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 Hopper’s 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 And Stewardship

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 Nature Conservancy.
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)


No Boundaries International Art Colony – Bald Head Island NC
UNCTV - Our State – January 2010

Island Inspirations

"Old Baldy" is not just a beacon to tourists. It (and the island it watches over) brings inspiration to a special group of artists. Against the spectacular seascape, they gather biannually to engage in the creative process. They also come for another purpose...to sell some of their paintings in order to help disadvantaged artists through a Dutch non-profit called Paint a Future. Meet these talented artists and see why Bald Head Island keeps beckoning their return.

The No Boundaries portion. Janette Hopper starts at 2:35