Art Meets Climate Change at Fairmount Water Works
Lost Ice: What the Birds Saw By Philadelphia Artist Pamela Tudor through March 31
A birds-eye view of snow and ice melt at the North Pole is the subject of a tryptich plus one, on display now at the Fairmount Water Works. The four-panel painting was created by Philadelphia artist and environmentalist Pamela Tudor. “My connection to earth and how we are destroying the environment in which we live is always on my mind,” says Tudor, whose work will be on exhibit through March 31. “I want people to think about what’s causing all of the melting and be inspired to take action.” A member of InLiquid and the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Tudor works in the mediums of acrylic painting and also in three-dimensional shadow boxes. She has studied at the New York Studio School and the Arts Students League of New York City and Woodstock, New York, and her work is in numerous private collections. “Culture & Conversation uses the arts to draw attention to - and spark dialogue in - important environmental issues that affect our water resources. Our goal is to touch people's minds and hearts and ignite action in our everyday lives,” says Karen Young, Director of Fairmount Water Works. “We invite the public to continue the dialogue with us throughout the year, as we'll feature the work of other local artists.” The Fairmount Water Works, the ideal location to learn more about the life in and around the river, was constructed in 1812 to pump water from the Schuylkill River. Almost from the day the waterwheels began turning, the graceful neoclassical buildings and beautiful grounds made the place an international tourist attraction renowned for melding nature and technology. Today, the Fairmount Water Works is the Delaware River Basin's watershed education hub, offering visitors information about the impact of water on their daily lives and how they in turn impact their water supplies. Located off Kelly Drive in Philadelphia's East Fairmount Park, the Fairmount Water Works features a variety of hands-on, highly interactive exhibits including a live view of the Fairmount Dam fishway and a flyover of the Schuylkill River watershed. For more information, visit http://www.fairmountwaterworks.org.
Date & Time
Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
02/10/2015 through 03/31/2015
10:00AM - 12:00AM