Pam Longobardi, the 2013 winner of the $50,000 Hudgens Prize awarded by the Hudgens Center for the Arts for her work in turning plastic waste that floats on ocean currents into thought-provoking sculpture and installations, is making her environmental message hit home.
Photographic prints of decaying plastic objects (or gyre) the Georgia State University professor has collected, along with nets and other flotsam she retrieved, are on view by appointment at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve gallery through Nov. 28.
- In conjunction with the exhibit, Longobardi will give a talk at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 on how urban watersheds function and contribute to the larger trash problem in our oceans. A gallery reception follows. Fee is $75.
- On Oct. 17, Longobardi will lead a 2-4 p.m. hands-on art making workshop there. Fee: $75.
Open since 2000 north of the heart of Buckhead, the trails and greenspace of the 25-acre preserve along Nancy Creek are accessible to the public free during daylight hours. 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta.
To register for Longobardi's talk or workshop: 404-345-1008, www.bhnp.org.