WEAD SHOWCASE HALLWAY EXHIBIT
Marin Center, San Rafael CA
SPECIES ENCOUNTER: DIVE IN!: An interactive temporary installation about the plastic pollution in the oceans, Michele Guieu, San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 2014.
Based on Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweetgrass, we chose the theme of Reciprocity to bring attention to the indigenous idea of giving back to nature that provides for us, and in keeping with our need to work together collectively, in and with nature and each other, for a healthy survival. We have chosen artists whose work reflects of these issues. Individual professional artworks chosen from the WEAD directory, will be on one wall the Exhibition Showcase hallway, as usual.
INTERACTIVE ART AND YOUTH ECOART
ON the opposite wall, WEAD artist Jane Ingram Allen, will install an interactive “raindrop” project with pieces made by EcoArt Matters students under her directions. Visitors are invited to take one in exchange for a commitment to do a water-saving action.
In addition, WEAD artist Julia Dashe will install in interactive piece to include viewers’ responses to questions she poses about environment and social justice issues.
Jane Ingram Allen, Christina Bertea, Julia Dashe, Lauren Elder, Leslie Goldberg, Michelle Guieu, Mary O’Brien, Danielle Siembieda, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Shayna Weimer, Minoosh Zomoridinia
WEAD board member and artist, Christina Bertea will install another science/art project in the Family Fair.
Students and WEAD artist, Phoebe Ackley, will conduct interactive art workshops.
Once again, WEAD board member, Carol Newborg, San Quentin Art instructor, will organize prison art for the youth tent.
Students from the Laney College ECOART Matters class will conduct informal surveys, talking with fellow attendees, asking for their views on the environmental issue they have chosen for their semester’s research. This information will be posted on line and used to complete their final project.
This class is taught by WEAD board members, Sharon Siskin and Andrée Singer Thompson.