The Forum with Sukey Bryan: The Art of Climate Change
September 23, 2018
Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
About the conversation
For 2018, our theme is truth, and for her residency, Bryan has created original works inspired by the resonance between the cycles and elements in nature and human experience. Her installations, outside and inside the cathedral, were timed to Earth Day, Pentecost, National Ocean Month, and in September, the Global Climate Action Summit convened by Governor Jerry Brown. In this conversation with Abbott Bailey, Canon to the Ordinary, Bryan talks about her inspirations and her work.
About the guest
Bryan has a BA in Fine Arts and English from Yale University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to paint a series of works based on the environments of Iceland and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. She has been an artist in residence at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Bryan has also created public art installations for Stanford University. She is married to physician and scientist Jim Brooks, has two sons and lives in Palo Alto.
About the host
The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey serves as the Episcopal Diocese of California’s Canon to the Ordinary. She began her ministry in February, previously serving for a decade as the rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to ordination, Bailey worked as an executive in several regional and statewide nonprofit organizations in the areas of community health care, health policy and health philanthropy. She has a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Master of Public Administration with honors from The George Washington University. Her installation ceremony is on October 4 at the Evensong service.
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