The Allegheny Front, an award-winning public radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania, airing on WESA in Pittsburgh and on stations throughout the region, visits the MSDP exhibit at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Listen to the show here:
After traveling for more than three years, the MSDP re-opens with all new material reflecting the changes that have taken place since the project first went on the road in 2012. The original team of photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Lynn Johnson, Scott Goldsmith, and Martha Rial, and curator Laura Domencic, are joined in a new collaboration with the team at Fractracker, and with filmmaker and visual artist Joe Seamans.
The final venue for the first phase of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project before the opening of an all-new exhibit in May, 2016.
MSDP Forum at the Bottle Works. A panel of experts will make presentations about Marcellus Shale, and will answer questions. March 3, 2016, 7-9 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project Panel Discussion. Panel Discussion, presentations and q&a with: Trevor M Penning, PhD, Molinoff Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania; Laura Domencic, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Brian Cohen, Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. Moderated by Sarah Stolfa, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. May 27, 2015, 7-9 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Film Series: "Triple Divide" (2013), Public Herald Studios, 90 minutes. This documentary co-directed by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman looks at the controversial subject of fracking from multiple vantage points, with exclusive interviews from the industry, experts and citizens impacted by shale gas development. November 2, 2014, 1-2.30 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation. Finding a Way Forward: Thoughts on How to Address Marcellus Shale Development-Related Conflicts. Lara B. Fowler, senior lecturer, Dickinson School of Law, and research fellow, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. November 7, 2014, 12.10-1.10 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Film Series. "Gas Rush Stories" (2013), Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 60 minutes. This series of short documentaries produced by independent filmmaker and journalist Kirsi Jansa explores how shale gas drilling is changing the lives of individual Pennsylvanians and impacting the development of renewable energy. November 9, 2014, 1-2 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation. The Economic and Community Impacts of Natural Gas Development. Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology, and Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics and co-director, Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development. November 14, 2014, 12.10-1.10 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Film Series. "Split Estate" (2009), Red Rock Pictures, 76 minutes. This Emmy Award-winning film directed by Debra Anderson looks at the impact that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on “split estate” property owners in Colorado who do not own the rights to extract minerals under their own land. November 16, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
Lecture: Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. Nina Berman is a documentary photographer and author, as well as an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues, including the Whitney Biennial. In this lecture, she will present work showing the impact of gas drilling on the people and landscape of Pennsylvania as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. November 18, 2014, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation. Community, Landscape, and Gas: Energy in Pennsylvania’s Past, Present, and Future. Brian Orland, distinguished professor of landscape architecture, and Tim Murtha, associate professor of landscape architecture. December 5, 2014, 12:10-1:10 p.m.
The Art of Poetry. Julia Spicher Kasdorf, professor of English and women’s studies, will read poems from her project, "Shale Play," a book-length collection of poems that document the linguistic, emotional and environmental effects of Marcellus Shale drilling in southwestern Pennsylvania. October 1, 2014, 12.10-1.10 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Marcellus Shale: In Their Own Words. William J. Doan, professor of theatre and women’s studies, and Andrew Belser, professor of theatre. October 10, 2014, 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Environmental Aspects of Shale Energy Development. David Yoxtheimer, extension associate, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research. October 17, 2014, 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Gallery Conversation: Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and Bryan Swistock, senior extension associate, Penn State Water Resources Extension. October 24, 2014, 12.10-1.10 p.m.
Tour and Panel Discussion: Boom/Bust Cycles of Extractive Industries in Pennsylvania. Tour of the exhibition with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education
Since the 1700s, Pennsylvania has been a major supplier of various forms of energy and resources. Coal, iron, timber and now natural gas have literally fueled an economic boom in addition to generating controversy and concern over their impact on humans and the environment. Panelists will discuss historical and social aspects of extractive industries and offer perspectives that might shape our thinking and practices into the future. Panelists include: Michael Bérubé (moderator), director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature; Sandra Barney, professor of history, Lock Haven University; Brian Black, professor of history and environmental studies, Penn State Altoona; Kathy Brasier, associate professor of rural sociology; William J. Doan, professor of theatre and women’s studies. October 29, 2014, tour 4:30 to 5 p.m.; panel discussion: 5 to 6 p.m.
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is will be on display at the art gallery at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia. Opening reception and conversations with the photographers, Tuesday, October 29th at 6pm.
Dr. Jill Kriesky, SWPA Environmental Health Project, "Uncharted Territory: Community Health Impacts Associated with Shale Drilling," Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Wheeling Jesuit University Kirby-Sara Tracy Hall, 316 Washington Avenue Wheeling, West Virginia, 2600.
Panel Discussion on Environment, Politics, and Community Impacts of Shale Drilling, November 21, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Presenters: Dr. John Stolz, Dusquesne University; Mr. Doug Shields, former Pittsburgh City Council President; Ms. Carrie Hahn, local community member.
Opening reception, July 13, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
The MSDP exhibit travels to Philadelphia, where images will be on display simultaneously at the Gershman Y, and the Sol Mednick Gallery of the University of the Arts.
January 23, 2013. Opening reception and panel discussion, Gershman Y, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Panelists include: Jeff Schmidt, director of Sierra Club PA; Susan Phillips, NPR State Impact; Brian Cohen, Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
Public forum, October 25, 2012, 6-8 p.m. A public forum and artist talk has been scheduled for October 25 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Melwood Screening Room, adjacent to the galleries where the photos are exhibited. The panel includes: Eric Beckman, George M. Bevier Professor of Engineering, and Co-Director, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh; Carrie Hahn, activist and mother; Doug Shields, former Pittsburgh City councilman; Terry Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor for Green Chemistry, recipient of the 2010 Heinz Award, and a senior member of CMU’s Institute for Green Science. Moderated by Steve Sokol, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
Artists' talk, November 7, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Meet photographers Noah Addis and Scott Goldsmith and hear them discuss their involvement in the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. Event begins at six o'clock in the Filmmakers Galleries.
Artists' talk, November 14, 2012, 6-8 p.m. Meet photographers Martha Rial and Brian Cohen and hear them discuss their involvement in the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project. Event begins at six o'clock in the Filmmakers Galleries.