6th Annual Art of Sustainability Hosted Oct 21 22
This year, the Art of Sustainability is celebrating the local National Park, the Missouri National Recreational River—by way of the arts. The event will honor the life of Nancy Carlsen, a long-time Vermillion resident and environmental activist who worked to help others appreciate the Missouri River and area history.
"I really appreciate the explicit focus on art in the Art of Sustainability because art is such a powerful way through which we can communicate our feelings and values towards others and our environment," said Meghann Jarchow, director of the Sustainability Program at USD.
Full Schedule of Events
Saturday, Oct. 21, Frost Trail, 10 a.m. - noon
- Meet at the Frost Trail trailhead, just north of the intersection of Dakota Street and Hwy 19, several miles this side of the Newcastle-Vermillion Bridge.
- Walk along the Frost Trail to the Missouri River, side by side artists, scientists and other folks.
- For those who want, sketch, paint, or write about the power and beauty of the river and the mission to keep it wild and clean, and send a photo of it to GreeningVermillion.org.
- See the day’s artwork the following evening in a slide show.
- Art supplies will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies, cameras, chairs, blankets, etc.
Sunday, Oct. 22, 202 Washington Street, 5-8 p.m.
- Gather at the Washington Street Arts Center in Vermillion.
- View artwork from the hike (or previously created Missouri River artwork) in a slideshow.
- Hear scientist Alan Wittmuss, artist Amber Hansen, and green infrastructure educator Susan Port give talks on how to learn about, celebrate, and protect the Missouri.
- Learn from Kelly and Pat Kistner, officials with the Izaak Walton League of America, about IWLA’s new toolkit, Clean Water Challenge, and join the inventory, clean up, and monitoring of nearby streams.
- Bring a dish for the potluck (optional) and enjoy good conversation, music by Humbletown, all sorts of beverages—and a raffle to honor Nancy Carlsen.
For more information, visit GreeningVermillion.org.
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