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.
On June 18th, artist Juliet Whitsett invites attendees to an engaging art event designed to provoke exploration around Texas' rarest species...
For one night, become a part of Whitsett's newest body of work, "Encounters wIth Biodiversity," as she invites the public into the Wild Basin exhibition space as collaborators through a series of activations, and immersive participatory experiences.
See the colors & palettes of all 73 endangered Texas species, hike Whitsett's AUDIO WILD*, and create wearable art. You are guaranteed to leave knowing more about Texas' most at risk.
*Please bring your phone with you to this event.
30% of all proceeds from art created during the Wild Basin AIR residency benefit Wild Basin Creative Research Center.
Juliet's work will be on display June 18 - August 20th 2022
WHAT: "Encounters with Biodiversity" with Artist Juliet Whitsett
WHEN: Saturday, June 18
TIME: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Wild Basin Creative Research Center
ADDRESS: 805 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
RESERVATIONS: None required (but parking is limited).
PARKING: Participants are encouraged to carpool. (In the rare event that parking capacity is met upon arrival, one option is to park at the HEB at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy and take a 1 mile Uber to the event.)
SHOW DATES: June 18 - August 20th
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.