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Human/Nature: A Passion For Environmental Art

PRESENTED ON DEC 07, 2018
IN HAMPTONS @ VOL 26

Tonito Valderrama is a international exhibiting environmental artist and educator. He has had a focus on local enviromental issues such as deforrestation and endangered species, and studied birds of prey, botany, and Long Island's varied eco-systems. Tonito shares with us his passion for art and nature.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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Sustainability and environmental rationality

BY ILYA YAKOVLEV
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2015

Environmental sustainability - the ability of the environment to withstand human. In ecology, the term refers to the ability of biological systems to the preservation and development of biodiversity.

lya Yakovlev considered the question about social, ecological, cultural processes that use natural resources. 

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Plein Air for the Planet: Landscape Art as Environmental Activism

BY STEPHEN WASHINGTON
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Speaker Stephen Washington, an artist living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, believes strongly in the power of art—particularly plein air painting—to  help save the landscapes it so beautifully captures. 

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"I only work here..." Regarding the Nature of Painting Nature

BY TIMOTHY ROEPE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 16, 2016

Timothy Roepe is a painter who's art is rooted in painting directly from nature. He explores what it is to paint from nature, and how he derives his abstract works from what he sees in the world. 

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Nature weavers

BY CARLY GARNER
@ VOL 20 ON APR 05, 2017

Natureweavers is an award winning forest school program for children and families that combines environmental education, nature connection and regional sustainability. Based in Black Mountain, Carly Garner and her team have been working with children in wildspace since 2010. Their programs include a weekly bush kinder, a monthly WildPlayGroup, Saturday sessions, seasonal celebrations, overnight camps and holiday programs. Carly is also a member of the International Association of Nature Pedagogy and advisor to the Forest School Alliance.  In her presentation, Carly talks about her innovative approach to environmental education with kids taking risks and getting down and dirty! 

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River Ways and Land Uses

BY KATE FOSTER
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 18, 2017

Kate Foster talks about her map of the Riverways which presents the Borders dominated by its waterways rather than its towns.

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

BY SOFIA FORTUNATO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

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Plein Air Painting

BY LORAINE STEPHANSON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Ever wanted to try plein air painting? You don't need an art degree, and you don't even have to show anyone your work! Loraine Stephanson takes artists outside every year at the Meadowlark Nature Festival in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

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Multi-Disciplinary Artist

BY JANE MARTIN
@ VOL 25 ON SEP 14, 2018

An East Hampton based multi-disciplinary artist, Jane Martin works in photography, painting, video stills, film, and installations. Jane takes inspiration from the nature of the East End of Long Island as well as from her travels around the world. Her work has been featured in galleries, museums, and art fairs across the United States, Europe, and Australia. Join us as we venture into her life and current ambitions.