Samm Newton has been storytelling through various mediums since her childhood and has most recently focused her creative energy into pairing environmental humanities work with poetry, photography, acrylics, and watercolor. She currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon but lived in Freeport, Texas where a LNG import/export facility was built. Samm knows first hand what happens to a community overshadowed by the petrochemical industry and she is going to share her story with us.
See Floor Studies: On view during the poster/art session
Life at Sea: What’s it like spending time aboard a vessel on the sea? Come listen and share the trials and triumphs with a commercial fisherman turned research facilities manager (Ben Russell, OSU), a research technician (Ian Black, OOI), a benthic ecologist (Sarah Henkel, OSU), and an artist-historian (Samm Newton, OSU).
The Autzen House Gallery is free and open to the public weekdays from 10 to 4 or by appointment. Work will be up through Dec. 7th.
Creative Practice is a collection of work from Environmental Arts and Humanities graduate student Samm Newton. Pieces on view include recent, not so recent, finished, unfinished, successful, and unsuccessful paintings produced as part of her graduate studies exploring how humans pursue and produce knowledge about the ocean. Incorporating studies and mistakes alongside more polished pieces highlights not only the very process of knowledge inquiry she is studying, but also a process that we can all relate to—practice.