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“Invisible and Visible Mending” a Virtual Exhibit of New Ecological Restoration-Themed Monotypes to Open Friday

June 26 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

The SER MWGL Chapter announces a new virtual exhibit of new monotypes by member Nancy Aten at Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center‘s Menomonee Valley branch — a virtual exhibit.
Aten is a practicing restoration ecologist in Wisconsin and is a past Wisconsin representative to the SER MWGL Board of Directors.
Nancy describes her artwork this way:

“Sometimes ecological restoration activities can be “eco-revelatory”, that is, can reveal what are otherwise un-noticed behaviors or functions in the ecosystem. This helps us understand how things work. For example, planting a whole bunch of Little Bluestem in a long weaving drift of a pattern, oriented in such a way so that in the late afternoon on a certain trail it simply glows in the sun, and you can’t help but learn what this grass looks like and how the seed fluffs to blow with the wind. Or, leaving a permanent vegetation sampling quadrat in the field, drawing attention to changes in species richness over time: two years ago, it was all switchgrass; today, it has five other flowering species to count.”

“This virtual exhibit explores fractures and wounds in the landscape, and mending that happens with ecological restoration, both invisibly and visibly.”

The virtual gallery will open this Friday morning June 26th, at https://www.landscapesofplace.com/gallery.
There will be a free zoom artist talk at 4 pm Friday, June 26th. It should be about 30 minutes, with an opportunity to ask questions. Register here.

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Start:
June 26 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 25 @ 5:00 pm
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