Art and the Environment Exhibition
I am honored to have been chosen to represent Michigan beauty and it's important environment in this exhibit. I will be showing the 12 Views of the Shiawassee River.
The Interlochen Dow Center for Visual Arts Gallery will host its first Art and the Environment exhibition. Art related to the environment is something Interlochen students are asked to contemplate often as they create art in the woods of Northern Lower Michigan. 2011 will be the third year that the Visual Arts department has offered an Art and the Environment class where students are challenged to explore art-making from an ecological standpoint be it through the materials used, the concepts projects are built upon, or the nature influenced aesthetics of the work.
Six artists who address environment in their art work are included in this exhibition: Linda J. Beeman (Ovid, MI), Eric L. Hansen (Nashville, TN), Jill Parisi (NY,NY), Jino Park (Philadelphia, PA & Korea)), Mary Lyverse (Mesa, AZ), and Merrill Steiger (NY, NY).
At a time when “environmental art” can be alarmist, cautionary, critical and often depressing, this exhibition was created with a focus on environmental education, celebration and respect.
The Art and the Environment exhibition will be presented from December 4, 2010 - January 22, 2011.
The artist’s reception will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30pm.
Additionally, one of the exhibition’s artists, Jill Parisi, will present her work during an artist’s lecture from 7:00 – 8:00pm on Thursday, December 2.
Interlochen Dow Center for Visual Arts Gallery hours are 12:00 – 8:00pm, Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:00pm, Saturday.