AMES, Iowa — An exhibition inspired by the City of Ames’ climate action planning process is on display March 21–April 1 at the Iowa State University College of Design.

“The Art of Climate Planning” is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays in Gallery 181, located on the first floor of the College of Design building. It will close at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1.

Produced by The EcoTheatre Lab and funded by a City of Ames Small Art Grant, the show features work by seven local artists commissioned to create art that encourages community participation in the climate action planning process.

Featured artists are Anna Bland, Natalie Deam, Holly Hazelton, Brittny Rebhuhn, Keygan Sands, Rob Sunderman and Kelsey Zimmerman. Visit “The Art of Climate Planning” webpage to learn more about the artists and artwork.

About The EcoTheatre Lab

The EcoTheatre Lab is a collective of three Ames artists — Vivian M. Cook, Charissa Menefee and Taylor Sklenar — who partner with other Ames and Iowa State artists and community members to produce arts events that build community and engage audiences in conversations around sustainability. They examine the many assets within the community and identify ways to amplify and build on those assets through art.


Vivian Cook, The EcoTheatre Lab, ecotheatrelab@gmail.com
Heather Sauer, College of Design Communications, 515-294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu