John Sabraw: Turning Mining Pollution into Pigments
Thursday, March 23
United States: 10am PDT, 11am MDT, 12pm CDT, 1pm EDT
Europe: 17:00 GMT/WET
In this Zoom we will hear from artist and professor John Sabraw who will share the process and recipes for creating paint and paintings from sustainably sourced iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating streams polluted from coal mines. A full scale treatment plant utilizing this innovative remediation process will be completed in 2025; cleaning over 1 million gallons of pollution and producing 6,000 lbs of pigment every day, all while restoring miles of streams to aquatic health.
Recent article titled Turning Toxic Coal Mine Waste into the Stuff of Art
Recipe included in Earthkeepers Handbook (pages 171-172)
John Sabraw was born in Lakenheath, England. An activist and environmentalist, Sabraw’s paintings, drawings and collaborative installations are produced in an eco conscious manner, and he continually works toward a fully sustainable practice. He collaborates with scientists on many projects, and one of his current collaborations involves creating paint and paintings from iron oxide extracted in the process of remediating polluted streams. Sabraw’s art is in numerous collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, the Elmhurst Museum in Illinois, Emprise Bank, and Accenture Corp. Sabraw is represented in Chicago by Thomas McCormick. Sabraw is a Professor of Art at Ohio University where he is Chair of the Painting + Drawing program, and Board Advisor at Scribble Art Workshop in New York. He has most recently been featured in TED, Smithsonian, New Scientist, and Great Big Story. www.johnsabraw.com
Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for $10. All participants MUST REGISTER.