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Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate
September 8 – October 30, 2020
Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate is an
exhibition of newly commissioned artworks culminating a yearlong conversation
between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions
in the Chicago region.
Through science-inspired sculpture, painting, collage and more,
the artworks examine local impacts -- happening here and now -- ranging from
extreme heat to flooding to habitat loss, and more. They also shine light on
local solutions underway, like "cool roofs," nature-based approaches
to slowing stormwater, and backyard habitat restoration. Some imagine future
Third Coast Disrupted is based on the notion that art can
connect and engage with people on an emotional level. It can pique curiosity,
be unexpected, tactile, interactive, evocative, and memorable. It can slow
people down, inspire them to reflect, move them to talk to each other -- and
spur them to act.
Curatorial Team: Project Director & Lead Curator, Christine
Esposito; Science Curator, Liam Heneghan; Art Curator, Lisa Roberts; Senior
Consultant, Meg Duguid
Participating artists: Jeremy Bolen, Barbara Cooper, Hector
Duarte, Rosemary Holliday Hall, N. Masani Landfair, Meredith Leich, and Andrew S.
Participating scientists: Elena Grossman, MPH; Daniel Horton,
Ph.D.; Abigail Derby Lewis, Ph.D.; Aaron Packman, Ph.D.; Katherine Moore
Powell, Ph.D.; Desi Robertson-Thompson, Ph.D.; Philip Willink, Ph.D.
talks by renowned climate scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe.Note: All programming
for Third Coast Disrupted will take place
Glass Curtain Gallery – Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago
Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gallery capacity is 10 visitors, and masks are required.
program is partially supported from a grant from the Illinois Arts Council
Agency and Illinois
Science & Energy Innovation Foundation with additional support
from Keith Giles and Christine Skolnik; Openlands; The Nature Conservancy; Clare Butterfield and Edward
Maldonado; Greenleaf Advisors, LLC; Debra Shore; The Fogelson Family
Foundation; and Keller Science Action Center, Field Museum.
Coast Disrupted was created through a collaboration between DePaul University's Institute for Nature and Culture, Columbia
College Chicago, and Terracom.
Learn more at:colum.edu/thirdcoast
Third Coast Disrupted