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Rising Tides

Sunday June 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Karen Halverson

On Sunday June 12 at 3 PM, fine art photographer Karen Halverson will present “Rising Tides,” an in-person program. To illustrate challenges of climate change, she traveled around the American South, exploring coastal areas such as the cities of New Orleans, so vulnerable to hurricanes, and Miami Beach, which scientists believe may be the first American city to be inundated by sea level rise. Ms. Halverson uses these cityscapes and portraits as a basis to suggest their vulnerability to coastal flooding and what their future might look like.

Ms. Halverson’s work, for more than forty years, has been focused on American landscape and culture – the West in particular – and has been exhibited and collected by many major museums around the country including J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum, among others. She has published two photographic books: “Downstream Encounters with the Colorado River” and “Mulholland,” the famed drive in Los Angeles. During her presentation, Ms. Halverson will show her photographs and talk about what motivates her and how she works.

To register, email the library: [email protected]. Audience will be limited. Masks and registration are required.

This project is made possible with funds from the Restart NY Regrants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul of New York State and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia County by CREATE Council on the Arts.


Sunday June 12, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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North Chatham Free Library
4287 Route 203
North Chatham, NY 12132 United States
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(518) 766-3211

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