[Sust-mar] Arts for Change

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Sun Mar 7 19:26:27 EST 2010

IBS/PEI Social Forum, Tuesday March 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
(Please note the date change.  This forum was orignally advertised for March 8)
Irresistible Resistance: Art Confronting Issues of Our Time

The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd. (IBS), invites you to
join our Social Forums. Each event begins at 7:00 p.m. with a
presentation and informal discussion. The intent is to share ideas and
inform each other about social issues affecting our future. Each forum
is held at 114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Island. There is no fee; however please bring a snack and/or
refreshment to share during the discussion. 

On Tuesday March 9, our guest facilitator, Beverly Naidus will join us, via Skype, from her office at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

The current economic, socio-political and ecological unraveling, has
moved many artists to gather and share stories of resistance. We make
the invisible visible, provoke dialog in polarized communities, awaken
those who are asleep and help envision a more just and sustainable
world. This slide talk and discussion will highlight art being created
about environmental issues, war, racism and cultural identity, body
image, labor issues and global justice. The community-based and eco-art
movements and socially engaged art pedagogy will also be discussed. 

Beverly Naidus is a socially engaged artist and educator whose distinguished career
has taken her from the dynamic atmospheres of the NYC and LA activist
art worlds to a more rural, community-based arts practice on an island
in the Pacific Northwest. 

She maintains active networks globally and exhibits her work,
lectures and leads workshops internationally. Her
audience-participatory, intermedia work has been exhibited in major
museums, university galleries, alternative spaces, subway cars and city
streets. Her work has been discussed in books by Suzi Gablik, Lucy
Lippard, Paul Von Blum and Lisa Bloom. She received her BA from
Carleton College and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design. She has taught art for social change at the Institute for
Social Ecology, Goddard College, Carleton College, Hampshire College,
California State University Long Beach and is currently on the
interdisciplinary faculty of the University of Washington, Tacoma. She
is the author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame (New
Village Press, 2009). She lives with her partner and collaborator, Bob
Spivey (founder of SEEDS, www.socialecologyvashon.org)
and their teenage son, Sam. More information can be found about current
projects, collaborations and upcoming lectures and workshops at www.artsforchange.org
 Phil Ferraro and Nancy Willis
Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd.
114 Upper Prince Street, Charlottetown 
Prince Edward Island Canada  C1A 4S3
"Restoring Community, Protecting the Land and Informing the Earth’s Stewards"

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