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The Food Justice Film Series continues with this film about small, family farms and the misguided government enforcement that keeps them from providing safe, healthy food choices to their own communities.

Farmageddon – Movie Trailer from Kristin Canty on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 25th, 7:00–8:30 pm. Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College.

Join us for a discussion after the film with Char Miller, Director of Environmental Analysis Program, and Samantha Meyer, Sustainability and Purchasing Coordinator for Dining Services.

The Food Justice Film Series is hosted by Elemental Arts, the Environmental Analysis Program of the Claremont Colleges, and Pomona College Dining Services.

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The Sacred/Sites course for Fall 2012, sponsored by Elemental Arts, will explore indigenous sites and practices in the local area. Field trips, special guests, performances, and hands-on activities are integral components of the course.

San Gabriel Mountains

San Gabriel Mountains (Photo credit: Josh LeClair)

The focus of this course is to investigate the natural history and ancient indigenous cultures that shape Claremont as a homeland and to translate this study into performances that map our personal sense of place in the world. Intention is to inspire performances (acted, written, sung, photographed, painted, danced, cooked, filmed or otherwise expressed) as personal responses to the course materials.

The course is jointly taught by writer, performer, director Susan Suntree, author of Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California, and Professor Betty Bernhard, Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance.

Field trips: Coastal Ancestor Walk, Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, Native American Resource Center in Big Bridges and the Museum of Art at Pomona.

The course is open to all Claremont Colleges students. Course number is THEA 189A PO-01.

For more information on the course please contact Prof. Bernhard:

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On Char Miller reviews the Smithsonian Institution‘s traveling exhibit, “Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography” now on at the Ontario (CA) Museum of History and Art until September 23.

Related link: Ontario Museum information for Lasting Light.

July 12 to September 23, 2012. 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Thursday through Sunday. Free.

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USDA Forest Service

Angeles National Forest


Image of Aldo Leopold

Image of Aldo Leopold (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ARCADIA, Calif.— On Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hahn 101 building at 420 N. Harvard Ave.  Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711.  The Angeles National Forest will co-sponsor a free screening of a new film called Green Fire, the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.     The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today.

The film is part of the “Thinking Like A Watershed” film series presented by the Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative, and the Pomona College Environmental Analysis Program.    Green Fire is one of three films that will be shown during the screening.  Forest Service Film makers Ann and Steve Dunsky along with Forest staff will be on hand to talk about the movie and how watersheds are an integral part of the Angeles.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the US Forest Service, and the Center for Humans and Nature. Although probably best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, Leopold is also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist, and wilderness advocate.

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Symposium & Film Series on Watersheds, April 26th & 27th

Presented by the Elemental Arts Initiative and Environmental Analysis Program of the Claremont Colleges.

A two-day event on water and water resources that are right beneath us. Join us for a provocative set of documentaries that probe the politics and cultural meaning of watersheds, an essential feature of life in the American West. Meet some of the filmmakers who crafted these compelling films. And on Friday join an interdisciplinary discussion about the water beneath our feet.

Poster for Thinking Like A Watershed

Thinking Like a Watershed: A Film Series
Thursday, April 26
PO Hahn 101

4:00 p.m. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold (filmmakers: Steve and Ann Dunsky)
co-sponsored with the USDA Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
6:00 p.m. Reception: food and conversation
7:00 p.m. Chasing Water, a short film on the Colorado River
7:30 p.m. Rock the Boat, on revitalizing the Los Angeles River
(filmmaker Thea Mercouffer)
9:00 p.m. Q&A

The Water Beneath Our Feet: A Symposium
Friday, April 27
PO Hahn 101
4:00 p.m.

Char Miller, Environmental Analysis Program (EA)
Robertjohn Knapp Seneca, Tubatulabal, Ohlone Ceremonial Leader
Trevor Bisset, EA’10 India Water Authority
Na’ama Schweitzer, EA’13
Martha Davis, Inland Empire Utility Agency
Ava Untermeyer, Dance’12

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For those of us who missed Zoe Carlberg’s exhibition, Walking LA, here is a chance to experience it through her pictures. Many thanks to Zoe for sharing them with us.

The exhibition ran from November 16 through 19, 2011 at the Smith Campus Center Gallery, Pomona College.

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Zoe Carlberg ’12 received an ArtsInspiration Grant to complete her senior thesis project and exhibition Walking L.A. The exhibition was mounted November 16 through 19, 2011 at Pomona’s Smith Campus Center Gallery.

Full report in Pomona News. Original story by Anna Petkovich in The Student Life.

Photo: Pomona News


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One of the Elemental Arts themes is WATER . Here is an inspiring example of how one artist brought her awareness of water issues and her art to the community at large.

Art for Water is an organization founded and directed by artist Christine Destrempes in New Hampshire. Art for Water draws attention to global and local water issues through monumental public-participation art projects.

13,699 is an installation by Ms. Destrempes made of clear plastic, recycled, water bottle caps representing each person who dies every day from preventable, water-related diseases. Pictured is an installation at Annmarie Garden Art Center & Sculpture Park in Solomons, Maryland, October 2010. A crocheted coral reef by Mary Ellen Croteau with Aviva Alter and Mary Buczyk from Chicago is in the background.


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