POHICK CREEK WATERSHED

POHICK CREEK WATERSHED

POHICK CREEK WATERSHED by Nick Daughtry October 19, 2015 I photographed the Pohick Creek Watershed starting on the GMU campus and tracing its ultimate destination to the Potomac River feeding into the Chesapeake Bay. Along the way garbage was very visible in the runoff. Pohick Creek watershed is one of the largest in Fairfax Country and home to […]

Ask Me Anything: No Show

While studying activist art forms, the Eco-Art course took an on-campus field trip to President Cabrera’s “Ask Me Anything” Event. The class had learned that a student group called “Transparent GMU” would attend the town-hall styled meeting with the President of George Mason University and intended to ask questions regarding GMU’s involvement with the Koch […]

Water Taste Test

Water Tasting A project by Paul Beatty for AVT 385 EcoArt Issue = Plastic Water Bottle Waste Method of Activism = Demonstration / Participatory Event Suggestion = Conduct a water tasting activity in which people taste a variety of waters and state which is the best. Inform them about water regulations and plastic consumption/waste Bottled […]

Farifax: 3 Construction Sites

Farifax: 3 Construction Sites A project by Paul Beatty for AVT 385 EcoArt Documentation and Project Summary: In order to convey how previously tree-dominated areas and local farms have succumbed to large-scale construction projects, I have documented numerous construction sites that I have come across during my normal daily travel routine (Burke to Fairfax/GMU).  Over […]

Weed Salad

A lesson in common edible lawn “weeds” ends with EcoArt course members making a salad from plants they’ve foraged from the Green Studio.

Sue Spaid Lecture

Earthworks: Swale & Berm

Earthworks: Swale & Berm

Earthworks: Swale and Berm construction workshop by Mark Cooley for New Century College students.

Draw & Gnaw

Draw & Gnaw

  Draw 2 Gnaw Open to all visitors: Art and Design Building. Local food potluck and collaborative food system drawing. All food grown, purchased, and prepared within a 50 mile radius of George Mason University campus. Homemade drawing charcoal made by Chris Rusinko. Food prepared and drawing initiated by Chris Rusinko, Anthony Frank, Melanie Columbus, Zora Khan, Mary […]

SoA Green Studio: 2014

SoA Green Studio: 2014

SoA Green Studio Installations 2014 Patriot Green Fund Grant: Installation of medicinal plants. Sheet mulching and heirloom popping corn grown and harvested by Sarah Irvin and Nathan Loda. Annual gardening by Ben Ashworth Student Installations from AVT 385 Eco-Art w/ Professor Mark Cooley, Team: Vinson Corbo, Melanie Columbus, Anthony Frank, Zoey Khan, Mary McIvor, Denis Pokolev, Chris Rusinko, […]

Polyface Farm tour: 2014

Polyface Farm tour: 2014

AVT 385 Eco-Art, Professor, Mark Cooley. Annual Eco-Art course field trip to the world famous Polyface Farm located in the Shenandoah valley, VA, and featured in many films, and bestselling books as a model for ecological, sustainable, and humane meat farming. Tour led by Joel Salatin.