In the News: Stephanie Roger’s Urban/Environment…

In the News: Stephanie Roger’s Urban/Environment…

The Built/Natural Flux of the Urban/Environment Seen Through Stephanie Rogers’ Lens

By Camille LeFevre, mnartists.blog
June 25, 2013

Stephanie L. Rogers, Ragweed. From the Urban/Environment installation, part of Arts on Chicago. Courtesy of the artist.
Stephanie L. Rogers, Ragweed. From the Urban/Environment installation, part of Arts on Chicago. Courtesy of the artist.

…Perhaps the greatest gift Urban/Environment gives to city dwellers, especially children and families living near and along Chicago Avenue, is the opportunity to walk through the neighborhood with fresh eyes, an open heart and a hungry intellect. Because the text is in English, Spanish and Somali, because the images often capture nature at the micro scale, and because together text and photo interpret the intersection of science, city and the natural world, the project has the potential to change young lives…

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Jaurnte (Art in June): Day Fifteen

by Camille Verzal
The Quotidian Diary, June 15, 2013

A love of science (especially etymology) and photography inspired Rogers to search for nature in the place you least expect to find it — the urban core. Her photos and the stories behind them are lovely — rabbit footprints in cement, a shoe dredged up from the wetlands that used to be apartments that flooded regularly, a duck eating Cheetos in a parking lot, community gardens tended by neighborhood children, corn smut and its edible qualities, and the local guy who became an avid duck lover.

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