In honor of this past Saturday’s Earth Hour, I thought I’d round up a handful of shows/calls for artists centered on the environment, green-ness, and/or where we’re headed as an Earth.
Salem Arts Association, in collaboration with the Marblehead Arts Association, has announced a call for art for The Green Show: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, deadline tomorrow, March 31. The Green Show theme creates an opportunity for artists to express different aspects of nature, and the environment, representing nature at its best, that which is detrimental to nature and the environment, and artwork using recycled materials and found objects. The exhibit will run from Saturday, April 4 through Sunday, April 26. More information.
The Somerville Arts Council is seeking craft vendor applications, talent applications, and community vendor applications for ArtBeat, held on July 17 & 18, 2009 throughout Davis Square in Somerville. This year’s theme is: What will Somerville look like in ten years? One hundred years? A million years? Among the possibilities, of course, is future-Somerville through an environmental lens, but the main thing is that all proposals “boldly should go where no one has gone before!” Deadlines and more info here.
Two past MCC Artist Fellows, Jane D. Marsching (Photography Fellow ’99) and Deb Todd Wheeler (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’03), have work in Near Everywhere, which opened last week at GASP (Gallery Artists Studio Projects) in Brookline. The show features the work of Jane and Deb alongside art by Ellen Driscoll, Marguerite Kahrl, Troy David Ouellete, Adriane Coburn, and Vivan Sundaram. The show runs through May 2.
As curator Ellen Driscoll puts it: “Near Everywhere encourages us to awaken to the daily details around us that remind us that ‘everything we need is already here.'”
To read what other past fellows/finalists are up to, check out the latest Fellows Notes.