august, 2023

29augAll Day27sep"STATE OF THE EARTH" - Art and Science ExhibitionMidway Artist Studios

Time

August 29 (Tuesday) - September 27 (Wednesday)

Location

Midway Artist Studios

15 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210

Event Details

August 29th to September 27th Exhibition Opening Reception: September 9th, from 4:30 to 6:30pm

This gathering of very talented women artists come together from different parts of the world to inspire and raise awareness of the importance of planting native plants for biodiversity.

The artists’ works are inspired by the ecosystems of their homeland or by the places they chose to live.This exciting collective effort focuses on social, mental and environmental ecology, connecting human health with environmental and planetary health, increasing emotional resilience and adaptation to a healthier Earth; thus linking human and species rights.
The aim of the artists is to create empathy and understanding about biodiversity fatigue through intercultural engagement and for the understanding of society on diminishing pollinators.

From a private garden in Brandenburg, Germany, the Álamos de la Vega in Granada Spain, the mangroves of Puerto Rico to the Forest Park, Queens in New York, this collection of works leads us to a context of spiritual communion with “La Pachamama” – Female Goddess of the Earth and the Fertility, a benign agricultural divinity conceived as the Mother who nurtures, protects and sustains humans and wildlife.-

Artists: Violeta Vollmer – Consuelo Vallejo Delgado – Adriana G. Prat – Hebé García – Julia Csekö – Naoe Suzuki – Verónica Parselis (Verute) – Carmen Mojica Martínez – Fulgen Sabatier – Haley Johnson – Jesseca Ferguson – Jacqueline Herranz Brooks – Helen Papp – Megan MacDonell – Liliana Folta – Souther – Tina Chakarian – Kathleen Bitetti – Olga Shmuylovich – Hana Pegrimkova

September 16, 1 pm

Approx 1 hr. Lecture and video with Helen Papp from Botanical Research Institutes of America, Inc. (Fort Point Lyric Room, Midway Artist Studios).

September 23, 1pm-4pm

“Anthotypes: An Introduction” with Jesseca Ferguson. (Fort Point Lyric Room, Midway Artist Studios).

Please join artist Jesseca Ferguson for a demo/workshop introducing the anthotype, a 19 th century photo process which uses plant materials and sunlight to print colorful (but ephemeral) images. Once obscure, this simple but poetic photo-imaging method is being revived by eco-minded artists around the world. Safe enough for children and alchemical in nature, the anthotype will intrigue artists, gardeners, scientists, photographers, printmakers – anyone curious about imaging in and with nature. No previous art or photography experience necessary. A PowerPoint presentation, short videos, and resource list will introduce the history and “how to” of the process, as well as look at some of the inventive anthotypes being made today. We will prepare non-toxic plant emulsions and coat papers for use at home. Because anthotypes need hours (sometimes days!) of sun exposure to yield an image, Jesseca will demonstrate and discuss exposure methods and strategies so that you can continue the process at home using the papers prepared in our workshop.

This workshop is offered free of cost but must be signed up for in advance. Limited to 10 participants. Children aged 10 and older are invited but must be accompanied by an adult.

To sign up/learn more, please contact Jesseca through her website: www.museumofmemory.com

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