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Bay Area Artists Fuse Art and Activism To Tackle Environmental Crises

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 (Jane Kim)

April 22nd marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. But every day, Bay Area artists create work that calls attention to our most urgent ecological challenges: a photo series depicting vanishing Antarctic glaciers; plastic debris from a Point Reyes beach transformed into colorful sculpture; a series of murals tracing the migratory path of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. In this segment, we’ll examine the history of environmental art and talk to local artists focusing on issues like climate change, marine pollution, and species extinction.

Guests:

William Fox, director of the Center for Art + Environment, the Nevada Museum of Art

Jane Kim, artist, science illustrator and founder of Ink Dwell

Camille Seaman, artist; her photography is featured in "Vanishing Ice" at the David Bower Center in Berkeley

Judith Selby Lang, artist, One Beach Plastic

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