Artists like David Opdyke use their paintbrushes to visualize climate change

Visual artist David Opdyke has spent the past few years using his works to start a conversation about climate change, such as painting ecological disasters on idyllic postcards of postwar America like the one pictured above.

He will be giving a Virtual Zoom Lecture through Oakland University that will showcase his work and the work of other artists from around the world who are also focusing their creative energy on climate change. The conference is titled “Art in Global Warming: Evidence, Fear and Compassion”.

The event begins at noon on Thursday, October 28. It is free and open to the public. You can join the Zoom discussion here.

Art is one of those things that could be extraordinarily effective at communicating things that scientists strive to make people see. Art, music, poetry can help make things personal. – David Opdyke, artist

Listen: Artist David Opdyke explains how the arts could play a role in connecting personally with people about climate change.

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