MARCH 24, 4-5PM: ART + SCIENCE IN THE FIELD'S 'ART OF THE CLIMATE' RESIDENT PRESENTS A TALK ON HER ADVENTURES IN THE ARCTIC.
This talk, "Of Ice Floes, Whale Bones, and Abandoned Mines: Close Encounters from the Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition," is 4 - 5pm on Saturday, March 24.
Writer Cynthia Reeves, whose current writing project is a trilogy of linked novellas titled The Comfort of Water, will share photos and personal experiences from her Arctic Circle residency aboard the schooner Antigua, and will read from her work-in-progress inspired by encounters from that residency.
One impetus from her trip that shaped her project were serendipitous comments from her fellow artist-shipmates as they wound down their adventure. They would say: This is our “last landing,” our “last beach,” and “our last glacier.”
The idea of there being a “last glacier” jogged something in her mind—tying the idea of climate change and its potential impacts directly to her work. The stunning and otherworldly beauty of the Arctic landscape was also a source of inspiration, especially contemplating what would be lost if that landscape continues to be compromised.
RSVP by email to save a spot.
The event is co-sponsored by AS IF Center and Toe River Arts and takes place at the Arts Resource Center at Toe River Arts, 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, upstairs. Event is free of charge, but participants will need to RSVP to reserve a spot, and will be encouraged (but not required) to make a small donation to AS IF Center and Toe River Arts.
AS IF is a center for artists, scientists, and hybrid artist-scientists to work in collaboration or in parallel with others, located an hour northeast of Asheville.