(Re) Presenting Place: A Portrait of the Coal River Valley

 

Update! Gallery opening has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 24th, from 5:30-7 with a talk at 6pm. Sorry for any confusion. 

In the Summer of 2013, Rachel Lindy ’15, Rachie Weisberg ’15 and Isaac Silk ’14 spent six weeks living in the Coal River Valley of southern West Virginia—an area highly affected by mountaintop removal coal mining and teeming with activist resistance. During this time, they developed a multimedia project that explored the future of the region and its inhabitants in a post-coal economy, attempting to place this change in the larger context of social and environmental justice issues. By sharing these images and stories, they hope to provide the Wesleyan community with a sense of the deep complexities surrounding the coal industry, and to encourage dialogue around the often absentminded nature with which we consume fossil fuels.

The opening reception is in Zelnick this Monday from 4:30-6pm with a talk by Rachel and Rachie at 5 pm and the gallery will be up until the 27th.

Exhibition made possible through the generosity of the COE’s Visualizing the Environment Program, the COE, the Green Fund, and the CFA’s Feet to the Fire Program.

When: February 24th from 5:30-7pm, talk at 6pm. Gallery is open through the 27th.
Where: Zelnick Pavillion
Cost: Free!