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For Earth Day: Grief, Art, and Nature with Mary Ting

April 20, 2023 , 6:00pm 7:30pm

environmental art
Credit: Mary Ting

How can protecting the natural world provide connection and solace for those who are grieving?

In celebration of Earth Week, artist and educator Mary Ting will lead a discussion around grief from an ecological perspective. Ting will present her work and its trajectory from personal grief to environmental research, lectures, and community projects such as Grief Artlab. She will share how her individual losses and cultural history led to her work on wildlife demand and environmental injustices.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Following the presentation in the Modern Chapel, attendees will break out into small groups for discussion facilitated by Gabrielle Gatto, Green-Wood’s coordinator of public programs, who holds a certificate in Thanatology, and Sara Evans, Green-Wood’s senior manager and curator of Living Collections. This portion of the evening will be in the spirit of a Death Cafe, where there is no set agenda, but we come together to discuss topics associated with death, dying, grief, and loss.

Mary Ting is an artist, researcher, educator, and gardener. Her talks on wildlife demand have been widely presented, including at the Turtle Survival Alliance Symposium, Jane Goodall Institute Nepal, and Explorer’s Club, among others. Ting teaches in both the art department and the environmental justice program at John Jay College and is a Social Practice CUNY 2022-23 faculty fellow. For information about her work, visit maryting.com

The Grief Artlab is partially supported by a grant from Social Practice CUNY, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported initiative.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.

Before Reserving Your SPot, Please Note:

  • COVID-19 Policy: In accordance with New York State and CDC guidance, masks are optional. Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel.