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Dianna Cohen: “Plastic Pollution: Art to Action”

October 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

156 Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx St, Eugene, OR 97403

2018-19 O’Fallon lecture

Live stream of Dianna Cohen’s lecture, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Plastic Pollution: Art to ActionDianna Cohen

Inspired by her creative work with ubiquitous plastic bags, artist Dianna Cohen co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group that addresses the pervasive problem of plastic pollution. She writes: “Having worked with the plastic bag as my primary material for the past fifteen years, all of the obvious references to recycling, first-world culture, class, high and low art give way to an almost formal process which reflects the unique flexibility of the medium.”

With the Plastic Pollution Coalition, she helps to raise awareness of ocean waste — the majority of which is nondegradable plastic — and everyday strategies to cut down the amount of plastic we use and throw away.