Art vs. Oil Spill: Poets, painters, musicians find ways to protest, raise awareness and funds

Artists find ways to protest Gulf spill

NEW ORLEANS — Musician Shamarr Allen was flying back into Louis Armstrong International Airport when he got his first real glimpse of the BP oil spill. The words of CEO Tony Hayward’s TV spot — “To those affected and your families, I’m deeply sorry” — were ringing in his ears.

Iowa river museum highlights Gulf oil spill with lifeless aquarium

Iowa aquarium highlights Gulf oil spill

DES MOINES, Iowa — The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque (Duh-BYOOK), Iowa, is underlining a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by displaying a giant tank, void of life and adorned with representations of globs of crude.

Iowa river museum displays aquarium containing no life as comment on Gulf oil spill

Iowa museum aquarium exhibit highlights oil spill

Haiti brings children’s art to DC as Smithsonian leads cultural recovery in Port-au-Prince

Smithsonian leads recovery of Haiti’s art, culture

Use of chemicals to corral growing Gulf oil slick present complex environmental trade-off

Chemicals used to fight Gulf oil slick a trade-off

Haitian officials say historical buildings must be saved, not razed in post-quake rebuilding

Official: Save, don’t bulldoze, Haiti’s heritage