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“Art as Activisim” Show, Panel Discussion and Reception on Thurs., Oct. 10, 6 – 8 pm, BCC Auditorium

8 October 2013

Art as Activism posterYou are invited to the “Art as Activism” show and a Panel Discussion in the BCC Auditorium on Thurs., Oct 10, from 6 – 7 PM followed by a reception in the Jerry Adams Gallery from 7 – 8PM, at Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.

 

“Art as Activism” is a dynamic collection of diverse educational artworks by the board members of WEAD (Womens Environmental Artists Directory) presented in the Jerry Adams Gallery from Oct. 5 to Nov. 15, 2013.

 

Information from the “Art as Activism” press release:

 

Photographs of installations and 2d works on environmental, social justice and educational concerns are a direct reflection of WEAD’s mission statement: Focusing on women’s unique perspectives, we collaborate internationally to further the field and understanding of ecological and social justice art. WEAD does not prescribe to a single definition for ecofeminism or ecoart, nor one set of cultural, political, or social beliefs. Instead, WEAD celebrates a spectrum of differences under the colorful collective umbrella called ecofeminist art. Here women speak in their own voices, define their own work and map its place in the world. Together we work toward a just, sane, healthy world for all.

 

Several of the artists work in and with community to create large installations, often in gardens and about food. Other individual works focus on giving voice to endangered species, world water and ocean pollution, climate change, social justice and urgent environmental issues. All have an important educational component, a positive force in this presentation where the show will be exposed to young impressionable students.

 

At a time when conditions that support human life on this planet are in danger, this show is a refreshing and important exhibit to alert the younger generation to urgent issues through creative works that give hope and bring attention to possible solutions. For more information about the show and WEAD check the website at www.weadartists.org

 

Jerry Adams Gallery

2050 Center Street, Berkeley

Room112

Berkeley City College

www.bccartscouncil.com

 

 

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