The University of Maine Department of Art continues to host the Art and Creative Ecologies Series of talks, panels and workshops during the 2022–23 academic year.
Funded by a University of Maine Arts Initiative Seed Grant, the series features presentations, panels and workshops by visiting scholars and artists addressing the ways that contemporary art and creative practices engage ecological processes and crises. Learn more about the Arts Initiative on the Department of Art website.
The next event in the Series takes place on November 15 at 5:30 pm via Zoom and features The Plant Contingent, a rhizomatic collective of aesthetic, cultural, and ontological entanglements, located across the United States and Ecuador. Plant Contingent members include Ph.D. candidates at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Member Samantha Jones is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at UMaine.
The session closes with a discussion of emerging themes and sharing of creative responses. In addition, participants will be invited to upload images of their responses to an online archive that the Plant Contingent is currently growing.
This collaborative, participatory event will take place on Zoom. Bring a plant, or something that has been part of a plant such as tea, coffee, or a fruit.
Advanced registration required: click here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.