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April School Vacation Week

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 22, 2022

Tickets Starting at: Free

Join inspiring artists and scientists in a week of celebration and action in honor of the opening of Climate Action: Inspiring Change and Konstantin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees.

All programs included with museum admission

EARTH WEEK: ART AND SCIENCE FOR ACTION

Wednesday, April 20–Friday, April 22 | All day
Join inspiring artists and scientists in a week of celebration and action in honor of the opening of “Climate Action: Inspiring Change” and “Konstantin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees.”

Wednesday, April 20
ART AS ACTIVISM
Konstantin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees
9–11:30 am and 1– 3:30 pm | Free event

Essex Street and Axelrod Walkway (weather permitting)
Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos’ The Blue Trees is an outdoor art installation that uses the process of transformation to raise awareness about global deforestation and climate change. Watch on-site artist Wes Bruce and volunteers apply blue pigment to select trees on PEM’s campus using an environmentally safe colorant. This temporary, performative art piece in Salem marks the 27th installation of this internationally acclaimed project.
Must be 18 years or older to volunteer. Sign up to volunteer on Thursday, April 21 or Friday, April 22 at pem.org/bluetrees

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Konstantin Dimopoulos is an Egyptian-born conceptual and social artist whose art practice is grounded in his sociological and humanist philosophies. Dimopoulos’s multidisciplinary art practice incorporates sculpture, installation, performance, painting, printmaking and drawing in the creation of monumental imagery, social and environmental interventions and conceptual proposals that argue the potential of ‘art’ as a means of social engagement and change.

Wes Bruce is a multi-practice artist, educator, poet, and designer who for the last decade has worked professionally creating large-scale, site-specific installations, exhibitions, and projects. The installations invoke creative play in children and adults that is insightful, life-giving and adaptable and there is often a large emphasis on our connections to the natural world.

THE BLUE SAPLING WORKSHOP
11–11:45 am and 2–2:45 pm | Create Space
Included with admission
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Feeling inspired by artist Konstantin Dimopoulos’ outdoor installation The Blue Trees? Come inside and color a native tree sapling with the artist’s own environmentally safe, water-based blue pigment. Then take your sapling home and plant it outside. Planting and care instructions for your sapling will be provided during the workshop.

Thursday, April 21
ART AS ACTIVISM
Konstantin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees
9–11:30 am and 1– 3:30 pm | Free event
See Wednesday’s listing.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Soak Up the Carbon: Art Making with Salem Sound Coastwatch
11 am–3 pm | Create Space
Included with admission
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Salem Sound Coastwatch leads an art and science-based activity inspired by its commitment to promote both awareness and understanding of our connection to the Salem Sound Watershed and our role in restoring and protecting its health.

CLIMATE + ENVIRONMENT TALK
The Amazon: Marcia Macedo with Bernie Krause
Noon–1 pm | Virtual event

Brazilian field ecologist Marcia Macedo is committed to finding science-based solutions to complex
challenges facing the Amazon rainforest. Dr. Macedo will share her unique view of the Amazon and speak to important climate-forest interactions in the region. She will be joined by soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause to explore the intersection of her research and Dr. Krause’s sound recordings captured in the heart of the Amazon.

This program is offered in partnership with the Fondation Cartier in celebration of The Great Animal Orchestra: Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists on view at PEM through May 22.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Marcia Macedo is an ecosystem ecologist studying the causes of tropical deforestation and their consequences for forests, rivers, and the climate. Her work explores how agricultural expansion and climate change are reshaping tropical landscapes, focusing on hotspots of connection between upland forests and aquatic systems like streams and rivers. Dr. Macedo is an Associate Scientist and Director of the Water Program at the Woodwell Climate Research Center.
Bernie Krause is a soundscape ecologist who listens to animal vocalizations with a musician’s ear and studies his field recordings from the perspective of a scientist. Since the 1970s, Krause has recorded soundscapes across North America, Latin America, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, as well as a collage of soundscapes from the depths of the world’s oceans. Krause implores us to listen to these voices from the living, non-human world before they are forever silenced.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Wes Bruce: A Forest of Poetry and Fabric
2–4 pm | Axelrod Walkway
Included with admission
Rain date April 22

What is nature asking you to bring forth from your deepest self at this time? Participate in a reflective activity and a collaborative outdoor art-making activity with multi-practice artist and poet Wes Bruce. Create personal mantras that help you live into a more full, creative, centered self to take home with you and to offer to others in a communal installation that will live temporarily among the trees.

Friday, April 22

ART AS ACTIVISM
Konstantin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees
9–11:30 am and 1– 3:30 pm | Free event
See Wednesday’s listing.
RARE EXHIBITION BOOTHS
Shifting the Climate Culture
10 am–7 pm | Main Atrium

Working together, we can accomplish a lot. Every day, more and more people are changing to support a livable climate. Join Rare— the international conservation organization helping people and nature thrive — for a hands-on exploration of climate-positive behaviors around food, energy, transportation and nature. There are simple changes that can help the climate, and your health, budget, and community. See what you can do, and how your neighbors are already acting.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Soak Up the Carbon: Art Making with Salem Sound Coastwatch
11 am–3 pm | Create Space
Included with admission

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Date:
April 22
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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https://www.pem.org/april-school-vacation-week-earth-week-art-and-science-in-action

Venue

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square, 161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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