AHA! Community Blooms - New Bedford Whaling Museum
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AHA! Community blooms
Thursday, September 14, 2023 |  4:00pm - 9:00pm
free admission

Together we can make an impact! Join in the fun and repurpose single-use plastics by creating a plastic jellyfish to bring home or donate to the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s upcoming Community Blooms exhibition by artist Katy Rodden Walker. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2024, this collaborative and immersive exhibition raises awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans, waterways, and food chains, and the natural phenomena of jellyfish blooms.

About the Artist & Facilitator:
Katy Rodden Walker is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring complex relationships and interconnectedness between humans and nonhumans, challenging perceptions of boundaries between humans and the environment at a micro and macro scale. She uses various materials to blur boundaries and create connections within space, and illuminate what is largely unseen. Katy earned her BA in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese, from Bates College. She studied Japanese language and cultural studies through the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan, where she also studied ceramics after classes. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

What is AHA!?
AHA! (Art, History, Architecture) provides a free platform for New Bedford’s creative community to showcase their talents collectively; making arts, culture, and creative expression accessible to all. Learn more about AHA! and explore the full schedule of activities online at ahanewbedford.org.