A Virtual Climate Crisis Panel coming soon…
Over a year ago, right after completing my “Maps, Cells, Islands and the Planet” series, inspired by my strong concern about the climate crisis, a few artists and I had a vision for a group exhibit and a panel of climate crisis experts and advocates to accompany it and strengthen our goal to bring much needed awareness to this crisis. This vision recently became a reality after the Multicultural Arts Center accepted our exhibit proposal. The exhibit, How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis?, which is virtual due to the pandemic, is on view at The Gallery of the Multicultural Arts Center and runs until Dec 31st, 2020. Along with the exhibit, the planned panel: “How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis? A Community Panel Discussion” will take place in a virtual format on Thursday Dec 3rd, 2020 at 6:30-8 pm EST.
I cannot be more thrilled about these art- and climate crisis-related events. One needs focus, brainstorming with the right group of talented people, the synchronicity and the connections, and the hard work and patience to finally see one’s vision take form. This special US Holiday week, Thanksgiving, I am grateful to the Universe for having granted me so many meaningful and strong connections with my talented fellow artists and especially with the panelists. I want to thank them for making themselves available and willing to share their amazing expertise, energy, and commitment to this beautiful and powerful project, and during these trying times.
You can find the Exhibit, Zoom Panel meeting and Panelists info below. You can also check the Panel details at the Facebook event.
By now it is obvious that we are immersed in a social machinery where massive production and consumption are altering the planet in ways generating accelerated changes to the environment with consequent extinction of flora and fauna species. Thus, the magnitude of societal waste is reaching a level that is far beyond alarming for the survival of all Earth species and the planet as we know it. We artists, in our role as communicators and inspirers, envisioned an exhibit that will explore the relation that each of us has toward the “elephant-in-the-room” climate crisis.
The exhibit features artwork by Jeffrey Nowlin, Adriana G. Prat, Michelle Lougee , Maria Celeste Linardi, and Cedric Harper. Our art processes and approaches vary from working on repurposing reclaimed materials (which otherwise would end up in the landfill), to traditional painting media each intending to create awareness and inspire actions against consumerism and oblivious lifestyles in the viewer.
This exhibit is informed by our strong belief about the evident global climate crisis and our commitment to make our urgent contribution to a path of resolution to this catastrophe. Ultimately, we expect our exhibit to become an inspiring place that stimulates climate crisis awareness and generates a ripple effect from the exhibit’s viewers to start or continue acting towards reverting this critical climate condition, keeping up the momentum towards a broader audience.
Zoom Panel meeting info:
Topic: How Do We Relate to the Climate Crisis? A Community Panel Discussion Time: Dec 3, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) - This event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82831354227 Meeting ID: 828 3135 4227
· Silas Winer: Moderator
· Roger W. Stephenson: Northeast Regional Advocacy Director, from Union of Concerned Scientists
· Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler: Cambridge City Councilor
· Azalea Thompson and Juliana Abramson: representatives from Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network (YouthCAN)
· Andrew Richardson: green-certified architect
· Heather McCargo: Executive Director of Wild Seed Project
· Florence Reed: Founder & Director of Strategic Growth, Sustainable Harvest International
· Margery Davies: Mothers Out Front