It’s Earth Month and Greenwich Is Doing Its Part

Greenwich Sentinel
It’s Earth Month and Greenwich Is Doing Its Part

April 14, 2018

By Paul Silverfarb, Sentinel Editor

With people spending a little extra time taking care of the planet this month, the Town of Greenwich is doing its part.

On Saturday at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium, nearly 130 people came out for a panel discussion, ”Plastics and Microplastics in the Long Island Sound” and to see the Hazardous Beauty exhibit at the Flinn Gallery.

“Any time we get to have a program that talks about a global issue, such as plastics and marine debris, and bring that down to the local level so that people can see and understand that their actions locally are really important,” said Denise Savageau, Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich and moderator of the panel discussion. “This is a global issue, but it’s happening right here in Long Island Sound. Having a program that ties a global issue to a local level is great and very important to have.”

And the panel that joined Savageau on the stage was quite distinguished.

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EMS Students Create “Message in a Bottle” Art Installation with Reclaimed Materials

March 28, 2018

By Greenwich Free Press

World renowned visiting artists Willie Cole and Alejandro Duran collaborate with Eastern Middle School students to create a large scale work of art.

The students worked with the artists to gain insight into the methods and materials used by the artists in their own art practices. Using the the idea of a Distress Message in a Bottle, students worked under the direction of Cole and Duran, to create an installation focusing on environmentalism, social responsibility, and activism through art.

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Film explores effect of plastic in the ocean

March 26, 2018

By Jennifer Turiano

GREENWICH — More than 170 people showed up at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium Friday night to catch the Friends Friday Films screening of “A Plastic Ocean,” coordinated with the library’s Flinn Gallery in light of its new “Hazardous Beauty” exhibition.

“The amount of plastics and garbage in the ocean, it’s really kind of ghastly and sickening,” said Wayne Campbell, former film librarian, before the screening. “But maybe it’s not too late.”

The film bounced around different parts of the globe with journalist Craig Leeson, who talked with scientists and activists, originally for a project to film blue whales.

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“Hazardous Beauty” at the Flinn Gallery Examines Collision of Consumerism and the Natural World

March 20, 2018

By Karen Sheer

The Flinn Gallery has opened its exhibit Hazardous Beauty, an environmental art show that examines the collision of consumer culture with the natural world.

In an era when a man’s relationship with nature and its inhabitant is becoming increasingly uneasy, environmental art is more relevant than ever.

Photos by Karen Sheer

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Recycling in their own way: Artists turn stuff of pollution into art

March 18, 2018

By Jennifer Turiano

A Cadillac made of water bottles stands front and center. Coastal photographs, rainbow-colored plastic debris littering the sand and foamy seashore, hang around the perimeter of the gallery.

The pieces on display in “Hazardous Beauty,” the new exhibition at Greenwich Library’s Flinn Gallery, examine the impact of consumer culture on the natural world — turning the detritus of a disposable society into art.

 

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