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Nicolet College - Nature takes center stage in free upcoming Creative Arts events


Nature takes center stage in free upcoming
Nicolet College Creative Arts Series events

 

Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 

Nature and the environment are the clear themes of the three free events in the Nicolet College Creative Arts Series in September. Events include a film that covers the life of renowned ecologist Aldo Leopold; a collaborative art exhibit that combines the work of Northwoods artists and scientists; and a reading by a Nicolet staff member or student that reflects on nature and the environment. Event details are as follows:

Film: Green Fire
Wednesday, Sept. 7
6 p.m. - 7:30 pm
Nicolet College Theatre

This documentary explores how the legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold shaped the modern environmental movement. Drawing upon photographs, archival documents, and footage of landscapes that inspired him, the film traces the evolution of Leopold’s thought through his life and experiences, and in turn, challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship to nature.

 

Art Exhibit: Drawing Water
The Melding of Art, Science, and Poetry
Friday, Sept. 16 to Wednesday, Oct., 5
Nicolet College Art Gallery

This fascinating traveling exhibit spotlights the lakes of Wisconsin’s Northern Highland region. Five visual artists and one poet team up with six scientists to investigate and communicate the past and future of this unique ecological region. Each work is accompanied by a concise explanation of the science behind the art. A reception and special presentation will be held Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

 

Cultivating Appreciation through Environmental Readings
Wednesday, Sept. 21
11 a.m. – noon
Nicolet College Library

This regular monthly feature will focus on the natural world as reflected through literature as Nicolet faculty, staff, and students share short passages from their favorite authors. A discussion will follow each reading.