“Media anxiety over . . . [political issues in Smithsonian exhibition, The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920} may auger trouble ahead. But considering the potent role of art in ritualizing nationalist myths, it seems that art communities have it in their hands to restore to view the visual evidence of different histories and dissenting meanings and in the process, to revive critical intelligence in the public discussion of culture. . . .”

Alan Tracktenberg, “Contesting the West,” Art in America, September 1991

The image above is from Surge exhibition opening at Museum of Northwest Art, Oct 6, 2018. Courtesy CB Bell, Photographer

I'm appearing in a panel discussion and artist presentation (I'm not presenting, just discussing) with scientists at MoNA today 1:30pm. I'm bringing brownies. See   https://www.monamuseum.org/event/coffee-surge-artists-scientists

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Includes essays: “Keepers of the Beat,” Jon L. Riedel, “Who Walks on the Ground,” Bob Mierendorf, “A Home for the Spirits: An Interview with Vi Herbert.”
The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920, edited by William H. Treuttner, Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Includes contributions by Nancy K. Anderson, Patricia Hills, Elizabeth Johns, Joni Louise Kinsey, Howard R. Lamar, Alex Nemerov, Julie Schimmel

Twitter (from my list, “scientists”)

@PaulHBeckwith
Climatologist & part-time professor, University of Ottawa, Physicist (M. Sc. Laser Optics, B.Eng. Engineering Physics), interested in renewable energy and chess YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulHBeckwith
@GlacierPeak
AKA Dakobed, 10,541 feet of potentially explosive doom, topped with glaciers and attitude.
@danchavas
Assistant professor of atmospheric science @PurdueEAPS. PhD @MIT, BS @UWMadison. I create imaginary worlds to understand extreme weather on Earth.
@RaincoastEd
The Raincoast Education Society's mission is to help shape an environmentally sustainable future for Clayoquot and Barkley Sound.
@DrCraigMc
Evolutionary Marine Ecologist, Deep-Sea Explorer, Climate Change Researcher, Scientist Communicator, Chief Ed @deepseanews, Exec Dir @lumconscience, proud nerd

Verified account @DavidSuzukiFDN
The David Suzuki Foundation is dedicated to protecting the diversity of nature and inspiring Canadians to act with nature in mind.
@SciArtMagazine
SciArt is a publication dedicated to science-based art, third culture conversation, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and STEAM. Partner to @thesciartcenter.
@Revkin
Pursuing progress on a finite, fast-forward, noisy planet @insidenatgeo.

from my list “stewardship”

@SalishSeaEco
Biannual transboundary and interdisciplinary conference that brings together Salish Sea knowledge-holders, policy-makers, scientists, and communities
Verified account @Ocean_Networks
Canada's national ocean observatory: deep sea + land-based sensors helping science, society & industry to #knowtheocean on all 3 coasts. A @UVic initiative.
@Eric_deP
I'm policy director at @Sightline Institute, tweeting mostly about energy and climate issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Alice Dubiel, The Lay of the Land: Glacial Biocenosis: Salmon 1, 2018

Another artist in the exhibition has posted this essay in collaboration with scientist:

Phillip Levin, Lead Scientist, TNC; Professor of Practice, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Philip Govedare, Professor of Painting & Drawing, UW School of Art, Art History and Design

http://www.washingtonnature.org/fieldnotes/art-meets-science-for-climate-reflection-on-washingtons-landscapes