Saturday, September 5, 2015

Climate Change @ Noyes Museum of Stockton University

I am so pleased that this panel discussion is finally here! 
Don't miss it - Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30

I would like to thank my Arctic Circle Supporters for inspiring me to continue to share  this experience. My mission on  The Arctic Circle Residency was to share this vulnerable part of the Earth with my elementary students through my photographs and journals. When I returned, I was compelled to share this experience with everyone I could reach. I hope you will experience the beauty, history and vital role the Arctic Circle plays in our survival - I look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton University of New Jersey

733 Lily Lake Rd, Oceanville, NJ  08231 • 609-652-8848 •
photo by Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Climate Discussion at the Noyes Museum
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:30 - 7:30pm

While the exhibit is the catalyst, we are looking forward to a conversation about issues of climate change this evening. Our hope is to expand the dialogue on climate change and to create impactful conversations that not only include the art community, but the science and literary communities, as well.  Tonight’s moderator is Diane Burko; the panelists are Dr. Jeff Niemitz, Michael Lemonick, Andrew Revkin, Amy Lipton, and Aaron O’Connor.

Diane Burko has focused on issues of climate change situating her practice at the intersection of art and science. In her Politics of Snow and Polar Investigations projects she continues to invent visual strategies to make the invisible visible and visceral to the public.  She has participated in a series of panels and colloquium on art and science, been an invited speaker at the AGU, GSA, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Washington, DC, and most recently led a seminar at INSTAAR (Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research Institute) in Boulder, CO. She was a 2013 participant in the Arctic Circle Residency.

Michael Lemonickis a writer at large for Climate Central. Prior to that, he covered science and the environment for TIME magazine for nearly 21 years, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories, and has also written for Discover, Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist, The Washington Post and National Geographic. Lemonick is the author of six books, and his cover story for TIME was featured in the anthology “Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007.”

Amy Lipton began her career as a gallerist in New York City from 1986-1995. She has curated numerous exhibitions, organizes and participates on panel discussions, lectures and writes for various publications on art and the environment and has written. She is the co founder of works for  Eco Art Space, which is one of the leading international organizations in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues.

Dr. Jeff Niemitz is Professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College.  He has been teaching geochemistry, oceanography and climate change for the past 38 years.  Niemitz's research involves the paleoclimate of the Triassic geologic period (200 million years ago) and the effects of climate change on flooding potential and the remobilization of "legacy sediments" from behind 18th and 19th century mill dams into Chesapeake Bay.  He has been the president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He most recently attended the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.  

Aaron T. O'Connor is the founding director of The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program. This unique residency takes place aboard a specially outfitted, century old sailing vessel in the High Arctic. The Arctic Circle program is open to international artists of all disciplines, scientists, architects, innovators and educators who seek out areas of collaborative exploration. The Arctic Circle supports the creation and exhibition of new and pioneering work, and cultivates the residents’ professional development, with a focus on public engagement.

Andrew Revkin has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and in his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 to 2009. Since 2010, he has been the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, where he teaches courses on blogging, environmental-science communication and documentary video with a focus on sustainable development. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the fight to save the Amazon rain forest.

About: The Noyes Museum of Art was founded in Oceanville, NJ, in 1983 to collect, preserve, and exhibit American fine and folk art, with an emphasis on New Jersey artists and folk art forms. Today, the Noyes Museum’s exhibitions continue to reflect the area’s cultural heritage, while also presenting significant artwork by regional and national artists working in a variety of media. The Noyes has also expanded to include satellite galleries in Hammonton, Atlantic City, and at Seaview Resort in Galloway. The Noyes Shop: Hammonton, which opened in 2008, specializes in custom framing and can be reached at (609) 561-8006. In February 2010, The Noyes Museum of Art formed a partnership with The Richard Stockton University of New Jersey to form The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University. Through a 2013 partnership with the CRDA, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University opened The Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton University, a unique multi-use arts and retail space at 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City.

The Museum remains a 501 (c)(3) organization, with general funding provided by: the New Jersey State Council on the Art/Department of State, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation; The Richard Stockton University of New Jersey; and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University is located one and a half miles south of Historic Smithville Village, off of Route 9, at 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey, 08231 (Galloway Twp.). Museum Hours are: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m. Closed on major holidays. Admission fees: $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. View all upcoming exhibitions and events at

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