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Date(s) - February 15, 2024
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Distinguished Professor Bill Gilbert (University of New Mexico), CSU’s Environmental Humanities faculty and Art in Forest Ecosystem students for a lecture, panel discussion, book signing and exhibition opening celebrating field-based learning and it’s role in creating engaged citizens of an ever-changing planet.

Hosted by the Environmental Humanities program at CSU Mountain Campus, there will be a lecture, panel discussion, book signing and exhibition of student artwork circling around the ethics of higher education in the arts and humanities as they relate to environmental and ecological citizenship. Bill Gilbert, emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology and Lannan Endowed Chair (Univ. of New Mexico), will be discussing his book, Arts Programming for the Anthropocene: Art in Community and Environment, as well as his pioneering field-based program, Land Arts of the American West. Professor Gilbert’s lecture will be followed by a presentation on the Environmental Humanities program at CSU’s Mountain Campus by Dr. Ken Shockley and panel discussion with Bill Gilbert and the Environmental Humanities faculty, Dr. Ken Shockley (Philosophy), Dr. Sarah Payne (History) and Professor Erika Osborne (Art and Art History). There will be a book signing for Arts Programming for the Anthropocene, as well as an opening reception in the Directions Gallery in the Visual Arts Building of student work from the Art in Forest Ecosystems course at the Mountain Campus.

4:30-6pm: Talk/Panel Discussion/Book Signing: Alumni Center, Seminar Room #2

6-8pm: Making Kin: Art in Forest Ecosystems Student Exhibition opening reception: Directions Gallery, Visual Arts Building