Presenting on Climate Change at the Norton Museum of Art

The Cream Literary Alliance in West Palm Beach is hosting an event on climate change and I’ve been invited as the featured presenter to show my photographs, read a few poems, and discuss how my work is in support of the love of nature. This 90-minute program is part of the Norton’s Art After Dark series — free events at the museum on Friday nights.

I am grateful to be included in this program. The Norton is personal and special to me. I used to attend the earlier Art After Dark events when I was caring for my mom in Palm Beach. She was in her 90’s and had Alzheimer’s. Visits to the Norton were ‘artist dates’ for me, both recharging my creativity and resetting my mood when the going got tough. They’ve undergone an expansion in the past two years; it was already huge and richly populated when I was last there. Being able to see the changes in person — as a guest artist — is a peak experience for me.

Can you come? If not, please share it with your south Florida friends. We’ll have several poets reading their work, a presentation by the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Sustainability group, and my poetry and photography. You can also share the hashtag, #nortonnow. Art After Dark runs from 5-10 pm, so we’ll have plenty of time to visit outside of the program.

Things Fall Apart

Friday, 11 October 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
Norton Museum of Art
1450 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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poster with message - goodbye merchandised selfI’ve made a downloadable, letter-sized PDF poster for you to use as you wish.

I like this idea of using my images and words to create an activist-style poster. I’d love to see any pics of how and where you use it. Email me at rox@roxannedarling.com or post them to Instagram and tag me @roxannedarling.

Download > Goodbye Merchandised Self by Roxanne Darling


The Blank Canvas

Artists and writers have faced the blank canvas / the blank page and chronicled so much about the experience. In 2014, taking my first film class, I made a short student film to address the mood on a dark and rainy day on Maui. My partner, artist Shane Robinson, indulged me and played the part of the brooding artist. Read more