7417, info@janeingramallen.com

Apr. 21 - 22, 2007 (event web site)
Griffith Park 1st Annual Environmental Film Festival
Location: Autry National Center in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
Notes: The mission of this festival is to use film to educate people about the global need for environmentally friendly ways to conduct daily life. The earth is getting warmer and resources are getting scarcer. This festival will present opportunities for moving toward a cleaner, safer, and sustainable energy future. The dynamic mix of films will present the various aspects in which the energy crisis touches our daily lives. Along with films, enjoy discussions, art, music, food and more... You will walk away with energy saving tips and a picture of how we can move forward together for smart energy solutions. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. FREE!
Contact: outdoorsygal@sbcglobal.net

Apr. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Third Annual Artists Gathering to Celebrate and Honor the Earth (p.s. Everyone is an Artist)
Location: South end of Stinson Beach, CA 94970.
Notes: Come celebrate Earth Day by joining professional artists, community members and passers by in a free art in nature event on the edge of the Pacific. Using sand, rocks, and found objects off the beach, we will have fun collaboratively creating a vast, temporary site-specific sculpture. Beach cleanup is part of our mission of course - the Marin County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will have trash bags near the central restrooms, and will be awarding prizes for trash. Carpooling to the event is better for the earth. If you want to give or get a ride, email Zach your details. Bring a picnic! Rain, fog, or shine, the gathering will take place. For more information, directions, and photos of last year's event, visit website.
Contact: 510-708-5528, zpine@aol.com

Apr. 20 - 22, 2007 (event web site)
Yosemite: Journey of Light
Location: Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Brentwood, CA.
Notes: Yosemite: Journey of Light is a fusion of fine-art photography from Larry Janss and original symphonic music from composer Robert Kyr. The piece will be performed in three locales by the New West Symphony, conducted by Boris Brott, as part of a three-pronged program titled "From the Earth to the Stars." Where and when: 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood, CA.

Kyr is a professor of composition at the University of Oregon whose recent works have focused on war and environmental issues, musical attempts to reconcile humanity's conflicts with itself and with nature. Janss grew up in California on the old Conejo Ranch in the 1950s and met friend of his dad's, the legendary Ansel Adams, when he was 5, and later studied photography from Adams in Yosemite.

Apr. 20  -  May 27, 2007 (event web site)
Agents of Dissolve & Dynamics of Fluid by Cathy Richardson
Location: Quicksilver Mine Co., 6671, Front St., (Hwy 116) Forestville, CA.
Notes: "Agents of dissolve is a series of works based on experiential interpretations of my walks with a focus on evidence of increasing domination by humans over the natural world and the consequential loss of our co-existence with it. Works in this group are in images contained by rectangles and squares to emphasize my experience of walking the grid and they elaborate on ideas of what might be an 'Agent of Dissolve', negotiating for conditions that allow continued flow of life despite human's iniquitous control and possession of it." Gallery hours: 11 - 6 Thursday - Monday.
Contact: (707) 887-0799

Apr. 20, 2007
Earth Day in Israel
Location: Cinemateque, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Notes: The public is invited to a special event celebrating the important world wide Earth Day. The theme of this year's event is War and Peace, signifying the balance between man and Nature locally and globally. A group exhibition by international ecological artists, entitled: "Sparks - Burning Embers", curated by Shai Zakai, will be presented in a video format at the Cinemateque. This concerns the responses of 30 Israeli and international eco-artists to the "disturbances" to Nature resulting from the second Lebanese War, last summer. A debate on the ethics of reclamation by ecologists and academics will follow. A short art-video portraying the damage one inflicts daily upon nature will also be shown at the event.

The public is invited to participate in a variety of events, such as the creation of an artistic installation involving Israeli and Arab artists and teenagers which will be installed outside the Cinemateque. A walking meditation will occur through a spiral created by 360 tree trunks destroyed during the war and 360 new green saplings. A workshop will be held offering the chance to create recycled animals and masks and to write personal wishes to the safety of the planet. Earth goddess will give out planet shaped bread rolls. Singing, dancing, and meditating towards the well being of the planet will happen simultaneously. A yoga expert will be on hand to offer techniques such as the 'tree position' signifying the balance between Man and Nature. The public will be able to buy water bottles designed by artists, and to sign a mutual agreement to keep these bottles for future generations. Volunteers will offer advice and information on how to reduce carbon emissions. This event runs from 10:30 a.m. -s 4:30 p.m.
Contact: For further details: Atara Israeli Azaria , Ayelet Schwartz: 972-3-6482010; Shai-stu@zahav.net.il

Apr. 19  -  May 14, 2007 (event web site)
Periphery III: The Forest, by Daniel Maier-Reimer
Location: Hamburg, Germany.
Notes: Opening times: The exhibition in the forest can be visited around the clock. Location: The exhibition takes place in the "Staatsforst (state forest) Trittau" near Reinbek / Glinde at the eastern border of Hamburg. Along the dirt road, which lengthens the Avenue St. Sebastien southwards into the forest, one passes by a white wooden post. It marks the beginning of a small path, which is the art work. Take care when traversing the path and wear sturdy shoes. For more information, including a map, please visit website.
Contact: Galerie fur Landschaftskunst, + (0)40 – 3750 3068, info@gflk.de

Apr. 19  -  May 25, 2007 (event web site)
Ecosystems: Visual Echoes
Location: John F. Seiberling Gallery, CVNPA Administrative Offices, 1403 W. Hines Hill Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264.
Notes: Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the art show "Ecosystems: Visual Echoes," which will display works by Martin K. Huehner. Huehner's artwork is informed by his previous career as a biologist and geologist, which manifests itself in his attraction to natural processes and the time scales on which they occur. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Contact: (330) 657-2909

Apr. 19, 2007 (event web site)
Nancy Dwyer, "Public Art: Transportation Solutions"
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: This talk by Nancy Dwyer revolves around the process that involves the integration of art, environment and function. Dwyer has been exhibiting her word sculptures, paintings and multimedia installations worldwide for over twenty years. It is part of a free, public lecture series entitled, "EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art". 7 p.m.
Contact: 802.865.7166

Apr. 19, 2007
Ecological Art: How It Might Change Our World
Location: Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.
Notes: Environmental Week at Bergen Community College presents an illustrated talk by Aviva Rahmani, inventive and socially engaged artist, who will discuss current artists' approaches to addressing ecological and environmental issues. 12:30 p.m. Throughout her forty-year career, Aviva Rahmani's work has reflected environmental and social concerns. Her projects range from complete landscape restorations to museum venues that reference painting, sound and photography.
Contact: 201-447-7100

Apr. 19, 2007
Discussion on Art, Food, and the Environment
Location: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri.
Notes: Join us for a discussion on art, food, and the environment inspired by Michael Pollan's latest book, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Learn what you can do locally to make a difference in our global environment by joining three community-centered leaders in the fields of art, food, and the environment. Discussion leaders include artist Katie Holten, Terrene's Dave Owens, and Earthways Center's Jean Ponzi. Delicious appetizers provided by Terrene. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. discussion.
Contact: info@contemporarystl.org, 314.535.4660

Apr. 18 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
Re-turn
Location: Kent State University Downtown Gallery, 223 North Water Street, Kent, Ohio.
Notes: Kent State University, School of Art Galleries present Re-turn: An Exhibition of art constructed from post-consumer and postindustrial waste, curated by Professor Janice Lessman-Moss. For information on Re-turn, please contact Anderson Turner, Director of Galleries, or visit the Gallery website.
Contact: (330) 676-1549, schoolofartgalleries@kent.edu

Apr. 15  -  Jun. 15, 2007 (event web site)
MAKING THE CHOICE - Bringng Forth an Environmental Renaissance
Location: San Francisco City Hall, 4th Floor Rotunda, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: How does our use of cell phones in San Francisco contribute to the disappearance of endangered mountain gorilla habitat in Rwanda? Join the Natural World Museum (NWM) for an exhibit that explores how your daily habits contribute to global environmental issues and learn how you can take personal action in being part of the solution. In this exhibit, art serves as the catalyst to stimulate dialogue about topics such as Waste Reduction, Water, Environmental Health, Transportation, Urban Design, Urban Nature, and Energy.

An exhibit in partnership with the City of San Francisco, NWM utilizes the universal language of Art to communicate the message of seven major environmental issues: The exhibit also highlights several forward looking conservation programs to contribute to the advancement of systemic change that builds toward a sustainable future.

Apr. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Eco Artists Roundtable
Location: The Oakland Museum Auditorium, 1000 Oak Street - near Laney BART Station, Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: Join us for an exciting afternoon of environmental art and dialogue! The Womens Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD) is hosting a panel and dialogue as part of the Earth Dance International Environmental Film Festival at the Oakland Museum. Environmental artists will share their work, participate in meaningful dialogue, inspiration, and an important call to action. We will raise various questions on meaningful connection, opportunities and transformations, the roles of art practices, and models of engagement.

Presenters include artists Judith Blankman, Larry Bogad, Sam Bower, Sophie Chang, Linda Fries, Sahar Khoury, Praba Pilar, Sharon Siskin, Andree Thompson, Mary White, and Kerry Van der Meer. Afterwards, stay for the film festival: there will be numerous films and workshops that you will all find interesting, entert51aining and inspiring.
Contact: 510-238-2200

Apr. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Biology and Art: Two Worlds or One?
Location: At the New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, NY 10007-2157.
Notes: This conference will explore the nature of the science-art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of these interactions on art, research, and other human endeavors. More specifically, the conference will focus on how biological objects-whether viruses, animals, plants, cells, or organelles-become an inspiration for certain artists' work, and how scientists-ever so particular about accuracy and specificity-respond to such artistic representations.

The Belgian conceptual artist Wim Delvoye, creator of the Cloaca Project, will give the keynote lecture. The rest of the day will be organized as a series of four conversations between artists and scientists. For each conversation, an artist will appear with a scientist who works with the biological objects that inspire that artist. Short talks and extensive discussions will provide a forum where ideas generated in these two very different spheres of creative endeavors-science and art-are expressed, elaborated and deliberated. The conference is organized by The New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by The William A. Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. For a schedule of events, please visit website.
Contact: 212.298.8600

Apr. 14  -  Jul. 28, 2007 (event web site)
Preserving Nature: Artists Celebrating Land Preservation
Location: Indiana - See website for specifics..
Notes: The Central Indiana Land Trust is proud to present Preserving Nature, a collection of paintings by fifteen of Indiana's finest landscape artists. These 30 works of art are renderings of the nature preserves of the Central Indiana Land Trust. Awards will be presented for Best of Show, Outstanding Landscape Study, Outstanding Oil/Acrylic and Outstanding Watercolor/Pastel. Our keynote speaker will be Stephanie Mills, author of In Praise of Nature, Whatever Happened to Ecology?, and In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land. Mills has over 25 years of experience on the topics of ecology and social change. Admission is $10. Advanced ticket purchase is encouraged through our secure online donations page. Featured artists: Rena Brouwer, Mary Ann Davis, Lyle Denny, Robert Eberle, Timothy Greatbatch, Ronald Mack, Jeanne McLeish, Maureen O'Hara Pesta, Don Russell, Jerry Smith, James Tracy, David Tutwiler, Line' Tutwiler, Wayne Waldron, and Dan Woodson. After April 14th, the exhibit will tour.

The schedule is as follows: April 14th - 30: Artsgarden. May 2nd - 8th: Johnson Center for Fine Arts Franklin College. Reception and presentation on land conservation Monday, May 7th at 7 p.m. May 22nd - June 3rd: Carmel Public Library. Reception Friday, May 25th. June 4th - 27th: Exhibit to be split between the Greencastle, Martinsville, and Danville Public Libraries. June 30th - July 25th: Brown County Art Gallery with reception to be announced at a later date. The culmination will be a sale at Wickliff & Associates on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th.
Contact: 317-631-5263

Apr. 14 - 24, 2007 (event web site)
ReCycle Ryoanji
Location: Civic Center Plaza, East side of City Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Hundreds of hands have sewn thousands of white shopping bags to craft ReCycle Ryoanji, a 18 x 48 scale replica of the raked sand and rock garden in Kyoto, Japan, that will be on display April 14-24 across from City Hall in the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza.
Contact: judith@trilliumpress.com

Apr. 14  -  Jul. 29, 2007 (event web site)
David Maisel: Black Maps
Location: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, NV 89501.
Notes: Black Maps is comprised of large-scale aerial photographs by San Francisco-based artist David Maisel. Featuring sublime images from his three recent series: The Lake Project, Terminal Mirage, and Oblivion, Maisel frames the complexities of environmentally-impacted landscapes with equal measure of documentation and metaphor, beauty and despair. His aerial images showing the alteration of the Great Salt Lake, Owens Valley, and the Los Angeles basin transcribe an interior psychic landscape that is profoundly disturbing.
Contact: 775.329.3333, art@nevadaart.org

Apr. 14  -  May 1, 2007 (event web site)
Taipei Coast Guard: Artists Responding to Global Warming
Location: Taipei Artist Village, No. 7, Beiping East Road, Taipei, Taiwan.
Notes: Current and future climate changes could result in a significant sea-level rise. When we are on the perimeter of the sinking landscape due to global warming the People in the world have no place to escape, but confront the problem head-on. How real can an art project be? How can artists participate in and respond to this real world problem How can we change the current problem of the World's burden of human kind?

The exhibition titled: "Taipei Coast Guard: How Can Art Deal with the Issue of Global Warming?" includes local and international artists who will showcase artworks that respond to the crisis of the world's environmental issues. The participating artists are the American renowned eco-artists, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, leading eco-artist in England, David Haley, a founder of A&E and SEA, and the current TAV resident American artist, Domenick Di Pietrantonio. The exhibition also includes the documentary film, "The Place where Frog is being Called the Boss" produced and published by New Homeland Foundation. Together the works will explore different strategic actions and concerns of our environment from unique artistic perspectives. Please see website for special lectures and venue information.
Contact: Tel: 886-2-33937377, Fax: 886-2-33937389

Apr. 14 - 15, 2007 (event web site)
4th Annual EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
Location: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: No time to save the world? No Problem. The EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival provides a dose of humor and hope in trying times. EarthDance's juried compilation of documentaries, mockumentaries, animations, high adventures and dramas invite you to celebrate and explore your multifaceted relationship to the natural world. This weekend event includes workshops and discussions with filmmakers, scientists and artists, music and dance performances, wine and chocolate tastings, children's morning cartoons, as well as 50 fabulous films. Visit website for details.
Contact: 510.238.2063

Apr. 13, 2007
Sneak Preview: Milk in the Land, Ballad of an American Drink
Location: Social Studies Plaza A 1100, University of California, Irvine, CA.
Notes: Milk in the Land is a unique film by artists Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum that tells the disquieting untold story of North America's staple beverage. Farmers, activists, ethicists and historians detail milk's fascinating birth as a replacement for breast milk and booze, and its subsequent evolution into a massive industry. Milk is much more than a mere refreshment, it is also a powerful symbol of America, the embodiment of progress and perfect health. Animation and collage bring milk ads and slogans to life, while stop-motion and time-lapse effects add visual tremor to this history of greed versus need. Behind the images of idyllic pastoral landscapes and happy cows lurks the reality of mechanized milking machines and genetically engineered animals. Yesterday's land of plenty has been transformed into today's land of waste in this truly haunting portrait of industrialization. 8:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public.

Apr. 12  -  May 19, 2007 (event web site)
David Maisel: Oblivion
Location: Haines Gallery, 49 Geary St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: In the Haines Gallery Project Space, San Francisco.
Contact: 415-397-8114, info@hainesgallery.com

Apr. 12, 2007 (event web site)
Dialogues in Art and Architecture - Agnes Denes
Location: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Notes: DIALOGUES IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Agnes Denes, a pioneer of the environmental art movement and conceptual art, will give a lecture on "Art, Architecture and Ecology: New Collaborations for Changing Environments."
Contact: 858-454-5872

Apr. 11 - 12, 2007 (event web site)
Sustainability and Contemporary Art
Location: Central European University Budapest, Hungary.
Notes: You are invited to a guest lecture and workshop at Central European University Budapest to explore the rural as a site for contemporary art and architecture and discuss the possibilities and challenges of sustainable living. Artist and architect Mari-Aymone Djeribi and Dominic Stevens, who live in Leitrim, Ireland, will present the state of the world as they see it and give an insight into their experience of art and sustainable living in a rural context.

DETAILS:
Lecture, Wednesday 11 April 2007, CEU Auditorium, 6 p.m. Welcome: Alan Watt, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy CEU. Introduction: Maja and Reuben Fowkes, translocal.org. Lecture: Mari-Aymone Djeribi and Dominic Stevens

Workshop, Thursday 12 April 2007 In collaboration with KEK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre. Day trip to the countryside with Djeribi and Stevens to compare the Irish and Hungarian rural situation in terms of sustainability. Details will be available at the lecture.
Contact: For booking contact fowkes@translocal.org

Apr. 11 - 12, 2007 (event web site)
EarthVision, International Environmental Film Festival
Location: Del Mar Theater, 210 Lincoln St., Downtown Santa Cruz, CA.
Notes: EarthVision presents a series of films and videos in the city of Santa Cruz, California, focused on the environment. The festival also brings together producers of environmental films and videos, and both honors the environment and those that seek to protect it. The festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people and mobilize support. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Apr. 7 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
Inflorescentia by Deedra Ludwig
Location: Le Mieux Galleries, 332 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
Notes: Deedra Ludwig continues the exploration of non traditional materials; soil, pollen, dried botanical specimens and encaustic. Her recent paintings examine Louisiana's wetland botany and the physical effects of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Ludwig is committed to documentation of landscape through the use of organic natural materials. She is this years recipient of the Everglades National Park Artist in Residency program where she will document the region's botany.
Contact: mail@lemieuxgalleries.com, 504-522-5988

Apr. 7 - 15, 2007 (event web site)
The Believers
Location: MASS MoCA, Building 4, Second floor, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA.
Notes: Meticulously crafted animals that move on their own, healing machines that exude beneficial energy, love-filled performances, and statues that honor past and present deities - these are the works of some of The Believers, an exhibition at MASS MoCA. The Believers isn't about "belief" per se, but rather about the believers themselves, whose deeply-held personal truths fly in the face of skepticism, irony, and often, reason.

The year-long show has several works of note including one of Dutch kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen's self-propelled Strandbeests or beach animals, a Panamarenko "gravity-defying" machine and Yoshua Okon and Fritz Haeg's Plan B: Dymaxion Projections, which explores the history of alternative communities and is a prelude to them building their own in rural Mexico.
Contact: 413.662.2111

Apr. 6 - 14, 2007 (event web site)
The Revenge of Huitlacoche
Location: EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, CA and ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., San Francisco, CA.
Notes: This new solo performance includes art installation, dance, theater, poetry and political and social commentary in a raw cabaret style. The Revenge of Huitlacoche explores issues on a worldwide scale: Migrations/border crossings, natural disasters, war, religion, the effects of pesticides and GMO on the indigenous crops of Mexico, the dichotomy of the simultaneous shortage and commodification of water, and concepts of alienation and community.

The Revenge of Huitlacoche is made up of 5 short stories: ButterFLEE (directed by Joanna Haigood), Fragmented Land (directed by Sara Shelton Mann), The Revenge of Huitlacoche (directed by Debby Kajiyama), GawkyWalk/Las Jirafas (directed by June Watanabe), Aguas con el Agua (directed by Shakiri). The musical score will range from Puccini and Lola Beltran to Fred Frith to the Kronos Quartet. April 6-7 at the EastSide Cultural Center, Oakland. April 12-14 at the ODC Theater, San Francisco.
Contact: EastSide Arts Alliance: 510.533.6629; ODC Theater Box office: 415-863-9834

Apr. 6  -  May 20, 2007 (event web site)
ECHOES: Women Inspired by Nature
Location: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
Notes: Curated by art historian Betty Ann Brown and visual artist Linda Vallejo, the exhibition will highlight the work of 21 women artists who focus on the natural environment. In artwork that ranges from traditional easel painting, to the newer media of photography and installation, to the very Postmodern use of non-art materials such as Gummy Bear candies, these artists call out attention to the beauty and wonder of the natural world, and to humanity's deep and abiding connection with it. They also address issues such as pollution, over-consumption of resources, scientific atrocities and animal abuse.

With artists: Kim Abeles, Rabyn Blake, Yaya Chou, Patsy Cox, H. Barbara Cutler, Cheryl Dullabaun, Cheryl Ekstrom, Linda Frost, Samantha Fields, Cheri Gaulke, Suvan Geer, Pamela Grau Twena, Akiko Jackson, Astrid Preston, Lezley Saar, Susan Silton, Holly Tempo, Miriam Wosk, Linda Vallejo, Takako Yamaguchi. Free admission.
Contact: 714.667.1517, grau@prodigy.net

Apr. 4  -  Jun. 4, 2007 (event web site)
Still Life - Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change - Sharjah Biennial 8
Location: Sharjah Biennial, Box 19989, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Notes: The Sharjah Biennial 8 (SB8) will present various attempts in visual arts and film that address the growing social, political and environmental challenges the world is facing due to excessive urban development, pollution, political ambitions and the thoughtless misuse, abuse and exhaustion of natural resources. The SB8 theme proposes art as a way of creating a better understanding about our relationship with nature and the environment, whilst considering its social, political and cultural dimensions in an interdisciplinary way. Aware of the critical ambiguity of its topic and its potentially controversial dimension, SB8 will attempt to explore the renewed role of contemporary art as a vanguard force, which could invoke active dialogues about possible future sustainable scenarios.

SB8 will focus on the renewed role of art in addressing a wide range of issues that directly and radically affect, and in an alarming magnitude the human existence on this earth. The biennial will not only stand for these issues as a venue and a platform for presentations, exhibits and discussions, but will take an active role in commissioning artists to produce new work corresponding to the topic at hand and will also partner with institutions to stimulate wider involvement with the issues brought up particularly amongst educational institutions. Please see website for complete details including a list of participating artists.
Contact: info@sharjahbiennial.org, T + 971 6 568 5050, F + 971 6 568 5800

Apr. 4  -  May 29, 2007 (event web site)
Sensing Nature; Knowing Nature
Location: Nilambur, Kerala, India.
Notes: Sensing Nature; Knowing Nature is an event at Aruvacode, Nilambur, Kerala, India. This event explores some fundamental issues vis-a-vis the nature of learning, biologically embedded aesthetic sense in children, the role of the 'teacher', do nothing method, etc. Senses, our doors to the outer world and also to the inner world, are what needs to be addressed and too in a manner that would enhance the inherent, natural, biological tendency in all human beings to be in beauty and to know.
Contact: jinankb@yahoo.com

Mar. 30  -  Apr. 21, 2007 (event web site)
"GAS" Integrated Negative Space
Location: 55 Mercer Gallery, 55 Mercer St., New York, NY 10013.
Notes: Constructions made from appropriated materials by Tyrome Tripoli. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6.
Contact: 718 552 5600

Mar. 30  -  Sept. 21, 2007 (event web site)
Water in Art and Life
Location: Ruth Youth Wing, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Notes: Water is the source of all living things. It covers most of the Earth's surface, falls from the sky, gushes from beneath the ground, mists the air and constitutes an essential part of the bodies of all living creatures. A basic condition for human society, water defines the borders of the world's cultures. Sanctifying, purifying, healing and refreshing, it embodies the very flow of life, but it also harbors unpredictable, destructive forces. Even though water has no color, taste or smell, we witness its power in roaring waterfalls, tranquil pools, stormy seas and in the drizzle of the rain.

In this Youth Wing exhibition, water is presented through the eyes of Israeli and international artists, who use it as a form of expression and as a tool with which to explore environmental, social and personal issues. Featuring interactive installations, video works and photography, objects from the Museum's collections, and research and activity corners that broaden our knowledge and expand our understanding of water.
Contact: Tel: 972-2-6708811, Fax: 972-2-6771332

Mar. 29, 2007 (event web site)
Adrian Ivakhiv, "Greening Film and Visual Studies"
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: Through an examination of a series of images and film clips (ranging from documentary to Hollywood to art and experimental films), this talk by Adrian Ivakhiv examines the multiple "ecologies" of film and video production. Part of a free, public lecture series entitled, "EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art". 7 p.m.
Contact: 802.865.7166

Mar. 27  -  Apr. 1, 2007 (event web site)
ESA ARTS Conference: Creativity, Support, Sustainability
Location: Lueneburg and Hamburg, Germany.
Notes: The program of the ESA ARTS conference is now online at http://www.new-arts-frontiers.eu : The conference will have as major focus the role of the arts in the search and strive for Sustainability. With David Haley, Hans Dieleman, Aviva Rahmani, Samuel Fleiner and many more art & sustainability artists and researchers from 5 continents! See also the parallel art program! To attend, follow registration instructions on the website.
Contact: kagan@uni-lueneburg.de

Mar. 27  -  Apr. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Everything will be fine : Art Program at the ESA ARTS conference
Location: Lueneburg, Germany.
Notes: In parallel to the ESA ARTS conference (March 27th to April 1st 2007), an art program with two exhibitions (in the Halle fuer Kunst and in the Kunstraum), lectures and performances will be organized in Lueneburg (Germany). The invited artists include David Haley, Eleonore Straub, Jokinen, Hans Abbing, Karen Heald, Roman Ondak and more... The art program "Everything will be fine" is co-curated by Sacha Kagan (ESA arts research network and Universitaet Luneburg) and Bettina Steinbruegge (Halle fuer Kunst). The full art program will soon be online on the website of the conference... website : http://www.new-arts-frontiers.eu.
Contact: +49-41316772627

Mar. 27  -  May 13, 2007 (event web site)
Global Anxieties: Nine Perspectives on a Changing Planet
Location: The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave., Wooster OH 44691.
Notes: "Global Anxieties" features nine photographers who depict aspects of rapid global climate change and its deleterious planetary effects, according to guest essayist Dana Self. "Their photographic interventions both punctuate and attempt to redress those problems through fantasy constructions, documentary modes, and reconstructed, otherworldly landscapes," she said. Including the work of Lori Kella, Richard Barnes, Noriko Furunishi, Anthony Goicolea, Kim Keever, David Maisel, Luis Mallo, James Welling and Wim Wenders.
Contact: 330-263-2388

Mar. 26  -  Apr. 2, 2007 (event web site)
2007 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Location: In and around Ithaca, NY.
Notes: The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) is a one-week multimedia inter-arts extravaganza that reboots the environment and sustainability into a larger global conversation, embracing issues ranging from labor, war, health, disease, music, intellectual property, fine art, software, remix culture, economics, archives, AIDS, women's rights and human rights. This year's festival will focus on new content streams: Maps and Memes, Metropoli, Panic Attacks and Soundscaping. See website for venues and showtimes.

Mar. 23  -  Apr. 29, 2007 (event web site)
Tim Gaudreau & Arthur Comings at G.R.O.
Location: Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: Join Gallery Route One in welcoming Tim Gaudreau's "Self Portrait as Revealed by Trash: 365 Days of Photographing Everything that I Throw Out" and Arthur Comings' "Funky California: Assemblage". Also, in the annex: Paula Fava's "Finding Balance".
Contact: gro@svn.net, (415) 663-1347

Mar. 23  -  Apr. 22, 2007 (event web site)
The Windmill Project
Location: Vail, Colorado.
Notes: Vail's Art in Public Places is pleased to announce the debut of "The Windmill Project". In this free, very large, one-of-a-kind environmental sculpture, approximately 3,000 windmills are placed on a hillside adjacent to the Vail golf course by Colorado artist Patrick Marold. The exhibit is designed for night viewing as gusts of wind convert wind energy into electricity, "revealing the shape of the wind with a living presentation of momentary light."
Contact: 970-479-2344

Mar. 21 - 22, 2007
Gaia's Ring
Location: Green Oasis Community Garden, East 8th Street between Avenues C and D, Lower East Side, New York, NY.
Notes: Gaia's Ring, an environmental installation by artist Noah Baen, will begin a year-long evolution on the Spring Equinox, Wednesday, March 21st. This installation at Green Oasis Community Garden will involve turning soil, opening the earth to seeding in and growth of volunteer plants, construction among the growing plants of sculptural elements made from found materials and gatherings to mark each season. The first public gathering will mark the start of both the new season and of the installation. All are invited to participate in turning some earth, ringing bells and sipping cider in the garden from 5 to 7 p.m.
Contact: noahbaen@yahoo.com, 718-522-2558

Mar. 21  -  May 4, 2007 (event web site)
Queen Bees: eco-actions and collective organizing
Location: Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography, University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 3rd Street La Verne, CA 91750.
Notes: The University of La Verne, Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography presents Queen Bees: eco-actions and collective organizing. In conjunction with the university conference Engendering Diversity and Community, March 21-23. Curated by Dr. L. Hernandez Gomez of the League of Imaginary Scientists. Artists include: Kim Abeles, Jacki Apple, Atico 8, Lauren Bon , Nancy Buchanan, Roya Falahi, Nancy Macko and Sheila Pinkel.
Contact: 909.593.3511 x 4285

Mar. 20, 2007 (event web site)
Silent Migration - Exploring the Connections between Art and Conservation
Location: The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.
Notes: Coinciding with Brandon Ballengee's new exhibit, Silent Migration, which confronts the challenges facing migratory birds in New York City, The Nature Conservancy and partners will be hosting a panel discussion to explore not only the local threats our feathered friends encounter, but also art and its role in addressing conservation and environmental issues. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ecoartspace curator, Amy Lipton. Panelists include: Brandon Ballengee, artist; Mike Feller, Chief Naturalist, NYC Parks and Recreation; Denise Markonish, Gallery Director/Curator, Artspace, New Haven, CT; Rebeka Chreshkoff, Founder, Project Safe Flight. The exhibition and panel is sponsored in conjunction with the Human Nature / Art and the Environment series, a joint production of The Nature Conservancy, NYC Audubon and Ecoartspace and in cooperation with NYC Parks & Recreation. The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are not necessary.
Contact: nycevents@tnc.org

Mar. 19 - 23, 2007 (event web site)
St. Ed's Paper Project
Location: Ragsdale Hall Cafeteria and Lawn at St. Edwards University, Austin, TX.
Notes: St. Edwards University has partnered with Austin Green Art to produce a weeklong exploration of paper as an art medium and paper as an object of consumption. The exhibit features daily interactive presentations from local artists and environmental groups. See website for schedule. 11am to 1pm daily.

Mar. 19  -  May 13, 2007 (event web site)
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison Exhibition and Lecture
Location: University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose St. & Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY 40506-0241.
Notes: The University of Kentucky Art Museum will present Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison in the last installment of this year's Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series. The innovative husband and wife photography duo, whose work focuses on the destruction of the environment by today's modern technological society, will present their free public lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater. A free public exhibition of the photographers' images is also currently on display at the UK Art Museum.

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison construct new worlds through their photographs, on both literal and symbolic levels. Concerned with the destruction of the environment by a society obsessed with consumption and mesmerized by technology, the husband-and-wife team create haunting, chimeric compositions that often feature a suit-clad Everyman who wrestles with the gargantuan task of saving the earth.
Contact: (859) 257-5716

Mar. 19, 2007 (event web site)
DOPOPAESAGGIO: Social Space and Natural Environment in Contemporary Art
Location: Centro per L'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci - Viale Della Repubblica 277 -- 59100 Prato - Italia.
Notes: 4 p.m. Edited by Mark Scotini and Laura Vecere. Taking part: Marco Bazzini - Central Pecci; Lanfranco Bini - Tuscany Region; Claudia Paludetto Zanzotto - Associazione Culturale Castello di Santa Maria Novella. Relatori: Pier Luigi Tazzi - art critic, moderatore; Laura Cherubini - art critic; Maria Grazia Messina - University of Florence; Mariella Zoppi - University of Florence; Marco Scotini , Laura Vecere - curators of Dopopaesaggio. A roundtable discussion to follow, with artists: Marco Bagnoli, Stefano Boccalini, Vittorio Corsini, Fabio Cresci, Fortuyn/O'Brien, Nagasawa, Maurizio Nannucci, Remo Salvadori, Andrea Caretto / Raffaella Spagna. Free to the public.
Contact: T. (+39) 0574 5317, F. (+39) 0574 531901, info@centropecci.it

Mar. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Talking Trash with Heather Rogers
Location: CLUI Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.
Notes: Writer, filmmaker, and garbage researcher Heather Rogers will discuss the dynamics of trash in the USA, explaining what it is, where it goes, and how it gets there. For the past several years, she has been knee deep in the waste stream, putting together the big picture of garbage. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Contact: 310 839-5722

Mar. 16  -  May 1, 2007 (event web site)
Days of Bioart '07
Location: Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
Notes: Days of Bioart is an ongoing project that intends to create a space of debate and exhibition dedicated to biological and living art that reflects the increasing interest around life sciences and the influence that they are having in culture and society. Created and coordinated by CAPSULA, Days of Bioart began in 2006 as a symposium and SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop.

This edition will reproduce in an exhibition space projects of artists and collectives that explore different formats in search of arising awareness on the techniques and discourses behind the new biotechnologies. It will analyse the performance potential and the laborious development of actions built around the domestication of concepts such as body architecture, semi-living, contestational biology or bioporn. The projects and texts on show are by Critical Art Ensemble, subRosa, Guy Ben-Ary and Tanya Visosevic, Bioteknica, Stelarc and Nina Sellars, Kira O'Reilly, Marta de Menezes, Brandon Ballangee, Laura Cinti, Elio Caccavale, George Gessert, Adam Zaretsky, Julia Reodica, Jens Hauser and Dmitry Bulatov.
Contact: info@capsula.org.es

Mar. 10  -  Jun. 23, 2007 (event web site)
INVISIBLE LANDSCAPES / IMPOSSIBLE PLACES
Location: Fundacio Espais d'Art Contemporani de Girona, Pl. Pou Rodo, 7-9 17004 GIRONA (SPAIN).
Notes: The exhibition Invisible Landscapes / Impossible Places is one of the activities of Hibrids 2.0 this year. We organize exhibitions, workshops, conferences thinking about the relations in between being and surrounding.

Invisibility has manifold facets and, consequently, the landscape presents so many ways to show and to hide itself as invisibility forms exists. Invisible is everything that is not perceivable through sight. The sight has a double limitor condition: the one that has to do with a physical limitation - the eye just can catch the range of waves visible to it and also is unable to see what is infinitely small or distant; and the one that has to do with a limitation of watching: when our living, cultural, social or psychological baggage makes us perceive or not certain things in our surroundings. With works by: Laura Cantarella, Bettina Bachem, Xavier Ribas, Jordi Mitja, Justin Gignac, Joan Busquets, Erwin Schrodringer, Nils Bohr, Electronic Landscapes, Seti@home, Micronations. You can find more information at our website.

Mar. 9 - 10, 2007 (event web site)
Spatial Recall: The Place of Memory in Architecture and Landscape, A Two-Day Symposium
Location: 112 Wurster Hall, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Whether intended or not, the built environment serves as a grand mnemonic device that records and transmits vital aspects of culture and history. Architects and landscape architects have addressed this externalized memory in differing ways at different times, varying from the emulation characteristic of classicism to a nearly complete rejection by modernist practice. Over the last decades the gradient between these two poles has fluctuated once again, bringing us New Urbanism, postmodern historicism, site remediation, active preservation, ecological recreation, as well as an abstract architecture conceived free of the limitations of site.

Spatial Recall assembles a group of accomplished scholars and design professionals to discuss the role of memory found or built in the environment and/or in their work. The program will cover the subjects of cemeteries and memorials, issues of preservation and neglect, the reuse of past styles, the natural courses of rivers, the destruction of the architecture and landscapes of prior political regimes, the role of cultural landscapes in landscape architecture, and connections between the arts and environmental design. These will be presented from international and multidisciplinary perspectives. There will be four sessions of three talks each; each speaker will be given 45 minutes for his or her presentation and discussion. The symposium is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required for admission. Please reserve online.
Contact: Sameera Sutton, sutton@berkeley.edu, 510.642.0324

Mar. 8  -  Apr. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Biophilia: If Trees Had Tears & Finn Slough Project
Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1R9 Canada.
Notes: Artists Ingrid Koivukangas and Craig Sibley bring the outdoors into the Gallery for two dynamic exhibitions which explore the interconnectedness of all living things and the balance (or lack of balance) found within those relationships. The term biophilia, defined by the biologist Edward O. Wilson as "the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life", informs a new body of work by Vancouver artist Craig Sibley.

For this exhibit, Biophilia: If Trees had Tears Sibley constructs metaphoric sculptures from the wood of the Mountain Pine Tree referencing the destruction caused by the Pine Beetle using traditional furniture and boatbuilding methods in the production of the work. This exhibit gives voice to what some consider a silent epidemic as well as an opportunity to reflect on the current environmental situation in BC.

With The Finn Slough Project, environmental artist Ingrid Koivukangas will create an interactive, mixed media installation that responds to the area of Finn Slough; an eco-sensitive fishing village and heritage site situated along the Fraser River. In addition to the work in the Gallery, Koivukangas will create an ephemeral site-specific piece that can be viewed in Finn Slough during the exhibition, or accessed online. Working with Langara College's Biology Department, the artist will look at the area in layers from the cellular level up, ultimately connecting the site to the moon, which controls the tides and affects all living things, and the cosmos, in an exploration of how all things are interconnected pieces of a much larger whole.
Contact: 604-231-6457, gallery@richmond.ca

Mar. 7  -  Apr. 6, 2007 (event web site)
Brandon Ballengee: Silent Migration
Location: The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY.
Notes: Please join us for the opening of artist Brandon Ballengee's Silent Migration exhibition at the Central Park Arsenal Gallery on Weds March 7th at 6pm. This exhibition is the fourth event of the Human/Nature series, a joint partnership of the organizations Ecoartspace, The Nature Conservancy and New York City Audubon in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks.

Ballengee explores local issues threatening New York City's bird populations. Over 300 species of birds visit New York City each year. Birds fly from as far away as Patagonia and Greenland to visit our metropolis. NYC is located along the Atlantic Migratory Bird Flyway and during the spring and fall thousands of birds pass through the city. Many species of birds migrate at night, and can be disoriented by illuminated structures-particularly when weather conditions force them to fly at lower altitudes. Registration/Fee: This lecture is free, reservations are not necessary.
Contact: 212-381-2195 or nycevents@tnc.org

Mar. 7, 2007 (event web site)
WWNO Presents "Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis"
Location: The Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO.
Notes: 89.9 WWNO, NPR affiliate New Orleans, presents an interview with Michael De Marsche, CEO and President of The Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs about the exhibition, "Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis". The first exhibition dedicated to the works of internationally respected artists responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina opening in Colorado Springs. Curated by Arthur Roger of Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Wednesday March 7 @ 4:50 p.m. What is the Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs? Will artists be the voice of recovery for New Orleans? Can art exhibitions communicate more than political leaders? How will "Katrina-related art" be referenced in an Art Historical context? Tune in 4:50 p.m., 89.9 WWNO or live online.

Mar. 5, 2007
Wild Walk # 7: Medlock Meander
Location: Begin at Eastlands ASDA steps, Ashton New Road / Alan Turing Way, Manchester, England.
Notes: WILD WALK 7: MEDLOCK MEANDER will set off on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of the city's wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the day will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. Depending on the weather, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism. As with previous WWs, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. This event will present another WILD SIDE of Manchester - seeing how creative nature can be to develop an urban wildlife aesthetic!

Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs and layers. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water cannot be bought on route, so bring your own, or arrive early to purchase from ASDA. Tea & coffee will be available at lunchtime. This event is one of 8 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Summer 2008. Start 10.00 AM Eastlands ASDA steps, Ashton New Road / Alan Turing Way (216 bus every 10 mins. from Lever Street Bus Terminus). Finish 4.00 PM Eastlands ASDA, Ashton New Road / Alan Turning Way. £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) per Wild Walker - maximum 20 places.
Contact: Sarah Austin, Creative Programmes Events & Interpretations Officer T: 0161 605 8204 E: s.austin@urbis.org.uk

Mar. 5 - 13, 2007 (event web site)
NAS Announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience
Location: Online.
Notes: The Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will co-host the "Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience" with the Center for Art and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Experts from around the world will discuss the intersections between the visual arts and the life sciences at this international event which will take place on the Internet. A group of 30 participants - artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers - will present a variety of perspectives on topics such as artists in the lab, imaging in art and bioscience and the sociological implications of the growing connections between the two fields. The discussion, which will be conducted through a listserv, will be accessible online at www.visualcultureandbioscience.org.
Contact: Alana Quinn, (202) 334-2415, aquinn@nas.edu

Mar. 4  -  Jun. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs from the Permanent Collection
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Notes: This exhibition, which includes approximately thirty works by artists such as Lewis Baltz, Hank Wessel and Mark Ruwedel, continues the dialogue about-and affirms the enduring mystique of-the place we call the West. By the 1970s, when most of the photographs on view were made, America's postwar optimism had faded. Anxiety about potential nuclear annihilation grew as the cold war raged. With its weapons laboratories and test sites, the West was implicated in this new chapter of human history. Ravenous consumption sparked by American affluence further transformed the mythical guise of the Western landscape. Artists soon began to investigate our contradictory appetites for creation and destruction.

Reflecting on the realities of rapid development and exploring the terrain as object, the artists in this exhibition celebrate the West as a site in and of itself, with imposed illusions, allusions, and romantic pretensions laid to rest. This installation accompanies The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890–1950. Curator: Tim Wride, Photography.
Contact: 323 857-6000

Mar. 3  -  Aug. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Leslie Fry Sculpture Installations in FL Nature Park
Location: Boca Ciega Millennium Park, 12410 74th Ave. N, Seminole, FL 33772.
Notes: Pinellas County Cultural Affairs commissioned St. Petersburg, FL artist Leslie Fry to develop and integrate six sculptures into the nature scene along the West Loop boardwalk trail in the 184-acre park. Fry created these sculptures to raise consciousness about the environment within the nature park. Open daily from 7 a.m. until dark.
Contact: 727-588-4882

Mar. 3  -  May 27, 2007 (event web site)
Emily Dickinson Rendered
Location: Glyndor Gallery and Wave Hill grounds, West 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx, New York 10471.
Notes: Emily Dickinson Rendered brings to Wave Hill ten contemporary artists who have been drawn to Dickinson's observations about nature through her writing. While known to be reclusive, especially later in life, Dickinson enjoyed walks in the woods and working in her garden. From the writing desk in her Amherst, MA, home, she could view the world outside her window. Curator Jennifer McGregor comments, "For artists in the show, what fascinates is not just Dickinson's poetry, but her example as an artist, and the intimate, tactile quality of her relationship with nature. The artists explore different facets of her life and work in relationship to their own."
Contact: 718.549.3200

Mar. 2, 2007
The Harrisons Lecture at Cardiff University
Location: Council Chamber, First Floor, Main College, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
Notes: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison will lecture at 3pm on 2 March 2007, on their current project, GREENHOUSE BRITAIN, as well as other works.
Contact: chris@fremantle.org

Mar. 1 - 25, 2007 (event web site)
Cut/Stack/Burn
Location: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, West Cornwall, England.
Notes: CUT/STACK/BURN is a performative re-enactment of a redundant rural activity - furze cutting (or gorse outside of Cornwall, England). It uses art installation as a platform to develop a visual conversation about the absence of sustainable approaches in the management of land and its resources. Visual Artist Bruce Davies is to build a public sculpture out of furze at the sub-tropical Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance...and then set fire to it! He will be gathering the furze during February and constructing a large installation with it over a three week period in March.

The culmination of the project coincides with the start of British summer time and is a specific reference to our relationship to energy use. On the 25th of March the sculpture will be burnt at a public event, not as a domestic fuel as furze traditionally was, but as a frivolous action that reflects on our attitude to energy consumption and finite natural resources.
Contact: bruceisanartist@tiscali.co.uk, +01736 787863

Mar. 1  -  Apr. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Tossed and Found
Location: Outside In, 1132 SW 13th Ave., Portland, OR.
Notes: The show includes primarily functional works with reused materials, and will travel to various social service agencies this year with the goal of inspiring creativity with free materials. We will also be collecting used art supplies for Outside In youth.
Contact: Taylor Stevenson or Kara Edge: 503-535-3814, tossedandfoundart@yahoo.com

Mar. 1 - 25, 2007 (event web site)
Harvesting Water
Location: Cactus Bra SPACE, 106C Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204.
Notes: Harvesting Water, an artwork created and curated by San Antonio, Texas artist Stacy Berlfein, is a project merging art and activism. The public is invited to buy works and create their own to sell, with proceeds going to the building of a water-harvesting structure in an Indian village. The work is produced in collaboration with the nongovernmental organization Seva Mandir, providing social justice through sustainability. Harvesting Water involves art viewers, art collectors and art makers as integral to the project's response to landscape as it affects present-day human capacities. Open by appointment: 210/392-8816
Contact: info@cactusbraspace.com, 210-392-8816

Mar. 1, 2007 (event web site)
Jackie Brookner, "Community and the Being of Human"
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: Artist Jackie Brookner will speak about her Biosculptures: evocative, plant-based systems that clean polluted water, integrating ecological revitalization with conceptual, metaphoric and aesthetic capacities of sculpture. Part of a free, public lecture series entitled, "EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art". 7 p.m.
Contact: 802.865.7166

Feb. 23  -  May 6, 2007 (event web site)
Roy Staab and Adam Frelin at International House of Japan
Location: Garden, International House of Japan, 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan.
Notes: To commemorate the renewal of the International House of Japan and its long association with the US-Japan Creative Artists Program, the I-House is sponsoring, with funding from the Japan-US Friendship Commission, a special installation project for the garden. Two former artists of this program, Roy Staab and Adam Frelin, will create a pair of original sculptural installations that will be exhibited from March 1st to May 6th, 2007.

Staab's work, consisting of organic materials found in nature and re-arranged in geometric shapes, will contrast with Frelin's modern, electric installation. Both works will emphasize the relation of the garden to the architecture and the long role of the House as a space for transformative cultural experiences. An Artists' Forum will be held in advance of the installation opening. Exhibition Period: Thu, March 1st - Sun, May 6th, 2007 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Venue: Garden, International House of Japan. *Staab's piece, "Nogiku," will be completed by 15th March. Visitors are welcome to observe the work-in-progress until then.
Contact: International House of Japan, Program Office +03-3470-3211, arts@i-house.or.jp

Feb. 23 - 26, 2007 (event web site)
Mierle Laderman Ukeles at The Armory Show
Location: The Armory Show, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, Pier 94, New York, NY.
Notes: The Ronald Feldman Gallery, in cooperation with the New York City Department of Sanitation, will present the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles at the gallery's booth (1116) at Pier 94 in the 2007 Armory Show. An artist who works in the public domain, Ukeles conceptualized the term "Maintenance Art" in 1969 after child-birth, which she has applied to the home, all kinds of service work, the urban environment and the sustenance of the earth itself. Her thirty-year-long artist-in-residency, official and unsalaried, in the Department of Sanitation was referred to in the Winter 2002-2003 Public Art Review as among the great public art works of our time.

