Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD), is pleased to announce a significant contemporary eco-art exhibition at the Los Medanos College Art Gallery in Pittsburg CA.
The exhibition will run from Tuesday November 6th – February 1st, 2013
Opening Reception on Thursday November 15th from 4 pm – 7 pm.
Gallery hours are daily from 12:30 – 2:30 pm and 4 – 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
CONVERGENCE / DIVERGENCE features a broad perspective from environmental artists on the theme of water and its global and local roles. The choice of Los Medanos College as a site for the exhibit is not accidental; the college is the only institute of higher education in the delta area where the San Joachin and Sacramento rivers merge before entering San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. The challenges and sensitivity of the eco-systems in the region is one reason for Los Medanos’ Environmental Studies curriculum. In addition to its Art Gallery, the campus features a native plant preserve and a centralized water re-use pond.
The exhibition, a collaboration between Los Medanos College Art Gallery and WEAD, is curated by noted intermedia artist Suzon Fuks, co-founder of WATERWHEEL, “a collaborative online venue for artists, scientist, activist, and all water lovers,” brings together contributions of more than 30 artists from around the world, working in a variety of media–installation, video, and performance arts dealing with the theme. A world-wide roundtable symposium via WATERWHEEL water-wheel.net will feature many of the participants on December 8th, 10 am – 1 pm, PST.
Los Medanos College
2700 E. Leland Blvd
Pittsburg, CA 94565