The UA Museum of Art is featuring the multimedia exhibit Bycatch, the result of a cross-disciplinary collaboration between marine conservationist Maria Johnson and UA Geography PhD Candidate Eric Magrane. Johnson’s visual art and Magrane’s poetry pay homage to the sea creatures considered basura (trash) by the fisheries.
Culture and the arts can help catalyze a public response to environmental insecurities and risks, illuminate issues of environmental justice, and imagine more sustainable futures. The environment can in turn inspire creativity. UA faculty explore the natural world and its connections to humanity through literature, ecocriticism, creative writing, art history, and the visual and performing arts with strong connections to the community.