Education & Training Miami-Dade County

Artists Respond To Growing Sea Level Rise Crisis

Artists Respond To Growing Sea Level Rise CrisisTuesday, March 14, 6pm-8pm – Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The crisis of Global Warming and its rapidly threatening effects on Sea Level Rise is a reality that will affect everyone in South Florida (and beyond). Miami-Dade County, Florida has more people living less than 4 feet above sea level than any U.S. state. Artists address their concerns in innovative projects that will visually engage the audience and hopefully provoke a new awareness about our water and how Sea Level Rise can considerably influence human populations in coastal and island regions and natural environments. This month’s conversation features three artists engaged in Sea Level Rise projects:

Anita Glesta, an internationally recognized artist, will present her project, WATERSHED, to the United States Conference of Mayors on Miami Beach in June to highlight the issue of climate change through site-responsive installations.
Tina Spiro is a Jamaica-based artist with close ties to South Florida. Her Deep See: An Art Installation for the Sea is a collaborative multi-media project that focuses on environmental consciousness.
Miami artist Xavier Cortada is a long-time environmental activist who has been working in the Earth’s poles for the past decade to create site-specific installations that generate awareness about global climate change.
Dr. Carol Damian, Professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Art History at Florida International University, and curator for the Deep See project, will moderate the conversation. #ARTtuesdaysMiami

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