UPROOTED: Endangered Plant Species
Art Plays a Role in Activating Change
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
October 15 – December 10, 2018
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 plant species in New England 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 Uprooted. This was the second year that Ritchie's course focused on endangered species, this time bringing the focus closer to home for the students in New England.