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Whale Oil to Where?

June 16, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Whale Oil to Where?
Got Facts — Now Act!

BRIK Gallery, 473 Main Street, Catskill, NY
Saturday June 16      3-5 PM
Join our discussion examining impacts of hydraulic fracturing shale for gas in NYS
 deep underground to top soil to sky high  
See parallels between fracking today and the 19th century’s whale oil industry’s collapse beneath its own unsustainable weight
geology, news, activism, community  

Wes Gillingham, Program Director and one of the Founders of Catskill Mounntainkeeper.
Karen Charman, Managing Editor of the journal Capitalism Nature Socialism, 
Independent investigative environmental journalist.
Katherine J. BeinkafnerPh.D., CPG. Geologist/Hydrogeologist. Mid- Hudson Geosciences.
The Rev. Canon Jeff Golliher, Ph.D., Program Director: Environment and Sustainable Communities for 
Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations, Vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellenville, NY.  
Organized and moderated by 
Ruth Hardinger, artist, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability Steering Committee.

* Whale Oil to Whole Foods 
Opening reception at GCCA 398 Main St. Catskill
June 16,  6-9 PM

“Whale Oil to Whole Foods” artists exploring the ecological and economic history

of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region

“Whale Oil to Whole Foods”,  exhibit opens June 16 at the Greene County Council on the Arts Catskill Gallery, with additional exhibit sites opening July 9 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Agroforestry Center in Acra.

This partnership project is co-curated by eco artist Christy Rupp and GCCA Catskill Gallery Director Fawn Potash.

They selected 35 proposals for gallery display and site specific outdoor installations from both Hudson Valley artists and practitioners from as far away as the United Kingdom. A calendar of related events including hands-on art making workshops, tours and seminars will take place during July and August at the CCE Agroforestry site including a series of panel discussions on environmental issues.


June 16, 2012
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


BRIK Gallery
473 Main Street, Catskill, NY United States