Lecture Set: 'Where Sustainability and Art Intersect'

Image from ABC's of Art.

BetterArts President Nicole Caldwell will present a lecture, "Where Sustainability and Art Intersect", at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the North Country Arts Council gallery space in Watertown's Public Square.

The lecture is part of the arts council's "Lucky Seven Lecture Series", a seven-part installment featuring different takes on the arts. The lectures are slated for seven Thursdays at 7 p.m., costing $7 each.

Caldwell's lecture will address the intersection between sustainability, art, and social responsibility. Sustainability issues are steeped in science and fact; but the science of sustainability also involves values-based questions, which may be best answered creatively. Caldwell will share examples of this intersection from several specific projects she has been involved with in her non-profit organization betterArts and and offer insights on how art can provoke people to consider their perceptions of sustainability.

Here are the other lectures scheduled in the series:
  • March 7th: Christian Schenk "Understanding Music with Color: A Guide to Teaching and Playing for All Abilities"
  • March 14th: Hilary Oak "Re-Charging Your Creativity"
  • March 21st: Jared Paul "Poetry Readings"
  • March 28th: Craig Thornton "Visual Storytelling in Film"
  • April 4th: Nicole Caldwell "Where Sustainability and Art Intersect"
  • April 11th: Michelle Maphey and Kristie Fuller "American Sign Language and Theater: The Perspectives"
  • April 18th: Werner Sun and Jessica Warren "Sculpted Lines" 
North Country Arts Council's gallery is located in the Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown. To reserve a spot for a Lucky Seven lecture, call (315) 661-6361 or click here.
Nicole Caldwell is president of betterArts, a non-profit organization offering year-round workshops, artist residencies, private instruction, studio and gallery space, performances, and events to the public out of its location at Better Farm, a 65-acre sustainability education center in Redwood, N.Y.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.