Arts Activist Ann Rosenthal Speaks Oct. 26

October 19th, 2006 by Adam

Contact: Betsy Cheney, Public Relations Office (603) 535-2276

Ann T. Rosenthal works with communities to rediscover and reconsider their forgotten waterways as sites of common experience, history and activity. She will speak at the Plymouth Senior Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 on “Reclaiming Community Landscapes for Social, Environmental and Economic Health.”

Rosenthal has 20 years of experience as an environmental artist and arts activist and has developed courses and workshops for high schools and universities. Her site- and gallery-based installations include found objects, traditional media and digital imaging to explore the social and natural histories of “place.”

Informed by diverse interdisciplinary interests, Rosenthal considers how our idealizations of “nature” and “wilderness” have compromised human and non-human systems. Her work is situated within the field of “ecoart,” which focuses on the physical, biological, cultural, political and historical aspects of ecological systems to creatively propose new possibilities for co-existence, sustainability and healing. Additional information is online at

For information contact Catherine Amidon, director of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University, at (603) 535-2614 or via e-mail to

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