Storm Warning Symposium: On Balance / Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century

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Storm Warning Symposium: On Balance / Art, Science and Politics in the 21st Century

The Vicki Myhren Gallery presents a symposium in conjunction with the Storm Warning exhibition on April 13th from 11:00am-5:00pm

(Cosponsored by the Department of Communications Studies and the Department of Biological Sciences)


Lindsay Auditorium at Sturm Hall

2000 E. Asbury Ave



11:00 Coffee and welcoming remarks from gallery director Dan Jacobs

11:30 Dr. Gregory Heming lecture: The Storm Cloud of the Twenty-First Century: Lecture I In honor of John Ruskin

12:00 Panel Discussion with Susan Camp, J. Henry Fair, Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo and Dr. Heidi Steltzer moderated by Gregory Heming

— following the panel discussion there will be a brief Q&A

1:45 Break for refreshments

3:00 J Henry Fair: The Hidden Costs of Goods Sold


Panelists and Speakers:

Dr. Gregory Heming Over the course of the last 30 years Dr. Heming has devoted much of his time to participating in processes and procedures that promote a dialogue on the inter-connectedness of the environment, economics, rural community development and politics. He has done so as a journalist, academic, published author, community activist, businessman and elected representative.

Dr. Phaedra Pezzullo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder whose personal interests are in environmental communication, environmental justice, tourism studies and public advocacy.

Dr. Heidi Steltzer is an associate professor of biology at Fort Lewis College. She joined the college in 2009 from Colorado State University (CSU), where she was a research scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Previously, Dr. Steltzer was a researcher in CSU’s Department of Forestry. Dr. Steltzer is an active environmental science scholar who collaborates with colleagues from around the country as well as students to investigate a range of environmental issues that impact both science and society. Her research has appeared in publications from Nature to Global Change Biology, and she presents her work to peers, scientists and students across the U.S. She was a fellow for the Center for Collaborative Conservation at CSU. Dr. Steltzer serves on the board of the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, is a science advisor to the Mountain Studies Institute and is an ad-hoc reviewer for many journals, including Journal of Geophysical Research, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Ecology andOecologiaamong others.

Susan Camp  is a sculptor/printmaker based in rural Maine who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine in Orono, where she teaches printmaking, sculpture and foundations.  With a focus on minimising the environmental impact of her practice, Susan makes biodegradable artwork from constrained gourds which are grown into her molds, which have been exhibited widely.  Susan is a “think globally/act locally” artist/activist who has created several community projects around her work that provide a nexus for learning and discussion about environmental issues including local farming/production and/vs Big-Agra.

J. Henry Fair is an internally recognised photographer, author and environmental activist who is perhaps best known for his photographs of eco-disasters from the air.  Henry’s deceptively beautiful, swirling abstractions draw the viewer in and which then, on further inspection, turn out to be horrific industrial scars.