On view will be The Social Mirror, a 12-ton, 28-foot-long New York City sanitation truck reconfigured with mirrored glass panels that will occupy the booth. The reflecting truck is a metaphor for the interrelationship between "us" whose images get caught in the mirror and "those" who collect our garbage. A highlight of the First NYC Art Parade in 1983, The Social Mirror is a permanent, mobile public-art work that continues to be used by the Department of Sanitation for parades and other special events.
Contact: Sarah Paulson, (212) 226-3232, sarah@feldmangallery.com

Feb. 17, 2007
Ephemeral Art and the Tyranny of Preservation
Location: Hilton New York, Murray Hill Suite, 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.
Notes: Come hear Michele Brody speak about her work at ARTspace, part of the College Art Association conference. This lecture is open to the public, and FREE! Saturday, February 17th from 2:30 to 5:00 in the Murray Hill Suite on the 2nd floor of the New York Hilton. ARTspace is a conference within the conference, tailored to the needs and interests of practicing artists.
Contact: michele@michelebrody.com

Feb. 16  -  Mar. 17, 2007 (event web site)
Uprooted and Deified - The Golden Tree
Location: BravinLee Programs, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 211, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: BravinLee Programs is very pleased to present Agnes Denes' Uprooted and Deified, an exhibition of drawings, photographs and objects. One of the originators of Conceptual art, Denes has investigated the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, art history, poetry and music and transformed her explorations into unique works of visual art. Denes was one of the first artists to be involved with the relationship of science to art, and was also a pioneer of ecological art.
Contact: 212 462 4404, inquiry@bravinlee.com

Feb. 16  -  Jul. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Paradise Lost? Exhibitions and Educational Forums on Climate Change in the Northwoods
Location: Various locations.
Notes: In 2006, 20 Midwest artists gathered with 13 scientists and educators to discuss the science of climate change. They created a traveling exhibition of artworks, poetry, and music coupled with scientific information to increasing public awareness of the impact of climate change on northern ecosystems and actions we can take. These pieces are being assembled into an exhibit along with related scientific information and visuals. The exhibit will travel to the following locations:
Nicolet Community College, Rhinelander, WI- Feb 16 - March 19 (Opening Reception - Feb. 17)
Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, MI- March 31-April 19 (Reception - March 31)
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI- May 5-July 31 (Reception - May 5th)
North Lakeland Disc. Center, Manitowish Waters, WI- August 17-20
Omphale Gallery, Calumet, MI- Sept 15-Oct 20(Reception - Sept. 15)
Contact: klebesadel@tds.net

Feb. 16, 2007
BioRock / Global Coral Reef Alliance Benefit
Location: The Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY.
Notes: Fine Art Auction and Wine Tasting. Join entrepreneur and CEO, Erik Hagberg, and guests at this green-friendly art auction event. Help us combat rising sea levels by supporting the BioRock Process coral reef restoration project. Proceeds will go directly to fund the construction of the first BioRock project in the South Pacific's Marshall Islands during the Spring of 2007. Donated funds will also assist in the launching of a Marshallese-based, local manager-in-training program for sustainable sea cucumber farming and aquaculture practices in these remote and environmentally endangered atolls and sea communities. 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Featured ASCI (Artist & Scientist Collaborations, Inc.) artists at the auction include: Abigail Doan and Mara G. Haseltine. Other artists who have donated works include Beth Bailis, Carrie Borgen, Charles Dudley, Erik Hagberg, Michael Post and noted contributors. Music for the event will be provided by Deborah Smith. Suggested Donation: $50 - $250.

Feb. 16 - 19, 2007 (event web site)
Great Backyard Bird Count
Location: United States and Canada.
Notes: This February, the tenth annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, will give everyone a chance to discover the birds in their neighborhood and "Count for the Record." Observers simply count the highest number of each species they see during an outing or a sitting, and enter their tally on the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Contact: citizenscience@audubon.org

Feb. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Living Smart, Living Sustainably: Art, Nature & Reverence
Location: The Fe Bland Forum, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA.
Notes: A life devoted to creative exploration can lead one toward holistic ecological consciousness and in turn, the study of ecology or nature can foster deep insights into fundamental truths about the creative process. Both spheres of human endeavor inspire reverence. Ultimately this relationship between art and ecology is rooted in their common source of wisdom and guidance from nature herself.

Adam Wolpert, the director of the Arts Program at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC), will present over a decade of paintings painted directly from nature in the gardens of OAEC and in near by West Sonoma County. Adam's images are accompanied by an exploration of how his personal journey brought him to understand the profound relationship between art and nature. Phil Grant, moderator. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Feb. 15  -  Mar. 31, 2007
Tropical Botanicals
Location: Harrison Gallery, 825 White Street, Ket West, FL 33040.
Notes: Artist Deedra Ludwig's recent work is a continuation of the series "Opulent Sublime". Her paintings combine wax, oil, plant specimens, tree bark, soil and ground stone that has been collected over the past twenty years. Her work seeks to record aspects of worldwide ecosystems as human interaction effects their condition. Presented as a visual journal she documents an ever changing landscape where flux and regeneration are constant factors in natures path of survival.
Contact: 305 294-0609, helen@harrison-gallery.com

Feb. 15, 2007 (event web site)
Kate Pond, "Seasons and Cycles of the Sun"
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: As part of a free, public lecture series entitled, "EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art", Kate Pond will show images and talk about her series of community sculptures around the world. She notes the contrasts and similarities between cultures where she places her artwork. Starts at 7 p.m.
Contact: 802.865.7166

Feb. 14, 2007 (event web site)
Conference: "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? - Art, Ecology, and Sustainable Development"
Location: Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Kunstakademiet i, NTNU 7491 Trondheim, Norway.
Notes: In relation to the exhibition, "MORE THAN THIS - Voices and Expressions on Sustainability", a one day conference will be held - "Mission Impossible?" - where British and Nordic artists have been invited to meet local researchers, politicians, and government officials to challenge each other's thinking concerning the global environmental crisis, using the Mid-Nordic city of Trondheim as a starting point. The conference presents artistic works that can be related to sustainable development in order to see which kinds of angles and approaches the artists may contribute to this complex topic. The hope is that the artists, researchers, government officials and politicians, through presentations, group discussions and panel debates, will initiate an interdisciplinary dialogue and find ways to cooperate.

Conference speakers: Alan Boldon (UK), Rikke Luther/Learning Group (DK/SW/MEX/USA), Nils Rømer/ Free Soil (DK/DE/USA), Michael Lee Dudley (USA/SW), Sami Rintala (FI), Elin T. Sørensen and Erle Stenberg (NO), Håkon Grimstad (NO), Justin Carter (UK), and others.
Contact: midnordic@gmail.com

Feb. 14 - 17, 2007 (event web site)
College Art Association Conference and ARTspace
Location: Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.
Notes: The 95th Annual CAA Conference takes place at the Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan. Enjoy more than 150 sessions and panels, browse and shop at the Book and Trade Fair and participate in the Career Fair at the best-attended CAA conference, February 14 - 17, 2007. ARTspace is a conference within the conference, tailored to the needs and interests of practicing artists but open to all conference attendees. It includes a session space, set theater style, and a lounge for video programming and other events. All ARTspace sessions are included in the chronological listing of Sessions. Unless otherwise noted, all ARTspace events are held in Murray Hill Suite, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York. For detailed information, please visit website.
Contact: T: 212-691-1051

Feb. 10 - 25, 2007 (event web site)
MORE THAN THIS - Voices and Expressions on Sustainability
Location: Gallery KIT, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Innherredsveien 7, Norway.
Notes: This exhibition explores the role of art in relation to sustainable development. The artists offer their personal reflections regarding this issue. The pieces, created specifically for this exhibition, illuminate a wide variety of aspects; from our paradoxical relationship with nature, the role of technology in the environment, and the value of nature, to conflicts between center and periphery and questions concerning our lifestyles and urban developments. The exhibition even includes visions for sustainable development in the Mid-Nordic region as presented by leading government officials. The idea is to create a productive tension between the reflections of the artists and the visions of the government officials. The exhibition does not offer solutions to the many challenges we are faced with within the concept of sustainable development, but rather offers a space for reflection concerning this critical question.

Participating artists: Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta - Kalleinen (FI/DE), Petra Lindholm (FI), Nina Svensson & Bernd Krauss (SW/DE), Tomas Eriksson (SW), Jussi Heikkil? (FI), Oskar Lindstr?m & Martijn Van Berkum (FI/NL), Anna Ruth (CA/FI), Ilkka Halso (FI), Hans Kvam (SW), Sami Rintala (FI), and Svartlamon Project (NO). Curator: Rickard Borgstr?m (FI/SW).
Contact: gallerikit@hotmail.com

Feb. 8, 2007 (event web site)
This is the Public Domain
Location: CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Timken Lecture Theater, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.
Notes: A panel discussion organized by San Francisco-based artist Amy Balkin to debate and explore ways to achieve a viable practical framework for common land in the 21st century. With Keith Aoki, UC Oregon law professor and co-author of, among other works, the comic book 'Bound By Law - Tales From the Public Domain'; Iain Boal, Director of the Environmental Politics Colloquium at the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, and co-editor of the recent book 'Afflicted Powers'; Ramon Sender, writer, activist and participant in the Morning Star Ranch open land experiment.

Amy Balkin's art practice combines cross-disciplinary research and social critique with a search for unrealized possibilities outside conventional systems. Her ongoing project This is the Public Domain is an effort to create a permanent international commons from 2.5 acres of land purchased near Tehachapi, California. Balkin has organised a public conversation involving artists, legal experts, and people who have been engaged personally and politically with open land and commoning, exploring the search for a real-world framework for-with the aim of proposing a solution that the artist will then implement.
Contact: 415.551.9202

Feb. 4  -  May 27, 2007 (event web site)
Lillian Ball: GO ECO
Location: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Bld., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368-3398.
Notes: GO ECO is an interactive installation that illuminates the different perspectives of several participants involved in a wetland preservation project. The concept is metaphorically based on the ancient Asian game of Go, (originally, one of the Four Arts of China along with music, painting and poetry) which uses strategies to capture territory through balancing tactics. GO ECO also functions as an informational "serious game" installation of video vignettes. Digitally manipulated images with sound are projected in quadrants on the screen to lead players through to the next move. The final outcome of the game is determined by the teamwork of players making their way toward a solution that enables all sides to win or to lose together. GO ECO allows players of many ages to be empowered and to learn about the issues through an art experience that maps paths of action.
Contact: 718.592.9700

Feb. 2 - 26, 2007 (event web site)
Environmental Surrealists
Location: Esteban Sabar Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland, CA.
Notes: Echoing concerns over greenhouse gases, industrial waste and over-consumption that depletes a once green world, artists Guy Colwell and Michelle Waters explore our unnatural relationships to nature.

By literally pulling subject matter out of a bag and puzzling pictures from these randomly selected elements, Guy Colwell paints unlikely encounters between wild animals and people within human environments such as subways and theaters. Michelle Waters humorously places the power of change in the paws of animals by anthropomorphizing them and arming them with chainsaws, jackhammers and other emblems of environmental destruction. In this provocatively topsy-turvy world, animals take control the planet's fate by physically reclaiming it from the human race.
Contact: 510-444-7411

Feb. 1, 2007 (event web site)
John Anderson, "Drawing Space: Integrating Art and Architecture"
Location: Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: The new "SkyGate" murals at the Burlington Airport in Vermont represent a key point in a long process of drawing at increasingly larger scales. John Anderson will talk about this evolution, the thought processes concerning how one could even attempt to put art in an airport. 7 p.m. Part of a free, public lecture series entitled, "EnvironMENTAL: Earth-Minded Art".
Contact: 802.865.7166

Jan. 31  -  Apr. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Origami Animals by Robert Lang
Location: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA.
Notes: Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over thirty years and is now recognized as one of the world's leading masters of the art with over 400 designs cataloged and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been exhibited in exhibitions in Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), New York, and Tokyo, among others. "In my work, I attempt to create realistic impressions of natural subjects within the modern restrictions, a style known as fu-setsu sei-hokkei ichi-mai ori. My goal with each figure is to capture within the paper some of the feeling I experience when I look at the original subject."
Contact: deder@wildlife-museum.org, 925-935-1978

Jan. 26 - 27, 2007 (event web site)
Art at the Dump with Nome Edonna and Sudhu Tewari
Location: The Art Studio, SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: The reception is the culmination of a four month residency in which Edonna and Tewari made art from San Francisco's discards. Both artists worked in very different mediums: mixed media and electronics. During his residency, Tewari created wind-powered kinetic sculptures from used bicycle parts, repurposed discarded televisions and revamped electronics giving them new life as interactive installations. Edonna's show titled "System Overload"? signifies the overwhelming feeling he experienced while collecting materials at the San Francisco facility. Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Contact: dmunk@sfrd.com, (415) 330-1414

Jan. 26  -  Mar. 31, 2007 (event web site)
Folded Landscapes ~ Unfolding Maps
Location: akau inc., 1186 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada.
Notes: The work in Folded Landscapes ~ Unfolding Maps subtly confounds our usual experiences of time and space. Gwen MacGregor and Flavio Trevisan use un/folding as structural devices in their work. A fold is a tricky thing. It overcomes otherwise incompatible dualisms by confusing inside with outside, top with bottom, figure with ground, etc. It interrupts the smooth flow of time and stimulates imagination by suggesting hidden dimensions.

Gwen MacGregor's two animated pieces were made with data generated by a global positioning device. In 3 months New York/Toronto MacGregor transforms GPS material into mobile line drawings. Flavio Trevisan's irrational, un/folded sculptures (made of illustration board and drywall compound) look like cityscape or skyscraper morphed with landscape. Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Contact: T: 416.504.5999, csourkes@sympatico.ca

Jan. 25  -  Feb. 24, 2007 (event web site)
Natural Inclinations
Location: McLean Project for the Arts, Emerson Gallery, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101.
Notes: This exhibit features four artists, Margaret Boozer, Elizabeth Burger, Marc Robarge and Laura Thorne, who create work derived from the natural world. Fantastical imagination is combined with the most familiar of natural forms and the most basic materials and surfaces to create sculptures that grow up, around or out of nature. Both the grand vastness of the world and the fascinating, magnified minutia are represented in these works, many of which seem to have sprung up or eased into being on their own. Natural materials are deftly exploited and sometimes placed in contrast with the industrial to create a sharp and potent visual and conceptual dialogue..
Contact: 703-790-1953, mpaart@aol.com

Jan. 25  -  Jun. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Robert Adams: Turning Back, A Photographic Journal of Re-exploration
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art, Center for the Arts, Route 30, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Notes: In response to the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1804–1806), noted American photographer Robert Adams (b. 1937) examined the same Oregon landscape that the explorers described as a vast forest of ancient evergreens. The result, Turning Back, is a portfolio of images that provides a haunting commentary on the ambiguous and disturbing relationship America has with its forests. While many of the images are an indictment of landscape abuse, others hint at nature's resilience and provide a glimmer of promise for the future. One copy of the entire portfolio of 164 photographs has entered the museum's collection through the generosity of Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr. The suite is the last of only three editions that Adams has printed.
Contact: (802) 443-5007

Jan. 22  -  Mar. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Invisible Trajectories: Passing Through the Inland Empire
Location: Wignall Museum at Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737.
Notes: Invisible Trajectories: Passing Through the Inland Empire is a public discussion and story project that sets out to map the previously uncharted: the vast stretch of urban settlement known as California's Inland Empire and the obscure pathways utilized by its mobile citizens. The stories, derived from a series of interwoven and overlapping journeys, are told by a core group of travelers who have surveyed the vast Empire on foot and bicycle with occasional excursions untertaken via bus and automobile.

The project, featuring the work of urbanist Claude Willey, artist Deena Capperelli and photographer Mark Tsang, will function as a story archive about the experience of traveling and observing the landscape of the Inland Empire at the end of the age of oil. The stories will be told with maps, web logs, photographs and travel documents; as well as through personal accounts collected and reassembled in an effort to understand the Inland Empire's increasingly heightened movement patterns that continue to define the region as perpetually transforming, continually blurred, overwhelmingly dynamic and arguably placeless.

Several events will take place in connection with the exhibit, including a lecture/reception with Claude Willey and Deena Capperelli on Wed. Jan. 24, 6:30 to 9:00; the screening of Enid Baxter Blader's "Local 909er" on Sat., Feb. 3, 1 to 3 pm and Wed., Feb. 21, 6:30 to 8:30; and a bike ride from Altadena to the Wignall Museum on Sat., Feb. 24. For more information, please see
Contact: 909/941.2388

Jan. 21 - 28, 2007 (event web site)
Driftwood & Sand
Location: New Zealand.
Notes: A non-profit community-based event that enhances community values through the creative process. Driftwood & Sand promotes the beach as a sustainable resource and increases the number of people experiencing and practicing art. Dozens of artists and novices take part. There are several prizes in 5 categories. All welcome.
Contact: driftwoodandsand@gmail.com

Jan. 16, 2007 (event web site)
David Maisel Book Release Event
Location: SF Camerawork, 657 Mission Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-4104.
Notes: Please join the book release party for artists David Maizel and Kota Ezawa at SF Camerawork, where they will premier their new Nazraeli Press Monographs. 6:00 p.m.
Contact: sfcamera@sfcamerawork.org, 415 512 2020

Jan. 15  -  Apr. 30, 2007 (event web site)
Strange Weather - Joy Garnett
Location: National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C..
Notes: "Strange Weather," an exhibition of paintings by Joy Garnett depicting environmental and social catastrophes, will be on view by appointment from Jan. 15 through April 30. Joy Garnett gathers photographs of man-made and natural disasters from the Internet and renders the images as richly textured oil paintings. In the process, she locates tensions between the visceral power of paint and the fleeting nature of images in the mass media, addressing the evolving role of art in an information-saturated society.

Curated for the National Academy of Sciences, the exhibition focuses on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Garnett takes widely distributed news images of a devastated New Orleans and recasts them as paintings in which geological, political, and sociological weather are inextricably intertwined.
Contact: 202-334-2436; arts@nas.edu

Jan. 15, 2007
Wild Walk # 5: Out of Sight in Longsight
Location: "Little Park", near the 192 bus stop on Stockport Road, at the junction with Slade Lane M13, Manchester, England.
Notes: WILD WALK 5: OUT OF SIGHT IN LONGSIGHT will set off from "Little Park", on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of Manchester, England's wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the day will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. Depending on the weather, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism. As with previous WWs, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. This event will present another WILD SIDE of Manchester - seeing how creative nature can be to develop an urban wildlife aesthetic!

Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs and layers. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water can be bought on route, or bring your own. This event is one of 8 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Spring 2007. Start 10.00 AM "Little Park", near the 192 bus stop on Stockport Road, at the junction with Slade Lane M13. Finish 4.00 PM "Little Park", near the 192 bus stop on Stockport Road, at the junction with Slade Lane M1. £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) per Wild Walker - maximum 20 places.
Contact: Sarah Austin, Creative Programmes Events & Interpretations Officer T: 0161 605 8204 E: s.austin@urbis.org.uk

Jan. 13  -  Mar. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Van Horn Presents Katie Holton: The Best's To Come
Location: Van Horn Daniela Steinfeld, Beuthstr. 14 40211 Duesseldorf Germany, Entrance Schirmerstrasse.
Notes: In her second solo-exhibition at the gallery, Holten will present two large-scale pieces that are a development from her ongoing exploration of ecological concerns. Through her recycling of low-tech materials, Holten characteristically creates 'drawn objects' that lie somewhere between functional object and discarded refuse. A globe, approximately 3.5 meters in diameter, is literally constructed from current affairs, as it is moulded from newspapers (Die Welt). The news has been obliterated as the surface is painted white and the new world has been drawn in black. As it is drawn from memory, the world map becomes an unfamiliar image. Landmasses are enlarged, distorted or sometimes forgotten altogether. Perhaps the changing shorelines that Holten draws will be the world some time in the future, or as it was some time in the past? The drawing (4.5m x 3m) is entitled 'The Last High' and presents an image of intense meteorological turmoil, as low fronts and high fronts collide and condense.
Contact: +49-211-5008654, van-horn@gmx.net

Jan. 12  -  Feb. 25, 2007 (event web site)
Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate
Location: The Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, 6101 University Ave., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3J5 Canada.
Notes: Curator: Claude Baillargeon. Intended to reaffirm the urgency of a global response to human-induced ecological threats and damages, this exhibition features 56 provocative testimonies by twelve internationally-known photographers, including Edward Burtynsky, John Ganis, Peter Goin, Emmet Gowin, David T. Hanson, Jonathan Long, David Maisel, David McMillan, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, John Pfahl and Mark Ruwedel. The accompanying catalogue includes stunning visuals and texts by Claude Baillargeon, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Maia-Mari Sutnik. For more information visit the exhibition's website.
Contact: (902) 494-2403, Art.Gallery@Dal.ca

Jan. 12  -  Dec. 14, 2007 (event web site)
5th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Location: Various locations around Nevada City, CA.
Notes: There's no doubt that the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is one of Nevada City, California's premier events. Founded 5 years ago by Janet Cohen and Kathy Dotson of the South Yuba River Citizen's League (SYRCL), the vision was to use film to inspire activism on behalf of the environment and encourage stewardship of the planet. Five years later it's become the largest festival of its kind in the United States.

At the festival, you'll LEARN new ideas from a selection of inspiring environmental films with hardhitting topics including bioengineering, water issues, wilderness preservation, citizen activism, and more. You'll EXPERIENCE the adrenalin of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films around the world. You'll EXPLORE the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers, and celebrities. And you'll CELEBRATE the natural and wild world with 5+ venues of films and workshops, children's Saturday morning cartoons, art shows, wine tastings, VIP parties, and awards ceremony. Visit website for specific times, dates and venues.
Contact: (530)265-5961

Jan. 11  -  Feb. 25, 2007 (event web site)
Simon Frank: Sketch for New Forest
Location: The Koffler Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre, 4588 Bathurst St., 4588 Bathurst Street, Toronto M2R 1W6 Canada.
Notes: Sketch for New Forest is a performance-based work in which Simon Frank sculpts with sawdust equivalent in volume to an oak tree when transformed into lumber. Over three days, this Hamilton artist sweeps the loose sawdust into a full-scale bias relief of a tree on the gallery floor, returning it to its original form. At the close of the exhibition, the tree is swept away and returned to nature. Viewers are invited to witness the rituals of the creation and destruction of the piece on site. Special events: Guided Bus Tour - Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am to 5 pm; Destruction Performance - Sunday, February 25, 2 to 4 pm; Exterior Site-Work - Imprint, May 10 to August 31, 2007.
Contact: kofflergallery@kofflerarts.org, (416) 636-1880 x268

Jan. 11  -  Feb. 18, 2007 (event web site)
Networked Nature
Location: 617 West 27th St. Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Foxy Production presents Networked Nature, a group exhibition that inventively explores the representation of "nature" through the perspective of networked culture. The exhibition includes works by C5, FutureFarmers, Shih-Chieh Huang, Philip Ross, Stephen Vitiello, and Gail Wight, who provocatively combine art and politics with innovative technology, such as global positioning systems (GPS), robotics and hydroponic environments.
Contact: 212 239 2758

Jan. 11  -  May 1, 2007 (event web site)
"Framing the View" Lecture Series
Location: Henry Auditorium, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington.
Notes: 4Culture Public Art is pleased to be co-sponsoring a series of evening lectures, Framing the View, featuring studio artists, architects and writers. Public artists from 4Culture Public Art Registry are featured in the series. Alex Schweder, 2006 Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, and recent Artist Trust Fellowship recipient and Betty Bowen Award Finalist Jenny Heishman begin the series with their joint lecture on their studio and public projects on Thursday, January 11th at 7PM.

The series continues on Thursday, February 22nd, 7 PM with Leo Berk and Ashley Thorner, public and studio artists. Rebecca Solnit, author of a number of works on the intersection of art, history, philosophy and the social sciences will present a new lecture on Sunday, April 1 at 4 PM, Revolutions Per Minute: Radical Change and the Powers of Slowness. Andy Cao, landscape architect and public artist, will present recent works, including a new project for 4Culture Public Art on April 12 at 7 PM. The series will conclude with Steve Badanes, UW professor of Architecture. Steve Badanes's Field House is the first public art commission to break ground as part of the extensive Brightwater Treatment System Project. It will be sited in a wooded clearing on over forty acres of reclaimed wetland and salmon stream habitat. For more information on the Brightwater Project and the system-wide public art works planned, visit our website.
Contact: 206 205-5436, tina.hoggatt@4Culture.org

Jan. 9  -  Apr. 2, 2007 (event web site)
"Virtual Cities and Oceans of If" - An International Event
Location: Online.
Notes: Hosted by ecological artist Aviva Rahmani on TalkShoe.com, the goal of the "Virtual Concerts," is to encourage high-quality, on the ground restoration projects and to maximize dialog. Guests are ecological art practitioners and affiliates. Episodes are participatory and accessible LIVE by phone, Skype, SJ Phone or computer. Archived episodes can be downloaded directly from the TalkShoe site or from iTunes after each recording. Directions to participate: Download software from talkshoe.com and log-in to 724 444 7444 talkcast ID: 1210#.

