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With a crew of artists and scholars I'm going on a expedition to the arctic pursuing my passion for glaciers, data, and the poles.
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melissa clarke

184 backers pledged $12,149 to help bring this project to life.

This week 'After the Ice' featured as Kickstarter's project of the day, amazing comments, and my performance with glass in NYC's Village Voice!

Dear Backers, Much has happened since my last update!

Today a video and mention of my performance with the Untitled Antarctica glass sculpture made it into NYC's Village Voice; as I was part of a performance series curated by Maria Chavez, titled "What if we threw dirt on the ground."

Also, the amazing folks here at Kickstarter featured 'After the Ice' as project of the day this week. Which sent it to the front page of the website, and the project reached many people through twitter and Facebook as well. 

This brought 'After the Ice' to so many people. And not only did I receive generous pledges, but amazing comments. I often think about, and as a professor I work towards, the integration of art, science, and technology with education—it's important to encourage learning and understanding through self expression and creative discovery. Many comments I received were exactly in this vein. Yay!

I feel so honored to be supported by so many people. And I can't wait to put together a platform to keep you all posted about my trip and my art. I will stay in touch with all of you one way or another:) Please tell your friends and colleagues about this project, spread the word. We are almost there, over the halfway mark of the project goal. But there is still a ways to go!

Also, thank you kickstarter! What an amazing platform bringing together ideas, makers, and people passionate about doing things in the world. 


Melissa F. Clarke