Sky Symposium raises issues of earth, air and art

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Sky Symposium raises issues of earth, air and art

August 4, 2011 at 9:33 am by Michael Janairo, Arts & Entertainment Editor


A two-day event called a Sky Symposium at Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary & School in Shushan, Washington County, aims to address issues related to atmospheric experiments and their impact on the air we breathe. At the same time, the event will showcase artistic works based on the theme of “weather as the expression of the love affair between earth and sky.”

“We are tackling some of the most disturbing aspects of the aerosol programs and nonlethal weapons,” Bonnie Hoag, director of Dionondehowa, said in a written statement, “and we are inviting the art community to support this endeavor.”

On Saturday, events include discussions on such topics as “Who Owns the Weather?” “Geoengineering: Video & Photographic Evidence” and “Climate Change & the Air.” Sunday’s events include a screening of the documentary “What in the World are They Spraying?” and topics such as “21st Century Strategies for Health & Self-Healing,” “Living in A Chemical Soup” and “Facing Our Fears & Finding Our Freedom.”

Visual artists displaying their work include James Keul, Mark Tougias, Edmund Rucinski, Lisa May, Lynne Knobel, Lee Anne Morgan and George Forss.

Musical performances will include Barry Hyman during lunch on Saturday.

At a glance
“Sky Symposium”

  • When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday
  • Where: Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School, 148 Stanton Road, Shushan
  • Admission: $20 suggested donation; reservations suggested; attendees are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks and to carpool, if possible
  • Info: 854-7764;;