https://veganicecreamsocial.eventbrite.com UVA's Arthaus Gallery
42 N. Beacon St.
Allston, MA 02134
After an eight week run, UVA's "Inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis" exhibit is closing on September 16th and we're having a vegan ice cream social to mark the occasion. So, come on the 16th and socialize and enjoy some time with UVA, the curator, and the artists. Has the exhibit inspired anyone to make changes in their personal lives that will positively affect the the climate crisis. Let us know. Don't worry, we'll have dairy ice cream too.
UVA's Arthaus Gallery, 43 N. Beacon St., Allston, MA
CDC-recommended masks required in the gallery. Bring your own or pick up a free one at the gallery.
THe exhbiit featuries 16 artists from the i3C artists group and 5 UVA affiliated artists
i3C Artists: Steve Bennett, Cedric Harper, Martha Heller, C.J. Lori, Maria Celeste Linardi, Michelle Lougee, Rebecca McGee Tuck, Michael Manning, Sarah Meyers Brent, Shelby Meyerhoff, Carol Moses, Jeffrey Nowlin, Paula Pitman Brown, Steven Rudin, Luna Sconty, Cynthia Staples.
UVA artists: Si Chen in collaboration with Hui Huang, Muriel Horvath, Pauline Lim, Nilou Moochhala, Michaela Morse
The current environmental crisis is multifactorial: pollution, extreme weather, loss of biodiversity, and other tragedies - too complex, too intertwined, and yet too urgent. A collective problem that requires collective solutions. But, as individuals, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless. We wonder, “How can I contribute to the solution?”
This exhibit of 2D and 3D artworks offers the perspective of multidisciplinary artists exploring various aspects of this crisis. Some address the impact of consumerism by reinventing reclaimed materials, or by creating a dialog with humanity's waste and pollution. Some explore the effect of climate change in our local communities or global ecosystems, and others celebrate natural beings and their interconnection, pointing to their unique beauty and vulnerabilities.
We hope to inspire in the viewer a sense of wonder, as well as an awareness that change is not only possible but also a necessary and powerful element for critical environmental transformation. Awareness and recognition of the crisis are the first personal steps to change the current trend. We can tap into each of our creative strengths, deliver action, big or small, and contribute to the ripple effect needed to resolve this global crisis. This joint force is fierce and those in power are listening.