Iowa sailor shares experience at climate art exhibit

A climate crisis dialogue was the idea of ​​artist Mary Kline-Misol.”Love this earth as a newborn loves its mother’s heartbeat.”That’s one of the quotes found on the canvas of a life-sized painting of environmental visionary Chief Seattle of the Suquamish tribe.”On either side, you see panels of what I call apocalyptic visions from dead forests,” Kline-Misol said. The co-owner of Artisan Gallery 218 in Valley Junction invited artists of all disciplines to join her on Friday for the climate-related art exhibit. “Pastel work to ceramic pottery, we’ve got photography,” Kline-Misol said. David Thoreson was an Iowa artist on hand for the exhibit. He has a love for both sailing and photography. “I really picked up sailing and photography at the same time,” he said. “My grandfather got me this brownie camera when I was a little boy. I used to take that and play in the woods and take pictures in Algona, Iowa.” It was David Thoreson’s mother who taught him how to sail. And it was a hog farmer turned sailor from Minnesota who later sparked his passion for polar sailing and exploration.”My journey to climate as an explorer took place over a couple of decades, really, because I wasn’t really searching for climate change, said Thoreson, a photographer and author. “I was searching for high seas adventure.”Thoreson, however, soon had a front-row seat to significant changes.”I was there in 2007 as an eyewitness to one of the greatest, maybe the greatest loss of ice ever in the history of the arctic that has ever been seen in 2007,” Thoreson said. “A 40% loss in ice to our northern polar ice cap.”He has continued to tell the story of climate change through the lens of his camera, compiling those stories into his book – “Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet.” The exhibit goes through the end of June. Rising temperatures on a global scale: Other news:

A climate crisis dialogue was the idea of ​​artist Mary Kline-Misol.

“Love this earth as a newborn loves its mother’s heartbeat.”

That’s one of the quotes found on the canvas of a life-sized painting of environmental visionary Chief Seattle of the Suquamish tribe.

“On either side, you see panels of what I call apocalyptic visions from dead forests,” Kline-Misol said.

The co-owner of Artisan Gallery 218 in Valley Junction invited artists of all disciplines to join her on Friday for the climate-related art exhibit.

“Pastel work to ceramic pottery, we’ve got photography,” Kline-Misol said.

David Thoreson was an Iowa artist on hand for the exhibit. He has a love for both sailing and photography.

“I really picked up sailing and photography at the same time,” he said. “My grandfather got me this brownie camera when I was a little boy. I used to take that and play in the woods and take pictures in Algona, Iowa.”

It was David Thoreson’s mother who taught him how to sail. And it was a hog farmer turned sailor from Minnesota who later sparked his passion for polar sailing and exploration.

“My journey to climate as an explorer took place over a couple of decades, really, because I wasn’t really searching for climate change,” said Thoreson, a photographer and author. “I was searching for high seas adventure.”

Thoreson, however, soon had a front-row seat to significant changes.

“I was there in 2007 as an eyewitness to one of the greatest, maybe the greatest loss of ice ever in the history of the arctic that has ever been seen in 2007,” Thoreson said. “A 40% loss in ice to our northern polar ice cap.”

He has continued to tell the story of climate change through the lens of his camera, compiling those stories into his book – “Over the Horizon: Exploring the Edges of a Changing Planet.”

The exhibit goes through the end of June.

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