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Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, Maloney Hall




Events and Activities



Opening Reception, 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, March 19, preceding reception


Kate Cheney Chappell Poetry Reading, approximately 5:30, during reception





Artist Lecture 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.  





Screening of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", 2:00 - 3:30, followed by

Art and Science Lecture with Joy Wulke and Charles Button, 3:30 - 4:40 pm,

Wednesday, April 8


Joy Wulke, a CT artist featured in Sustainable and recipient of 2009 Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation in Community Leadership, and Charles Button, a CCSU Geography professor, will speak in the gallery about the global climate change and the significance of eco-art.  





Workshop by the GESAC Symposium, 2:00 - 4:30, 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 discuss/debate.  Please come and add your thoughts about "Sustainable Dining" at CCSU!




Bass Brook Rivercube Participatory Action - 9:30 - noon, Friday, April 24

At 9:30am, 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 - by appointment

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?



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