University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Coasts in Crisis: Art & Conversation After Recent Hurricanes

September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19th at 4:00 pm

Brooks Hall Commons


 Why do the arts matter after a hurricane? In a time of rising sea levels and global climate change, the answer to this question has never been more important. This kick-off event for the Coastal Conservatory Festival will offer creative ways of addressing environmental disaster by bringing together live music, poetry, photography, painting, and installation art about recent hurricanes from the U.S. South and the Caribbean. The participating artists will perform, display and discuss their work forged out of the experiences common to hurricane survivors: homelessness, forced migration, family separation, food insecurity, and living without electricity or running water.     


Works by artists from the U.S. South and Greater Caribbean, including: David Berg, Sally Binard, Jo Cosme, Nicole Delgado, Alfonso Fuentes, and Sarabel Santos-Negrón.


Homer Statue
Brooks Hall Commons
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM