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Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean Reception

Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Opening Reception, February 10, 2017, 5 - 7 pm with remarks 6pm

Artist talk: before reception on February 10, 4pm @ Digital Arts Research Center  DARC 108, by Christine Wertheim

Meet amd Greet: February 11, 2017, 2 - 4 pm

The Crochet Coral Reef projectby Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. Residing at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, and community art practice, the Crochet Coral Reef highlights not only the damage humans do to the earth's environment, but also our power for positive action. The project constitutes an elegiacally beautiful, artistically complex, and socially powerful way to bring citizens together around a devastating ecological challenge—the survival of the coral reefs and marine ecologies throughout the world.