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Celebrating Green: As Color, As Concept, As Cause : NPR

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Spring is here (finally), with Easter Sunday this weekend, Earth Day on Friday, and the dandelions shooting up all over. What a great time to celebrate “Green.” But not just as a color; an art exhibit in D.C. explores green as a concept, from cause to color to commentary.

Spring is far enough along in parts of the country that it seems appropriate to talk about the color of the season: green. It’s a color that has come to take on many meanings — envy, ecology, money and more. A new exhibition at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates green’s symbolism. The show is called Green: The Color and the Cause.

In New Jersey, artist Nancy Cohen explored ecological green in the state’s waterways. She traveled along the Mullica River, on foot and by boat, and “spent some time meeting with marine biologists and environmentalists,” Cohen says. “The water is a brownish color because cedar trees leach into the water, and even though the water’s clean, it has a kind of tea color. As the river progresses and moves toward the ocean, it becomes bluer and bluer.”

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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