10:00 AM EST Tue. January 9, 2007 "Making Music with Wild Animals" with David Rothenberg.
10:00 AM EST Tue. January 16, 2007 "Saving Wetlands" Activism and Art with Lillian Ball.
08:00 PM EST Wed. January 17, 2007 "Virtual Ecologies in Education" with Don Krug and Students.
10:00 AM EST Tue. January 23, 2007 "Indigenous Solutions to Ecological Crisis" with Tom McCormack.
10:00 AM EST Tue. January 30, 2007 " Working in the Midst of a War Zone" with Shai Zakai.
10:00 AM EST Tue. February 6, 2007 Andrea Polli of the Acoustic Ecology Institute.
10:00 AM EST Tue. February 20, 2007 Joel Chadabe of the Ear to the Earth Network.
10:00 AM EST Tue. February 27, 2007 "Ecofeminism Today" with Mary Jo Aagerstoun, Elinor Gadon and Meg Lowman.
10:00 AM EST Tue. March 6, 2007 "Bios4" Antonio Cerveira Pinto and Elvira Dyangani Ose, Conservadora - Curator, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain.
10:00 AM EST Tue. March 13, 2007 "Changing Climate, Changing Coastal Wetlands", Dr. Michele Dionne, Wells NERR.
10:00 AM EST Tue. March 20, 2007 "Art for Animals" with artist Lynne Hull.
10:00 AM EST Tue. March 27, 2007 "Science and Social Policy" with Steve Fifield of the New England Workshop on Science and Social Policy.
10:00 AM EST Tue. April 2, 2007 "Art, Activism and Teaching" with artist Beverly Naidus.
Contact: Aviva Rahmani, ghostnets@verizon.net

Jan. 5  -  Feb. 26, 2007 (event web site)
Assemblage
Location: Gallery 280, The Children's Museum of Portsmouth, 280 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Notes: Do you like to pick up interesting odds and ends that you find? Do you ever save them and fasten them together to make something new and even more fascinating? If so, you are in good company. Assemblage, the three-dimensional cousin of collage, got its start in the 1850s when artists such as Picasso, Dubuffet, and Duchamp began to experiment with combining found objects into expressive compositions. Three artists who enjoy exploring this modern, free-wheeling medium today share their unique styles in this exhibit: Susan Savory of Portsmouth, Nina Fox Herlihy of Rye, and Eve Corey of Kittery, Maine.
Contact: (603) 436-3853, questions@childrens-museum.org

Jan. 5  -  Feb. 3, 2007 (event web site)
Portia Munson, "Green"
Location: P.P.O.W, 555 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.
Notes: P.P.O.W is pleased to announce Green, a solo exhibition by Portia Munson. In this exhibition Portia Munson will show her flower mandala photographs, a large installation, and paintings. Enter the gallery and experience "Green: Lawn," a large-scale floor installation made up of thousands of green plastic objects Munson has collected, resulting in a full-throttle inorganic color experience. Piles of green-on-green plastic detritus flood the gallery floor, in patches of varying shades, to create a plastic lawn. As in her earlier installations -- Pink Project and The Garden -"Lawn" delves into who we are as a culture, as defined by the objects we mass-produce, consume and throw away. Munson transforms these objects into a powerful assemblage critiquing our material values and "throwaway" mentality.
Contact: 212-647-1044, info@ppowgallery.com

Jan. 3  -  Feb. 11, 2007 (event web site)
On Ice
Location: Williams Center Art Gallery at Lafayette College, Easton, PA.
Notes: Curated by Kathy Bruce - featuring work by Doug Beube, Abigail Doan, Mineko Grimmer, Stacy Levy, El Nuevo, Tara O' Brien, Buzz Spector, and other regional and national artists and scientists. Henry David Thoreau wrote, "Ice is a fit subject for contemplation." Throughout history, ice has fascinated scientists, artists, and explorers. Nineteenth-century landscape naturalists depicted icy scenes, and the surrealists used it as a frosty vehicle for their poetic visions. In nature, ice appears as beautiful-and sometimes dangerous-crystals, glaciers, icebergs, icicles, and ice floes. Humans manipulate and investigate it for their own reasons: manufacturers produce ice cubes; artists create ice sculptures, and even ice hotels; musicians incorporate the sounds of melting ice into their compositions; scientists explore its properties. This exhibition will present the work of artists, poets, writers, and scientists who find ice a "fit subject" of their contemplations, or as the fleeting medium for their work.
Contact: (610) 330-5361

Jan. 1 - 3, 2007 (event web site)
Persian Gulf Environmental Arts Festival
Location: Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Notes: Over 30 Iranian artists will gather in Bandar Abbas coast, Hormozgan province to display their artistic taste in the three day long "Persian Gulf Environmental Arts" festival. The event is organized by Hormozgan Visual Arts association under the license of the province's culture and education ministry. Iranian artist Ahmad Nadalian will supervise an environmental arts training workshop in Bandarabbas and Hormoz Island during the festival.

Jan. 1, 2007 (event web site)
New Year's Day Art Sale
Location: Claudia Chapline Gallery, 3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94960.
Notes: Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach hosts a first time sale of Chapline's recycled works created at the Norcal Artist-in-Residence program and Stinson Beach, January 1, 12 to 4 P.M. and by appointment after. Radically reduced prices.
Contact: info@cchapine.com

Dec. 22  -  May 15, 2006 (event web site)
6th Annual Submerge Art and Environment Festival
Location: Harlem River/Hudson River North Marine Station and Ecology Center, Micro Maritime Museum & Art & Environment Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Notes: The Urban Divers' Harlem River/Hudson River North Marine Station and Ecology Center ... a center for envirommental education, stewardship, culture and maritime located at the southern end of Roberto Clemente State Park, Metro North (Hudson River Line to Morris Hts) Presents: The 6th Annual Submerge Art & Environment Festival. Now thru May 2007. Every Saturday at the centers' Micro Maritime Museum & Art & Environment Gallery Festival showcases film, video, photography and other art medium created by 10 local and international artists that raise public awareness and or celebrate our planet's most fragile natural resource, WATER. Featuring the photography and video of world renown underwater photographer and naturalist DONALD TIPTON, and photography by Author, Historian and Environmentalist CHARLES DENSON (Coney Island Lost and Found), HOWARD CASH, LUDGER K. BALAN, Vinalux and others. Festival accepts entries year round.

Founded in 1998, The Urban Divers is an independent registered non-profit grassroots environmental organization comprised of volunteer scientific divers, waterway stewards and citizen monitors committed to active participation in the public education, restoration, conservation, and protection of our rivers, oceans, and marine wildlife, with a special focus on restoration of the NY/NJ Harbor Estuary.
Contact: urbandivers@urbandivers.org, 718-901-3331, or 718-802-9874

Dec. 16  -  Feb. 24, 2006 (event web site)
Tim Brennan: The North
Location: SPACEX 45 Preston Street, Exeter EX1 1DF, England.
Notes: Each of Tim Brennan's photographic works have been created using a low-resolution mobile phone camera. Enlarged beyond pixellation, the images become blurred into an impressionistic fugue of colour, akin to Turner's proto-abstract watercolours where form is dissolved in light to become pure colour.

Since 2002, Brennan has undertaken walks throughout northern Britain that expand upon his previous performance works. The North is a constellation of images which take us on a journey through northern England and Scotland to unpick 'the idea of north'. The new photographs explore the relationship between geography, personal memory and social history. They find unexpected atmospheric conditions in both spectacular and ordinary locations.
Contact: 01392 431786, mail@spacex.org.uk

Dec. 11 - 12, 2006 (event web site)
Arts & Ecology "No Way Back?" Conference
Location: Old Theatre at the London School of Economics, Houghton Street, just off Aldwych, London, England.
Notes: Taking place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the enquiry "No Way Back?" aims to provide different perspectives on ecological issues from major thinkers of our time. Bringing together artists, geographers, ecologists, economists, sociologists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists and others, it will focus on real places and issues. The exploration will include keynote presentations, workshops, panel discussions, walks, readings, screenings, artsits' interventions and will encourage dialogue with and among the delegates. For more information, please visit website.
Contact: art@rsa.org.uk, 020 7451 6890

Dec. 10  -  Mar. 11, 2006 (event web site)
Arctic Listening Post
Location: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, East Gallery, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210.
Notes: Jane D. Marsching's multi-year project, Arctic Listening Post, looks at climate change, sustainability and the Arctic. It opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston as part of the James and Audrey Foster Artists Prize exhibition. Marsching's work explores belief, the paranormal and the far reaches of the universe. It includes digital prints of people performing stunts in glacial landscapes and a seating area made from materials used to build the new ICA.
Contact: 617-478-3100 or info@icaboston.org

Dec. 9 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
Replanting the Community Garden
Location: Tribes Gallery, 285 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009.
Notes: Curated by Michael Tong, with artists Adam Brent and William Meyer. Made possible in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Contact: 212-674-3778, info@tribes.org

Dec. 8  -  Feb. 2, 2006 (event web site)
Vanishing Borders: Contemporary Environmental Art
Location: Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 795 Livermore Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
Notes: The Herndon Gallery's upcoming exhibit, titled Vanishing Borders: Contemporary Environmental Art, curated by Colette Palamar, features works by five women, Judy Rush, Donna Coleman, Michelle Waters, Patty Hawkins and Linda Gass. Each of the five women uses highly stylized form and vibrant colors to reflect on the relationships between humans and the natural world on which they depend.

All too often, the depressing reality of environmenal issues can be immobilizing. Yet poised as we are on the brink of so many growing environmental issues, feeling ready to act, ready to make a difference, and ready to win a victory for humanity is more important than ever. Art can offer us a way into environmental problems that is both less confrontational and more hopeful; indeed, the artists in the Vanishing Borders exhibit open space for us to contemplate environmental issues and to envision solutions. Thus, this exhibit also blurs the boundaries between information and action, between art and education, and between knowledge and hope. There is an on-line version of this exhibit, which you can link to through the Herndon Gallery's website.
Contact: cpalamar@antioch-college.edu

Dec. 5 - 22, 2006 (event web site)
eARTh Matters
Location: June Steingart Gallery, Laney College Campus, Tower Building, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
Notes: Laney College is proud to present a provocative and educational exhibition of student work developed during instructor Andrée Thompson's ART MATTERS Eco/Art course in response to urgent environmental concerns. The show is curated by distinguished local eco-artist Susan Leibovitz Steinman.

Attendance at the recent Bioneers Conference helped inform and inspire these diverse pieces, which include several small sculptures and collages dealing with the issues of endangered species and the importance of recycling. There is a provocative interactive performance about trash and transformations of materials, and an ambitious proposal to save polar bears from drowning while bringing attention to global warming. All the works are accompanied by independent research data and suggestions about how better to take individual responsibility for our actions. At a time when conditions that support human life on Earth are in danger, it is imperative that we all become more informed about these issues. This show helps bring home the urgency of these "matters" while taking a look at some fantastic, imaginative, alarming and amusing creations.
Contact: 510-464-3586

Dec. 4, 2006
Wild Walk #4: The Meadows of Hulme
Location: Grosvenor Square, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, England.
Notes: WILD WALK 4: THE MEADOWS OF HULME is one of 8 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Spring 2007. It will set off from Grosvenor Square, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of the city's wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the day will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. As well as getting your hands dirty, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism.

As with previous WWs, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs and layers. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water can be bought on route, or bring your own. Start 10.00 AM Grosvenor Square, (All Saints) Oxford Road. Finish 4.00 PM Grosvenor Square, (All Saints) Oxford Road. £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) per Wild Walker - maximum 20 places.
Contact: Sarah Austin, Creative Programmes Events & Interpretations Officer T: 0161 605 8204 E: s.austin@urbis.org.uk

Dec. 1 - 2, 2006
Overlook book launch party and MOCA talk
Notes: Friday, December 1, 7-10 p.m. D.A.P. and Metropolis Books invite you to a launch party celebrating the publication of: Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation at The Center for Land Use Interpretation and the Museum of Jurassic Technology, 9331 and 9341 Venice Blvd., in Culver City, CA. Please call 310/839-5722 for more information.

Saturday, December 2, 2 p.m. Matthew Coolidge will guide people into some unfamiliar corners of the nation, while discussing projects of the Center for Land Use Interpretation. At MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 S. Grand Ave., Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Please call 213/621-1710 for more information.

Nov. 28  -  Mar. 31, 2006 (event web site)
CCA Wattis Institute Presents: How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
Location: California College of the Arts, Logan Galleries, 1111 Eighth St., San Francisco, CA 94107.
Notes: Curated by Will Bradley, "How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later" revolves around contrasting visions of the future put forward in California in the mid-1970s. This exhibition takes its name from an 1978 essay with the same title by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, in which he compares the speculative building of worlds by artists and writers to scenarios imagined and constructed by governments, corporations and the mass media.

In 1974, artist Bonnie Sherk founded the Crossroads Community (The Farm), an experiment in community agriculture and education, which was also a "life-scale environmental and social artwork" underneath the Army Street freeway interchange in San Francisco, California. Around the same time, NASA researchers, led by Gerard K. O'Neill, were drawing up plans for the U.S. colonization of space. Their proposals were illustrated in 1976 in a series of paintings by artist Rick Guidice. Works by contemporary artists-shown alongside Sherk's and Guidice's original projects-present alternate scenarios, explore the ways in which our physical reality is defined and critique the ideological narratives that attend its construction. Artists exhibiting include Can Altay, Nate Boyce, Rick Guidice, Shaun O'Dell, Toby Paterson, Eileen Quinlan, Eva Rothschild, Katya Sander, William Scott, Solmaz Shahbazi, Bonnie Sherk and Gitte Villesen.
Contact: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

Nov. 27  -  Feb. 28, 2006 (event web site)
Climate Commons
Location: Online.
Notes: Climate Commons is a networked conversation about climate change, sustainability, and the Arctic. A core group of 14 participants who research about the issues from a wide range of disciplines including a comedian, a climatologist, and a journalist post about their research weekly. Join the conversation in the visual commenting threads...

Nov. 23, 2006
Ecological Mobilization : Reframing Aesthetic Experience
Location: Institute of Geography, Room 405, 10h-17h , 191 Saint-Jacob Street, 75005 Paris, France.
Notes: With Phil Macnaghten, John Urry (sociologist). Assessors : Nathalie Blanc (geographer) and Jacques Lolive (politiste). This English/French conference is part of a larger multi-year initiative called Ecology, Aesthetic Engagement and Public Sphere which aims at questioning the aesthetic components of ecological mobilizations and policies/politics, as well as those of ecological art and landscape design.
Contact: nathali.blanc@wanadoo.fr

Nov. 18, 2006 (event web site)
Elements - An Environmental Awareness Art Event
Location: Aubergines, 500 Fourth Ave., San Diego, CA 92101.
Notes: Silk Road Productions is teaming up with Brandon R. Gillum of Aubergine and local San Diego artists to present an art event that will help support and bring awareness to the work of the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

We look forward to welcoming you to a unique art event happening in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego! The art showcased at this event will revolve around the environment, with local artists exhibiting both the positive and negative effects on nature, especially southern California's coast. So come to the event, see some excellent art, have a cocktail, listen to DJ Tomi spin music and help support a worthy cause! 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: This is an all-ages event, open to the public, and free before 9:00pm, when the venue cover begins.
Contact: 619-232-8100

Nov. 18, 2006 (event web site)
Massive Change and the City: Global Visionaries Symposium
Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL 60601.
Notes: In celebration of the Massive Change: The Future of Global Design exhibition, the MCA joins the City of Chicago Department of Environment to host a one-day symposium, Massive Change and the City, to discuss the impact of urban life on the world. Presenting conversations between leading social and environmental visionaries, the event is hosted by Bruce Mau, Massive Change guest curator, and WTTW's John Callaway.

Five conversations with Chicago area environmental and social visionaries take place throughout the day: Stewart Brand, futurist and author of the Whole Earth Catalog; Gunter Pauli, founder and director of Zero Emissions Research Initiative of the United Nations University in Tokyo; Dayna Baumeister, cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild; John Todd, biologist and leader in the field of ecological design; Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, and others. 10 am - 5:30 pm at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph. $100, $75 for MCA members.
Contact: 312-334-7777

Nov. 17  -  Dec. 13, 2006 (event web site)
Liquidation
Location: Little Mountain Studios, 195 E. 26th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Notes: Liquidation is an exhibition by artist Cameron MacDonald that examines the issues of over fishing, globalization and food security. It imagines a world where commercial fisheries have collapsed, and in a final effort to turn a profit, anonymous corporations have caught, canned and now offer for sale all that is left in the sea. And what is left is not pretty. Neither salmon nor tuna are found in this store; instead, spooky deep sea creatures, assorted garbage fish and tide pool dwellers comprise this final shipment of marine protein. The copy on the can labels is upbeat, a parody of contemporary product copy. It happily reveals questionable qualities-even dangers-of the fish while cheerily stressing their gastronomic appeal. MacDonald is a Vancouver artist whose practice, rooted in a love of natural forms, speaks to the current state of the environment and the industrialized world.
Contact: 604.629.8711

Nov. 13, 2006
Wild Walk #3: The Oxford Road Biodiversity Corridor
Location: Oxford Road Station, Manchester, UK.
Notes: WILD WALK 3: THE OXFORD ROAD BIODIVERSITY CORRIDORS will set off from Oxford Road Station on another exciting Arts & Ecology exploration of the city’s wildlife. Searching the urban landscape for plant and animal habitats, the day will be packed full of surprising ways of seeing who and what we live and work alongside. As well as getting your hands dirty, some time will be given for drawing and field studies to consider Manchester as a living organism. As with WWs 1 and 2, there will be plenty of educational stuff and serious bits for people keen on urban ecology, spatial planning, futures studies, art, science and community participation. This event will present another WILD SIDE of Manchester – seeing how creative nature can be to develop an urban wildlife aesthetic!

Start 10.00 AM Oxford Road Station. Finish 4.00 PM Oxford Road Station. £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) per Wild Walker – maximum 20 places. Wear comfortable shoes, waterproofs and layers. Bring portable drawing materials, cameras, binoculars. Food and water can be bought on route, or bring your own. This event is one of 8 WILD WALKS, organised by ecological artist David Haley and Urbis, that culminate in the WILD FUTURES exhibition at Urbris, Spring 2007.
Contact: +44 (0)161 247 1093, s.austin@urbis.org.uk

Nov. 12 - 18, 2006 (event web site)
First "Meeting" at New Online Institute
Location: Online.
Notes: Artist and scientist Briony Penn will post a keynote article in the online Café at the Islands Institute on November 12th, launching the non-profit society's first general meeting. The Islands Institute aims to link art and survival through interdisciplinary approaches, engaging the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island in creative planning for change. The meeting will happen entirely as an online forum through the week of November 12th to 18th. Everyone who is interested in developing creative solutions to environmental and social problems is invited to drop by the Café at www.islandsinstitute.com.
Contact: Caffyn Kelley: 250. 537-2227

Nov. 10, 2006
The Wild Places - an Evening with Robert MacFarlane
Location: The Eco Centre, Cockermouth School, West Cumbria CA13 9HF UK.
Notes: Explore the links between art, literature and ecology in the United Kingdom with Robert MacFarlane, winner of the Guardian First Book Award for Mountains of the Mind. At the Eco Centre in Cockermouth. Tickets: £5 / £3 from Neo Bookshop and Gallery, Market Place, Cockermouth or from Kendal Mountain Book Festival Ticket Office.
Contact: +01539 725133, jeremy.over1@btinternet.com

Nov. 9  -  Jan. 27, 2006 (event web site)
Faux Naturel
Location: The Warehouse Gallery, 350 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.
Notes: The group of North American artists presented in Faux Naturel is young enough to have grown up with a more informed sense about the environment, with Earth Day pre-printed on calendars and global warming existing as more than just a theory. These artists explore the territory delineated by the destruction of the natural world, with all its attendant themes. Entropy, redemption, apocalypse, the fall from grace, the temptations of commercial culture, and the relationship between science and magic all emerge as motifs in this exhibition. With Alex Da Corte, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Nick Lenker, Annie MacDonell, Allyson Mitchell, Andrea Vander Kooij. Curated by Astria Suparak.
Contact: T: 315.443.6450, F: 315.443.6494, info@thewarehousegallery.org

Nov. 8, 2006
Migrating Woman With Bird
Location: Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 Oak Street, Oakland, CA.
Notes: Artist Patricia Bulitt will perform a solo dance called, Migrating Woman With Bird, honoring birds of Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA, which is America's oldest bird refuge.
Contact: 510-238-3271

Nov. 6 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
devaSTATE
Location: Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 North Delaware, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Notes: Learn about protecting the environment at this exhibition of innovative works by Indiana artists. Curated by Kyle Ragsdale, curator of the Harrison Center for the Arts, this proactive exhibition is an aesthetic response to the current state of Indiana's environment. The exhibit will provoke a discussion about how traditional thinking has shaped our response to environmental issues, both positively and negatively. The art may, in some cases, reinforce our traditions. In other cases, it may challenge those traditions and urge us to think creatively about responses to environmental issues. Vote for your favorite artwork ($1 per vote); all funds will support the Hoosier Environmental Council Foundation.
Contact: (317) 685-8800 or ckahlo@hecweb.org

Nov. 3  -  Jan. 28, 2006 (event web site)
Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford
Location: Brooklyn Museum, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Notes: New York-born artist Walton Ford, draws inspiration from the work of such nineteenth-century artists as the naturalist John James Audubon and the French caricaturist J.J. Grandville, whose part-human, part-animal subjects satirize man's shortcomings. This exhibition presents more than fifty of Ford's large-scale, meticulously executed watercolors from the 1990s to the present, which depict birds and animals in a style resembling Audubon's prodigious Birds of America-but with a significant twist. While beautiful, Ford's paintings often portray scenes of violence and offer a wry critique of colonialism, the naturalist tradition, and the relationship between man and animal.
Contact: (718) 638-5000

Nov. 2 - 4, 2006 (event web site)
Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement
Location: California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA.
Notes: The CCA Center for Art and Public Life together with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art will bring together artists, students, scholars, and community acitivists to experience and exchange best practices in the field of community arts. This symposium will include performances, spoken word, installations, exhibitions, and panel discussions addressing service-learning pedagogies, civic engagement in community, identity and representation, and community partnerships. Theoretical, practical and policy-related issues will be explored. Space will be reserved for new and emerging voices in the field, particularly students, young artists, and new scholars. Scholarships will be available.

Topics: What are best practices that incorporate art and civic engagement? Does the democratization of art practices address diversity? Is there integration of diversity in identity and representation politics on college campuses? How is higher education addressing the issues of changing demographics? What are processes for community collaboration and inter-disciplinarity as means for social change? What are methods for achieving diversity in art colleges through community participation? How does one develop reciprocal approaches to curricular and community building through the arts? Funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and AICAD. Please visit website for details.
Contact: 510.594.3757

Nov. 1 - 7, 2006 (event web site)
Public Smog, London
Location: Peer, 99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL.
Notes: Public Smog, London: a project by Amy Balkin is curated by students of the MA Curating Contemporary Art course at the Royal College of Art in collaboration with Peer and supported by the Monique Beudert Fund.

Public Smog is a park in the atmosphere that fluctuates in location and scale. The park is built through the economic mechanism of carbon trading. Carbon offsets are purchased in emissions trading markets and retired, making them inaccessible to polluting industries. The park exists as a construct occurring in the unfixed public airspace above the region where offsets are purchased and withheld from use. The park's size varies, reflecting the amount of emissions purchased, properties of the atmospheric chemicals purchased, and the length of contract, compounded by seasonal fluctuations in air quality. Please visit website for much more information.

