Exploring the Environment in Art and Discussion


May 12 - June 13, 2022


As part of Studio Kroner's mission to use art as a conduit for the exchange of ideas and discussion about the world around us, we present a month-long exhibit and programs exploring the environment. We are thrilled to present the following artists and scientists:    

  • David Young & Dena Hawes: Visual Artists

  • Mary Kroner: Playwright and performer

  • Ben Brabson: Climate change physics professor

  • Oliver Kroner: Sustainability Manager for the City of Cincinnati

  • Poet Elaine Olund and others: Spoken word poetry

Thursday, May 12- Saturday, June 13:

The month-long exhibit opens with “The Global Warming Series” featuring 18 fabulous, large paintings by Bloomington, Indiana artists David Young, and sculptor Dena Hawes with her carefully considered items from nature united with beautifully crafted metalwork. Click here to learn more >


Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, 15:

Mary Kroner premieres her one-woman performance piece with music entitled “X Marks the Spot,” which closely examines history, culture, and the environment from a single plot of land.  Click here to learn more >


Wednesday, May 18th:

Ben Brabson, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), discusses the science of global warming through the lens of Young’s paintings. Click here to learn more >


Saturday, May 21:

Oliver Kroner, Sustainability Director for the City of Cincinnati, speaks in the gallery and discusses green initiatives in Cincinnati . Click here to learn more >


Wednesday, May 25th:

In consideration of the environment host poet Elaine Olund and others read poems to complement works in the exhibition. Click here to learn more >  


Please join us for this incredible month!