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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 possibilities.

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. Yang

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.

Including talks by renowned climate scientist and communicator Katharine Hayhoe.
Note: All programming for Third Coast Disrupted will take place online.   

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.

 This 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; OpenlandsThe Nature Conservancy; Clare Butterfield and Edward Maldonado; Greenleaf Advisors, LLC; Debra Shore; The Fogelson Family Foundation; and Keller Science Action Center, Field Museum.

Third Coast Disrupted was created through a collaboration between DePaul University's Institute for Nature and CultureColumbia College Chicago, and Terracom.

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Third Coast Disrupted