Vanishing Act: Endangered Species Art Plays a Role in Activating Change
Silver Center for the Arts
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
November 6 – December 15, 2017
How can art bring awareness and change to environmental issues?
PSU’s First Year Seminar: Art and the Natural Environment students, a course designed by Kimberly Ritchie, explore the power of art to inspire activism. Students researched various endangered animal species and created an accompanying art installation. Keeping in mind that the exhibit as well as the artworks can bridge understanding and raise awareness, students worked with Museum of the White Mountains staff to design, plan, and install Vanishing Act. In addition to the visual art exhibition, Environmental Science and Policy Students worked on an interactive endangered species science display and the Contemporary Dance students at PSU choreographed a dance on endangered species. All exhibitions and dances took place in the Silver Center for the Art at PSU.