August 15, 2024 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. | Register here

Join us for an enlightening event featuring two distinguished speakers, Dr. Anders Carlson and Daniela Naomi Molnar, each offering unique perspectives on the intersection of art and science in the context of transitions and migration in the face of climate change.

Navigating Glacial Changes – Dr. Anders Carlson

Delve into the world of glaciers with Dr. Anders Carlson (Oregon Glaciers Institute), a seasoned expert in glacial geology. Dr. Carlson will share insights into the impact of global warming on Oregon’s Cascades glaciers. His talk will explore the vital role these glaciers play in regional ecosystems, particularly as essential water resources during late summer.

“New Earth”: Art as a Response to Climate Crisis – Daniela Naomi Molnar

Embark on an artistic journey with Daniela Naomi Molnar as she introduces her ongoing project, “New Earth.”  In her talk, Molnar will discuss the metaphorical wounds represented in her art and the critical awareness they evoke.

Together, these talks offer a unique fusion of art and science, shedding light on the transitions and migrations of our natural landscapes in the face of environmental challenges.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited so registration is required.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Anders Carlson fell in love with glaciers as an undergraduate student while conducting research at Matanuska Glacier in Alaska. After receiving his B.A.s in Geology and German from Augustana College, IL, he earned a M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. at Oregon State University in glacial geology. Following a postdoc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then Oregon State University before founding the Oregon Glaciers Institute. Anders has studied glacier-climate change for a quarter century in the United States, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Scandinavia, Patagonia and Antarctica.

Daniela Naomi Molnar is an artist, poet, and pigment worker collaborating with the mediums of language, image, paint, pigment, and place. She is also a wilderness guide, educator, and eternal student.

An entry in the Oregon Encyclopedia states, “Molnar pioneered the notion that art can speak to climate change.” Her work is the subject of a front-page feature in the Los Angeles Times, an Oregon Art Beatprofile, and a feature in Poetry Daily.

Her visual work has been shown nationally, is in public and private collections internationally, amd has been recognized by numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies. Her book CHORUS is a finalist for the 2024 Oregon Book Award, and was selected by Kazim Ali as the winner of Omnidawn’s 1st/2nd Book Award. Her work will be anthologized in the forthcoming The Ecopoetry Anthology and is anthologized in Breaking the Glass: A Contemporary Jewish Poetry Anthology.

Her next books are PROTOCOLS (Ayin Press, 2025), and Light / Remains (Bored Wolves, 2024). She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and helped start and run the backcountry artist residency Signal Fire. A 3G Jew and daughter of immigrants, she is a diasporic student of the earth.

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Published On: May 24th, 2024 / Categories: Lectures, Pine Meadow Ranch, Pine Meadow Ranch Events /