LAST FISH ON EARTH artists, Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig, will be speaking Monday, September 21, 2015 in Rutledge 119. The water quality in our worlds’ oceans is at a critical tipping point. Plastic pollution is a primary culprit in degrading the ocean environment and threatening its inhabitants. Creating a rising tide of plastic water, Jarod Charzewski and Colleen Ludwig’s site-specific installation offers the viewer a glimpse into the future, as if there was no more clear water in the ocean, but only seas of broken-down plastic, and it's one remaining inhabitant. Jarod Charzewski's installations are designed to evoke a viewer’s inherent connection to preservation by exploring objects and their ability to be tethered to attachments and the resulting compulsions. Originally from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada, Charzewski graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BFA in Honors Sculpture. He then received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is currently an assistant professor of Sculpture at the College of Charleston. Colleen Ludwig is an artist who creates immersive environments, video works, and performances. Ludwig graduated from New York University with a BFA in film and television. From there she received an MFA from the University of Minnesota in Time and Interactivity. She is currently an assistant professor of Studio Practice at Oakland University in Detroit. Her work has been displayed internationally. LAST FISH ON EARTH: Our Happy Re-Granulated Future is being exhibited in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. The exhibition will take place from September 21 to November 13, 2015.