A conversation with Laura Cunningham and Ryan Phelan

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 02013 by Alex Mensing
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Join artist and ecologist Laura Cunningham and Ryan Phelan at the David Brower Center in Berkeley on Wednesday evening, January 30th, for a conversation jointly presented by The Long Now Foundation and the Brower Center. “A Landscape Flux” will blend Laura Cunningham’s long-term perspective on California ecological history with Ryan Phelan’s work, including a new Long Now project on extinct species revival, Revive and Restore.

The talk marks the conclusion of Laura Cunningham’s exhibit at the Brower Center, “Before California.”  The exhibit is based on her artistic reconstructions of the region’s ecological history, published in the book A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California. In October 02011, Laura Cunningham presented the talk “Ten Millennia of California Ecology” as one of The Long Now Foundation’s Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

We hope to see you at the talk, which is free and open to the public. Please see the Brower Center website for details, and Brown Paper Tickets to RSVP.

In conversation with Ryan Phelan of The Long Now Foundation, Laura Cunningham will explore the theme of changing natural landscapes and time’s effect on them, reminding us that the landscapes we see today are merely a snapshot of an ever-changing world in constant flux.

A Landscape Flux
The David Brower Center
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, January 30th, 02013
Conversation with Laura Cunningham and Ryan Phelan: 7:00 – 8:00
Book Signing in the Gallery: 8:00 – 9:00

Visit the gallery by the end of January to see Laura Cunningham’s exhibit.

Laura Cunningham: Before California
The David Brower Center
Hazel Wolf Gallery (Fourth Annual Art/Act Exhibition)
Exhibit dates: September 13, 02012 – January 30, 02013


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