Art & Environment Gallery

September 19, 4:00 p.m.

Opening reception for Moving Targets: Passenger Pigeon Portrait Gallery, with special guest Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction. (This EnviroArt exhibit is now on display in the Ford Commons.)

About the gallery

The Art & Environment Gallery opened in February 2012 to draw more attention to the influence of art in shaping our understanding of science and nature.

It features local and national artists whose work speaks to how people interact and understand the environment. The exhibits rotate about every eight weeks and are presented in five showcases in the Dana Building’s first floor commons. “This gallery will draw attention to the intersecting values, both artistically and scientifically, of art and the environment,” said Sara Adlerstein, an associate research scientist at SNRE and gallery organizer and curator.

“Because of the way SNRE’s curriculum embraces interdisciplinary fields, it is a natural place to host this gallery. We are bringing art to our school to strengthen our sense of community and facilitate dialogue among students, faculty and staff in the spirit of green-building philosophy," Adlerstein added.

Each show features an opening talk by the artist followed by a reception.