Nevada County Arts and others present “Art and the Environment” on March 20

Nevada County Arts is proud to partner with ART/OnSite and SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival Lecture Series to bring you “Art and the Environment: the Art of the Anthropocene”, an evening with Bill Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

This event is March 20 at The Center for the Arts, at 314 W. Main Street in Grass Valley. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. General Admission is $15; Members $10; Students $5.

The presentation will be moderated by Melinda Booth, SYRCL’s Director of Development and Wild & Scenic Events.

Tickets are available online here, by phone at (530) 265-5961, or in person at SYRCL’s office at 313 Railroad Ave #101, Nevada City, CA.

An art critic, author, and cultural geographer, Bill Fox will take the audience on a profound and delightful adventure to discover how artists’ depictions of the natural world have evolved in reaction to human-caused global changes during the “Anthropocene”.

The Anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems, from the Industrial Revolution to Burning Man.

Fox’s passion for landscape, human cognition and history collides with his scholar’s curiosity and power of analysis to produce one of the most engaging discussions yet on art and the environment.

Fox has researched and written books set in the extreme environments of the Antarctic, the Arctic, Chile, Nepal, and other locations. He is a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and Explorers Club and he is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and National Science Foundation.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Clark Art Institute, the Australian National University, and National Museum of Australia.

In 2012 Bill Fox was one of three ART OnSite jurors who selected the project artists.

—Nevada County Arts and SYRCL

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