Artist’s Choice: Hope Ginsburg – Part 2: ENVIRON-MENT RVA
Connect with environmental justice organizations and learn how to get involved. We begin at 6:00 pm with an introduction by Hope Ginsburg and the Reverend Faith Harris, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice. Then, representatives from various, locally-based environmental justice organizations will be on hand to discuss opportunities for engagement. Enjoy free snacks and a cash bar at ICA’s Ellwood Thompson’s Cafe.
Participating environmental justice organizations (to date):
- Porchlight Animal Sanctuary
- RVA Letter Writing Family
- Sierra Club
- The Nature Conservancy
- VCU Center for Environmental Studies
- VCU Rice Rivers Center
- Virginia Interfaith Power & Light
- Virginia River Healers
Each of Hope Ginsburg’s long-term projects build community around learning. Her work is by turns collaborative, cooperative, and participatory. These artworks are made with peers, students, scientists, members of the public, and experts with knowledge from outside of the field. Rooted in first-hand experience, Ginsburg’s projects are invested in the socially transformative potential of knowledge exchange.
Ginsburg is an Associate Professor at VCU’s School of the Arts, where she is currently the fellow at the Arts Research Institute. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Wexner Center for the Arts, Kunst-Werke Berlin, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, and the Mercosul Biennial in Brazil. She is the recipient of an Art Matters Foundation Grant and a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Hyperallergic, and Artforum.
Image design: Brooke Inman