Meeting with the artist: “ECO Primavera” with 100 Endangered Species

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, May 10 – 6 pm - St. George’s Anglican Church (Campo San Vio)

Meeting Point: 4.50 pm, San Servolo boat stop or 5.00 pm S. Zaccaria boat stop

The visit is strongly recommended to students enrolled in:
Prof. Mannino’s course S1718 Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development
Prof. Silvestri’s course S1720 Coastal Wetlands, Lagoon and Estuaries: Environmental Monitoring and Management

All students and professors interested are welcome to join!
Please sign the participation roster in corridor 9 or at the Front Office


VIU Students and Professors have the opportunity to meet the Irish artist Michelle Rogers at the opening of her exhibition in Venice: “ECO Primavera” with 100 Endangered Species.
The exhibition shows a large-scale painting of endangered animals which incorporates more than one hundred small threatened and endangered species of insects, frogs, birds, and flowers as an environmental homage to Italian painter Sandro Botticelli.

“Historically we paint things that are important, and for me recording endangered species is a way of preserving them, giving them recognition so they won’t disappear completely”, the artist explains. For the past twenty years Rogers has worked as an artist for social justice and human rights, more recently focusing on climate change. As a founding member of Artists For Environment, the artist fervidly believes in the ability of creativity to change the world.

Open May 10–13, 11am–6pm daily
Closing event with special Evensong service by Reverend Alaric Lewis on May 13 at 6pm

Find more on the artist’s official website: Michelle Rogers

About the exhibition venue: St. George’s Anglican Church in Venice is a Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Europe that welcomes Christians of all denominations, people of any faith or no faith to join us in celebrating art that raises our consciousness about the fragile environment that we hold on trust for future generations.



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