Leading with Artivism (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson (virtually) as they talk with Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, trumpeter, World Theater historian, teacher, and community organizer. She founded Redwing Blackbird Theater in the late 90s as a workshop and performance space in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has taught, directed, and performed all over the globe.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Climate? (virtual)

This event marks the launch of The River Newsroom’s Climate Lab, a new project focused on covering climate impacts and solutions in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region.

What is being done in the region to prepare and ensure that our communities and systems will be resilient enough to withstand change?

This conversation brings together expert panelists working on a broad range of climate solutions throughout the region, and invite them to talk about their work—and the change that lies within our grasp, even in the midst of a complex global disaster.

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Moderated by Lissa Harris, staff writer at The River Newsroom.

Co-moderated by Jen Metzger, former New York state Senator and policy advisor for New Yorkers for Clean Power. Jen Metzger, PhD, served in the NY State Senate in 2019-2020, and currently advises on climate and energy policy with the nonprofit organization, New Yorkers for Clean Power. Prior to her election to the State Senate, she served for over a decade in local government in the Town of Rosendale, and cofounded and directed Citizens for Local Power, an organization dedicated to fighting unfair utility rates and practices and helping communities shift to a locally based clean energy economy.

Panelists for this conversation include:

  • Aaron Bennett, certified floodplain manager and environmental planner for Ulster County
  • Ben Dobson, founder of Hudson Carbon and farm manager of Stone House Grain
  • Melinda McKnight, vice president of Energy Conservation Services
  • Nava Tabak, director of science, climate, and stewardship at Scenic Hudson
  • Andrew Willner, sail freight advocate and founder of the Center for Post Carbon Logistics
  • Rich Winter, CEO of Delaware River Solar and grass-fed beef farmer

Leading With Artivism – Service, and the Rebirth of an Object (virtual)

Join Arts Mid-Hudson for a talk with artivist Suprina. Allocating, modeling, casting, photography, and video are some of the processes Suprina uses in creating carnival-like narratives themed around politics, environment, and societal trends.
Q&A Session with Poet Gold will lead the evening’s conversation.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here!
Suprina studied sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia but gained the bulk of her knowledge of her craft from working in the field of promotional, prop making. Her clients included Annie Leibovitz, Apple Computer, Bloomingdales, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After 9/11, having lived in the neighborhood at the time, Suprina decided she would focus solely on her own artworks, which discuss environmental, social and political issues.
She has shown in Chelsea, Central Park, Governors Island, Brooklyn, Chicago, Scottsdale, Harlem, Newark, Southampton and the Hudson Valley.
Suprina has received grants from The Puffin Foundation, LMCC, NoMAA, and two Decentralization grants from Arts Mid Hudson.

Leading With Artivism – Voice of Love & Liberation

Join Arts Mid-Hudson for a virtual discussion with New York based Puerto Rican singer, filmmaker, and activist, Taína Asili. Asili’s powerful vocals carry themes of social justice with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock. Her music exudes strength of spirit and inspires audiences to dance to the rhythm of rebellion.

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