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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a home for making art at Duke.
Date & Time
April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Free; no RSVP required. Everyone welcome.
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

The Enviro-Art Gallery was created three years ago in order to better engage and inform the community on the beauty and struggles of our natural world. By showcasing a variety of works that bring attention to local and global environmental issues, serene natural spaces, and human interactions (both positive and negative) with Mother Earth, the gallery effectively uses art as a message and a call to action for conservation and planetary protection.

As a part of the third annual presentation of The Enviro-Art Gallery, the curator, Cameron Oglesby, will speak about the gallery’s development and its impact on the community and on herself. She will also discuss the significance of interdisciplinary forms of communication and activism in raising environmental awareness.

About Ruby Fridays

Ruby Fridays are casual art talks offered at noon most Fridays during the semester in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s Ruby Lounge. Speakers include Duke faculty and students who are creating or exhibiting work in the Ruby, visiting artists from far and wide, and local creatives. Learn about the amazing art being created on Duke’s campus, the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more. A free lunch is included!

About the Speaker

Cameron Oglesby is a Duke sophomore pursuing a degree in Environmental Science with a focus in ecology, an Earth and Ocean Science minor, and a certificate in Civic Engagement and Social Change. Though an environmentalist in practice, she is an artist at heart, and believes in art’s ability to incite change or reform opinions and human behaviors. She is currently the president of Environmental Alliance, a representative on the Campus Sustainability Committee and the Environmental Affairs Committee, and a VP of Programming for duARTS. The Enviro-Art Gallery, a project which she brought from high school, is a means of combining her two passions in a way that informs, engages, and, hopefully, inspires.

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