[NetBehaviour] Call to Artists - "CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE"
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Thu Sep 6 13:13:00 CEST 2012
Call to Artists - "CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE"
WEAD, the Women Environmental Artists Directory
<http://weadartists.org/>, is coordinating an exhibition on the topic of
WATER at the Los Medanos College Gallery in Pittsburg, CA from November
15 to December 20, 2012. The exhibition will be curated by international
environmental artist Suzon Fuks, initiator and co-founder of
WEAD cordially invites your participation in this important topical
As an all-volunteer organization they are not in a position to provide
any funds for participating artists, such as cost of delivery of
artworks or mailings, but the Los Medanos showcase will be an excellent
venue with an important focus. We're especially interested in seeing
work from artists who can contribute video or digital works. Of course
sculpture, two-dimensional and performance work is also welcome.
What makes Los Medanos College such a good venue for the discussion is
its location and focus on environmental stewardship. The following
excerpt is from the web page of the Environmental Sciences department:
"The California Delta is our “back yard” – the confluence California’s
two major rivers, the Sacramento and San Joaquin, is very close to our
campus. The Delta presents serious ecological and hydrological crises
that call for attention, and LMC is the only institution of higher
learning permanently situated at the confluence of those two great rivers.
It is estimated that 70% of the heavy industry in the Bay Area is
located along the river corridor that forms the northern boundary of
Contra Costa County. This region’s oil refineries, chemical plants,
water and wastewater treatment facilities, and power plants are
screaming for more locally-trained employees, including environmental
scientists and technicians. "
Los Medanos College is also the site of a unique 9 acre central pond
that supplies storm-water resource for the campus landscaping.
If you are interested in participating in this environmentally oriented
art exhibition, please contact WEAD Exhibitions Chair, Vickie Jo Sowell,
at vickiejosowell at hotmail.com. Please use the subject line "Los Medanos
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WATERWHEEL, Make & Share about Water
Initiator & Co-Founder of WATERWHEEL http://water-wheel.net
IGNEOUS Co-Artistic Director http://www.igneous.org.au
2nd semester 2012: Copeland Fellow & Associate Researcher at the Women
Studies Research Centre at the Five College, Massachusetts
Cell phone: 413-234-7092 (for text messages only)
skype: suzonfuks | http://suzonfuks.net
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