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Hemlock Hospice: landscape ecology, art, and design – Speaker Series at Maine Audubon

Thursday, May 10 at 7pm

Co-presented by David Buckley Borden, artist/designer, and Aaron M. Ellison, Senior Ecologist, Harvard Forest, this Speaker Series event will look at the intersection of ecology, art, and design as viewed through the lens of the Hemlock Hospice project.

This immersive, site-specific science-communication project tells the story of the ongoing demise of the eastern hemlock tree at the hands (and mouth) of a tiny aphid-like insect, the hemlock wooly adelgid. While telling the story of the loss of eastern hemlock, the project addresses larger issues of climate change, human impact, and the future of New England forests.

“Exchange Tree,” installation at Harvard Forest, 8 x 10 x 12.5 feet, wood and acrylic paint, 2017. Collaborators: David Buckley Borden, Aaron Ellison, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, and Salua Rivero.

About David Buckley Borden

David Buckley Borden is a Cambridge-based interdisciplinary artist and designer known for his creative practice of making ecological issues culturally relevant to the general public by means of accessible art and design. David studied landscape architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and worked with Sasaki Associatesand Ground before focusing his practice at the intersection of landscape, creativity,and cultural event. David’s work now manifests in a variety of forms, ranging from site-specific landscape installations in the woods to data-driven cartography in the gallery. David’s place-based projects highlight both pressing environmental issues and everyday phenomena and have recently earned him residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Teton Art Lab, Trifecta Hibernaculum, and MASS MoCA. David is an Associate Fellow at the Harvard Forest where he works with scientists to answer the question, “How can art and design foster cultural cohesion around environmental issues and help inform ecology-minded decision making?”

About Aaron M. Ellison

Aaron M. Ellison is the Senior Research Fellow in Ecology in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Ecologist at the Harvard Forest,and a semi-professional photographer and writer. He studies the disintegration and reassembly of ecosystems following natural and anthropogenic disturbances; thinks about the relationship between the Dao and the intermediate disturbance hypothesis; reflects on the critical and reactionary stance of Ecology relative to Modernism, blogs as The Unbalanced Ecologist, and tweets as @AMaxEll17. He is the author of A Primer of Ecological Statistics (2004), A Field Guide to the Ants of New England (2012; recipient of the 2013 USA Book News International Book Award in General Science, and the 2013 award for Specialty Title in Science and Nature from The New England Society in New York City), and Vanishing Point (2017), a collection of photographs and poetry from the Pacific Northwest). On weekends, he works wood.

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Elizabeth Moss Galleries announces concurrent exhibitions

Ronald Rovner, “Nachtmusik”

Ronald Rovner, “Nachtmusik”

Elizabeth Moss Galleries is proud to announce the following concurrent exhibitions: Ronald Rovner’s solo exhibition “Nachtmusik” and the group exhibition “Monhegan, on the Rock” which will be featuring artists Don Stone, Alison Hill, Carol Raybin, Marilyn Swift and Krisanne Baker. The events run from Thursday, August 4th to Saturday, October 1st, with the opening receptions at 5:00 PM on August 4th.

Ronald Rovner has created in his new body of work entitled “Nachtmusik,” a symbolic visual language that appears as a symphony of shapes and color which move to and from the page, blending color to form. Though alien to all but Rovner, the shapes and color of his pieces carry with it the familiarity of rhythm and sound of a song that we just can’t quite place.

“Monhegan, on the Rock” is a continued exploration into one of Maine’s coastal gems. From the shores of Manana to Gull Rock and into Monhegan’s village, the collection of works by artists Don Stone, Alison Hill, Carol Raybin, Marilyn Swift and Krisanne Baker takes the viewer around one of New England’s most iconic islands.

For more information:
Elizabeth Moss Galleries
(207) 781-2620
emossgalleries@gmail.com

Elizabeth Moss Galleries presents Laura Waller’s “Working Port” and Lea Peterson’s “For Work and Play”

Tanja Kosan No. 3 by Laura Waller

Tanja Kosan No. 3 by Laura Waller

Elizabeth Moss Galleries is proud to announce concurrent exhibitions of the vibrant, dynamic works of two Maine coastal and nautical artists, Laura Waller and Lea Peterson. The events run from Thursday, June 9  to Saturday, July 30, with the opening receptions at 5:00 PM on June 9th. Peterson’s exhibition,  “For Work and Play,” explores the lives of boats and other vessels in their natural habitat. This is accomplished with nonchalant, upbeat lyricism which invigorates  her audience rhythmically, atmospherically and through the expert use of color and form. Waller’s “Working Port” is an insightful  exploration of the structure, purpose and metaphorical significance of maritime systems and processes, as seen from the water’s surface and edge, and defined by the weightiness and power of ships, port facilities and the natural coast line.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries is located at 251 US Route One, in Falmouth. For more
information email emossgalleries@gmail.com, visit www.elizabethmossgalleries.com, or call (207) 781-2620.