A Busy Start to 2016

It’s hard to keep track these days of all the (matzo) balls I have in the air! However, here’s what’s currently on my plate:

Exhibition: Takashi Morizumi: Autoradiography from Fukushima

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As a member of Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP), I worked with graphic designer Lisa Rasmussen who designed the exhibition panels and an informational handout for this stunning exhibition of photographs that make visible the radiation in abandoned objects at Fukushima (currently on view at the University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh). The exhibition openingĀ  on March 15 was followed by a panel discussion, which I co-moderated with Taylor Hennessee. We skyped with Morizumi with bags of radioactive soil piled behind him and heard from Zeba Ahmed, a Fulbright Scholar, and Dr. Patricia DeMarco. See the RHIP web site for details.

Presentation: Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference/World Social Work Day: Sustainable Communities: The Human Impact, March 16, 2016, California University of Pennsylvania


I was one of three keynote speakers for this conference. My talk, “Art in the Anthropocene” is available in the Resources section of this web site. It was an enjoyable and educational day that included a lecture by Dr. Chaone Mallory, who teaches courses in environmental ethics, environmental justice, green political theory and related topics at Villanova University, and a Skype presentation by an activist who lives in Flint, MI and gave us a compelling update on the state of their water and the health of the community.

Writing: Art & Feminism: Then & Now on Pittsburgh Articulate

Arts and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Pittsburgh, March 5, 2016.
Image courtesy of Julie Kooser (from Pittsburgh Articulate).

I am pleased to announce the first in a series articles Pittsburgh curator Vicky Clark and I are writing on feminism and art for the online magazine, Pittsburgh Articulate. We are presenting both a personal and historical overview of feminist art and then will cover how women artists of our generation and younger are feeling about feminism today. We have distributed a questionnaire to a select group of women artists and will report on our findings in subsequent articles.

Stay tuned for many more of my projects and events, including a guest lecture and workshop at Saint Lawrence University end of March; LUNA, an after-school ecoliteracy and art program in Larimer, starting April 5; and organizing a team of botanical artists for Phipps’ Bioblitz in June. Note that my American Beech botanical portrait (see my prior post), along with many more native tree portraits will be on exhibit at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, opening April 1, 6-7:30pm (through May 20).


About Ann T. Rosenthal

eco/community artist, educator, writer
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