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Subject: BBC Virtual Presentation, Tuesday October 20
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Bio: A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carolyn Monastra received her MFA in photography from The Yale School of Art. For the past twenty-five years her work has focused on creating and discovering mystery in the natural world. She has been awarded numerous artist residencies including at Ucross, Caldera Arts, The Djerassi Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, and The Saltonstall Foundation. A 2009 residency at the Skaftfell Visual Arts Center in Iceland inspired her to begin focusing on the critical issue of climate change in her artwork.
Talk Summary: Working at the intersection of art and ecology, artist and activist Carolyn Monastra has spent the past ten years focusing on one of the most critical issues of our time: climate change. She will present work from two projects: The Witness Tree (begun in 2010) and Divergence of Birds the latter of which was inspired by the Audubon Society's recent Climate Reports. She will discuss her different approaches to these two bodies of work and suggest direct actions everyone can take to combat the climate crisis and protect endangered wildlife.
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