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Talk: Art, Psychology and Climate Change Dec. 5

Nov 27, 2019
Pictured is a work by Deanna Wintman.

Camden — The Camden Public Library will host artist Deanna Witman and clinical psychologist Will Hafford for a presentation on “A Guide to Loss and Grieving in the Anthopocene — Art, Psychology and Climate Change.” This 90-minute exploration considers a diverse range of perspectives drawn from the worlds of art and psychology and will include opportunity for facilitated community dialogue and expression.

Deanna Witman is a Maine trans-disciplinary artist working with photographic media. She was educated in the environmental sciences, which led to her working as a field biologist for more than a decade. Her creative practice is a merger of inquiry and discovery with experimentation and expression. Witman describes her work as “questioning our relationship to the natural world, our place in the universe and our responsibly to this earth and those who inhabit it.” She is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities at Unity College and the Managing Editor of Hawk & Handsaw – The Journal of Creative Sustainability.

Will Hafford is a clinical psychologist in private practice and also an associate professor of psychology and adventure therapy at Unity College.  His areas of study include climate change psychology, the mental health benefits of nature, and the impacts of experiential group work.

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