Art and Climate Change: Pandemics as a Portal to Change

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designs by Eric Benson for the revamp of the Conservation Corps as Civilian Climate Corps (left) and art by Kim Curtis that features paintings of trees arranged as a healthy forest. Text lists the names of participants in the panel.
Art and Climate Change Panel Discussion: featuring Eric Benson, Kim Curtis, and Savannah Donovan
Jun 24, 2021 - 7 pm
Virtual event
Presented by Museum of the Grand Prairie in collaboration with Krannert Art Museum and Anita Purves Nature Center in the Urbana Parks District. Pandemics as a Portal to Change is a partnership between these institutions and Urbana Arts and Culture Program, The Urbana Free Library, the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois, and Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center.

Join us as we discuss creativity, personal responsibility, and how we can work together and as individuals to overcome Climate Change. 

Join us as we welcome Associate Professor in Graphic Design and author of Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice Eric Benson and exhibiting artist and painter Kim Curtis as they discuss their work and the intersection of the creative process and and raising awareness of the pandemic of Climate Change. 

Joining the panel also will be Environmental Public Program Coordinator at the Urbana Park District, Savannah Donovan, who will offer perspectives from her viewpoint as an environmental educator in our local community.


How to participate

This program will be virtual and conducted in English. It will be livestreamed by Museum of the Grand Prairie on their Facebook and YouTube channels | Join the Event on Facebook



Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be in English and closed captioned on Facebook. YouTube captions will upload shortly after the event finishes. If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email