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SPURSE has been invited to be artists in residence at the University of Maine @ Orno for 2019-2020 and will initiate a major new project that reimagines a depression era riverboat as a mobile ecological research field station/tiny home to re-occupy our urban water commons.

SPURSE’s Ocean project was purchased by the Mystic Seaport Museum. as part of the “Open Ocean” curated by Mary Mattingly. Mystic, CT. August – January 2019.

SPURSE’s work was recently discussed in “What matters? Returning to perplexity with spurse at the Indianapolis Museum of Art” by  Rebecca Uchill. December 2019.

“Stories of Water and Waste”, my collaborative project with Riverkeeper, the Ulster County Resource and Recovery Agency and the students of SUNY New Paltz was featured in Kingston NY’s O+ Festival. October 2019.

My watershed diagrams were featured in “Cross-pollination: An Evolution in Foliate Forms” group exhibition at Boscobel curated by Jennifer Carlquist. September – November 2019.

I will be presenting a paper titled “Indigeneity, Eating and the Anthropocene” with my colleague Iain Kerr as part of the Without Limits Conference on the Liberal Arts at SUNY New Paltz. November 21, 2019.

I am serving as a moderator at the Hudson Valley Future Summit Diversity in the Arts Panel at SUNY New Paltz. November 18, 2019.

SPURSE will be testing out its new process of ecological consultation and cosmological generation as part of “Groping in the Dark” at MOCA Tucson, AZ. (April – July 2019). https://moca-tucson.org.

February 14 6-7:30PM College Art Association NY Midtown Hilton 2nd floor Sutton North room. SPURSE members Matthew Friday and Iain Kerr will present as part of a panel on radical pedagogy. https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/4723

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00 PM  8:00 PM

As part of SPURSE I will be presenting on the panel “How to Live in Political Times”, which explores the redefining of our relationship to the earth’s resources, touching on land management and the lives of animals while examining sources of energy and technologies that still keep us enthralled.

The 8th Floor 17 West 17th St New York, NY 1001

http://cueartfoundation.org/events/how-to-live-in-political-times-earth

Feb 26, 2019 @ 6:00 -8 PM.  William Paterson University Science of Art Lecture Series: Citizen Science, Amateurs and the development of new paradigms. Location: Science Hall West, Room 323. https://www.wpunj.edu/wppresents/events-by-type/food-for-thought1.html

March 3rd Eat Your Sidewalk book signing and lecture. Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz New York 4-5:30PM

Author, artist, curator and homesteader, Linda Weintraub discusses SPURSE’s latest research in her amazing new book What’s Next?: Eco Materialism and Contemporary Art.

As part of SPURSE I’ll be hosting a series of workshops as part of the Science of Art events at William Paterson University this Fall 2018.

Many thanks to the amazing people of the Wallkill Watershed Alliance for including my project in the 2018 Wallkill Watershed Festival in New Paltz, NY. October

SPURSE was honored to deliver a workshop on innovation and creativity at the University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program. Orno, Maine. September 27-30, 2018.

I’ll be exhibiting in Learn a River’s Name at the Schuylkill Environmental Center for Education. Opening to the public on January 25, the artists in this exhibition (Camp Little Hope, Matthew Friday, Dylan Gauthier, Ana Berta Hernandez, Mare Liberum, Sandy Sorlien, and Danielle Toronyi) seek a profound connection through their work, asking how can art help us to know, value, and steward the rivers around us. Learn a River’s Name includes works that reveal something unseen about a water body’s characteristics. With a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, these artists explore rivers and streams that we might ourselves get to know—the Schuylkill, Delaware, Brandywine, and Hudson Rivers. Gallery Opening January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. More info can be found here.

SPURSE is excited to participate in the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017. The show features work that examines our multifaceted relationship to food. While eating is generally a mundane daily routine, this exhibition considers how we find our food, with whom we consume it, and what meaning is created through these experiences. For more info see the following website.

We just published the EAT YOUR SIDEWALK COOKBOOK. It is an ecological reimagining of how, what and where to eat. Part urban foraging manifesto and wholly a joyous call to ecological action. The Eat Your Sidewalk Cookbook is an extended meditation on our place in the world in the age of the Anthropocene. It develops recipes for profoundly reconnecting to our environment, and rethinking how we cook and eat as a pleasurable ecological act. It evolves the Slow Food movement, expanding “farm to table” into “sidewalk to table”. The website can be found here. (2017)

SPURSE was selected as visiting artists for a Carnegie Mellon funded Art + Environment residency at Pitzer College, outside of LA. We finished our project, a reworking of the campus as an interspecies commons, this coming winter. A comprehensive website for the project can be found here. (2015).

As part of the Eat Your Sidewalk campaign we’re participating in exhibitions/events at Bard, the Wignall Museum and Marymont University. (2015)

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I’ll be exhibiting in Learn a River’s Name at the Schuylkill Environmental Center for Education. Opening to the public on January 25, the artists in this exhibition (Camp Little Hope, Matthew Friday, Dylan Gauthier, Ana Berta Hernandez, Mare Liberum, Sandy Sorlien, and Danielle Toronyi) seek a profound connection through their work, asking how can art help us to know, value, and steward the rivers around us. Learn a River’s Name includes works that reveal something unseen about a water body’s characteristics. With a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, these artists explore rivers and streams that we might ourselves get to know—the Schuylkill, Delaware, Brandywine, and Hudson Rivers. Gallery Opening January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. More info can be found here.

SPURSE is excited to participate in the exhibition Breaking Bread: Artists Explore Food Practices at William Paterson University Galleries from November 1 – December 13, 2017. The show features work that examines our multifaceted relationship to food. While eating is generally a mundane daily routine, this exhibition considers how we find our food, with whom we consume it, and what meaning is created through these experiences. For more info see the following website.

We just published the EAT YOUR SIDEWALK COOKBOOK. It is an ecological reimagining of how, what and where to eat. Part urban foraging manifesto and wholly a joyous call to ecological action. The Eat Your Sidewalk Cookbook is an extended meditation on our place in the world in the age of the Anthropocene. It develops recipes for profoundly reconnecting to our environment, and rethinking how we cook and eat as a pleasurable ecological act. It evolves the Slow Food movement, expanding “farm to table” into “sidewalk to table”. The website can be found here. (2017)

SPURSE was selected as visiting artists for a Carnegie Mellon funded Art + Environment residency at Pitzer College, outside of LA. We finished our project, a reworking of the campus as an interspecies commons, this coming winter. A comprehensive website for the project can be found here. (2015).

As part of the Eat Your Sidewalk campaign we’re participating in exhibitions/events at Bard, the Wignall Museum and Marymont University. (2015)