How can art address climate change?
Earth Art Bainbridge is a program that explores how art can inspire us to better understand our impact on the natural world and encourage action on climate change. Throughout the month of April, artists and community members have been expressing their views through visual art, music, poetry, performance, experience and discussion.
In this podcast, we meet Bobbie Morgan, one of the many artists contributing work to Earth Art Bainbridge. She wrote a collection of twenty poems, entitled Keening: Cries from Creatures at Risk of Extinction. Each poem in Keening honors an endangered species from each of the earth’s twenty biomes (environmental categories such as the desert or forest).
Bobbie created this work as a way of bringing heart and vitality to the dry facts of science. She believes, like Beth Robson, the originator of Earth Art Bainbridge, that while science speaks to the facts and data of climate change, art brings these facts alive and inspires action.
Join Bobbie and the 20 local scientists who will read her poems at an event on Saturday, April 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Dayaalu Center. A suggested donation of $10 will be given to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their work to protect critical habitat.
More information on this and other Earth Art Bainbridge programs can be found at: http://earthartbainbridge.org/
Credits: BCB host: Christina Hulet; audio tech, editor and publisher: Diane Walker.