Nov. 1  -  Dec. 21, 2006 (event web site)
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Exhibition: Our Planet, Our Home
Location: SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Building A, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: OUR PLANET, OUR HOME is a special two-month exhibition at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and features a selection of works by chosen Bay Area artists who in their work address our relationship to the environment. Curator Marian Parmenter's goal is to present a range of artist's views toward the environment. The work runs the gamut from political, inspirational, hopeful, ambivalent, or with cynical dread. Herself a committed environmentalist and social activist as well as arts advocate, Parmenter shares the opinion that the time for global awareness, accountability and change is now. Art is often a barometer of public opinion from society and is evident with the work in this exhibition.

Artists: Michael Ashcraft, Willard Dixon, Richard Feese, Martin Lasack, Carrie Lederer, Richard Lang, Judith Selby, Carla Paganelli, Michael Kerbow, Nadim Sabella, Edith Hillinger, Shelley Gardner, Jennifer Bain.
Contact: (415) 441-4777

Nov. 1 - 29, 2006 (event web site)
D E C O N S U M P T I O N
Location: Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 24044.
Notes: D E C O N S U M P T I O N, 'more production of less' is a five year work-in-progress by the art group EIDIA - Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf. The installation achieves its second stage of formal realization as part of the Artists-in-Residence program at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) in November 2006. During the month long insitu installation and performance, Wolf and Lamarre address the ecological impact of not only the artist's end product, but the production process itself. The thrust of D E C O N S U M P T I O N is the recycling of ideas, which seeks to activate on the part of the viewer a renewed sense of meaning for the mundane, often discarded object turned objet d'art.

Visitors to the SFAI, will be invited to view (and purchase) found objects-from the dump or destined for the dump-which Wolf and Lamarre have reclaimed / rescued. The buyer receives a certificate of authenticity stating the purpose of the D E C O N S U M P T I O N concept. EIDIA asks the visitor to reconsider an object's value and the environmental cost of its production; given that we are becoming increasingly aware of modernism's impact on the global ecology. (A brief video work entitled: DUMP, of EIDIA's numerous sojourns to the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency will also be screen on November 29.)
Contact: eidiahouse@earthlink.net or 646-217-9370

Oct. 28  -  Nov. 26, 2006 (event web site)
The Forest for All
Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Studio 10 Gallery, East Fort Baker, 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA 94965.
Notes: The Forest for All exhibition features select work by K-8 students of West Marin/Inverness, California Schools from a year-long, interdisciplinary mixed media project. Participating classes visited the forest with naturalists to learn about local habitats, each grade focusing on a particular aspect of the ecosystem and its unique history, such as the 1995 Mt. Vision Fire. With the guidance of a variety of local artists, children responded to the experience through poetry, painting, sculpture, and sound. This collaborative piece demonstrates how children can use their creativity to learn complex material.
Contact: 415-339-3900, contact@badm.org

Oct. 27  -  Dec. 3, 2006 (event web site)
As Above, So Below / Beauty and Fragility in Nature
Location: Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: An exhibition by artists Joyce Majiski and Diana Marto in the Project Space at Gallery Route One.
Contact: gro@svn.net, (415) 663-1347

Oct. 22, 2006 (event web site)
Moving Beyond The Frame: EcoArtists Facing Environmental Challenges
Location: Bioneers, Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.
Notes: More than 30 activist ecoartists gather at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA, to discuss efforts to address environmental challenges though visionary art practices. The format will invite stimulating, crossdisciplinary audience participation. This session affords a unique opportunity to share ideas and strategies for forging new alliances and future projects. Moderated by Amy Lipton, curator ecoart-space NYC and Abington Art Center Philadelphia, and Tricia Watts, curator, ecoartspace SF and Sonoma County Museum. With Helen and Newton Harrison, Jackie Brookner, Erica Fielder, Baile Oakes, Ruth Wallen, and Sant Khalsa. 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Contact: info@bioneers.org, 877.BIONEER

Oct. 22  -  Jan. 11, 2006
Through the Bird Dancer's Window - Artists and Teachers Help Students Take Flight
Location: Rene C. Davidson Alameda Cty. Courthouse Jury Room, 1225 Fallon St., 1st Fl., Rm. 100, Oakland, CA 94612.
Notes: An exhibition of photography by Michael Rossney and Michael Tuncale of performance artist Patricia Bulitt's three dances honoring birds. 1. 2004 - "Honoring Lake Merritt's Birds", held at America's oldest bird refuge in Oakland, CA, began as a site specific piece on the land and then moved onto a floating platform on water where Bulitt danced, honoring birds. 2. 2005 - "Migrating Woman with Bird, One," performed at Tilden Park Nature Center, 3. 2006 - "Four Postcards at Lake Merritt. CHILDREN'S LETTERS TO BIRDS", a textile art project engaged children from several East Bay, California schools in doing creative dance inspired by a legendary group of White Pelicans. Each child wrote a letter to the birds onto children's clothing. These letters will also be exhibited in the show.
Contact: creek.dancer@earthlink.net

Oct. 21  -  Dec. 20, 2006 (event web site)
Maslen & Mehra Solo Exhibition
Location: LACEN 57 rue de Bretagne 3eme arrondissement Paris 75003 France.
Notes: EXPRMNTL galerie, LACEN and Bertrand Grimont present the first solo exhibition of artists Maslen & Mehra in Paris. This exhibition features work created this year in Australia and New Zealand and also work from a trip in 2005 to Death Valley and the Mojave Desert California/Nevada during the most exceptional wildflower season in 100 years.
Contact: +33 (0)685450130 / bertrand.grimont@lacen.fr

Oct. 21  -  Jan. 2, 2006 (event web site)
Street Signs and Solar Ovens: Socialcraft in LA
Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum, Gallery 3, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Notes: In response to the environmental, political, and social questions of our time, this exhibition offers an insight into how Southern California individuals and communities creatively take action to defy the notion that a socially conscious lifestyle is out of reach. The resulting creations are expressions of both function and artistry that offer inspiration for proactive living.

Located at the crossroads of grassroots activism and personal creative expression, the term socialcraft suggests the crafting of a society as much as it describes the making of objects. Rather than focusing on a singular protest tradition, we chose to exhibit a variety of items and approaches typically not seen together. By inviting a diversity of artists, activists, and community organizers to participate, we offer a glimpse of the spectrum of activities that contemporary folk engage in when crafting a better world at home and in the streets.
Contact: editors@joaap.org

Oct. 21  -  Nov. 25, 2006 (event web site)
Oblivion
Location: Paul Kopeikin Gallery, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Notes: The Paul Kopeikin Gallery is proud to present "Oblivion", an exhibition of recent aerial work of the city of Los Angeles by photographer David Maisel. Maisel's highly acclaimed past series Black Maps, The Lake Project, and Terminal Mirage have all had a constant focus on the extremes of pollution and the destruction of certain lands. Maisel calls his Oblivion chapter a coda to The Lake Project; the deliberate draining of the Owens Dry Lake to feed the once arid, but now well-watered L.A. Basin, which has enabled the megapolis of southern California to come into being.
Contact: 323-937-0765

Oct. 20  -  Dec. 16, 2006 (event web site)
Indian Summer: Archibald Art's Own
Location: 602 10th Avenue #2RS, New York, NY 10036.
Notes: Indian Summer: Archibald Art's Own features artists Osman Tyner, Ademola Olugebefola and Brandon Ballengée.
Contact: archibaldarts@hotmail.com

Oct. 15, 2006 (event web site)
Eco Art Fest
Location: Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Notes: RAIN or SHINE! An afternoon (12 to 4 p.m.) of art, environmental tours and workshops in Abington Art Center’s Sculpture Park. FREE Admission; donations accepted. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Highlight: Environmental Sculpture Tours 1:30 & 2:30: Join curator Amy Lipton for 30-minute tours. On the 1:30 tour, visit artist Chrysanne Stathacos; at 2:30, visit Brandon Ballengée at his sculpture-in-progress in the woods.
Contact: 215-887-4882

Oct. 12  -  Dec. 7, 2006 (event web site)
Inside Out / Outside In: Work by Chris Drury
Location: Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, 23rd and West End Avenues, Nashville, TN 37203.
Notes: The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present "Inside Out / Outside In: Work by Chris Drury." In his work, British land artist Chris Drury explores our connection to the natural world. His projects include the building of small structures in harmony with the surrounding environment, and images of patterns in the human body superimposed on visual rhythms found in plants and land forms. The exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery is in conjunction with the artist's latest project, "The Star Chamber," which will be dedicated at the Dyer Observatory on Sunday, October 29, 2006. The exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery includes prints, drawings, and photographs related to the artist's practice.
Contact: 615-322-0605

Oct. 10, 2006 (event web site)
CCANW Talk: Basia Irland
Location: Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XR UK.
Notes: Basia Irland's art has focused on water and wilderness-related issues for more than 30 years. One of her most notable projects 'A Gathering of Waters', sought to re-establish people's connection with the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, from the source to the Gulf of Mexico. Currently Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico, Basia is visiting Devon to teach on Dartington's new Arts & Ecology degree course. 7.30 p.m. Admission £3 (£2 conc.). Booking advisable.
Contact: 01392 832277, info@ccanw.co.uk

Oct. 7  -  Apr. 1, 2006 (event web site)
Bidwell Park and Beyond
Location: Chico Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. Eighth St., Chico, CA 95928.
Notes: The exhibit, Bidwell Park and Beyond: Science Illustrators Explore the Meaning of Parks and Public Green Space, will open at the Chico Creek Nature Center and will feature works from 12 artists depicting wildlife from places as far-reaching as Sri Lanka, Japan and Portugal. The show's idea is to demonstrate aspects of urban and rural parks and make connections between those places and Bidwell Park.
Contact: naturecenter@chico.com, (530) 891-4671

Oct. 7, 2006 (event web site)
Riveropolis Grand Finale Event (Full Moon Flotilla)
Location: Swan's market is at 9th and Clay St. in "Old Oakland", 3 - 4 blocks from 12th St. BART station, Oakland, CA.
Notes: Celebrate the completion of Riveropolis at Swan's. Moonlight viewing of our magical river installation (including our version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon!) lit by candles. Everyone invited to enjoy fun, food and live sounds of the experimental ensemble Daniel Popsicle and members of the latin jazz ensemble Ojada. 7 - 10 p.m.

Riveropolis is a public art project created by artist Gregory Gavin and funded by the City of Oakland and the National Endowment for the Arts. For five weeks a completely new kind of outdoor art and play river was constructed in the delightful, little known courtyard at Swan's Market in Old Oakland. The project is being sponsored by MOCHA, the Museum of Children's Art.
Contact: info@gregorygavin.com

Oct. 6  -  Nov. 1, 2006 (event web site)
Up River: Points of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy
Location: CLUI: Troy Landscape Information Center, 53 Third Street, Troy, NY.
Notes: An exhibit featuring aerial views of intriguing man-made landmarks, large and small, along this storied river. An exhibit at the CLUI: Troy Landscape Information Center and Northeast Regional Office. Open house: Saturday, October 7, 2006 / noon - 5pm. Public Hours through 2006: Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 5 PM, in October.
Contact: (310) 839-5722

Oct. 5, 2006 (event web site)
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Location: The Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: Inspiring! Exciting! Patagonia presents award-winning films. Soar over Mt. Everest & discover Hetch Hetchy; take on challenging rivers & join flocks of mergansers; laugh at lost people of mountain village. Sponsored by REI and Snowlands Network to support Snowlands advocacy for muscle-powered recreation and saving winter wildlands. Tickets $13 in advance (with 5 extra raffle tickets) at REI Berkeley. Advance tix also at website. Doors open 6:30 PM. Door prizes & great raffle gear too!
Contact: Ellen Lapham, 530-265-6424, festival@snowlands.org

Oct. 3 - 6, 2006 (event web site)
Expanding the Space
Location: Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporania, El Segle building, Sant Ferran, 12. Valencia, Spain.
Notes: In coincidence with the 57th International Astronautical Congress which will also take place in Valencia, the Octubre Center of Contemporary Culture would like to create the opportunity to gather together the artistic and the scientific communities both from local and international levels, to discuss current issues related with Space.

The main objectives of this meeting are:
1. Learn about the hot issues from a scientific perspective, but trying to put it in simple words, so all the different publics may achieve understanding, and also promoting a debate in which other communities may be involved.
2. Meet the scientists interested in the intersection of science and art.
3. Gather, display and catalyze all the artistic works born under this intersection and focused on Space. Please visit website for details.
Contact: info@expandingthespace.net

Oct. 3 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
Edible Estates Headquarters and Workshop
Location: Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Notes: Machine Project in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles will be the site of Edible Estates Los Angeles Headquarters which will include a series of events, seminars, screenings, lectures and meetings along with a display of materials from #1 Salina and #2 Los Angeles. Edible Estates is an ongoing series of projects to replace the American front lawn with edible garden landscapes responsive to culture, climate, context and people.

These events will focus on the science, agriculture and community aspects of the project. The gallery space will become a public information center and workshop about Edible Estates with promotional videos, informational brochures and a small reading library on domestic and urban agriculture. There will be a demonstration worm composting bin by Stephanie Rioux where you can deposit the remains of the fresh fruit you've consumed. On display will be a series of garden portraits by photographer Taigh O'Neill documenting the progress of the Lakewood site from lawn in the spring through to edible landscape in the summer and harvest in the fall. Machine is an artist run space that focuses on the relationships between art, science and community.
Contact: 213-483-8761

Oct. 1 - 31, 2006 (event web site)
Détourned Menu: Food in the Form of Activism
Location: The LAB, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Notes: How does a Biotech Fetishistic Organic Farm relate to vanitas images of a 17th century Dutch still life? Can you make a decent curry with the delicacies found in garbage bins? The artists included within Détourned Menu: Food in the Form of Activism relate these issues through gestures as simplistic as tossing a pie or ingesting a newspaper. By presenting these observations through edible provocations and savory interventions, these artists explore the ways in which food has superseded the immobile place of our dinner plates and become intertwined with the interactions and decisions of our everyday lives.

Détourned Menu: Food in the Form of Activism brings together a group of artists who perceive their work as tactical treats, used to infiltrate contemporary visual culture. Through the creation of subversive concoctions, Détourned Menu demonstrates how food consumption is saturated with multifaceted dimensions of meaning that can be understood as economic, social, ethical, ceremonial, fetishistic or gluttonous - in addition to eating to survive.
Contact: 415.864.8855

Oct. 1, 2006 (event web site)
Storytelling event: Tall Tree Tales
Location: Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, EX6 7XR UK.
Notes: If trees could talk what stories might they tell? A guided 1½ mile walk in the Haldon Forest with storyteller 'Spindle Wayfarer' - an exciting blend of sensory awareness, traditional storytelling and creative interpretation for all the family. From 2.30-4.30 p.m. Admission £3 (conc. £2). Booking essential.
Contact: +01392 832277, info@ccanw.co.uk

Sept. 28, 2006
Ecological Art, a New Engagement
Location: Université de Paris, 10 Batiment K , 200 avenue de la République 92001 Nanterre cedex, Paris, France..
Notes: Sam Bower of greenmuseum.org (curator), Benedicte Ramade (critic), Noelle Pujol (artist), Hermann Prigann (artist), Jeroen van Westen (artist) etc. Assessor : Nathalie Blanc (geographer). This English/French conference is part of a larger multi-year initiative called Ecology, Aesthetic Engagement and Public Sphere which aims at questioning the aesthetic components of ecological mobilizations and policies/politics, as well as those of ecological art and landscape design.
Contact: nathali.blanc@wanadoo.fr

Sept. 28  -  Nov. 3, 2006 (event web site)
Sunlight in the Forest
Location: Thoreau Center of Sustainability, The Presidio of SF, Bldg 1014-1016 (Lincoln Boulevard and Torney Avenue), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: The Thoreau Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Sunlight in the Forest, paintings by Abstract Expressionist Patrick O'Kiersey. A descendent of the Abstract Expressionists of the '70s, O'Kiersey's artwork is bright, airy and bold, held alive by heavy knife and brush strokes. Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.
Contact: 415-561-7823, gallery@thoreau.org

Sept. 23  -  Oct. 23, 2006
Naturescapes - Photography Show
Location: Montclair Gallery, 1986 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611.
Notes: Montclair Gallery's new exhibit features unique and beautiful perspectives of nature from five accomplished Bay Area photographers. Gallery visitors will be awed and delighted by these striking, extraordinary photographs. With Zach Pine, Tara Gill, David Hershcopf, Bruce Schneider and Manu Schnetzler. Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5pm.
Contact: 510.339.4286

Sept. 23, 2006
Equinox Fest at 3.14 Art Gallery
Location: 3.14 Art Gallery, 3, Lempesi St., Athens, Greece.
Notes: The autumnal equinox marks the end of summer and the begining of winter. Human kind has been welcoming this event for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Celtic Druids, the Mayas, and Native Americans held celebrations and ceremonies in order to express their gratitude for the summer crops, to Mother Earth. The Art and Ecology Center aims to revive this tradition by organizing the Equinox Fest at 3.14 Art Gallery on sep. 23, the exact date of the autumnal equinox.
Contact: Stamatina Palmou, keteo@in.gr

Sept. 22 - 23, 2006 (event web site)
Art at the SF Dump with Kim Weller and Noah Wilson
Location: SF Recycling & Disposal, 503 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134.
Notes: Perfectly Good; Friendly Fire is the culmination of a four-month residency where Kim and Noah made art from San Francisco's discards. The exhibition features two artists who work in two very different mediums: photography and sculpture. Friday 5-9; Saturday 1-5.
Contact: dmunk@norcalwaste.org

Sept. 22 - 23, 2006 (event web site)
2006 Earthship Biotecture Weekend Seminars in Taos
Location: Taos, NM 87571.
Notes: Earthship Biotecture offers exciting workshops which will give you hands-on experience building Earthships. The 2006 Seminar Schedule: May 19-21, June 23-25, July 28-30, August 25-27 and September 22-24.

The Earthship is a completely independent, globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are indigenous to the entire planet. The major structural building component of the Earthship is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber. Individuals who pay in full by January 31st will receive a $150 discount! Please visit website for more information.
Contact: 505-751-0462, amyklay@earthship.org

Sept. 21 - 24, 2006 (event web site)
Symbiosis 06
Location: Angels Camp, CA.
Notes: Symbiosis will be held near Angels Camp, California, 140 miles from San Francisco. Our intention is to create a gathering space for people to exchange ideas, express creativity, explore spirituality, camp together, and enjoy themselves in a positive and nurturing environment. We seek to align ourselves for positive change through the creative arts, music, holistic medicine, and communal networking. Participation from the hearts and hands of many will be needed as we work together to raise the collective vibration. We thank you in advance for your support!
Contact: 2006@symbiosisgathering.com

Sept. 16, 2006 (event web site)
Angel Island Art & Ecology Festival
Location: Angel Island, Departing Pier 41, San Francisco, CA or from Tiburon, CA.
Notes: Artists, dancers, musicians and writers lead urban participants in translating the natural environment of Angel Island State Park into artwork. The festival is intended to educate and stimulate participants by removing them from the city and relocating them to a natural outpost. Meet at Ayala Cove at 10:30 a.m. For complete details including a list of artists, please visit website.
Contact: aih@amberhasselbring.org

Sept. 16  -  Oct. 7, 2006
Festival
Location: Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, Wales SA1 1TY.
Notes: Owen Griffiths creates drawing works, photography and three dimensional forms for his exhibition Festival, which provides an opportunity to explore alternative energies and creativity whilst initiating cooking and live action works.

Celebrating the possibility of the existence of thousands of un-witnessed artworks that often take place not in the presence of an artist (every human being) but in nature and in life, he is inspired to create works that derive from organic processes, ideas of origin, current affairs. Owen explores how art, imagination and consciousness can be a medium with which to make change in the world. The theme of the works call for a reconnection between being and planet, by using natural material and looking at parallel processes, enabling a space to bring new meanings to objects.
Contact: +44 (0)1792 652016, missiongallery@btconnect.com

Sept. 16  -  Dec. 31, 2006 (event web site)
Hybrid Fields
Location: Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Notes: Hybrid Fields is a group exhibition of contemporary artists creating socially engaged art that explores philosophies for growing food, distributing food, and consuming food. Their art inhabits a hybrid space where art and life, art and agriculture, converge. Sonoma County is a unique agricultural community supporting small farmers who have raised livestock and a multitude of crops through the years, including apples, hops, prunes, and increasingly, grapes. As new technologies expand our capacity for producing more food, faster, through mechanization, hybridization, and genetic engineering, questions are being raised as to the environmental and social impact of such practices.
Contact: 707-579-1500

Sept. 15, 2006 (event web site)
Moulin Blue - A Cabaret Extravaganza for the Oceans
Location: Broadway Studios, 435 Broadway, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Moulin Blue is a world class circus cabaret featuring acrobatics, breath-taking aerials, and MC Jeff Razz - a rollicking finale by the Extra Action Marching Band. Plus fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, a silent and live auction featuring getaway packages and much more. This event supports Bluewater Network's work protecting our bays and oceans from shipping pollution.
Contact: 415.544.0790 ext.12

Sept. 15, 2006 (event web site)
Art and Survival, a Lecture by Patricia Johanson
Location: Annex Auditorium, Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Parker Street Boston, M.A 02115.
Notes: As part of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Distinguished Lecture Series, renowned artist, architect and environmentalist, Patricia Johanson, will be presenting a public lecture on Friday September 15, 2006 at 4.00 P.M. Ms. Johanson will be speaking about "Art and Survival", which is the title of a recently published book on her work. This lecture is part of a three-day visit that Ms. Johanson will be spending at Wentworth. On Wednesday evening she will talk to sophomore architecture students on the topic: "Creative Solutions to Environmental Problems".
Contact: 617 989 4375, slatere@wit.edu

Sept. 14  -  Nov. 9, 2006 (event web site)
Brazil Project -- One River: Two Views & Palmo Quadrado
Location: Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
Notes: Curated by Welch School faculty member Pam Longobardi, "One River: Two Views " is an exhibition of inspired works by artists Jacqueline Bishop of New Orleans, Louisiana and Bob Nugent of Sonoma, California. Nugent has organized Palmo Quadrado, the touring exhibition of small works by contemporary Brazilian artists also on display.

Additional events: Thursday October 26, 4 p.m., Bob Nugent and Daniel Senise: Presentation, Contemporary Art in Brazil, 257 Art and Humanities Building. 5 - 7 p.m., Reception. Friday, October 27, 2006, Bob Nugent Artist Talk, College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists And Scholars Series, 11 a.m., Welch School of Art & Design.
Contact: 404.651.0489

Sept. 14  -  Nov. 22, 2006 (event web site)
Elements
Location: Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046.
Notes: Elements brings together the work of four women artists who have been individually focused on the interconnections of art and science. Though not stylistically similar they have all made bodies of work related to earth, air, fire and water and sometimes in combination. In early Greek philosophy these four elements were believed to be the basis of all matter. As the theory was expanded upon it became the basis for western thinking about the natural world until the rise of chemistry in the 18th century. The work in this exhibition relate to both the archaic as well as scientific thinking regarding the elements and their properties. With artists Jackie Brookner, Eve Andrée Laramée, Stacy Levy and Dove Bradshaw.
Contact: info@abingtonartcenter.org, 215.887.4882

Sept. 11  -  Nov. 5, 2006 (event web site)
At Your Service
Location: Kyoto, Japan.
Notes: Daily creative treatments in urban environments delivered by artist-in-service Markuz Wernli Saito. Rain or shine. Seven days a week. Free of charge. Everybody is warmly invited to join in unusual one-hour experiences at everyday urban places in Kyoto, daily between September 11 and November 5 (over a period of eight weeks). In an effort to ignite our streamlined, hyper-functional lives with meaningful encounters and fresh discoveries the artist offers specific services for each day of the week at various times and locations.

