June 15, 2020
Portland Press Herald
A Freeport artist and her team step up to address the warming sea
COVID-19 has curtailed some of the early activities of Gulf of Maine Ecoarts, but the project continues.
Two years ago, the artist Anna Dibble helped create and paint a 7-foot-long Atlantic Cod from paper mache. She joined members of the climate justice group 350Maine as they gave the fish a funeral march through Portland’s Old Port, accompanied by a New Orleans-style jazz band. There were eulogies and songs on the steps of City Hall for the old cod, all designed to call attention to the growing toll of climate change in the Gulf of Maine.
March 9, 2020
The Waynflete Wire
Science/visual arts collaboration: seventh graders contribute models to traveling exhibition
In 2019, Portland artist Anna Dibble began planning a collaborative public art installation to help promote stewardship and awareness by reconnecting people with the natural world. The multi-year art/science/education initiative would focus specifically on biodiversity changes in the Gulf of Maine caused by climate change and other human impacts. Anna founded the organization Gulf of Maine ECOARTS to coordinate the effort.