4:00 - 7:00 pm,
Thursday, March 19
The opening is also the occasion
for the Kick-Off of the Park Water
Arts Campaign 2009-15,
coinciding with Phase I of Hartford’s MDC Clean Water
Project. 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.
free and open to the general public - with
CT-produced wine and organic and local refreshments
Artists Panel, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Thursday,
Kate Cheney Chappell
approximately 5:30, during reception
with Jerry Butler and Mat Robinson,
3:45 - 4:40 pm, Wednesday, April 1
Two artists in Sustainable,
who are both from CCSU, will speak in the gallery about their work and the
significance of eco-art.
Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", 2:00 - 3:30, followed by
Art and Science
with Joy Wulke and Charles Button,
3:30 - 4:40 pm,
Joy Wulke, a CT artist featured in Sustainable
recipient of 2009 Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation in
and Charles Button, a CCSU Geography professor, will speak in the gallery about the
global climate change and the
significance of eco-art.
Thursday, April 16
This session, which will take
place in the gallery, is one of the events scheduled during the GESAC Symposium,
from April 15-16. The workshop, "Using
the Sun, Wind, and Earth to provide Energy for Homes and Buildings,” will be
presented by Dr. Krishna Raman, of the Solar Energy Association of CT.
CCSU Sustainable Dining?
Fast Food/Slow Food Panel -
2:15 - 3:15, Wednesday April 22, Earth Day
Panel members include
Bill Duesing, Director of Northeast Organic
Farming Association of Connecticut; Ingrid Jon, District Manager
of CCSU’s Sodexho Food Services; Mike Kandefer, General
Manager of New Britain’s Urban Oaks Organic Farm; and Jane
Slupecki, Agricultural Marketing & Inspection Rep for CT Dept of
Agriculture. The panel moderator is David Fearon, CCSU
Professor in Organization and Management. After
presentations, the panel and audience will
come and add your thoughts about "Sustainable Dining" at CCSU!
Rivercube Participatory Action -
9:30 - noon,
Friday, April 24
meet CCSU Art Galleries for coffee and donuts, and
orientation with Bob Johnson of RiverCubes and ATM
(Artful Trash Management). From 10 - noon,
collect trash in the local Bass Brook Basin watershed, and
then witness at a local waste management plant its
sculptural compression and the setting of the RiverCube near
its source. Wear appropriate shoes and pants.
The Rivercube will be installed on campus
grounds at Maloney Hall.
Public School Classroom Visits -
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?