WEAD Membersâ€™ Annual Exhibition
GROUNDED ICEBERG, Camille Seaman, East Greenland, 2006.
Date: January 28, 2016 11:00am â€” March 27, 2016 06:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: MOAH: CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, California, USA
SMALLER FOOTPRINTS: Artists Examine Global Warming
MOAHâ€“ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY, Lancaster CA and
WEAD- Women Eco Artists Dialog
You are invited to the Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m.
MOAH:CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday â€“ Sunday: 11 AM â€“ 6 PM.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m.
Free â€“ Suggested Donation Only
On Thursday, January 28, MOAH:CEDARâ€™s exhibition, Smaller Footprints, opens as part of the Lancaster Museum of Art & Historyâ€™s (MOAH) award-winning Green MOAH Initiative. This exciting exhibition, featuring international artwork that addresses the subject of climate change, marks a partnership between the Museum and the Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD), a group of arts professionals working with environmental and social justice issues.
Smaller Footprints showcases work that reflects the life-altering effects of climate change and its impact on water, food, human health, social justice, and species loss. The exhibit was curated by Linda Weintraub, WEAD member and prominent American ecoart writer/educator; WEAD cofounder/chair Susan Leibovitz Steinman; and MOAH/Cedar administrator/curator Robert Benitez.
Smaller Footprints is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of WEADâ€™s distinguished history. Of the inspiration behind the exhibition, Weintraub states, â€œImpending climate calamity impinges upon all humans and all forms of life. Smaller Footprints promises to leave larger imprints upon the sensibilities of all viewers.â€
In conjunction with Smaller Footprints, MOAH:CEDAR welcomes environmental artist Jane Ingram Allen, the first participant in the Museumâ€™s Artist in Residency (AiR) program. Allen will take residency in the Andrew Frieder Creative Space during the month of February, creating new work and leading community art projects.
MOAH:CEDAR and WEAD have established several opportunities for community engagement, including an artistsâ€™ panel, during the Smaller Footprintsâ€™ exhibition. These events will take place on Friday, February 26, and Friday, March 4, details available on www.facebook.com/MOAHCEDAR
The Museum and WEAD have also partnered with local schools to complete a temporary, environmentally friendly installation, in which painted footprints of endangered species will be stenciled along the sidewalks leading from MOAH to MOAH:CEDAR.
Smaller Footprints Juried Artists:
Celia Anderson, Krisanne Baker, Laura Spalding Best, Lisa Breznak, Sandra Camomile, Reenie Charriere, Katie Craney, Nicole Dextras, Pascaline Doucin- Dahlke, Danielle Eubank, Nancy Gesimondo, Angela Gonzalez, Gina Herrera, Elizabeth Kenneday, Water Kerner, Artists Formerly Known As Women, Laura Larson, Olga Lebedeva, JJ Lâ€™Heureux, Joanne Mattillo, Sandra Mueller, Leslie Morgan, Aline Mare, Christine Neill, Anna Olsson, Paula Ortega, Katharine Owens, Meike Paniza, Bonnie Peterson, Raquel Rabinovich, Alice Raymond, Robin Repp, Yolanda Reyes, Fabiola Rodriguez, Seda Saar, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Soraya Sharghi, Jessica Stalvey, Lorna Stevens, Suzy Sureck, Ruth Wallen, Riva Weinstein, Tammy West, Elizabeth Wood, Shai Zakai.
WEAD Board Participating:
Krista Anandakuttan, Christina Bertea, Hagit Cohen, Verona Fonte, Michele Guieu, Isabella La Rocca, Carol Newborg, Sharon Siskin, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Andree Thompson, Mary White, Raheleh Minoosh Zomorodinia.