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CENCIA is proud to sponsor this important look at the environment and art.  The guest lecture and symposium will focus on plastic pollution and marine debris and propose a model of collaboration for creative solutions to global environmental problems. Building on her extensive work regarding art and the environment, Pam Longobardi will assemble a team of artists and scientists to discuss the ways in which marine debris can be curbed as well as ways in which that debris can be collected and re-appropriated for art.

April 15, 2011 from 1:00pm-3:00pm
reception to follow
Petit Science Center, Room 101

Image "Throne" by Pam Longobardi

The Nature of Waste project continues its exploration of art and science and the environment with a symposium featuring: Andy Hughes, Howard Ferren and Wayne Sentman.

Andy Hughes is an artist from the United Kingdom whose photography deeply challenges consumption and its effects on the larger world.  Hughes was awarded the first Tate Gallery St Ives Artist Residency in 1993 and was recently shortlisted for the Arts Council Antarctic Fellowship 2007 & 2008. In 2009/10 a major exhibition of Andy Hughes’ work was exhibited at The Mariners Museum, Virginia, USA. He teaches at Truro College, Cornwall.

Howard Ferren is the Director of Conservation at the Alaska Sealife Center.  Ferren is responsible for establishing the Conservation mission within the Center including funding sources, staffing and program development.  He has contributed to natural resource planning and regional development, and companies specializing in energy efficient building design and innovative fuel combustion technologies to reduce hydrocarbon emissions.

Wayne Sentman is a naturalist for the Oceanic Society of San Francisco.  He received a B.S. from the University of Delaware and is currently a Master's candidate in Environmental Management at Harvard.  Sentman has led field programs to Midway, Micronesia, South & Central America, and East Africa.


Digital Exhibition
April 11-15, 2011 from 8:00am-5:00pm
Petit Science Center 
Visualization Wall, 4th floor


 Images from the digital exhibition for The Nature of Waste


Along with the symposium, the Petit Science Center Visualization Wall will host a digital exhibition of art by artists who focus on questions of consumption and the environment.  More than 28 artists have contributed works to the exhibition from all over the world.  The digital exhibition runs from April 11 - 15, 2011 from 8:00am until 5:00pm.  The Visualization Wall is located on the fourth floor of the Petit Science Center on the campus of Georgia State University.


CENCIA is grateful to GSU's Information Systems and Technology Department for a grant of Visualization Wall time that made the digital exhibition possible.



Mark Dion
Special Guest Artist Lecture
February 3, 2011
Kopleff Recital Hall at 5:30pm

Reception following the lecture at the Welch Gallery lobby
FREE and open to the public