C4C Art Exhibition


The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh will host the first Creatives for Climate art exhibition in February. Creatives for Climate (C4C) artists Niffer Desmond and Ann Rosenthal present projects focused on endangered species through a coloring book and urban nature through a community-based ecoliteracy and art program. Visitors are invited to make their own climate pledge and become part of this interactive display to join the rapidly growing movement of people who are creating a more sustainable narrative for the Earth.

February 4, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
Undercroft Gallery
605 Morewood Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

SUNDAY FORUM: Climate Crisis and Active Hope
February 11, 2018, 9 – 11 am
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, Schweizer Room
Kirsi Jansa, Creatives for Climate co-founder and the filmmaker of Sustainability Pioneers and Gas Rush Stories short documentary series, will screen two Sustainability PIoneers short documentaries and lead a community conversation on how to face the climate crisis without becoming overwhelmed.
Sustainability Pioneers episode Home Sweet Home portrays how one UU family, Al and Rob Schwarz, took bold steps to reduce their carbon footprint. The episode Finding Our Power explores how the City of Pittsburgh takes a different road after president Trump reneges on the Paris Climate Treaty.

Creatives for Climate OPEN STUDIO
February 25, 2018, 1 – 3 pm
The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh Undercroft Gallery
All are welcome to attend this relaxed event where you can learn about a specific climate-related theme and how to represent that theme through art. The theme will be announced prior to the event date.

C4C Open Studio: Fall in Love with Life


Tuesday, December 12 at 7 PM – 9 PM
431 Dargan St, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Visual artist Ann Rosenthal will lead participants in a botanical journaling activity, which you can continue to do throughout the seasons. The exercise is designed to sensitize participants to the beauty and complexity of the more-than-human world. We will provide materials, or you can bring your own. If possible, please bring a natural object for the activity, such as a leaf, twig or flower.

C4C co-founder Kirsi Jansa will share Joanna Macy’s thoughts about Active Hope and about our ability to see the world with new eyes, create a new sense of self, foster a different kind of power, and experience a larger view of time.
More info about Active Hope

Children 8 years and older welcome under parental guidance.
Please email Ann if you are planning to come.

THIRD Creatives for Climate Workshop: We Are Nature


Come tour the new “We are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene” exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Engage in a free artwork exercise to digest the museum experience. Brainstorm with the museum educators how artists can provide programming for the exhibition – and help us create a more sustainable narrative for the future.

  • WHEN:​ Thursday, November 16 at 4 PM – 8 PM
  • WHERE:​ ​Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh,
    Pennsylvania 15213
  • TICKETS: Free

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“The thing I liked the most about the workshop was the balance between right brain – left brain stimulation and processing. And collaborative community conversations.”
– CforC workshop participant

Partners: Climate and Urban Systems Partnership Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Center for the Arts.