Tar Sands Storytelling Tour

The Clark County Cultural Art Center (CART) is sponsoring an exhibit that demonstrates the story of tar sands from the beginning to the end.  The art exhibit is comprised of ten, 2ft .x 4ft. mixed media panels completed by ten different visual artists from across the state of Wisconsin. Each artist has researched and reflected on one aspect of the often unknown oil pipeline which pumps over 1.2 million barrels of tar sands oil through the state each day. The result is a diverse, powerful, and nuanced look at the oil pipeline story which affects each and every Wisconsinite.

Topics include:

  • Tar sands oil’s difference from traditional oil in the difficulty (possibly impossibility) of cleaning it up, putting the St Croix River, the Namekagon River, the Wisconsin River, the Rock River, and others crossed by pipelines are at risk.
  • Eminent domain for these pipelines force people to give up their land or homes to make room for these pipelines.
  • Recent pipeline approval processes with the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Line 3 Pipeline have shown how pipelines jeopardize treaty-protected resources and sacred sites, while regulators fail to include tribal governments in permitting processes.

Artists include: Marjorie Steele Halverson | Anne Jensen | Laura Donovan | Paul Hinsa | Donna Post | Lorenzo Lee Backhaus | Joan Walker | Daniel Torres | Christine Keller | Helen Klebesadel

After opening night, the Wisconsin Youth Network and Sierra Club are sponsoring a tour of the project throughout Wisconsin.People on the Pipeline

Tour Schedule: (click on the link to learn more from each Facebook event)

Opening Day | April 26 | Neillsville | 6:00 PM
Lac Courtes Oreilles College|April 29|10:00 AM
UW- Stevens Point | April 30 | 1:00 PM
UW-Marshfield | April 30 | 5:30 PM
UW-Platteville Baraboo | May 1 | 9:00 AM
UW-Madison | May 2 | 3:00 PM
Gaia Gathering | Madison | May 2
UW-Whitewater | May 3 | 6:30 PM
UW-Green Bay | May 5 | 10:00 AM
UW-Milwaukee | May 6 | 6:30 PM


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