Short Takes on Capturing Nature Oct. 15

Monday, October 15, 2012

7 pm, The Neptune Theatre

Tickets: $5 at the door; $4 online at stgpresents.org (additional fees apply)

www.burkemuseum.org/short_takes

Join the Burke Museum at the Neptune Theatre for an evening of fast-paced talks on the enduring relationship between the human imagination and the natural world. Inspired by the International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit, Short Takes features a stellar lineup of artists, scientists, students, and scholars. Speakers include internationally-renowned photographer Art Wolfe, curators from the Burke and the Seattle Art Museum, and explorers of the seas and the stars. Ten short talks, each illustrated with 20 slides, will take us on a journey from humanities’ first artistic impulses to our latest glimpse into the far reaches of space.

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Short Takes is produced in conjunction with Seattle Theatre Group with support from the Boeing Employees Credit Union.

Photo: Shoal of Life. Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. Cristobal Serrano.

Speakers Include:

· Art Wolfe, internationally renowned photographer, host of “Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe”, and founder of the International Conservation Photography Awards

· Katie Bunn-Marcuse, Assistant Director of the Bill Holm Center, and a Curatorial Associate of Native American Art at the Burke Museum

· Allison Fundis, Education and Public Engagement Liaison, Ocean Observatories Initiative/Regional Scale Nodes, University of Washington

· Shaun Peterson, a pivotal figure in the revival of Coast Salish arts

· Ellen Dissanayake interdisciplinary scholar and writer, Affiliate Professor in the University of Washington, School of Music

· Wendy Call, 2012 Writer in Residence for the North Cascades and Joshua Tree National Parks

· Dan Ritzman, Northwest and Alaska Regional Director of the Sierra Club

· Brad Rutherford, Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Trust

· Phil Rosenfield, Graduate Student, Astronomy, University of Washington

· Patricia Junker, the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum

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