Panel on Indigenous Art and Environmental Issues Comes to Zuccaire Gallery Stony Brook University

The Staller Center’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery announces a panel discussion on Indigenous art and environmental issues, Thursday, October 27 at 4 p.m. at the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Reception to follow at Galerie Zuccaire.

A panel of Connecting the Drops artists discuss the intersection of environmental and Indigenous issues, featuring Courtney M. Leonard and Erin Genia in dialogue with Shavonne F. Smith and Dr. Ellen Pikitch. Moderated by Dr. Abena Asare.

What are the new ways to connect science and art at Stony Brook University? What stories are left out and what topics should we explore? Zuccaire Gallery’s next panel will focus on the work of Indigenous peoples in addressing issues of climate change, pollution and environmental conservation. The panel will explore the connections between art and science, addressing the Shinnecock Hope Spot, climate activism through art, indigenous science, and the environmental work scientists and activists are doing on Long Island. The panel features artists and environmental activists, Courtney M Leonard and Erin Genia, in dialogue with environmental leader Shavonne F. Smith and renowned scientist Dr. Ellen Pikitch.

This program is organized in collaboration with CONNECTING THE DROPS: THE POWER OF WATER, an art exhibition featuring 7 environmental artists. Learn more about the exhibition here.

This program is made possible through a generous donation from Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller. Co-sponsored by the Stony Brook Institute for the Humanities.

Learn more about each panelist by clicking the link below.

Speakers: Erin Genia, Courtney M. Leonard, Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Shavonne F. Smith

Moderator: Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare

Learn more about the Shinnecock Hope Spot: “New York’s First Hope Spot Celebrated in Shinneock Bay, Long Island”

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