March 1, 2018

The Role of Art in Ocean Advocacy at UCSD

‍Diane Burko

It was a joy to share the work of outstanding eco artists and organizers with the UCSD community at The Role of Art in Ocean Advocacy.

A huge thank you to our partners Climate Science Alliance - South Coast and Net Impact University of California, San Diego Graduate Chapter for an outstanding evening, plus the inspiring artists that made this night so special. 

Net Impact GPS, Climate Science Alliance, and EcoArts Foundation presented Philadelphia's glacier melt visual artist Diane Burko, who has recently been moved to take up the subject of coral reef mortality.

Climate Science Alliance's (CSA) Alex Warneke spoke to the importance of art in community engagement on complex environmental topics. CSA's roster of artists included not only Diane, but Sea Changes’ Kira Corser and Spiral Pacific’s Cynthia Matzke -- who each presented their experience working at the intersection of art and ocean conservation through community art and documentary.

Miss Violette treated us to music in the name of water protections. EcoArts Foundation Director and CSA affiliated eco musician Ashley Mazanec shared the work of her and other organizations within this niche, and serenaded people over dinner with her band Ashley & The Altruists.