Thu, May 18|
Riverworks Studio at Alden Farms
Storytellers Series: Taina Latwik "Artmaking for Life: the Personal is Political"
Taina will share how her artwork, 40 year illustration career and arts community involvement are vehicles for her political activism.
Time & Location
May 18, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Riverworks Studio at Alden Farms, 19215 Beallsville Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839, USA
About the event
Taina Litwak has overwhelming concerns regarding human impact on the planet and has spent the last 40 years documenting science, helping taxonomists distinguish between and describe new species and communicate science to the public. She has worked with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Smithsonian, NIH, the CDC and is now on staff with the Dept. Of Agriculture at the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. She has two species of insect named after her. Her own art making and arts community involvement has always been a vehicle for her concerns, for women’s place in the world and the state of the biosphere. She has served as Executive Director of the Washington Women’s Arts Center and both national and local chapter president of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Her current creative work consists of a large series of acrylic paint and newspaper collages dealing with climate change and biodiversity loss. It was featured in an exhibit “Climate Change News” at Riverworks’ Artist in the House Gallery at Locals in Poolesville, MD in the fall of 2022.