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Join us at our September EcoArt Salon with Pakastani American poet and ink painter Sophia Naz in conversation with Korean American writer and healer Janice Lee. Sophia’s paintings and writings from her new book of poetry Open Zero engage with the loss of her home, destroyed by the California wildfires and the erasures and displacements involved with the immigrant experience.

Janice’s writings grapples with collective and inherited trauma and the present and impending eco crisis. Her new novel Imagine A Death explores loss, hauntings of the past and coping with apocalyptic futures.While both artists/writers work with the intimate costs of trauma and disaster, they also engage with the power and possibilities of healing.

This salon will begin with presentations from the artists that will also be streamed on Facebook Live on the EcoArt salon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtSalon/.

You can also choose to RSVP to the Zoom Room, which will allow you to be in close discussion with the artists after the presentations. There is a very limited amount of RSVPs to ensure a deeper discussion.


The EcoArt Salon is a monthly gathering that is free and open to the public for those interested in EcoArt and the environment to share their projects, discuss issues, network, and collaborate together.The ongoing salon gatherings bring together artists, writers, curators, scholars, and the public from the NJ/NY and larger interconnected global community interested in the topic of EcoArts and its potential during a time of environmental degradation and ecological crises.

The EcoArt Salon is hosted by Rutgers University-Newark Paul Robeson Galleries and sponsored by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. The salons are curated by the EcoArt Committee including graduate students Colleen O’Neal and Crystal Robinson and faculty advisor Alexandra Chang.

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