EARTH: The Anthology, Artist Event & Reception
October 8, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join artist and alumna Diana Wege ’76 as she presents a copy of EARTH: The Anthology , an anthology of sacred texts and environmental literature selected, introduced, and illuminated by Diana Wege. Uniting religion and ecology on the same side, EARTH: The Anthology contains eight sacred texts of major world religions followed by eleven seminal works by renowned environmentalists, reprinted in their entirety. The first page of each book features illuminations after masters of landscape painting and hand calligraphy in the style of a holy manuscript. Verse numbers appear throughout the texts in both the religious and environmental writings, for readers to cite and study.
Vanja Malloy, director & chief curator of the Art Museum will share how EARTH will be used for teaching as part of the Museum’s permanent collection. SUNY-ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Robin Kimmerer will also be present to read a selection her book, Braiding Sweetgrass, a featured text in the anthology.