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The Shinnecock Kelp Farmers (left to right) Waban Tarrant, Rebecca Genia, Tela Troge, Darlene Troge, Donna Collins-Smith, Danielle Hopson-Begun


Talk | Earth Day: Restoring Water & Cultural Practice

Danielle Hopson-Begun & Tela Troge, Shinnecock Kelp Farmers; Gaelin Rosenwaks, marine scientist; Kathleen J Graves, artist

April 22, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

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In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the Parrish Art Museum presents a panel discussion with Danielle “Munnannock” Hopson-Begun, Tela Troge, Gaelin Rosenwaks, and Kathleen J Graves exploring the relationship between water quality, cultural practices, and environmental activism on the East End.

Moderated by Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects Corinne Erni, the panelists will bring perspectives from the visual arts and design, Indigenous environmental restoration, and marine biology research.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Danielle “Munnannock” Hopson-Begun & Tela Troge are tribal members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and  members of Shinnecock Kelp Farmers. The Shinnecock Kelp Farmers is a seed to sale, multigenerational collective of six Indigenous women addressing the climate crisis. Through the cultivation and harvesting of sugar kelp in Shinnecock Bay, their work is focused on restoring the bay and creating an environmentally friendly fertilizer from the matured kelp.

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, and filmmaker. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration Inc to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation, and storytelling. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. She has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. Her latest film project, Finding Physty, about her personal connection with sperm whales is the cover story in the June/July 2020 issue of Outside Magazine.

Kathleen J Graves is an artist and photographer whose work is based on her love of nature and technology, reflecting on changing weather patterns worldwide and flooding in the Long Island area where she lives. In her Bot Studies she builds 3D objects by using organic elements and re-purposing throwaway materials and electronics. The Bots are based on science and its discoveries about Artificial Intelligence; they are becoming a species with their own intentions, abilities, ideas, and purpose. They could become a threat to humans—it is this dilemma that interests the artist. The Bots are also a reference to how we live, what we manufacture and buy, what we forget about and throw away. Graves tries to bridge the divide between our alienation from technology’s forms and our ability to humanize them. They help her reflect on our participation in cyborg and robot formats, their usefulness, and our enjoyment of them. Graves has shown her work in New York, Miami, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Korea. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at New York University, and taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Pratt Manhattan, and the International Center of Photography in NYC. She was the Director of the Advanced Digital Print Studio at NYU between 2005-2012.

 

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

This indoor event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID.
More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Talk | Earth Day: Restoring Water & Cultural Practice

Danielle Hopson-Begun & Tela Troge, Shinnecock Kelp Farmers; Gaelin Rosenwaks, marine scientist; Kathleen J Graves, artist

April 22, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

REGISTER  LIVESTREAM

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, the Parrish Art Museum presents a panel discussion with Danielle “Munnannock” Hopson-Begun, Tela Troge, Gaelin Rosenwaks, and Kathleen J Graves exploring the relationship between water quality, cultural practices, and environmental activism on the East End.

Moderated by Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects Corinne Erni, the panelists will bring perspectives from the visual arts and design, Indigenous environmental restoration, and marine biology research.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Danielle “Munnannock” Hopson-Begun & Tela Troge are tribal members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and  members of Shinnecock Kelp Farmers. The Shinnecock Kelp Farmers is a seed to sale, multigenerational collective of six Indigenous women addressing the climate crisis. Through the cultivation and harvesting of sugar kelp in Shinnecock Bay, their work is focused on restoring the bay and creating an environmentally friendly fertilizer from the matured kelp.

Gaelin Rosenwaks is a marine scientist, explorer, photographer, and filmmaker. She began her career at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conducting research in Antarctica and then earned her Master’s Degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University researching Giant Bluefin Tunas. Alarmed by the changes happening in the oceans, Gaelin founded Global Ocean Exploration Inc to share her passion for ocean exploration, marine conservation, and storytelling. She now participates and conducts expeditions in every ocean to alert the public not only to the challenges facing the oceans, but also to what science is doing to understand these changes. She has published articles in scientific journals, newspapers and magazines and has delivered lectures at global conferences and many institutions. She has appeared as an expert and host on TV programs including on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel, CBS News, and National Geographic Channel. Her photography has been displayed in many exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Duke University, The Maritime Aquarium, and the Patagonia Upper West Side Store in NYC. Her latest film project, Finding Physty, about her personal connection with sperm whales is the cover story in the June/July 2020 issue of Outside Magazine.

Kathleen J Graves is an artist and photographer whose work is based on her love of nature and technology, reflecting on changing weather patterns worldwide and flooding in the Long Island area where she lives. In her Bot Studies she builds 3D objects by using organic elements and re-purposing throwaway materials and electronics. The Bots are based on science and its discoveries about Artificial Intelligence; they are becoming a species with their own intentions, abilities, ideas, and purpose. They could become a threat to humans—it is this dilemma that interests the artist. The Bots are also a reference to how we live, what we manufacture and buy, what we forget about and throw away. Graves tries to bridge the divide between our alienation from technology’s forms and our ability to humanize them. They help her reflect on our participation in cyborg and robot formats, their usefulness, and our enjoyment of them. Graves has shown her work in New York, Miami, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Korea. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at New York University, and taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Pratt Manhattan, and the International Center of Photography in NYC. She was the Director of the Advanced Digital Print Studio at NYU between 2005-2012.

 

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

This indoor event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID.
More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group