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Panel Discussion: The Water is Rising

6-8:30PM, Discussion begins at 6:30


Join exhibiting artist Julie Heffernan, Dr. Michelle Covi, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Old Dominion University, Tim Cole, Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Sustainability Officer, and Dave Mayfield, founder of Catch the King and Tides That Bind for a conversation about innovation in the face of climate change in conjunction with our current exhibition When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan.

Heffernan’s recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs, and road signs guide the journey.

6 – 6:30 Galleries open  
6:30 – 7:30 Panel Discussion                      
7:30 – 8:30 Galleries open

Julie Heffernan: The Water is Rising