RESILIENCE: An Interdisciplinary Exploration…as a Field Trip Destination

resilienceRESILIENCE :

An Interdisciplinary Exploration Featuring Jason Mitcham and PSU Students

October 17-December 9

FREE Art Field Trip Experience: Bring your students to experience and participate in this groundbreaking exhibit that displays a network of connectedness centered around the theme of resilience and vulnerabilities. The Karl Drerup Art Gallery (KDAG) is ready to facilitate an experience that includes observation, investigation, and art making in response to the exhibit. Student groups, especially those in grades 6-12, will find the exhibit full of exciting images, both as physical objects and as video works. KDAG will have educational materials ready for your students, including self- guided worksheets and prompts as well as guided experiences.

The exhibit is an organic space that is addressing current and relevant concepts via cutting edge technologies, interdisciplinary educational formats, and artistic practices. What is the difference between “sustainability” and “resilience”? And where do you see this in your life and community? What does a resilient environment in contemporary society look like? How can artworks help us to engage in and respond to the topic of resilience?

karl-drerup-imageThe exhibit will have at its core, the visual inspiration of New York artist, Jason Mitcham’s painted animations. ( engaging works will be surrounded by a visual art, written texts, and interactive components designed and presented by PSU students from fine art, graphic design, environmental, philosophy, computer science, and international student groups.


PSU faculty members Brian Eisenhauer, PSU’s Director of Sustainability and Amy Villamagna, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy present a public participatory GIS mapping tool that will be active in the gallery, digging into identifying vulnerable spaces in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Meanwhile, PSU’s Global Ambassadors and international students have been creating video interviews, asking the questions, “What is the biggest environmental problem in your home community and who is affected, and what is being done to address the problem?” Graphic design students have collaborated with environmental students to design and present graphic type compositions, while first year art students are creating painted animations based on sustainability students’ concepts.


RESILIENCE: An Interdisciplinary Exploration will change and evolve over the exhibit time period, with work made by PSU students appearing and connecting to build a rich conversation in real time. We will see the process of critical and creative thinking unfold in the materials and products.


Field trips to the Gallery are available at no charge. Reservations are preferred.

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