Art-Science River Valley Walk

September 28, 2019

In response to With All Things Considered, our fall exhibition of works by Leanne Olson, learn about Dr. Locky’s research on microplastics and how our waste is impacting waterways and impacting ecosystems, and how photography is part of his practice of documenting this changing landscape in Dawson Park.

Join MacEwan Biological Sciences professor Dr. David Locky and artist Dwayne Martineau to explore this river valley park and former landfill. Learn about Dr. Locky’s research on microplastics and how our waste is impacting waterways and impacting ecosystems, and how photography is part of his practice of documenting this changing landscape in Dawson Park. Explore with Martineau how walks in the river valley inform his artistic practice as he leads an observational exercise to shift focus on the complex lives and life cycles found in this space.
 
Dr. David Locky is a wetland ecologist and Associate Professor, Biological Sciences at MacEwan University. Dr. Locky’s research interests and expertise include wetland classification and evaluation, plant diversity, ecology and biogeography, animal ecology, biogeochemistry, natural and human impacts and wetland policy and practice.

Dwayne Martineau is a visual artist, musician and composer living in Edmonton. Two preoccupations dominate his work— the physicality of light, and experimental landscape photography. Dwayne is a member of the Frog Lake First Nation, descended from a complex frontier mix of early French, Scottish and Irish settlers, Plains Cree, Métis, and Iroquois.
 


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With All Things Considered and its public program series has been assisted by the Province of Alberta through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, its arts funding agency.

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Event Details

Date September 28, 2019
Start Time 1:00 p.m.
End Time 2:30 p.m.
Location Dawson Park (10298 89 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5Z 0E7)
Off-campus
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation, Tour
Contact Person Carolyn Jervis
Contact Phone 780-497-4424
Contact Email jervisc@macewan.ca
Event Website Visit Site