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February 08-11 2010

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The Green Canvas: The Artist as Environmental Activist, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Hoseob Yoon, Graphic Artist from South Korea, 2/8-2/11


The Green Canvas: The Artist as Environmental Activist

Hoseob Yoon from Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea -- Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Residency


February 8-11, 2010
Hoseob Yoon, a South Korean graphic artist who has devoted his career and his life to protecting the environment, will serve as the Center's fourth Distinguished Visiting Practitioner. The residency will include class visits, art demonstrations, exhibits, and one-on-one visits with students and members of the community. Yoon will share his message about the risk of climate change and the threats it poses to agriculture, water supplies, health, and biodiversity.


Schedule of Public Events

Monday, February 8
2:00-3:30 pm; Shapiro Campus Center Gallery
Gallery Talk with the Artist -- Professor Yoon kicks off the residency with a discussion of his artwork and his activism -- and how the two overlap. All are welcome.


Tuesday, February 9
7:00 pm; Pollack Auditorium
**Keynote Address: "The Green Canvas: The Artist as Environmental Activist"**

9:00 pm; Ridgewood Commons
KSA Hangout -- Gather with Professor Yoon for an informal conversation hosted by the Korean Student Association. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Wednesday, February 10
2:00-3:30 pm; Shapiro Campus Center Gallery
"A Day in the Life of an Environmental Artist" -- Are you an artist who seeks to engage with climate change or other pressing social issues? Are you an activist committed to making a difference? Listen to Professor Yoon tell stories about the choices that he made, the people who influenced him, and his day-to-day life committed to the Earth's environment. Dessert and drinks provided. All are welcome.

3:30-4:30 pm; Shapiro Campus Center Gallery
"Office Hours with Professor Yoon" -- Here's your chance to ask Professor Yoon focused questions one-on-one. Don't miss this opportunity to speak with this noted artist/activist in a casual, individual setting. First come, first served; no appointment needed.

Thursday, February 11
2:00-8:00 pm; Shapiro Campus Center Atrium
Designing a Greener Future -- Come and work with Professor Hoseob Yoon to collaborate on the design and painting of T-shirts with artful messages that will help preserve the planet. Bring your own T-shirt if you want! All are welcome -- to design, paint, watch, discuss! Hosted by Students for Environment Action (SEA). Snacks will be served.

For more on Professor Yoon and the Ethics Center's Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Series, visit http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/events/Yoon.html

Explore the issues with the Ethics Center's newest Ethical Inquiry: "Who Bears Responsibility for the Environment?" http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/ethicalinquiry/2010/february.html

This residency is hosted by Eric Olson, Senior Lecturer in Ecology in Programs in Sustainable International Development and cosponsored by Sabine von Mering, Director of the Center for German and European Studies . It is part of a year of activities designed to raise awareness on the Brandeis campus about climate change and the choices we all make in relation to the Earth's environment, now and in the future. Visit Brandeis' website devoted to issues of climate change at http://www.brandeis.edu/campussustainability/index.html . For further information, email ethics@brandeis.edu .

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Take care all,
Laura Goldin