So excited to share this project from fellow National Geographic Explorer Katie Conlon, who has been working on the Himalayas to Sea, Plastic Free.
She has been working with communities across the Himalayas to reduce plastics, originally making these videos with plastics experts as a way to connect global and local narratives, to have a discussion about different scales, regions and modes of action, and how the efforts of people in their local Himalayan town/region is connected to the broader global plastics dialogue and global actions. She has created a YouTube Channel with all of the collected videos.
My video will premier on September 9th! Check it out.
Check out this recording of my presentation at the Wallingford Library, July 2022. We also held a two hour sewing workshop where a group of amazing folks from the community came by to contribute to the project.
A selection of pieces can currently be seen at the Windsor Library in Windsor Connecticut through July. It’s a really beautiful facility (their children’s room is gorgeous)– the show is free and open to the public.
Thanks to The Church of Holy Trinity Church in Middletown, CT and Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Company, I’ll be holding a sewing event tomorrow, June 28th from 10AM-2PM on Main Street– we will be sewing on the 20 foot long Great White Shark on the lawn at 381 Main Street– it will be a low-key opportunity to take part in the Entangled and Ingested project.
I’m excited to be joining the Rockfall Foundation this Thursday at the Wadsworth Mansion for their Meet Your Greens event.
Meet Your Greens With Dr. Katharine OwensThursday, June 16 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Join us on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30pm at the Wadsworth Mansion outside patio. **This event is weather permitting, rain cancels**Dr. Katharine Owens will share how she uses the arts to communicate about the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. A researcher and artist, Dr. Owens has spent the last year creating a series of forty-six life-sized portraits of animals harmed by marine debris. She creates most of the pieces herself by hand sewing film plastic onto canvas, but the largest pieces (including three life-sized whales) are being co-created with the public.
Dr. Katharine Owens is a Professor in the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies and Director of the University Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Hartford. Her work has been supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Geographic Society, the Fulbright Nehru program, and the Connecticut Office of the Arts. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who seeks to merge science, policy, and the arts.Bring your own food & drink. Free to participate. We will meet at the outside Patio at The Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT Plan to arrive around 5:30 with the speaker beginning at 5:45.
Registration is not required, but helpful to inform you of changes or cancelations due to weather. It would also help us determine event set-up and other supplies to bring.