The Tar Sands Storytelling Project is a collaborative, grass-roots and first of its kind visual arts exhibit. Over the course of six months, 10 Wisconsin artists researched, rendered, and reflected upon the cradle to grave story of tar sands oil in Wisconsin. The 10 panel exhibit of their work depicts different aspects of tar sands oil and pipeline infrastructure in the context of the global climate crisis. The exhibit first opened on April 26th, 2019 at the Clark Cultural Arts Center (CCART) in Neillsville, WI.
Tar Sands Storytelling Tour – Spring 2019
After the project was officially launched on April 26th, the exhibit went on tour to nine different locations along the pipeline, across the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the eight day tour, over 700 people saw the exhibit.
April 29 – Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward WI
April 30 – UW Stevens Point & UW Marshfield, Stevens Point & Marshfield WI
May 1 – UW Baraboo, Baraboo WI
May 2 – UW Madison & Threshold ‘Gaia’ Event, Madison WI
May 3 – UW Whitewater, Whitewater WI
May 5 – UW Green Bay, Green Bay WI
May 6 – MobCraft Brewery, Milwaukee WI
Funds and organizational leadership for this project was provided by the Clark County Cultural Art (CART) Center, The Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter, and the Wisconsin Youth Network (WiYN).