Mining World, Meet Art World

My friend Margaret Whiting from Waterloo, Iowa, has a great new exhibit

at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The pieces are what Margaret calls “book art”, making old law books into thought-provoking compositions that remind us of the justice the rule of law was established to provide. You can even hear a podcast about the exhibit and related topics like tar sands extraction and the 1872 Mining Law. The museum and Margaret are hoping to find funding to bring her out to Colorado for a presentation about mining laws.

For more information about western coal mining, check out Plains Justice’s new informational website Coal Diver (more about this sensational new resource in an upcoming post).

To find out more about artist Margaret Whiting, check out her profile from a previous exhibit. I got to know Margaret when she was working with Clean Air Waterloo to find better energy solutions than a 750 megawatt merchant coal plant for her northeast Iowa community. One of her pieces sits on our mantel. Margaret rocks. I’m proud to know her.

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