Art for the Earth | Screening and dialogue in Berkeley, California - Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative


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Art for the Earth | Screening and dialogue in Berkeley, California

June 22 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the connection between art and nature

Art has the unique power to convey environmental messages and inspire action in ways that words alone cannot.

Nature can inspire and inform works of art that can move people to take action. Film is one such medium that can spark a passion for nature and wildlife.

On Saturday, June 22, you are invited to join Y2Y at the David Brower Center in person for a film screening of There is a Place on Earth with the filmmaker Ellen van den Honert, photographer and author Bryant Austin, and Y2Y’s president and chief scientist, Dr. Jodi Hilty.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. PT and the film will begin at 7:00 p.m. Ellen and Jodi will available for a panel discussion after the screening of the film.

Tickets for the event are $25-$30 each. Food is included in the cost of the ticket.

About the film

Dutch filmmaker Ellen van den Honert explores a beautiful and poetic journey around the world meeting artists and conservationists to ask why and how art can become a vital pathway to wilderness conservation. The film features several conservationists including Harvey Locke, one of the founders of Y2Y.

About the panelists

Bryant Austin is an American photographer known for his life-size portraits of whales, some measuring up to eight by thirty-six feet. These detailed works result from spending months at sea and capturing close encounters with whales using specialized underwater photography equipment. Austin’s exhibitions in whaling countries like Norway and Japan have shown that a gentle and non-polarizing approach can foster positive change. His current focus is on the sun, its relationship to Earth, and how photons fall on our planet. Austin has been featured globally, with his current show at the Datz Museum of Art in Seoul. He was a 2019 SFMOMA SECA Award nominee. Born in Sacramento in 1969 and now residing in Carmel, CA, he has published two photography books, Beautiful Whale and sun, water, being.

Ellen van den Honert holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked internationally as a music teacher, project manager, and entrepreneur, while also managing a career as a songwriter and performing artist, successfully releasing the critical acclaimed albums, Breath of the Soul (2006), and Hummingville (2010). In 2015, Ellen established the Wild About Music Foundation dedicated to promoting the synergy of art and conservation. This led to the production of her first feature-length documentary.

Dr. Jodi Hilty is the President and Chief Scientist at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, with over 25 years of experience in large landscape conservation and ecological corridor research. She is a co-editor or lead author of four books, notably “Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation” (2019). Jodi is personally committed to promoting diversity in science and conservation, actively supporting and mentoring the next generation of leaders in these fields.

Header photo credit: Wild About Music Foundation

Event Location

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA 94704,
United States