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Exhibition: Clarissa Tossin, “Stereoscopic Vision”

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

Clarissa Tossin, When two places look alike, 2012–2013, photograph series, 40 x 27 inches

From the CFA:

We see in stereo: each eye registers something different, and the information contained in each is then stitched together in our brains, resulting in a three-dimensional visualization—something more complex, and greater in meaning, than when read as two separate images.

“Stereoscopic Vision,” the Brazilian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Clarissa Tossin‘s first solo exhibition in the Northeast, features key objects in photography, sculpture, and video from several bodies of work to highlight the dualities between natural and manufactured; two and three-dimensions; co-dependent economies; intention and actuality; and the United States and Brazil.

Support for this exhibition provided by Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment and the Department of Art and Art History.

The opening reception for this exhibition is on Tuesday, January 31 at 4:30 PM in the Zilkha Gallery.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, January 31 through Sunday, March 5
Times Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5 PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery
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(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!

Get Your Hands Dirty: Loam Magazine

wesleying loamThis just in from Kate “Mini Pig” Weiner ’15:

LOAM magazine, Wesleyan’s environmental arts magazine, is looking for writers, artists, and environmentalists interested in being a part of the production process for our spring semester issue. Come help generate ideas and work on design! If you’d like a sense of what we do, check out our online edition, scoop up some free copies from last semester, and/or contact Kate at kweiner[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Wild Walls

WILD WALLSFrom Kate “Katydid” Weiner ’15:

Love to garden? Want to learn more about vertical living walls? Enjoy making things? Wild Walls will be building a large-scale green wall on campus this semester that will incorporate both a vertical garden and herb wall.

We would love your help! If you’d like to join or have any questions/ideas, contact kweiner[at]wesleyan.edu

WesCycle Meeting and Training

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Have you seen these cool generators? They harness the power of your legs peddling a bike to create electricity for great things like concerts or smoothie stands.  Wow! No more fossil fuels, no more cellulite and more music for all! WesCycle is the student group in charge of set up and maintenance of the bike generators.  There will be an interest meeting/ training this Sunday at 3:30 pm at the College of the Environment (284 High st.  Blue building).  We have a lot of upcoming events that will need volunteers to get involved.  So do it for the Earth, or at least do it so you get nice, strong bod. For more info contact Rachel Lindy ’15 (rlindy[at]wes) or Katy Hardt ’15 (khardt[at]wes).

Date: Sunday, April 14
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: College of the Environment

ALERT: Eco Labels Now On Sandwiches

The COE Think Tank wants to make sure you’ve noticed the Eco-Labels that have hit campus sandwiches:

Have you noticed the eco-labels on sandwiches at Weshop, Pi and Usdan Cafes this week?

If everyone in the US ate no meat or cheese for one day a week, it would be like taking 7.6 million cars off the road.

We would be happy to receive your comments and thoughts below.

Here are the labels:

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Announcement: New Sandwich Prices

From the College of the Environment Think Tank:SANDWICH PRICES ALL THE SAME

Dear Wesleyan Community,

Please note that all the sandwiches (except PB&J) sold at Usdan Café and Pi Café will be the same price for the next two weeks.

Best regards,

The COE Think Tank

EcoMusic Competition

From Sewon Kang ’14:

Calling all environmentally conscious & musically gifted friends!

Submit to an EcoMusic competition hosted by COE, Music, and CFA that centers around environmental issues/themes seen in the exhibition FOOD-WATER-LIFE, currently in the Zilkha Gallery. We are looking for proposals for creative and passionate music that addresses these issues so please consider submitting! You could win $200!!! YAY! Proposals due 3/1/13.

See below for guidelines.

Last Sustainability Office Hours of the Semester

Talk to Sustainability Coordinator Jen Kleindienst before eco-Armageddon happens:

If you haven’t stopped by yet, now is your last chance in 2012 to talk with Wesleyan’s sustainability coordinator! She’s happy to answer questions and hear what your thoughts are!

Date: Today, December 5th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: Usdan 1st floor
Cost: Bring a lunch!