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The Team

Project Leads

Christina Lorena Weisner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the College of the Albemarle. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture + Extended Media and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in World Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2006) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Sculpture and Ceramics from University of Texas at Austin (2010). In 2013 – 2014, Weisner was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant for Sculpture and Installation Art to Germany, where she worked on a series of site-specific sculptures based on the Ries Meteorite Impact Crater. Her work often employs found objects, scientific instrumentation and elemental materials, and has been shown both nationally and internationally, most recently at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC.

Matt Keene is the CEO and Founder of The Silwood Group LLC, a team that brings together expertise in evaluation, complexity and sustainability to assess and navigate wickedness in the Anthropocene. From 2006-2018, he served in the Administrator’s Office at the U.S. EPA as a social scientist and evaluator. He’s held positions as founder and coordinator of the Environmental Evaluators Network, Program Chair of the American Evaluation Association and as consultant to a variety of organizations. Matt has degrees from Virginia Tech and Duke, publishes on a variety of topics and will release the book Visionary Evaluatives in the Anthropocene in mid-2019. Matt grew up on the Eastern Shore, floating West on the Nanticoke River and lives with his family in Arlington, VA, where gardening and woodworking are good and surf is small.

Collaborators and Supporters

  N.C. Arts Council  This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

The Gregg Museum

Shane Moore – Photography & Cinematography

Shad Keene – Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Lisa M. LeMair & Christopher Proto – graphic design and website services

Matt Ogburn – Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Hope Floats

Kitty Hawk Kites

Michelle EdwardsFish Finder Project, Ocean Research Project & Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Bobby Bailey – Filmmaker, NowHere Films