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DONATIONS OVER $100 RECEIVE A 2013 GREEN PATRIOT CALENDAR
(COVER IMAGE BY PAULA CHANG)
Dear Canary Project Friend,
We wish you a very happy holiday season and ask for your continued support in 2013.
With the wake-up call of Hurricane Sandy and the momentum gained by 350.org and other great organizations, we may have seen a turning point in public sentiment regarding the urgency of climate change. Polls indicate that the gap is closing between scientific understanding (97 percent of climatologists believe in human-caused climate change) and public concern (nearly 70 percent of those polled by Rasmussen last month believe that climate change is problem). Now we need to move political will. The Canary Project is doing its part through art, media and education that deepen understanding and inspire others to demand change. We need your support to continue this work.
The other side of this letter highlights the project’s accomplishments in the past year and coming initiatives for 2013. As you will see our emphasis is increasingly on supporting research-based projects and educational outreach. Individual contributions are an extremely important part of our funding. So please consider a donation, either in your own name or as a gift. Gifts of $100 or more will receive a copy of the 2013 Green Patriot Posters calendar published by Amber Lotus.
Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler
Co-founders of The Canary Project
Canary Project co-founders Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris have posted a short edit of images taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on the History of the Future website. We are in the process of figuring out how or if to distribute these images further, as well as how to develop other post-Sandy work in Atlantic City.
Old American Can Factory, April 21-29
Exhibit A: Gowanus Works: Preserving Place & Production presented with Pratt Institute
Exhibition of 2011 Studio of Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development
Exhibit B: Fieldnotes from the Gowanus presented with Canary Project. Exhibition of works from an expedition and workshop led by the Canary Project with students from Parsons The New School for Design commissioned by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.
Open Sat & Sun only 22–29 Apr 2012 12:00-6:00 PM and by appointment
Opening Reception Sun 22 Apr 2012 3:00-6:00 pm
Gallery Discussion (Exhibits A + B) Sat 28 Apr 2012 3:00 pm
Pratt Community Presentation (Exhibit A) Sun 29 Apr 2012 1:00 pm
Closing Reception Sun 29 Apr 2012 3:00-6:00 pm
THE OLD AMERICAN CAN FACTORY
232 Third St corner Third Ave
Gowanus Brooklyn NY 11215
Fieldnotes from the Gowanus features the work of:
Aron Louis Cohen, Mare Liberum (Ben Cohen, Dylan Gauthier, Stephan von Muehlen), Curtis Hamilton, Bland Hoke, Christine Howard, Simonetta Moro, Camilo Leyva, Hannah Kramm, Sayler / Morris (The Canary Project), with Evan Paschke, Daniella Garcia Rosales, Rebecca Volinsky, Lou Wright
More on Fieldnotes from the Gowanus:
This research and curatorial workshop pivoted around an intensive interdisciplinary investigation and a voyage down the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The mission of the workshop was to create a body of work that meditates on what it means to regard the Gowanus as Nature. Once a tidal inlet of creeks, marshes and meadows, the Gowanus Canal Within was transformed into a bustling industrial ecosystem that fueled Brooklyn’s growth. This led to severe pollution of the waters and a recent EPA Superfund site designation, mandating a massive cleanup. The workshop was predicated on a belief that visual art can be a form of research and that such research makes valuable contributions to a given discourse.
(Above image from a series of Gowanus postcards by Sayler/Morris)
Ed.Varie, April 21 – 29, 2012
Sponsored by 350.org, Human Impacts Institute and AIGA/NY
This is the first exhibition dedicated solely to the highly acclaimed multi-media design campaign, Green Patriot Posters, that will bring together more than 100 of the best contemporary poster designs promoting sustainability with a series of events, workshops and screenings.
The exhibition is produced by The Canary Project, an arts collaborative that addresses climate change and the need for a new economy. Posters from the campaign have been included in bus ads, billboards, magazines, a published book and museum exhibitions. So far, the campaign has reached 4-5 million people.
Public Notice: A Green Patriot Salon, curated by The Canary Project (Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris) with Ken Miller, debuts works by artists such as Julia Chiang, Kenzo Minami, Jiminie Ha, Deanne Cheuk, New Math, Florian Mewes/Timothy Gambell, and 2×4, and also features posters from the Green Patriot Posters campaign by artists Shepard Fairey, DJ Spooky, Geoff McFetridge, Michael Beirut and many others.
Opening: April 21st from 6:00-9:00pm. In response to the inevitable question “What can I do to promote sustainability?” representatives from our sponsors, Community Energy and 350.org, will be on hand to offer many options from single-clicks to marches.
Venue: Ed.Varie, 208 E.7th Street (between Ave. B and C) West Storefront, NYC NY 10009
Directions: Just off Tompkins Square Park. Take the L to 1st Ave., F to 2nd Ave., or 6 to Astor Place
Contact: Hilary White, phone: 310-625-1608; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed.Varie phone: 646-823-9353; email: email@example.com