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Climate Crisis
Niagara Artists’ Perspectives

Saturday 4 June | 2:00 pm

Densified Oil Filters #1 by Ed Burtynsky

We are facing changes in our lived environment deemed unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years.

On Display

Opening Reception Saturday 4 June 2PM
Saturday 4 June 2022 –  Friday 24 June 2022

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.”

ED BURTYNSKY
EMILY ANDREWS
KIMBERLY ARNOLD
RUTH ASPINALL
BEVERLEY BARBER
LILY-MAY BRETZLAFF
JUNE ETTA CHENARD
RON CLAVIER
MARILYN COCHRANE
CHRISTINE CUCCINIELLO
JANE DYWAN
GEOFF FARNSWORTH
ANICK FERNÁNDEZ
AMY FRIEND
LYNN GAETZ
PATRICIA HAFTAR
LIZ HAYDEN
MELANIE MACDONALD
FRANCIE MCGLYNN
DARRELL NEUFELD
DANIEL PIGEON
STEPHEN REMUS
JOANNE RING
LARRY ROSNUK
JON SHAW
JOHN VENDITTI
LYNN WEINER

Densified Oil Filters #1
by photographer Edward Burtynsky, on display at the Niagara Artists Centre

On loan from Edward Burtynsky Photography

Details

Date:
Saturday 4 June
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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