Sea Turtle Environs.
A projection art installation later
turned into a short film. The installation was in the Wilma Daniels
Gallery on the Campus of Cape Fear Community College as part of
Hoppers solo show Natural Milieu: An Altered Point of
View, Recent Works and New Genre Collaborations. This a video
of a movie (Endangered Turtle Directed by Dr Alina Smantz,
Compiled by Ross Miller, Music Composed by Steve Heitzig, with Cellist
Emanuel Gruber) which was projected over 6 large monoprints, with
the sound of seascapes and voice overs of haikus added. The video
Sea Turtle Environs was conceived and directed by Janette
Hopper who also did the monoprints and wrote the haikus. Seascape
sounds and filming and editing by Charles Kernan with help from
Dan Baden. https://vimeo.com/219703078
A still from The Sea Turtle Environs
Installation. The installation was accompanied by sounds of the
sea. The film includes original music, haikus sounds of the sea
and projection on monoprints.
Panel Discussion and Q & A:
Climate and Perspectives On Overpopulation, Loss Of Biodiversity
The panel discussion called Climate
and Perspectives on Overpopulation, Loss of Biodiversity and Stewardship
was held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4 to 6 PM in the Union Station
Auditorium at Cape Fear Community College.
The panel consisted of artists, scientists
and volunteers who are closely connected with nature and all have
a personal love of the world. Together we will strive to identify
the most pressing concerns for this earth and through an open discussion
with you, the audience, present solutions, inspiration and responses
so that all of us can be forces for change.
The artist says This group of
distinguished scientists, artists, and volunteers share with me
a healthy relationship with nature and an individual commitment
to protect our natural environment. The panel will share the work
they are doing through visuals and present solutions, inspiration
and responses to the audience. Seeking unity and believing that
pooling our resources will make our earth a more hopeful and healthy
place, we invite you to participate with us in the discussion. Panel
members were present at the exhibit opening, sharing and talking
with visitors. These friends of the environment and mine have educated
and collaborated with me to explore nature connectedness which I
embody in my artwork. Thus they are collaborators in
my and your journey. Janette K Hopper
Panel Members - Environmental Voices:
Dr. Alina Szmant, UNCW Marine Biologist,
Rhonda Sturgil, Environmental Studies and Controlled Burns, The
Dr. Lisa Kelly, Professor of Ecology at UNCP.
Chantay Allen, Cape Fear River Watch Board Member
Phoebe Hood, Volunteer for sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation
Panel Members - Artistic Voices:
Karola Luttringhaus, Dance/Choreography, Scene Design, Set Design,
Sarus Director, Leader of the Alban Elved Dance Company.
Janette K. Hopper, MFA, Multi Media Artist.
The Panel at the Gallery Opening Reception.
Background is the Turtle Boil Installation
(Not shown Rhonda Sturgill)