Earth Day: Marine Garbage Talk & Workshop
Talk: Sunday, 22 April, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. FREE
Crocheted Sea Star Workshop: Sunday, 22 April, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. FREE
RSVP by phone at 902-492-2522, basic crochet skills required for the workshop
Lunenburg Artist Jane Whitten talks with marine trash experts Kristal Ambrose, Dal QEII scholar, and Jennifer MacLatchy, Interdisciplinary PhD student in art and the environment. Following the conversation, Whitten offers a free workshop reclaiming your potentially polluting plastic bags into beautiful crocheted sea stars.
These events are presented in conjunction with Jane Whitten’s exhibition Wreaking Havoc at the Mary E. Black Gallery Mar 23 – May 13, 2018. Award-winning basketmaker and knitter, Jane Whitten returns to Nova Scotia from Australia with a thought-provoking collection of new works using reclaimed and diverted materials to consider the effects of climate change on the marine landscape.
Kristal Ambrose is a QEII Diamond Jubilee Scholar, and is in her final year of the Masters of Marine Management program at Dalhousie University. She is an environmental scientist studying marine debris and plastic pollution, and the founder of the Bahamas Plastic Movement.
Jennifer MacLatchy is an artist and Interdisciplinary PhD student in art and the environment at Dalhousie University. MacLatchy collects, documents and transforms debris collected on Nova Scotia shoreline to raise awareness of what ends up our ocean. MacLatchy recently presented this work at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego.