“Don’t just join the conversation, start it,” said a recently seen ad. That’s exactly what Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate is doing.
After our artist-scientist retreat, we’ve now held our first artist-scientist salon. The Field Museum was an ideal setting.
While touring artist-in-residence Peggy Macamara’s studio, we discovered that Peggy, whose paintings include a close-up of a caddis fly case, shares an affinity for caddis flies with our project’s entomologist, Desi Robertson-Thompson. Connection!
Our climate change ecologist Katherine Moore Powell led a tour of the museum’s State of Water exhibition.
And we heard talks by our Andy Yang (artist) and Phil Willink (fish biologist) on water-related artwork (one pictured below) and local water issues. Special guest Jim Angel, former State of Illinois climatologist, talked precipitation.
A day of information and invigoration!