Summer Arts Series 2022

Listening to the World’s Edge

Exploring the tides of climate change through music, art, and the call to adapt

$20 for the concert (July 28), including an invitation to the pre-concert panel conversation
$10 for the online panel conversation only (July 26)


During this two-part Summer Arts Series hosted by The BTS Center, we will engage the music of the Halcyon String Quartet and the artwork of Jill Pelto to surface questions — and ultimately our own embodied responses — about what it means to live an adaptable life in a climate-changed world.

In her 1955 book, The Edge of the Sea, Rachel Carson wrote:
“The shore is an ancient world, for as long as there has been an earth and sea there has been this place of the meeting of land and water. Yet it is a world that keeps alive the sense of continuing creation and of the relentless drive of life.”

Like the intertidal zone — where land and water meet — the landscape of the arts has always been a liminal place of many encounters, and therefore ripe with the power to give shape to life.

We are alive at a time of multiple crises that are exacerbated by the earth’s changing climate. These climate crises call on us to find ways to give shape to life-giving cultural and spiritual transformations.

Join us as we engage with art as a companion in exploring the edgy places. As a result, may our imaginations swell and our commitments buoy the future of our world.

Everyone who registers for the concert will automatically receive access to the online Pre-Concert Panel Discussion. For those who are not local, registration for the online Pre-Concert Panel Discussion only is also available.