Ambassador parties are pop up events that help participants learn more about the rarest and most at risk species in Texas.
As seen at:
- Wild Basin Creative Research Center
- Westcave Preserve
- Elisabet Ney Museum
- Bullock History Museum
Loss of our world's biodiversity is happening at a startlingly fast rate. For most of us, it's hard to understand what we have to lose when some of our most threatened species are also our rarest-which in turn means it's unlikely we've ever had a meaningful first-hand interaction with our world's listed species.
With roughly ~150 threatened and ~75 endangered species in Texas alone, artist Juliet Whitsett has been learning, creating art about and sharing the importance of our world’s biodiversity. Her digital, acrylic, and experiential audio art pieces aim to simulate virtual encounters with our rarest and most at risk species.
Most recently, she has crafted an event centered on the experience of empathy while deep diving into the world of at-risk color.
ENCOUNTERS WITH BIODIVERSITY EVENT:
Juliet Whitsett invites attendees to an engaging art event designed to provoke exploration around Texas' rarest species...
For one night, participants became a part of Whitsett's newest body of work, "Encounters with Biodiversity," as she invites participants to serve as collaborators through a series of activations, and immersive participatory experiences.
Participants experience the colors & palettes of all 73 endangered Texas species, and leave knowing more about Texas' most at risk.
To learn more, or to plan your version of an Ambassador Party, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: "Encounters with Biodiversity" with Artist Juliet Whitsett
WHEN: Your event date.
TIME: Your event time.
COST: TBD- Contact Juliet Whitsett regarding the scope of your event- email@example.com
Artist Juliet Whitsett with a portion of the 73 Color Palettes sampled from Texas' Endangered Species. Photo Credit: Charles Heppner
Each palette & species is unique. Whitsett samples colors from crowd-sourced images of Texas listed species in order to create original art inspired by their lives and forms.