Exhibit and Fundraiser
In the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Members of the Niagara Artists Centre have organized a group exhibit addressing the climate crisis. In a call for submissions artists were asked, “Why is it that despite increasingly widespread acknowledgement of climate change and its dire consequences, we cannot bring ourselves to take the immediate action required to avert catastrophe?”.
Both emerging and experienced Niagara artists submitted paintings, photographs, and mixed media art work to explore this question. A portion of any work sold during the exhibit will benefit Land Care Niagara.
Among the over two dozen Niagara artists participating in the exhibition is world renowned and St. Catharines-born photographer Edward Burtynsky. “There are few artists who have done more to bring the world’s attention to environmental issues,” said NAC director Stephen Remus. “We’re fortunate to have Ed’s contribution in this collection.” Edward Burtynsky has also donated some collectible publications for auction.
“The motivation of this exhibit is truly grass-roots,” Remus explains, “I think people are understandably anxious about the path we’re on and they’re also feeling helpless about what they can do. No one expects this exhibit to effect wholesale change, it’s about keeping thoughts of the environment in people’s consciousness.”