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Communicating Climate Change – SOLD OUT

August 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Rough Point

FREE – Advance registration required.


IN THE WAVES by Melissa McGill is an admission-free public art project at Rough Point, curated by Dodie Kazanjian. Presented by Art&Newport with Newport Restoration Foundation’s Keeping History Above Water Initiative, it aims to raise awareness of sea level rise and is being created with an ensemble of local community members.


On Tuesday, August 24, spend the evening with IN THE WAVES artist Melissa McGill and guests – including Sandra Whitehouse, Ph.D.,  President of Ocean Works, LLC; Elizabeth Rush, the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore; and Lorén M. Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum – for a conversation about how artists and other subject-matter experts tackle the challenge of communicating the issues surrounding climate change and sea level rise to their communities. Admission to this event is free to the public. Advance registration is required.


This program is made possible through generous funding from the EJMP Fund for Philanthropy and BankNewport.

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Rough Point
680 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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