MONDAYS: Mobile Tea Ceremony - Enjoy a simplified version of traditional Japanese hospitality in unusual settings: take a break and sip freshly whisked tea. TUESDAYS: I Love Trash Days - It's time to finally express our gratitude towards a service we take for much too granted. Let's post as many thank you notes onto trash bags which address our heros of the day: Our Garbage Men. WEDNESDAYS: City Canal Tours - Explore the canals of Kyoto and discover your town from a whole new perspective. Surprises and wet feet guaranteed. THURSDAYS: Coin Mosaic - Infuse new meaning to the tactile walkways and see how the contribution of many makes a decorative difference on sterile infrastructure. FRIDAYS: Tree Guarding - Gain a new appreciation for the trees on Kyoto's speediest and grayest street. Let's discover how trees are living chronists of urban development and human activity. SATURDAYS: Bridge Sitting - Bridges are not just connectors for trafic to overcome obstacles. Every bridge is a stage in the landscape inviting you to sit down and take in the scenery upstream. SUNDAYS: Vending Machine Stories - This is the culmination point designed for busy folks who missed the weekday services. Meet the artist-in-service, hear the latest episodes of the preceeding week and ask your tough questions. This is story time.
Contact: admin@momentarium.org, +81-(0)75-761-0329

Sept. 10 - 13, 2006 (event web site)
The Arts and Rural Regeneration: mapping the new creative rural industries
Location: Lancaster University Conference Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4YT, UK.
Notes: This conference, developed and coordinated by LITTORAL Arts in association with LEADER+ Lancashire and Arts Council England will profile the significant contribution already being made to the rural economy by artists, designers, craftspeople, architects, media workers and other creative professionals working and living in rural areas. A case will be made for new cultural and arts investment in rural community development, and the unlocking of the cultural capital and entrepreneurial creativity embedded in rural communities everywhere. The cultural and entrepreneurial contribution made to the rural economy by rural women, elders, and young people will also be highlighted, including BME groups and traveller communities and migrant workers, who are also an important part of the cultural and economic life of rural England.
Contact: tel/fax +44 (0)1706 827 961, littoral@btopenworld.com

Sept. 10 - 22, 2006 (event web site)
Art in Place - Linking Art to Ecology
Location: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EA UK.
Notes: Nature has always inspired artists, and art offers a medium for a deeper environmental connection. This course will offer an opportunity to explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. Course participants will investigate the union between art and ecology using a variety of techniques, natural materials and sources of inspiration. Teachers: Peter London, Antony Gormley & Peter Randall-Page. Please see website for more details!
Contact: admin@schumachercollege.org.uk, +44 (0) 1803 865 934

Sept. 9, 2006
The Goddess Rising
Location: Western Gateway Heritage State Park, North Adams, MA.
Notes: Eco Artist Royce M. Patton will be having her newest exhibit "The Goddess Rising" in conjunction with the Goddess Fair this September. Come and learn how to turn trash into treasure. The Goddess Rising is a celebration of the strength and beauty in the divine feminine. This will be an interactive exhibit that will demonstrate the versatility of what most people consider trash. By using common household materials, which most people throw away, Royce is giving us reason to rethink our values and re-examine our perspective on what trash really is. Join the mission.

Let's add another "R" to the old adage reduce, reuse, recycle; Now it's time to RECREATE. The first step is to show others what can be done with our garbage besides tossing it into a landfill. The second step will be to teach people how to create art and craft projects from their own trash. Last but not least is to spread the news to schools, community centers and other organizations, so everyone can begin turning trash into treasures.
Contact: royce@ecoart.us

Sept. 9  -  Oct. 8, 2006 (event web site)
Environmental Art - Nature Working With Artists
Location: Gualala Art Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA.
Notes: Gualala Art Center is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Environmental Art show, from September 9 through October 8, 2006. The title is: Environmental Art- Nature Working with Artists. How is this theme different, if at all, from last year's environmental art show theme -- Artists Working with Nature? The title suggests a shift in awareness to consider how nature participates in all we take on. Nature empowers every creative act, even that of simply smiling. We invite you to come celebrate the artwork in our stunning coastal setting. There will be a related Earth Fair, on October 7th co-sponsored by Matrix of Change. For details about the exhibit and events and/or the related Earth Fair on Oct. 7th, please visit the GAC website.
Contact: zfirmian@svn.net, 707.884.1138

Sept. 8  -  Nov. 26, 2006 (event web site)
ICP Triennial: Ecotopia
Location: International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036.
Notes: In a time of rampant natural disasters and urgent concerns about global environmental change, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which the most interesting and engaging contemporary artists view the natural world. Shattering the stereotypes of landscape and nature photography, the thirty international artists included in this survey boldly examine new concepts of the natural sphere occasioned by twenty-first-century technologies; images of destructive ecological engagement; and visions of our future interactions with the environment. Considering nature in the broadest sense, this exhibition reflects new perspectives on the planet that sustains, enchants, and increasingly frightens us. Ecotopia is being organized by ICP curators Brian Wallis, Christopher Phillips, Edward Earle, and Carol Squiers, and assistant curator Joanna Lehan.
Contact: 212-857-0000

Sept. 8  -  Oct. 7, 2006
Hypertexturalities
Location: Florence Lynch Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY.
Notes: Florence Lynch Gallery is pleased to present Hypertexturalities (Architectures and Morphologies), Curated by Lee Klein, with artists Rick Hildebrandt, Ron Janowich & Merijn van der Heijden, Ed Kerns & Elizabeth Chapman, Roy Lerner, Fabian Marcaccio, Mark Milloff, Will Pappenheimer, Tyrome Tripoli. This new exhibition will try to visit the place where architectures infuse and morphologies expand the fertile edge of a new aesthetic landscape where the plastic ends and the digital begins and the digital ends and the tactile begins again.
Contact: 212.924-3290, flynch@florencelynchgallery.com

Sept. 8  -  Oct. 22, 2006 (event web site)
ORANGE Contempory Art Event
Location: 495, rue Saint-Simon, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) J2S 5C3.
Notes: ORANGE is back! It's been three years since the first edition sent ripples of excitement across the country, and now Saint-Hyacinthe is geared up for another vibrantly dynamic cultural event. Driven by the initial desire to create a think tank on present-day art by professionals dealing with our relationship to food, the second edition of ORANGE is taking place from September 8 to October 22, 2006.

The works produced for ORANGE 2006 serve to address a variety of "art and food" issues. They bring us face to face with our contradictions; they point up our values and behaviour; in a word, they cause us to reconsider our individual, collective and cultural conduct. In an artistic event like ORANGE, the agri-food theme prompts reflection on art, of course, but it also throws open a window onto current events in general. Along with the invited artists, the curators of ORANGE 2006, Eve-Lyne Beaudry, Marcel Blouin, Catherine Nadon and Myriam Tétreault, offer the public both fertile ground for appreciating contemporary art and a venue that fosters awareness of how we live our daily lives.
Contact: 450.773.4209, orange@expression.qc.ca

Sept. 7  -  Oct. 14, 2006 (event web site)
Jade Townsend: and the days fly by on their own.
Location: Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Priska C. Juschka Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of and the days fly by on their own., an intricate site-specific installation constructed by Jade Townsend. This is Townsend's first solo exhibition in New York City. In his redefinition of the gallery space, Townsend juxtaposes various symbolic elements that function as guides for the visitors making their way through the narrative structure. Throughout the installation, Townsend deliberately emphasizes the fabricated nature of its different constituents, thus alluding to the falsity often prevalent in our environment, as well as our inability to disguise the artificial character from which it is composed.
Contact: 212.244.4320, gallery@priskajuschkafineart.com

Sept. 2  -  Jan. 28, 2006 (event web site)
Supernature
Location: Transition Gallery, Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8.
Notes: Supernature is a season of visual art shows and accompanying talks, workshops and writings, which examine contemporary culture's means of constructing and classifying the natural world. By looking at how we attempt to order, own, control or live in harmony with nature, Supernature addresses the distinction in contemporary thinking between the apparently practical 'green' concerns of ecology and the more theoretical ways in which relations to the non-human world are historically mediated. Participating artists are, Annabel Dover, Sigrid Holmwood, Chris Humphreys, Andrew Bracey, Paul Harfleet and Hilary Jack. For more details, please visit website.
Contact: info@transitiongallery.co.uk, + 020 7254 4202

Sept. 2 - 26, 2006 (event web site)
Hot Summer of Urban Farming
Location: Outer Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Notes: View 8 visual artists in the city of Copenhagen and on the Web. Over the summer, artists from Denmark and abroad have made temporary works, gardens and plantations in outer Nørrebro. The projects serve as starting points for exploring informal and temporary uses of spaces that are undetermined. The artists have been dealing with issues of inclusion and exclusion, the use of public space, the origin and history of plant life and the relation between the city and its surrounding. For each project a poster is made expanding on the project or dealing with more Utopian aspects.

Among the projects that can be seen are: An Oxygen Greenhouse in a traffic hot spot. A free area transformed into a parterre with a royal monogram. A Town of Dandelions. A potato garden with stories of the plants origin and uses. A project about what could be grown if the undecided areas were to be used for urban farming. An ongoing process about the largest open space in Nørrebro and stories harvested from a bench. Nance Klehm from Chicago will forage crops from the city and serve meals from a mobile kitchen. Hot summer wants to expand on the social and cultural issues around gardening and farming in the city and suggest a closer connection between agriculture and the city. Check out the extensive website if you are not in the Copenhagen area.
Contact: +45 22170730, nisroemer@gmail.com

Sept. 1  -  Oct. 1, 2006
The Pinto Brothers
Location: The Firehouse Gallery, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
Notes: Ethan Murrow's recent work captures the adventures and misadventures of the Pinto Brothers, a ficticious group of explorers that Murrow glorifies in filmed performances and large-scale graphite drawings. In his drawings and films, Murrow portrays characters in moments of accomplishment, failure and indescision, their actions informed by the catastrophes and acheivements of past explorers and inventors. Artist talk: September 2, 2 p.m.
Contact: bca@ci.burlington.vt.us

Sept. 1 - 10, 2006 (event web site)
Ninth Annual Brisbane Riverfestival
Location: Around Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Notes: Riverfestival takes over Brisbane each September celebrating the people, the culture and the environment. With its broad cultural focus incorporating art, environmental science and sport underpinned by a strong sustainability message it is unique in the Australian festivals' landscape. Held over ten days in early September, a time of clear blue sunny skies and cool nights, the festival utilises many of the city’s outdoor public spaces close to the Brisbane River.

Events: The annual International Riversymposium brings together the world's river management community to share ideas, new science and best practice with speakers from over 40 countries. The International Riverprize showcases the best global examples of river rehabilitation and management. Artist Rachel Arthur created a series of paintings for the images in the program, which will be exhibited as part of an expanded visual arts program, including Peter Wanny's stunning photographs along the Arbour at South Bank, Jan van Dijk bird's-eye view of the river's topography, a photographic exhibition that looks at the role of water in many religious and spiritual traditions, an inspiring print exhibition from the Northern Territory's Daly River and a new installation at Newstead Park. Please visit website for specific locations and times.
Contact: info@riverfestival.com.au, ++07 3846 7444

Aug. 29  -  Oct. 17, 2006
Floating Out: Marine Botanical Art
Location: The Gallery at Dunia, 43 Nason Street, Maynard, MA 01754.
Notes: The Gallery at Dunia, The Earth-Friendly Store for Home, Body and Soul(SM) presents "Floating Out: Marine Botanical Art," an exhibit of limited-edition Seaweed Pressing prints created by husband-and-wife artists Eva and Dan Barstow.
Contact: 978-897-8850, deeds@dunia-ecostore.com

Aug. 27, 2006 (event web site)
Bottled Poetry
Location: Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, 1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463.
Notes: Join us at this charming artisan's venue; outdoors and pond-side in Buttonwood's beautiful Santa Ynez appellation vineyards. Poets: Dian Sousa, James Cushing and Michael C. Ford. Visual Art by Mark Fischer of Aguasonic, recently featured in The New York Times. Time: 4-6:30 p.m. Cost: $15 at the door.
Contact: aguasonic@yahoo.com

Aug. 25  -  Oct. 1, 2006 (event web site)
ZOO logical garden
Location: Family park Harry Malter, Bosheidestraat 15 - 9070 Heusden (Ghent) - Belgium.
Notes: Concept: A project which combines an exhibition, a catalog, weblog, videoscreening and discussions into one, while interacting with the context.
...The zoo is a fascinating subject. Throughout many years, it has inspired artists and appealed to their imagination. It is a place where the city reveals its true self: trying to deny its urban character and pretending to be a jungle. To no avail, really, because there is always a glimpse of the city through the carefully staged bushes, the seemingly random winding tracks and the quasi-authentic buildings.

Indirectly, the zoo culture shows strong resemblances with certain tendencies in our society. The artificiality (the cages, the articifial ice floes, the signposts), tourism and child entertainment are recurring features in our society. The economic structures of the animal park are based upon tourist norms and focus on entertaining the visitors. Nevertheless, entertainment is always part of reporting and informing about research, which offers visitors the chance to visualize cultivation techniques, behaviour patterns, conservation and ecology...
Curator: Angelique Campens.

Aug. 21  -  Oct. 22, 2006 (event web site)
eARThly Concerns: Activist EcoArt Curated by WEAD
Location: Thacher Gallery, Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117 US.
Notes: Using site-specific installations, photography, documented actions, and public artworks, this exhibition turns our attention to the diminishing natural resources and ecosystems on the planet. Bay Area and nationally renown ecoartists include: Helène Aylon, Lauren Elder, Erica Fielder, Basia Irland, Deborah Kennedy, Sant Khalsa, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Robin Lasser, Linda MacDonald, Kathryn Miller, Beverly Naidus, Sophie Chang Saeed, and Ruth Wallen. Free and open to the public during library hours.
Contact: 415-422-2044

Aug. 18 - 19, 2006 (event web site)
Making Art, Making Change
Location: Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Making Art, Making Change is a new conference that is intended to illustrate, to all who are curious, the different ways in which the varying art disciplines can be used to promote social justice and equity. This unique event will bring together artists, activists, teachers, youth service workers and young people to share strategies, build community and strengthen coalitions as we explore the intersections of art, education, and positive, lasting social change. Conference begins at 5:30pm on the 18th. Admission fees range from (age:price) -25: $25 to 25+: $45. We hope to see you there!

Aug. 12  -  Sept. 1, 2006 (event web site)
Nature-inspired Abstraction in New York Exhibition
Location: Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, (bet. 10th & 11th Aves.) Chelsea, New York, NY.
Notes: In muted tones, delicate line-work and diaphanous washes of color, Corey West's "non-objective," abstract compositions evoke the color and atmosphere of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Her subject matter ranges from seductively layered abstractions to emotive depictions of the flora and fauna of the natural world.
Contact: 212-226-4151

Aug. 12  -  Sept. 2, 2006 (event web site)
Art: Recycled and Found
Location: Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA.
Notes: AGUASONIC (tm) art will be on display Art: Recycled and Found at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley. This show is co-sponsored by Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR). The focus of the show is on Recycling and keeping our world green -- a message both groups wish to convey. All artwork and artists in this show use either found art, recycled material or portray this subject matter in their work. This show launches the new Sculpture Garden in the rear of the Gallery.
Contact: 510.644.4930, expressionsgallery@msn.com

Aug. 12 - 13, 2006 (event web site)
VERDEARTE
Location: Pescia, Tuscany, Italy.
Notes: Verdearte is an event of free artistic expression that takes place along a path leading to an old watermill. It is made up of works and structures carried out in synergy with nature.We promote works of artists that follow the ARTinNATURE movement. According to this concept of art, the works are created in synergy with nature and thus mainly made out of natural materials such as wood, leaves, branches, roots and rocks that represent a return to the origins. It is nature that inspires man and his creativity and the works themselves belong to its maker only in the moment of its creation, then to become visitor and finally returns to the natural environment in which it is born until it deteriorates under the elements.
Contact: Barbara Melli, bibi_melli@libero.it

Aug. 12, 2006
Recycled Paper Art
Location: Environmental Education Center, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso, CA 95002.
Notes: Turn used paper into all kinds of nifty stuff. Make new paper from old. Turn magazines into jewelry. Even make a puppet show stage from a paper bag. Then take a short walk while crafts dry and discover how you can take care of wildlife starting in your own backyard. Crafts suitable for ages 8 and up. Time: 20-04 p.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Cost is free.
Contact: Laurie McEwen, (408) 262-5513 ext. 102

Aug. 10 - 27, 2006 (event web site)
Beneath the Surface: Artists and Scientists Reflect on Conservation
Location: xchanges Artists' Gallery and Studios, 420 William Street, Victoria BC, Canada V9A 3Y9.
Notes: Beneath the Surface presents a variety of artistic media all illuminating the process and passion of conservation-based scientific research. Nine artists from Canada and the US offer work ranging from drawing, painting, mixed-media, glass, hand-sewn beadwork, photograms, sculptural installation and videotaped performance.

Please join curator Claudia Lorenz for this public symposium in Victoria BC. Events include: Saturday Aug. 12: Artists talk about their works and processes from 1 to 3pm. Sunday Aug. 13: At 1pm Dr. Brenda Beckwith, Ethnoecologist at the University of Victoria, speaks about local ecological sustainability followed by Dr. Astrida R. Blukis Onat, Professional Archaeologist, who will speak about Artist/Scientist collaborations at 2pm. Saturday Aug. 19: Artists talk about their works and processes from 1 to 3pm; and Dr. Brenda Beckwith, Ethnoecologist at the University of Victoria, speaks about local ecological sustainability at 2pm. ARTISTS: Scott Schuldt, Mia Weinberg, Frank Parga, Karen Rudd, Will Weigler, Carolyn Law, Jessica Demers, Robi Smith and Claudia Lorenz.
Contact: gallery@xchangesgallery.org, 250.382.0442

Aug. 8  -  Sept. 3, 2006 (event web site)
Green Art Halikonlahti
Location: Halikonlahtih, Angelniemi, Finland.
Notes: GREEN ART HALIKONLAHTI is the first show on art, environment and ecology in the region of Salo/Finland. Halikonlahti, the Gulf of Halikko, is an age-old and invaluable theatre of the cultural and natural history of Scandinavia. The gulf was formed by a retreating glacier during the ice-age. Iron-age men inhabited its shores (200-600 A.D.) and the herbs cultivated at that time still flourish in the area. Reeds thriving in this nutrient-rich region offer shelter for innumerable migratory birds and numerous nesting species. Now - in 2006, 2008, and 2010 - the Gulf of Halikko will become the setting for an international Green Art exhibition, organised by local artists and the town councils of Salo and Halikko.

The Halikonlahti Green Art exhibition has three main objectives: to facilitate the development of high-quality art projects, both nationally and internationally; to contribute to the fusion of art and ecology in Finnish art; and to establish permanent art exhibits around the Gulf of Halikko. The themes for 2006 are "Observation of the Environment" and "The Relationship between Man and Environment". Please visit our website for more information.
Contact: greenart@halikonlahti.net, +040 7451 097

Aug. 7  -  Nov. 9, 2006 (event web site)
An Ecological Study of Market Street
Location: The posters are installed in the pedestrian side of 24 triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: An Ecological Study of Market Street is a poster series created by artist Mark Brest van Kempen. The urban ecology of downtown San Francisco, California supports not only human beings, but continues to be a viable habitat for plants, birds, animals and insects, as well.

A Peregrine Falcon uses a building ledge on Mission Street as a cliff on which to hatch its young and hunt pigeons on the street below. Plants manage to grow downtown, not only in landscaped areas but also in cracks in the concrete. Inspired by this easily overlooked reality, artist Mark Brest van Kempen has created posters of six life forms surviving in the downtown Market Street neighborhood, including, with a Peregrine Falcon, a moth, a hornet, moss and stunted grasses, a rat and a cowbird. A project of the San Francisco Arts Commission's Art on Market Street Program, which brings contemporary artwork by Bay Area artists year-round to San Francisco’s main thoroughfare.

Aug. 4  -  Sept. 5, 2006 (event web site)
Running Fence: Recycled
Location: Claudia Chapline Gallery, 3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94960.
Notes: Running Fence Recycled is a group exhibition of 15 artists working with fabric from the rare panels of Christo's famous "Running Fence" environmental art installation in Northern California, 1976. Of the 2,050 panels used in the 24-½ mile white nylon fence, very few remain in existence today. Running Fence-recycled, LLC creates fine artwork from these last panels. Certificate of Authenticity included with each unique piece. Our artists: Deborah E. Alastra, Regula Allenspach Weill, Liz Berg, Claudia Chapline, Mary O'Brien, Julie Tanner & more…. Curated by Dianne Smith at Claudia Chapline Gallery.
Contact: 415.868.2308

Aug. 1 - 31, 2006 (event web site)
Nature Revisited
Location: O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 US.
Notes: Color photography by Elena Sheehan, with paintings by Monjett Graham. Gallery hours Tues - Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact: megan@ohanloncenter.org, 415.388.4331

Aug. 1  -  Sept. 24, 2006 (event web site)
The Salmon Celebration-Remembering Our History, Celebrating the Living
Location: SE False Creek, Vancouver, BC Canada.
Notes: The third annual SALMON CELEBRATION "Remembering Our History, Celebrating the Living" on BC Rivers Day, September 24, 2006, is designed to be an educational and awareness event in a very densely populated urban area that once was a rich natural ecosystem. Everyone will be invited to participate, with a special emphasis on those who are in the False Creek watershed.

At workshops before the event, we will encourage the public to create fish on sticks that will inspire them to commemorate the salmon. On the day of the event, the participants will walk along parade route holding their crafted fish to commemorate the lost salmon and streams. As in previous years, at the endsite, there will be booths manned by environmental groups working towards saving watershed habitat for salmon and teaching environmental sustainability. Add to this, food, music, dancing and artistic performers. First Nations storytellers and canoes will also join in our Celebration.
Contact: salmoncelebration@hotmail.com, 604-879-8611

Jul. 29  -  Aug. 13, 2006 (event web site)
1 + 1 = one 2006
Location: LaMaPa LaPrairie Museum and Park, 2215 E, 350 North, LaPorte, IN 46350.
Notes: 1 + 1 = one is a unique regional art event in which pairs of artists collaboratively create outdoor installations.  These environmental works respond to a particular outdoor place, stimulate the senses, and inspire thought and dialogue. 

In this fourth biennial 1 + 1 = one event, ten pairs of invited artists will collaborate to create outdoor art installations responding to the agricultural and naturalized environment of fields, meadows, woods, and ponds at LaMaPa LaPrairie Museum and Park, located in northern Indiana ten miles from Lake Michigan and sixty miles east of Chicago. For more information as well as images of artworks from past events, please visit website.
Contact: cbpeters@indy.net

Jul. 29  -  May 19, 2006 (event web site)
Nature Talking - Four Environmental Art Workshops
Location: Art Student League of New York, Vytlacil Campus, Sparkill, NY.
Notes: Environmental Artist Laurie Seeman conducts a series of four workshops designed to coincide with each of the four seasons: July 29 & November 4, 2006 and January 13 & May 19, 2007 at the Art Student League of New York. To register for one or all workshops, please call or send an email.
Contact: (845) 356-1523, Laurie@StrawtownStudio.com

Jul. 27, 2006 (event web site)
Nature Art Today: What is Art Able to do Today, to Extend Society's Awareness of Nature?
Location: Seminar Room of Gongju University, Mountain Yeonmi (Yeonmi San) in Gongju, Chungnam, South Korea.
Notes: Participants: Artists, curators, interested public, students, environmental associations. Since artists first created Land Art nearly 60 years ago, this field has branched into Nature Art, Earthworks, Environmental Art, Eco-Art and Ecoventions (Interventions for Ecology). While such fields conjoin art and nature, not all are sited in nature and fewer still hope to impact nature. New strategies are necessary for the changing conditions of life on our globe, which connect the complex systems and create sustainable bases for the continuation of life.

This seminar, hosted by the Korean Nature Artists Association Yatoo, shall serve the exchange of experiences, but also develop artistic strategies in that way, that a new awareness for nature becomes possible. At the same time the symposium quests the relevance of art in times of serious changing upheavals. The presentation of several projects focuses on local, national and international conditions. They may encourage a discussion within artists, curators and interested people.

Schedule: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Talks by Kim, Jong-gil, Art Critic for the Gyongi Culture Foundation and Clive Adams, Director of CCANW. 2 - 5 p.m. Discussions with Sam Bower of greenmuseum.org and Dave Pritchard of BirdLife International, England, Ramsar Convention. Part of the 2006 Geumgang Nature Art Biennale.
Contact: ankemellin@web.de

Jul. 23, 2006 (event web site)
Bottled Poetry
Location: Kenwood, CA.
Notes: The sleepy little town of Kenwood in Sonoma County, California is the site of our mid-summer Bottled Poetry event. Emcee: Gretchen Giles, editor, The North Bay Bohemian; Poets: James Cushing and Dian Sousa; Music by Michael Stocker; Visual Art by Mark Fischer of Aguasonic. Time: 4-6:30 p.m., cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. This exhibition benefits Seaflow, in Marin County.
Contact: aguasonic@yahoo.com

Jul. 23, 2006 (event web site)
Monthly Workshop: Going Native with Martin Prothero
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Artist and bushcraft expert Martin Prothero offers the chance to explore Haldon Forest from an alternative perspective ¯ to venture off-trail, to see the Forest through more native eyes and to learn to appreciate it for its unique location as well as for its plants, animal and trees. Combining both nature awareness and survival skills, the present and the historical, you are invited to 'go native'.

Please bring your own lunch and sturdy footwear as well as clothing appropriate to the weather. Note that some of the walking may be moderately strenuous; please enquire for more information. Time: 10am - 4pm. Admission £10 (£8 conc.). Booking essential.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jul. 22  -  Aug. 28, 2006 (event web site)
Forest Dreaming, Part III
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: The experience of entering a forest stimulates our imagination and sharpens all of our senses. The feelings it can evoke range from ones of fear and mystery to those of enchantment and wonder. This year-long, evolving exhibition will show work by over 50 artists who have responded in different ways to the forest environment. It is organised in eight parts and has been researched in consultation with curator Angela Kingston and with the help of Suart Arnold, a student at Bath Spa University. Admission free.

Participating artists: Virginia Bodman, Mat Chivers, Chris Drury, Ori Gersht, Alice Maher, Garry Fabian Miller, Jane Mowat, James Ursell.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jul. 21, 2006 (event web site)
Grass Routes: An Evening Art Festival
Location: MOHAI, 2700 24th Avenue East, and Washington Park Arboretum, 2700 24th Avenue East, Seattle, WA.
Notes: A group of leading Northwest artists is presenting this lively, multi-disciplinary festival, Grass Routes, at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and Washington Park Arboretum. The artists invite the public to explore the effects of State Route 520, and its famous floating bridge, on our natural environment. The Grass Routes festival will feature performances and art installations throughout the two adjoining sites, as well as two concert performances at MOHAI's McEachern Auditorium.

Participating artists include literary artist Nancy Rawles, musician/composer Robin Holcomb, artist/photographer Eduardo Calderón and environmental artist Buster Simpson. Nicole Kistler, Victoria Haven, Cheryl dos Remédios and Mark Johnson are also contributing new work. The evening will begin with a welcoming by Cecile Hansen with the Duwamish tribe's language and dance group, T'ilibshudub, on Foster Point. The evening will conclude with a community motion installation and BetterBiscuitDance performance by Seattle choreographer Alex Martin around 520's abandoned "ghost ramps" in Arboretum’s waterfront area. Please visit website for complete details.
Contact: cheryl@dosremedios.com

Jul. 20  -  Aug. 10, 2006
Gran Bazaar
Location: Calle Uruguay # 40, corner of Calle Bolivar, Centro Historico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Notes: Casa Vecina, La Fundación Centro Histórico, and The Irish Embassy in Mexico invite you to Katie Holten's GRAN BAZAAR. The project is located in the storefront space of Uruguay # 40 in the Centro Histórico, Mexico City. GRAN BAZAAR will contain a large archive of objects individually hand made by the artist from humble materials found locally. Katie Holten will move to Mexico City for a two-month residency to create this new body of work.

In January 2006 Katie went to Oaxaca, Mexico in search of the elusive Salvia divinorum plant. Since then she has been making 'seeds' of native and non-native plants (Part of this seed collection is currently on display in the ICA, Philadelphia for the exhibition Soft Sites). Using discarded newspapers, cardboard, wire and plastic, Katie will fabricate the fantastical contents of a cabinet of curiosities for the 21st century.

This informal museum will spill out onto the streets where passersby will be confronted with a bizarre twist to the ubiquitous market. In a reversal of the maquiladoras (notorious sweatshop-styled factories located in free-trade zones along the Mexican/U.S. border), from her hotel room Katie will churn out handcrafted objects for the Mexican market. GRAN BAZAAR is a playful critique of society's dilemma with consumerism as well as immigration policies. Borrowing as it does from the specific language of the local economy GRAN BAZAAR will be integrated into the commercial spectacle of downtown Mexico City.
Contact: Frederick Janka, frederickdf@gmail.com

Jul. 20, 2006 (event web site)
Beyond Words? Non verbal literacies and the challenges of the 21st Century
Location: RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.
Notes: Across the world governments are turning their attention to the critical matter of non verbal literacies. We live in an increasingly visual world and increasingly communicate visually. Yet the education system and society in general has not yet come to realise the importance of non-verbal literacies in order to survive and thrive in the C21st. The RSA has been exploring Visual Literacy in the context of its Opening Minds, competency-based, curriculum.

David Lammy MP, Minister for Culture will make a landmark speech at 6:30 p.m. on this subject as part of the REALISE your right art programme (led by VAGA) which aims to influence the political debate to create a society where everyone can be creative citizens of our changing, diverse and globally-connected world. In association with VAGA (The Visual Arts and Galleries Association).
Contact: +44 (0)20 7930 5115, general@rsa.org.uk

Jul. 17 - 28, 2006
Ekoart Workshop
Location: Itainen Jokipuisto, Sipoo, Finland.
Notes: Ekoart union of Finland is having our first workshop this summer in Sipoo (Finland) in Itainen Jokipuisto, 32 km from Helsinki. All artists are invited. One week 150 Eur and two weeks 200 Eur including "hostel". The plan of Ekoartworkshop 2006 is as follows: Paper, clay techniques/ceramics with artist Gun Tallqvist, of Sipoo; Making art of rubbish/sculptures with artist Satu Kalliokuusi, of Sipoo; Paperpulps out of nature materials with artist Anne Räisänen, of Porvoo; Plant and nature pigments in artwork with textile artist Chikako Sato of Japan. This workshop is five days a week from 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., with the option of working independently after 5.00 p.m. Also in the workshop, everyone will collaborate on one permanent sculpture in the Itainen Jokipuisto area. For more info, please contact Satu Kalliokuusi at +358503902638 or at email address below.
Contact: satu@ekoart.net

Jul. 15  -  Nov. 5, 2006 (event web site)
Shifting Terrain: Contemporary Landscape Photography
Location: Wadworth Atheneum, 600 Main Street, Harford, CT.
Notes: Shifting Terrain: Contemporary Landscape Photography features the work of seventeen notable artists, including Edward Burtynsky, Olafur Eliasson, Andy Goldsworthy, Rosemary Laing, David Maisel, Sally Mann, Simon Norfolk, John Pfahl, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Drawn from Wadsworth Atheneum's permanent collection and several private collections, some of the photographs recall nineteenth-century landscape traditions while others chart new thematic and geographic territory.
Contact: info@wadsworthatheneum.org, (860) 278-2670

Jul. 14 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
Scratching the Surface: The Willamette River Arts Festival
Location: Located on The Willamette River and various venues throughout Portland, OR.
Notes: Gallery Homeland is pleased to present "Scratching the Surface," a city-wide arts festival that invites the participants, viewers and community at large to reflect on their relationship to the Willamette River. From July 14-30, both local and national artists will present installations and performances on and around the river, each exploring the Willamette's role in shaping and creating Portland's unique culture, while focusing attention on the condition of the river itself. "Scratching the Surface" will be composed of several events, providing the public ample opportunity to interact with the artworks and personally explore the themes of the river and community. For more information, please visit our website.
Contact: (503)819-9656, paul@galleryhomeland.org, carly@galleryhomeland.org

Jul. 12 - 15, 2006 (event web site)
Artful Ecologies: Art, Nature & Environment Conference 2006
Location: RANE Research Cluster, University College Falmouth, Woodlane Campus, Cornwall, UK TR11 4RH.
Notes: There is little doubt that our planet is facing an impending crisis. Although there are differences of opinion as to how concerned we should be, the balance has dramatically shifted in the past few years. Today, there is an increasing number of scientists, government advisers and religious leaders who suggest that, if we haven't already passed the critical point, we are very close to it. The focus, so far as humans are concerned, has recently shifted from a vague anxiety over pollution and loss of biodiversity, to a confused foreboding about the predicted impacts of global warming.

So where does this leave artists today? Should the artist become the mouthpiece of a system that has been found faulty, or worse, be drawn into a world of business and industry that sees creativity as just another commodity? Surely the artist has a more vital role to play in society? How can an artist create work that is both ethically responsible and valid as art? There are no easy answers to these questions, but they must be among the most important facing artists today.

The Artful Ecologies conference will bring together some of the leading members of the artistic community to consider these questions and related issues. Using the established category of ecological art, the conference aims to present and consider particular examples within the framework of holistic thinking and process-based modes of practice. Keynote speakers: F. David Peat, Alan Sonfist, Stacy Levy, John K. Grande, George Steinmann, Heike Strelow and Tim Collins & Reiko Goto.
Contact: robin.hawes@falmouth.ac.uk, +44(0)1326 370 734

Jul. 11  -  Aug. 31, 2006 (event web site)
"Virtual Cities and Oceans of If" - An International Virtual Residency and Event on Global Warming
Location: Online.
Notes: Ecological artist Aviva Rahmani will present an international interactive art event , part of her on-going project , "The Cities and Oceans of If" on her web site www.ghostnets.com/events/ and at a series of international physical locations during the month of August. The event will include visual imagery from work on each physical site, text and experimental music. Two concerts are planned for August 8 and 12. Each concert will be sixteen hours of continuous transmission to reach across many time zones. Sound artists from around the world are contributing recordings to the concerts, including David Rothenberg's improvisations from Russia with Beluga whales, Ken Babb and Hans Tammen of Harvestworks in New York City and Anke Mellin from Korea. These will be collaged with real time improvisational musicians, including vocalizations from Rahmani.

The concert dates coincide with the August 7 launch of "streaming media" at www.talkshoe.com, which will allow unlimited numbers to listen in live. Participating art agencies include curator Anke Mellin, of Germany and the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, South Korea 2006, the Khoj International Workshop in New Delhi, India and Verdearte in Pescia, Italy.
Contact: ghostnets@verizon.net

Jul. 10  -  Aug. 12, 2006
Against the Current
Location: Karl Drerup Gallery, First Floor, Draper and Maynard Building, Main St., Plymouth, NH 03264.
Notes: Solo show with recent works by Ann T. Rosenthal and Steffi Domike at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University. Gallery Hours: Mon. - Sat Noon-5 p.m.; Wed. Noon-8 p.m. And by appointment. Closed on Sundays and PSU holidays.
Contact: (603)535-2614

Jul. 9, 2006 (event web site)
Other Voices Acoustic Ecology Forum
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: A day long exploration of bird songs and calls in Haldon Forest. Devon based sound artist Tony Whitehead will be out on site from dawn collecting digital audio recordings of birds around the forest. From 11am he will work in the gallery space to prepare and electronically process the sounds for a live improvised performance at 4pm. While working in the gallery, Tony will be available informally to explain more to visitors about the mystery and meaning of bird song. 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission free. Booking advisable.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jul. 9 - 21, 2006 (event web site)
Ecology of Body Soul & Spirit
Location: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EA UK.
Notes: What place is there for the soul in modern life? How can a deep spirituality be integrated into aspects of everyday living such as work, relationships, marriage, illness, and creative expression? Using lectures, discussions, art work, movement and poetry, Thomas Moore and Joan Hanley will explore the place of the soul in the modern world and how spirituality can be integrated into everyday life, thus deepening participants' connections to the natural world and broadening the very notion of ecology. This fully-residential, two-week course will take place in the magical setting of Schumacher College, in the beatiful and tranquil setting of South West England.
Contact: admin@schumachercollege.org.uk

Jul. 8, 2006 (event web site)
Purifying Roses by Chrysanne Stathacos
Location: Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Notes: You are invited to participate in Purifying Roses, a work by Chrysanne Stathacos for WADE at Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market. Wade is a playful city-wide arts project in Toronto's wading pools curated by Christie Pearson and Sandra Rechico with YYZ Artists Collective. Chrysanne will be filling a wading pool with roses in Kensington Market on Saturday July 8th. Come between 2-4 that afternoon to sit in the water surrounded by roses, to do a meditation, or a puja, or go into a water trance, or splash! It is up to you!

You will be photographed / videotaped for this new work, Purifying Roses (if you like). White is preferable to wear as once you leave the pool the flowers will linger. Or you can come and watch if you do not want to get wet! Purifying Roses is a work inspired by all those who hold nature and water precious....
Contact: info@wadetoronto.com

Jul. 8 - 28, 2006 (event web site)
Canary Project: Off-site Project VI
Location: RTD Buses throughout Denver and the Front Range, CO.
Notes: As part of Creative Acts that Matter: The Environment, The Canary Project from New York City features photographs of landscapes that suffer from the dramatic transformations caused by global warming. In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, these disparate images that highlight the dying coral reefs of the Pacific to the melting glaciers of Austria, will be on 45 of Denver's RTD buses throughout the Front Range during the month of July, with the message, "This is What Global Warming Looks Like." Free and open to the public!
Contact: 646-226-6616

Jul. 8 - 28, 2006 (event web site)
Confluence
Location: Various sites along Cherry Creek Bike Path between the new MCA site at 15th and Delgany and Confluence Beach, Denver, CO.
Notes: This site-specific outdoor exhibition includes six Colorado artists who are engaged with new ideas about public art and art which interfaces with place. The exhibition's title, Confluence, refers to the site itself, Confluence Park, where the Cherry Creek meets the Platte River. It is also where gold was first discovered and is the point from which, it has been said, the City of Denver originated.

Each Confluence artist playfully responds to the urban environment at this location, directing attention to its history as well as what we see (and don't see) everyday. The works are meant to be discovered as one walks or bikes along the path. With artists Emily Ward Bivens, Christopher Lavery, Stephen Martonis, Yumi Janairo Roth, Jeanne Quinn and Sherry Wiggins. Part of "Creative Acts That Matter", a three-year, international project focusing on the power of art to stimulate dialogue and awareness of social issues in and around Denver, Colorado. Please visit website for more information.

Jul. 8 - 28, 2006 (event web site)
Creative Acts that Matter: art projects about the environment
Location: Around Denver, CO.
Notes: Creative Acts That Matter is a three-year, international project focusing on the power of art to stimulate dialogue and awareness of social issues. In 2006 Creative Acts That Matter focuses on the environment, in particular water and climate. Throughout July, Creative Acts That Matter will feature projects near Confluence Park in Denver, Colorado. For a map listing the events, please visit the website.
Contact: 303-298-7554

Jul. 8 - 28, 2006 (event web site)
NorthSouthEastWest: 360 Degrees of Climate Change
Location: Plaza between the Platte River and REI at 15th Street, Denver, CO.
Notes: An international outdoor photography exhibition addressing the urgent need to combat environmental challenges at local, national and global scales. The exhibit was developed by the British Council in partnership with The Climate Group and Magnum Photos and features the award-winning Magnum photographers Ian Barry, Alex Webb, Chris Steele-Perkins and Bruce Gilden. Part of "Creative Acts That Matter", a three-year, international project focusing on the power of art to stimulate dialogue and awareness of social issues in and around Denver, Colorado. Please visit website for more information.
Contact: 303-298-7554

Jul. 7 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
Josh Keyes & Kyle Mock
Location: Boontling Gallery, 4224 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA.
Notes: Back in March, the Boontling Gallery chose two artists who were in the group show, Overhung 2, and awarded them a two person show. Presenting Josh Keys and Kyle Mock. New paintings and works on paper. Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact: (510) 295-8881, curator@boontlinggallery.com

Jul. 6  -  Aug. 5, 2006 (event web site)
Data Mining
Location: WALLSPACE, 619 W. 27th St, New York, NY 10001.
Notes: Data Mining presents work by eight artists who take matters into their own hands by reframing aesthetics and retelling stories—in general, asserting their power as aberrant individuals inhabiting a conformist technology. Because their works draw stark contrasts between political content and modest creative means, all of the artists in Data Mining might be characterized as “folk politicians” or, if you will, “craft activists.” Whether armed with video cameras or embroidery needles, glue guns or pocket knives, the artists in Data Mining aestheticize politics and politicize aesthetics.Including the work of Conrad Bakker, Jay Chung, Dora Garcia, Chris Moukarbel, Karen Reimer, Joe Scanlan, Robert Smithson and Donelle Woolford.
Contact: 212.594.9478

Jul. 6 - 8, 2006 (event web site)
wade
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Notes: The wade Collective formed through an interest in art in public spaces, and aims to open the dialogue between the arts, the community, and the urban landscape. wade shows works of public art through interventionist and time-based practice within the existing network of over 100 wading pools in Toronto’s system of parks. wade events are co-presented by the artist-run centre YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

The project gives artists a chance to showcase their work with a direct connection to audience. wade confronts artists with the life of recreational space. As we engage playfully in our environments, we foster an innate sense of meaning and importance of place. Events, installations, and performances are staggered over the duration of a weekend, encouraging people to move from one to the next. The nature of the project creates parallels between the city, the pool, and the public, raising awareness of pools as public domain. Our natural and social resources are highlighted through vital experience. Toronto’s identity as a collection of communities is emphasized and its diversity celebrated. Please see website for locations and artists.
Contact: info@wadetoronto.com

Jun. 30, 2006 (event web site)
YASMIN Discussion on Art and Climate Change
Notes: YASMIN will organise an e-discussion during June about the following topic: "The Perception of Climate Change". We would like to focus on the following points:
- How do media artists currently deal with climate change as a topic/concern?
- What use by artists of space technologies (enabling the birds-eye view of Earth)?
- How do these technologies influence scientific, artistic and public perception?
A number of invited guests will be leading the discussion. If you would like to participate in the YASMIN discussion, please subscribe to the Yasmin list at http://www.media.uoa.gr/yasmin. (go to "subscription" and follow instructions)

YASMIN is a network of artists, scientists, engineers, theoreticians and institutions promoting communication and collaboration in art, science and technology around the Mediterranean Rim. YASMIN is a network of artists, scientists, engineers and scholars around the Mediterranean Region and is co sponsored by Leonardo/OLATS
Contact: rmalina@prontomail.com

Jun. 30  -  Jul. 30, 2006 (event web site)
Human = Nature
Location: Firehouse Gallery, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Notes: Guest-curated by Victoria Anstead. Within the world of art a new model of creation has been growing: one of collaboration, interdisciplinary investigation and community involvement; one in which the artist acts as an agent for change. Human=Nature brings together a diverse group of eight internationally-known artists who create art to confront and respond to environmental concerns. While nature and ecological systems play a large role, the environments these artists draw upon for inspiration include the cultural, social and political forces that affect their own lives as well as all life on the planet.

The work that results takes a variety of forms from photography and sculpture to site-specific installation and interactive new media and often incorporates the artist’s collaboration with specialists from fields as diverse as geology, biology, architecture and information technology. Art has always played a critical role in our cultural evolution and innovation. Now more than ever, artists can help us envision the kind of world that is possible; Human=Nature celebrates this possibility.

Participating artists: Michele Brody, Jackie Brookner, Michael Flomen, Yumi Kori, Robert Rauschenberg, SEED Collective, Alan Sonfist and Stephen Vitiello. Also an Artist Talk on July 1st at 2 p.m.
Contact: 802.865.7166

Jun. 30  -  Aug. 27, 2006 (event web site)
Dissipation And Disintegration, Antenna Sites And Debris Basins In The San Gabriel Mountains
Location: The CLUI - Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.
Notes: These debris basins and antenna sites show the divergent links between humans and the wild: At the top, the mountains are surmounted and used as an electromagnetic platform of social communication and control, radiating forever outward. At their base they must be contained, their inevitable collapse restrained, as they threaten our engineered landscape, and the fragile order we have established. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5 or by appointment. Free admission.
Contact: (310) 839-5722

Jun. 29  -  Jul. 9, 2006 (event web site)
Art Not Oil: A True Portrait of an Oil Company
Location: The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern St, London, England EC2A 3JL.
Notes: Art Not Oil sheds light and shadow on the oil industry. Climate chaos is set to have a catastrophic effect on all of us, while hitting the poorest hardest. Oil is a curse that also fuels war, poverty and environmental destruction. Yet the companies most responsible are profiting handsomely, and they are still welcome it seems in many of our most prestigious public galleries and museums. Why?

Art Not Oil is an exhibition and a campaign, committed to showing powerful political/ecological art, to seeing an end to oil sponsorship of the arts, and to helping build movements for climate justice both here and throughout the world. As well as work that looks at the negative impacts of fossil fuels, we welcome work that looks at positive alternatives and solutions. Keep your art flowing in - turn your visions, nightmares, anger and hope into creative resistance!
Contact: info(at)artnotoil(dot)org.uk, +07708 794665

Jun. 28, 2006
Melting Antarctica
Location: Praxis Art Gallery, 25 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021 US.
Notes: Praxis International Art cordially invites you to this special event: Concurrent with Melting Antarctica, an exhibition of photographs and video, Andrea Juan will be presenting her book to the public. 6 p.m.

The Antarctica Project was sparked by the research conducted by Argentine scientists in Antarctica on the drastic consequences of climate changes such as the erosion of the Larsen barrier and the buildup of methane gas on the Antarctic coast. As a result of her exploration of this subject, Andrea Juan decided to develop numerous performance pieces and video installations that investigate the responsibility human beings bear with respect to these catastrophes.
Contact: newyork@praxis-art.com, 212-772-9478

Jun. 25  -  Aug. 31, 2006 (event web site)
Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project
Location: Kiwi Gardens, 687 Harper Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C9 Canada.
Notes: 2006 marks the fifth anniversary of the Kiwi Sculpture Garden Project. KIWI Gardens is imbedded in the heart of the Canadian shield. A working business, marketing perennial foliage and landscaping, it also contains acres of cultivated and undisturbed areas, wood lots, copses, and streams. In the spring of each year, the selected artists choose the sight most suited to their work. The owner of KIWI Gardens, Paul Loiselle makes all efforts to accommodate each artist’s specific needs including moving rocks, trees, employing a backhoe to deepen streams, and for Christian Bernard Singer’s eco-installation, constructing a small hill. Ultimately, he then plants suitable vegetation around each sculpture. The works are then documented throughout the summer, recording the changes in the physical environment.

Throughout the five years, the project has involved many artists of note, both established and emerging. This year provides the largest roster to date. The ten selected artists include Tom Dean, David Pellettier, Wojtek Biczysko, John McEwen, Doug Guildford, Anthony Koutras, Dawn MacNutt, Christian Bernard Singer, Steven White, and Catherine Widgery. The 2006 Kiwi Sculpture Garden artists offer a range of material including bronze, steel, concrete, found objects, photo and textile based pieces, and land art.
Contact: 416 921-6540, eddaygal.toronto@sympatico.ca

Jun. 24, 2006 (event web site)
Imagine the Way
Location: India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: An Imagine the Way Kick-Off event is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 at India Basin Shoreline Park. A community barbeque including music and entertainment, nature tours, and a channel to provide input on impending projects along the waterfront. We are attempting to establish three sites by our Imagine the Way event. Please email Jeff for more information.
Contact: Jeff Condit, jcondit@sfneighborhoodparks.org

Jun. 24, 2006 (event web site)
Panel Discussion at Point Reyes Books
Location: Point Reyes Books, 11315 Highway 1, Point Reyes, CA, 94956.
Notes: In conjunction with the Wild Book Show at Point Reyes Books, on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Donna Seager of the Donna Seager Gallery in San Rafael, and artist book creators Charles Hobson and Judith Selby Lang will discuss the how, what and why of making and collecting artist books at a free panel discussion. The Wild Book Show is co-sponsored by Gallery Route One and Point Reyes Books. Books are sold through a silent bidding process throughout the show. Bids close at 5 pm on Sunday, July 9. Half of the proceeds from the sale of each book supports Gallery Route One's Artists in the Schools Program and the other half goes to the artist.
Contact: 415.663.1542

Jun. 24  -  Jul. 22, 2006 (event web site)
The Stars Down to Earth
Location: The Nunnery Gallery, 181-183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ UK.
Notes: This year’s annual Bow Arts Trust exhibition, which opens to the public at East London’s Nunnery Gallery in Bow on Saturday June 24, has been selected by curator and art writer Andrew Hunt. The show, entitled ‘The Stars Down to Earth’, features the work of seventeen artists picked from amongst over ninety members of the Bow Arts Trust. The exhibition includes diverse elements, from video documentation and sculpture to formal painting.

