Washington, DC 20009
I finally unpacked my suitcases from Paris and went through the amazing images and video taken by Leena Jayaswal! I would love to share with you the wonderful experience there, which included making collaborative art with master printmaker Anju Chaudhuri as well as two installations/performances, an exhibition, a talk/book signing, and street interventions. Next month, I am off to Bangladesh to continue my work on climate change with the people of Katakhali Village on Barobaishdia Island. The community there has suffered a lot of damage from recent torrential rains. What a year we’ve had of climate disaster after disaster around the world…. But we must be resilient and work in solidarity to address this urgent problem.
Please join me on December 2, 2017 from 5 to 7:30 pm for a holiday party and salon showcasing Deux Degres, a Paris Sister Cities project funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is supported in part by the NEA. I will share photos and video and the gorgeous collaborative works made with Anju Chaudhuri, which are for sale. Other artwork is available (many at bargain prices) to raise money for the Storytelling with Saris climate advocacy project. I need to raise $10,000 to fund the next phase of the project, which includes a climate adaptation and advocacy workshop in Bangladesh, as well as filming and editing of the Rising Up to Climate Change film, which looks at climate change from the voices of ordinary people in Bangladesh and the US.
Image: Disruption, Monica Jahan Bose and Anju Chaudhuri, woodblock and watercolor, copyright 2017.