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Climate Art on the Green September 11
September 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An outdoor art show highlighting the climate crisis will be held on the Woodstock Village Green on Sunday, September 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. (the rain date is Sunday September 18.)
About a dozen artists will be showing their work, including Bearsville resident Mary Frank, whose work is in the permanent collection of the Met, MOMA and the Whitney, among others. She and other artists will be discussing the reality of what global climate change is doing to our world. Frank in particular will highlight hopeful paths forward, showing a painting but also discussing a pair of solar-powered ovens she is brining, which can cook anything and provide a viable way to boil water and cook food without connection to the grid.
The event is an outreach and educational opportunity for climate activists, participating eco-artists and the public. Hosted by the volunteer group Extinction Rebellion Mid-Hudson, the event provides a forum of visualization for discussing the floods, fires, droughts and looming famine arising globally, as weather patterns that nurtured us for eons devolve into chaos due to the burning of fossil fuels. Hopeful ways forward will also be a topic.
Other artists include Christie Scheele, a locally based landscape artist who has shown her work nationally, and has been concentrating on the climate crisis since 2016, area sculptor Dave Channon, Yoko Izu, Elise Mills, Cynthia Carlaw, Jefferey Wiener, Momo, Alexi Naimoli and Laura Hexner. Mediums range from painting to graphics to fibers and cover subjects that evoke both horror an hope. Artists will be present to discuss their work.
No commerce is allowed on the green, but contact information can be exchanged. For information on the event, contact 845-853-3716, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.