Artists: Alan Bond, Brignell and Raimes, Gordon Cheung, Giles Corby, Deborah Crofts, Robin Dixon, Susannah Hewlett, Mandy Hudson, Daniel Lehan, Maslen and Mehra, Danny Pockets, David Saunders, Dawn Shorten, Ruth Solomons, Tomoya Yamaguchi.
Contact: mbaettig@bowarts.com, +020 8709 5290

Jun. 24  -  Nov. 30, 2006 (event web site)
Talk with Sculptor Peter Randall-Page
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Peter Randall-Page talks at 11 a.m. on his collaboration with Grimshaw Architects on the design of the Eden Project's new education building. Peter's practice has often been informed by botanical form and, by following the kind of spiral pattern found in pinecones and sunflower heads, the dimensions of roof timbers were dramatically reduced. Peter is now working on a 100 tonne carving for the central chamber of the building. Admission £3 (conc. £2). Booking essential.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jun. 24, 2006 (event web site)
Architecture Week - Talk: Peter Randall-Page on the Eden Project Building
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Sculptor Peter Randall-Page talks on his collaboration with Grimshaw Architects on the design of the Eden Project’s new education building. Peter’s practice has often been informed by botanical form and, by following the kind of spiral pattern found in pinecones and sunflower heads, the dimensions of roof timbers were dramatically reduced. Peter is now working on a 100 tonne carving for the central chamber of the building. 11:00 a.m. Admission £3 (conc. £2). Booking essential.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jun. 23  -  Jul. 8, 2006 (event web site)
Kunstladen Emser 126
Location: Emserstraße 126, 12051 berlin-neukölln, Germany.
Notes: You are invited to the opening of the exhibition 'Kunstladen Emser 126' in Berlin and to our 'Open Studio Days' this weekend (June 24/25, 12-19pm). The exhibition at 'Kunstladen Emser 126' runs until July 8th. Information and images on our website.
Contact: kultur@körnerkiez.de

Jun. 23  -  Jul. 30, 2006 (event web site)
Gallery Route One Presents
Location: Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: Marj Burgstahler Stone's sculpture, "No Safe Refuge". Plus, "With the Earth: Art & the Environment, Portrait of a Forest", a group show featuring West Marin, California artists Milly Biller, Paula Fava, Tim Graveson, Gwendolyn Meyer, Wendy Schwartz, Elisabeth Setten, C.R. Snyder, Marj Burgstahler Stone, Vickisa. Lastly, in the Annex: Charles Winstead, Intelligent Design: Physics and Reality.
Contact: (415) 663-1347

Jun. 22  -  Aug. 10, 2006 (event web site)
Nature Rules: at Creativity Explored
Location: Creativity Explored Gallery 3245 Sixteenth St. @ Guerrero, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Nature Rules is a group exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture inspired by the natural world by artists with developmental disabilities at San Francisco's Creativity Explored. Hours: Mon - Fri. 10am-3pm, Sat. 1-6pm.
Contact: (415) 863-2108

Jun. 22, 2006
C. Stassinopoulos and the Explorers: Space Exploration
Location: Small Musical Theatre: 33 Veikou str. Koukaki, Athens Greece.
Notes: After the remarkable jam with David Cross (King Krimson) in October, Criss Stassinopoulos and the Explorers return at the small musical theatre to offer us one more unique experience: Space Exploration. It is a word jazz fusion musical performance that aims to travel the audience beyond life's trivia, revive our conciousness and remind us of our responsibilities towards the environment, whether it be our home, planet or the universe itself. Starts at 9:30 p.m.
Contact: keteo@in.gr

Jun. 21 - 22, 2006 (event web site)
Tiber River Solstice 2006
Location: Rome, Italy.
Notes: In the heart of Rome on the Tiber River beginning at sunset, an all night program of sound installations paired with animated shadow projections will bring the river to life. The site will be defined by the flames of thousands of candles reflected by the river, and the trees will be dramatically lit. The evening will culminate with a musical composition to welcome the dawn. Artists include Kiki Smith, Alvin Curran, Barnaby Evans, David Monacchi, Roberto Laneri, Walter Branchi, Roberto Catani, Nico Muhly, Francesca Fini, Eugenio Girodani, Marueen Selwood, Andrea Biagioni, Gabriele Manecchi, Daniel Brown and Erika Kruger.
Contact: kristin@tevereterno.it

Jun. 18 - 30, 2006 (event web site)
Nature and Consciousness
Location: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Devon, TQ9 6EA UK.
Notes: Modern science, particularly physics, is confirming what the mystics and shamans have always known: that there is more to nature than the untrained eye usually sees. Mind and matter are not two separate entities, just as the observer is not independent of the observed. The significance of these insights for our world view and our relationship to the natural world can hardly be overstated. Presenters on this course will explore these issues and reflect on how science, values and spirituality can be integrated. Facilitators: Christian de Quincey is Professor of Philosophy at John F. Kennedy University and author of Radical Nature. Arthur Zajonc is Professor of Physics at Amherst College and author of Goethe’s Way of Science.
Contact: admin@schumachercollege.org.uk

Jun. 17, 2006 (event web site)
Inauguration of the Botanical Mural by Mona Caron
Location: At the corner of CHURCH ST and 22D STREET, San Francisco, CA.
Notes: Come and celebrate the completion of the Botanical mural, in an outdoor party featuring: live music by RUPA and the April Fishes, a mural tour by the artist, refreshments, performances by The Genie and Malinali, Installation by Tyson, poetry by Adrian Arias, dance, flowers and more! Music starts at 11:45. Officials speak at noon, ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:15, end of performances around 2pm.

The mural features an array of wild grasses and flowers (mostly weeds) both native and non-native, in various stages of blossoming or drying, blown up to giant proportions. Looking at nature closely, one may notice the intricacy and beauty of even the most "valueless" and unseeming little plants, regardless of which stage in life they happen to be in. The mural showcases several plants that are not particularly noticeable in real life, weeds that can grow in any spot of the city, and are freely available to anybody.
Contact: mona@bok.net

Jun. 17, 2006 (event web site)
Architecture Week - Talk: Creating CCANW's Project Space
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: Chris Park of architects Harris McMillan and Clive Adams of Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World talk on the challenge of adapting a 40 year old wooden shed on a tiny budget, using recycled materials, timber from sustainably managed forests and environmentally-friendly techniques and materials. 11:00 a.m. Admission £3 (conc. £2). Booking essential.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jun. 16 - 17, 2006 (event web site)
Modernity & Waste
Location: University of St. Andrews, The Nisbet Room, David Russell Hall, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9AL UK.
Notes: The Modernity & Waste Conference builds on the work of the AHRC Centre for Environmental History at the University of St Andrews in their historical and cultural studies of waste, and their successful international workshops of 2003 and 2004. This conference will bring together speakers from disciplines such as history, language and literature, sociology, geography, environmental history, architecture and the history of art, to explore the complex nature of the relationship between modernity and waste. For complete details, please visit the website.
Contact: john.scanlan@st-andrews.ac.uk

Jun. 15 - 18, 2006 (event web site)
LandArt-Conference in Lichtenfels
Location: Lichtenfels, Hessen, Germany.
Notes: At the *LandArt-Conference in Lichtenfels* international LandArt-artists, curators, scientists, tourist-specialists and journalists will lecture on landart topics. Discussions and workshops will be offered. The role of art in society and landscape, regional and global, its reception and effect shall be discussed. Network, communication and cooperation amongst artist, scientists, journalists and all people with an interest in LandArt are the principal objects of the conference, but there are some nice side effects in the pleasant landscape of Waldeck. *Events, music and delicious regional food in the nature park Kellerwald-Edersee shall invite you.* Participation for everyone is free.
Contact: +49-6454-1445, landartkonferenz@reta-reinl.de

Jun. 15  -  Aug. 11, 2006 (event web site)
Forming ArtSeed
Location: Thoreau Center for Sustainability, The Presidio of SF, Bldg 1014-1016 (Lincoln Boulevard and Torney Avenue), San Francisco, CA.
Notes: You are invited to celebrate more than five years of ArtSeed with an overview of early works by founding artists through key collaborative projects to recent pieces made by current apprentices and their artists mentors. To learn more about ArtSeed, go to www.artseed.org.
Contact: gallery@thoreau.org, 415.561.7823

Jun. 15  -  Jul. 23, 2006 (event web site)
Wood Memory
Location: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
Notes: Wood Memory is an exhibition of painted wood scrap sculptures by artist Claudia Chapline at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Contact: (707) 829-4797

Jun. 13 - 16, 2006 (event web site)
Fourth NEW-CUE Writers' Conference and Workshop in Honor of Rachel Carson
Location: The Spruce Point Inn, 88 Grandview Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
Notes: The NEW-CUE Writers' Conference and Workshop will be held at The Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, on the waterfront. The theme for the 2006 event will be wilderness/wildness, and it will feature the work of Henry David Thoreau. Featured speakers include Lawrence Buell, Jane Brox, Franklin Burroughs, Jeffrey Cramer, Ted Levin and Jennifer Sahn. Please check website for new and updated information.
Contact: barbara_klein@new-cue.org

Jun. 11  -  Oct. 31, 2006 (event web site)
Please, Please, Pleased to Meet'cha by Nina Katchadourian
Location: 675 West 252nd Street Bronx, New York 10471.
Notes: Visitors to Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center, will be made aware of resident and migrating birds through a series of sound recordings of human voices speaking transliterated bird calls. Sound resonates from solar-powered speakers installed in trees, so that visitors encounter the recordings as they stroll the grounds. The voices vary widely in terms of gender, quality of voice and national origin. The Audubon Society is collaborating on a series of public programs from May through October.
Contact: 718.549.3200

Jun. 11  -  Aug. 27, 2006 (event web site)
Garden Improvement
Location: Wave Hill, 675 West 242nd Street, Bronx, NY.
Notes: Featuring works for Wave Hill's gallery and gardens, this exhibit offers an alternate view of the relationship between people and nature by looking at how a garden is made more inhabitable, personal, and domesticated. Artists include Joan Bankemper, Karen Rich Beall, Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw, Laure Drogoul, Charles Goldman, Paula Hayes, Marguerite Kahrl and Paul Ruff, Cassandra Lozano, Catarina Leitão, Philip Ross, Rachel Selekman, Austin Thomas and Andy Yoder.
Contact: 718.549.3200

Jun. 10  -  Jul. 16, 2006 (event web site)
Forest Dreaming, Part II
Location: CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: The experience of entering a forest stimulates our imagination and sharpens all of our senses. The feelings it evokes can range from ones of fear and mystery to those of enchantment and wonder. This year-long, evolving exhibition will show work by over 50 artists who have responded in different ways to the forest environment. It is organised in 8 parts and has been researched in consultation with curator Angela Kingston and with the help of Stuart Arnold, a student at Bath Spa University.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

Jun. 10  -  Aug. 13, 2006 (event web site)
Where The Wild Things Are
Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Galleries 1 & 2, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY UK.
Notes: This exhibition explores the complicated relationship between humankind and nature; the struggle to co-exist, communicate and understand one another. Bringing together a number of different artists who all find their inspiration in the slightly odd, strangely disturbing and often overwhelming power of nature this exhibition examines the weird and wonderful, the ecstatic and eccentric ways through which we attempt to relate to nature, its birds and beasts. With Dave Allen, Melanie Carvalho, Marcus Coates, Henrik Hakansson, Ilana Halperin, Duncan Marquiss, Christopher Orr, Diana Thater, The Lonely Piper.
Contact: +01382 909 252/258, mail@dca.org.uk

Jun. 9  -  Jul. 30, 2006 (event web site)
From the Forest
Location: Claudia Chapline Gallery, 3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94960.
Notes: From the Forest is an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and drawings inspired by flora and fauna of the forests. With works by Carol Andrews, Geri Dpnovasn, Susan Sasso, Peter Schifrin, Harold Schwarm and Sally Seymour.
Contact: 415.868.2308

Jun. 8  -  Sept. 3, 2006 (event web site)
On Mapping: New Perspectives with a Common Thread
Location: Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA.
Notes: A journey into an interpretation of nature through thread and fabric featuring four contemporary West Coast fiber artists Linda Gass, Matthew Gerring, Barbara Lee Smith and Toot Reid. By combining colorful dyes, layers, quilting and embroidery to add texture, dimension and shadows, the artists become map makers, charting out the territories of their personal involvement with the natural world.
Contact: 425-519-0770

Jun. 5, 2006 (event web site)
Deserts, Drylands, and Desertification - United Nations World Environment Day
Location: Agiers, Algeria.
Notes: World Environment Day is the United Nations flagship environmental event, celebrated every year on June 5 in more than 100 countries around the world. Deserts, Drylands, and Desertification is an international art exhibition in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme 2006 Host City – Algiers, Algeria.

The UN's World Environment Day agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. For more information on World Environment Day 2006, go to the website above.

Jun. 5 - 26, 2006 (event web site)
NorthSouthEastWest – a 360° view of climate change
Location: The Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG UK.
Notes: This modular exhibition presents images by ten international photographers from the Magnum Photographic Agency, each commissioned to capture moments of climate change in different places around the world. The images show the impact of climate change and draw attention to the potential to deal with it, not least by reducing the world's carbon emissions. The exhibition touches on everyday lives and the built environment, food and healthy, and questions concepts of development, technology, and economy. Part of Climate Change : Cultural Change, a long-term arts and culture programme, bringing together new artist commissions, photography, film, events and exhibitions to raise awareness of climate change.
Contact: +44 (0)191 241 4931, lucy.milton@helixarts.com

Jun. 5, 2006 (event web site)
From Art to Action on Berkeley Creeks
Location: At the mouth of Schoolhouse Creek; visit website for exact location.
Notes: Join environmental artist Zach Pine, along with members of the Friends of Five Creeks, and make temporary artwork using materials we find at the site where Schoolhouse Creek empties into San Francisco Bay. A special feature of the site is a shore of "sea glass." This is Part 3 of "From Art to Action on Berkeley Creeks," a community environmental art project along Berkeley's creeks that aims to educate and inspire our community to appreciate, enjoy, value, preserve, and restore watersheds. Photos from the events, along with poetry and other text, will be exhibited locally and in an online exhbit. For more information, including photos from Part 1, please visit website. RSVP REQUIRED, enrollment is limited!
Contact: Zach Pine, 510-708-5528, zpine@aol.com

Jun. 4  -  Sept. 3, 2006
Undulating Presence
Location: Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.
Notes: An Undulating Presence, is a site-specific installation made of rolled book pages and recycled cardboard forms that creates an undulating visual marker around the gallery. This marker metaphorically represents the acquired, consumed and discarded knowledge of a contemporary society.
Contact: (860) 443-2545, susan@benarcik.com

Jun. 3, 2006 (event web site)
Living Artfully: A Celebration of Art and Ecology
Location: Mendel Art Gallery: 950 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L6 CANADA.
Notes: The Mendel Art Gallery presents Living Artfully: A Celebration of Art and Ecology from 3 to 8 pm on the grounds of the Mendel. Join us for a unique and exciting Saskatoon centenary event that promotes creative living and a sustainable future. Enjoy an afternoon of performances by singer Carrie Catherine, hip hop artist Eekwol performing with Def3 and DJ Merk, Free Flow Dance Theatre, and storytellers Joseph Naytowhow and Chris Lindgren. Eco-activist, author, and former US Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke will present the afternoon's keynote address.

An eco-fair with over 30 booths will include business, associations, food vendors, and growers who support green living. And the Saskatoon Writers Coop, winners of the Mendel Naked City Artist Project will be on hand to celebrate the Farmers' Market with readings and performances. Kids can enjoy the SaskTel Mendel Art Caravan and the Storytelling Tent. The evening wraps up indoors at the Mendel with the opening reception of the Gallery's summer exhibitions, including a premiere performance of Grace, by artist Lori Blondeau. Hike, bike, or bus, but don't miss it. Admission is free - Everyone is welcome.
Contact: (306) 975-7610

Jun. 3 - 29, 2006 (event web site)
The Forest for All
Location: Toby's Feedbarn, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Notes: THE FOREST FOR ALL is a forest installation highlighting artistic and poetic responses to the forests of West Marin County in California by K - 8 students of West Marin/Inverness Schools. All are invited to walk through and experience this forest environment created by ALL of the students from West Marin/Inverness Schools during a year long interdisciplinary mixed media project sponsored by Gallery Route One, Artists in the Schools Program. Please see website for more information.
Contact: gro@svn.net, (415) 663-1347

Jun. 3, 2006
How to Inherit the Earth: Artists and the Environmental Series
Location: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hamptons, NY 11937.
Notes: Join ecologically sensitive artists Hope Sandrow and Lillian Ball who will each present lectures on their art. Time: 3:00pm. Admission: Free
Contact: 631-324-0806

Jun. 2 - 4, 2006 (event web site)
Ecological Aesthetics: Force of Art and Public Life
Location: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 80 Meishuguan Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
Notes: The conference/workshop titled "Ecological Aesthetics: Force of Art and Public Life" marks the final event of "Greenfield: Ecological Practices of Contemporary Art", an exhibition located in Taiwan that explores the relationships between humans and nature. The aim of "Ecological Aesthetics" is to encourage exchanges and dialogues with the international circle of ecological arts and open up a new horizon for local citizens.
Contact: (07)5550331, servicemail@kmfa.gov.tw

Jun. 2  -  Jul. 1, 2006 (event web site)
Climate Change : Cultural Change
Location: Globe City, 4th Floor, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, NE1 6UQ.
Notes: Climate Change : Cultural Change, developed by Helix Arts in partnership with CarbonNeutral Newcastle, is a long-term arts and culture programme, bringing together new artist commissions, photography, film, events and exhibitions to raise awareness of climate change.

Featuring: Video works by Michael Pinsky, also films by Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison + Climate Change Explorer interactive POD and programme of events. Please visit website for details.
Contact: +44(0)191 2221666, info@globegallery.org

Jun. 1  -  Aug. 31, 2006
The Nest - Calling Attention To Endangered Species
Location: West Neck Beach, West Neck Rd., Huntington Long Island, NY.
Notes: Two Long Island artists, Tonito Valderrama and Ugur Kunst, have installed their environmental art installation entitled "The Nest" at West Neck Beach in Huntington, Long Island. The team was selected by the Town of Huntington for their third annual temporary public art installations project for parks and beaches. The Nest uses an enlarged form of an osprey nest to call attention to the indigenous species of Long Island that have become endangered by loss of habitat or other ecological pressures caused by man's development to the region. The fifteen foot nest is made of sticks,stones and reeds and will be on view through August.
Contact: Tonito Valderrama, tainorunningboy@Yahoo.com

May 29, 2006 (event web site)
Kingston Green Fair
Location: Canbury Gardens on Lower Ham Road, Kingston Upon Thames, UK.
Notes: The Green Fair has been in operation since 1987, attracting nearly 15,000 visitors each year making it the UK's most successful one-day green family event! Hundreds of stalls, bands on three renewably powered stages, exhibits, campaigning organisations, creative works especially using recycled materials, fair trade stalls, vegetarian foods from all over the world, clean transport exhibition, green lifestyles, science, childrens area, healing, circus skills. This year's theme is Ten Ways To Save The Planet, so be sure to see our informative and entertaining centre-piece marquee. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Price: £5 adults, £3 concessions, £2 children, £10 families.
Contact: +020 8974 8608, infopoint@kingstongreenfair.org.uk

May 29, 2006 (event web site)
Performance by David Rothenberg
Location: The Project Space, CCANW, Haldon Forest Park, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XR.
Notes: We are pleased to welcome back musician, philosopher and naturalist David Rothenberg, who plays clarinet with birds and writes on the deep connections between humans and the natural world. His highly regarded albums and work as founding editor of the Terra Nova book series have earned him a unique place in the landscape of arts and ecology. For this performance lecture, David will discuss his recent book Why Birds Sing and the relationship between music and nature. He will also perform music from his latest album. Starting time: 2 pm.
Contact: info@ccanw.co.uk, +01392 832277

May 28  -  Jul. 23, 2006
Back to Nature
Location: The Contemporary Artists Center, Historic Beaver Mill, Rt 8, 189 Beaver St, North Adams, MA, US.
Notes: What is the nature of nature? The exhibition Back to Nature was conceived in response to the emotions, dialogs, and idealizations that have been built around the notion of 'nature' and the 'natural.' This exhibition brings the outdoors in and the art outdoors. Expect everything from picturesque oil paintings to polar bears cuddling beautiful girls. See clever ways to teach the USA's 250 million starlings to speak, and witness seeds sprouting from the gallery floor. Take your shoes off and feel the dirt between your toes.

Featuring the work of: Mark Andreas, William Bryan Purcell, Brian Collier, Wendy Davenport, Dennis DeHart, Danielle Dimston, Jamie Kruse & Elizabeth Ellsworth, Brad Farwell, Cayetano Ferrer, Dana Fritz, Jenny Kendler, Henry Klein, Joanne Lefrak, Kristine Burns & Colby Leider, Diane Meyer, Teresa Petersen, Stacy Scibelli, Buster Simpson, Marcella A. Stasa, J. Patrick Walsh III, Sang-Mi Yoo Accompanying the 23 exhibiting artists will be an outdoor performance by Jane Mcateer, and a gallery performance by J Patrick Walsh III. Back to Nature is curated by Molly O'Rourke (SITE Santa Fe), Hezzie Phillips (CAC NAMA) and Rebecca Uchill (Indianapolis Museum of Art).
Contact: info@thecac.org, 413-663-9555

May 28, 2006 (event web site)
Visuals and Voices KICKOFF!
Location: Jack London Square, at the foot of Broadway at Embarcadero in Oakland, CA.
Notes: Come celebrate the second annual Visuals and Voices traveling show and see all of the wonderful eco-art, photography and poetry created by middle and high school students from all across the Bay Area. The Kickoff is a recognized part of the United Nations World Environment Day hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area. What an honor for Bay Area students!

11am to 2pm: LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, DJ, HIPHOP DANCERS, YOUTH BANDS, & POETRY READINGS; 12 noon: PRESENTATION OF PRIZES to the winners in each category with plenty of time to look at the student's art and talk to some of the wonderful student artists. And an added attraction - the kickoff will take place during Jack London Square's Farmer's Market - plenty of food! Mark this event in your calendar and plan on being there! 10am - 3pm. Cost: FREE.
Contact: (510) 704-4030

May 28, 2006 (event web site)
How to Inherit the Earth: Artists and the Environmental Series
Location: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hamptons, NY 11937.
Notes: The educational department of Guild Hall will present a series on how to inherit the earth featuring environmental artist Alan Sonfist. The artist's new 300-page, color illustrated survey Nature: The End of Art will be available for purchase and signing.

Sonfist, a pioneer of narrative environmental art and a leader in the Earth/Land Art Movement, will discuss his work. Sonfist will refer to one of his most recent projects: The Lost Falcon of Westphalia commissioned by Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein for his estate outside Koln, Germany. The lecture will then focus on his recently announced Time Landscape Network, a vision for the 21st century New York City metropolitan area, with specific reference to the redevelopment of Collect Pond Park in Lower Manhattan.

Sonfist proposes to create a sculptural monument of the original pond which lies underneath the city's concrete surface and access its water source which provided the early settlers with their drinking supply. 5 pm. Free Admission. Please call for further information.
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