Uprooted, How climate change is affecting plant life in Wisconsin.

April 26, 2019 to June 23, 2019
James Watrous Gallery • Madison
Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
201 State Street  •  Madison, WI 53703
W-Th 12-5   •   Fr-Sa 12-8   •   Su 12-5
May 17, 2019
Featuring an artists' panel at 5:30pm

In an era described as the Sixth Great Extinction, plants both rare and familiar are at risk, and climate change is accelerating the loss of unique habitats and species. For Uprooted, five Wisconsin artists have created new work focused on the diverse plant communities under threat in Wisconsin. Cynthia Brinich-Langlois and Bethann Moran-Handzlik have turned their attention to the northern forests; Helen Klebesadel and Lynne Railsback have focused on central Wisconsin's prairies and oak savanna; and Katie Musolff looked to wetlands and gardens near the Mississippi River. Uprooted also includes a group of black ash baskets by Marian Miner and birchbark pieces by Terri Hom, as climate change is accelerating the vulnerability of both paper birch and black ash.