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Hope to see you there! FYI there is plenty of parking and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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… prepping prints for a new group show. More details soon!

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What a pleasure to have had my work on view at the honeyjones gallery in Cambridge as part of the Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change 2022 Exhibit curated by Adriana G. Prat. Closing reception is this Sunday November 27 2-4 pm. Nibblies and beverages will be available. Hope to see you there, and meanwhile take a look at all of the other activities taking place at this amazing gallery.

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I’m proud to share my photography as part of the upcoming group exhibit Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change 2022, curated by Adriana G. Prat. The exhibit will be on view at the honeyjones gallery in Cambridge. Opening reception is this Friday October 21st from 6:00-8:30. Hope to see you there! More information below.

Meditations on Climate Crisis: Inspiring Change 2022

The i3C Group Exhibition 

Curated by Adriana G. Prat 

OPENING RECEPTION 

Friday, October 21st from 6:00 – 8:30pm 

honeyjones gallery 

270A Concord Ave. 

Cambridge, MA 02138 

Exhibition is on view October 21 – November 27, 2022

Website presence will be live October 21.

The current iteration of this dynamic grouping represents artists from the Northeast US, Canada, and Alaska, all of whom are sharing their individual and concerted efforts to affect positive change for our global climate crisis. This showing promises to be very provocative and inspiring; a must-see in person.  

Artists include: 

Krisanne Baker, Steve Bennett, Sarah Meyers Brent, Cedric Harper, Martha Heller, Muriel Horvath, Maria Celeste Linardi, C.J. Lori,

Michael Manning, Rebecca McGee Tuck, Shelby Meyerhoff,

Michaela Morse, Carol Moses, Michaela Nielsen, Jeffrey Nowlin,

Paula Pitman Brown, Steven Rudin, Luna Sconty, Yulia Shtern, Cynthia Staples, and Adriana G. Prat. 

More about the i3C group can be found here: 

https://www.i3cartists.com/

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Adriana is one of the most inspiring artists I know whose passion around the climate crisis really does invite one to stop and think creatively about how to make a difference individually as well as collectively. Learn more and be inspired through her own words and images shared in this guest post.

Adriana Prat stands next to her work, Breaking Free.

I am so thrilled and honored to write in Cynthia’s blog! I first met Cynthia years ago at the Riverside Gallery during one of our group exhibitions and since then I have always admired the poetry and poignancy of her blog posts, her empathy and humbleness, and the beauty and sensitivity of her photographs. I am delighted to have more opportunities to interact with Cynthia and her beautiful art lately through the i3C Artists Group we both belong to, and that I will talk about further here.

Pollution and the Gold

I am a non-representational artist who intuitively creates mixed media paintings, while mostly meditating on the urgency of the environmental crisis, its impact, and the adaptation all ecosystems must go through to survive. I work driven by my emotions and by the physicality of the art materials, open to happy accidents and chance, and with a strong thirst for color and texture.  

Exploiting Beauty

During my early days in Argentina, I spent hours drawing or building craft projects. My father, an environmentalist ahead of his time, influenced me into value nature and the other species, and to be curious about the world that surrounds us. This early life experience impacted my decision to study science. After I moved to US, a more introspective life reconnected me with my old love for artmaking and I became an artist who worked part-time but with passion and determination, even while working full-time in science and raising a family that was always supportive of my life choices.

Topographies of the Exploitation of Our Land II

Because I lived much of my early life under a military dictatorship in Argentina and later as an immigrant in the US who could not vote, it was not until I became a full-time artist and a US citizen that I was able to speak up through my art. I am focused in using my art to bring awareness and action for the urgent environmental crisis.

Change is on its Way

Like in other aspects of life, I face a dilemma of what materials to use in my art practice that are better for the environment. In the spirit of refusing, reducing, reusing, repurposing and/or recycling, I paint mainly on corrugated cardboards from packaging materials, or on rejected, found surfaces, like canvases I find on the curb, or I thrift, and I push myself to consume only a small amount of new art materials. I believe the climate crisis resolution is an ethical and moral obligation we have for our future generations and for the other species that share our beloved planet Earth. By finding more sustainable ways to produce my art, I feel I move in the direction of halting my environmental impact in the world.

Your Brain on Climate Crisis News

Informed by my science background, my abstract work frequently resembles topographies that can be imagined either on a microscopic or a macroscopic scale. At a microscopic level, they are evocative of the cells of organisms I have studied and manipulated during my scientific research days, and of the metabolic paths and intracellular structures I have analyzed and investigated.

Andriana standing next to various works.

At the same time, while I paint, I find myself exploring these forms or topographies at a macroscopic level and they seem reminiscent of maps, geographies, or even our planet, in its constant struggle to survive due to the constant human-induced exploitation. Some of my works evoke the explorations found on vintage maps, much like itineraries of digging expeditions set to exploit the vital and finite natural resources (water, fossil fuels, gemstones, etc) found underground. In some of my paintings, the textures and marks I introduce delineate approximate concentric maps that evoke how some of the land’s ecosystems, the coastlines, for example, are changing due to ocean water raising. As global warming continues with the consequent water rising, some islands, lands are doomed to disappear…  

Treasure Island

You can see more of my work on my website www.agprat.com or my Instagram account @agprat.art.

As part of my curatorial activities, I am actively curating the i3C (inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis) Artists Group and its exhibits. The i3C Artists Group has currently over 20 multidisciplinary artists (and counting…) from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada. The i3C artists’ diverse backgrounds and art practices enhance our shared commitment to the topic of the environmental crisis and our mission to inspire action to help resolve the environmental crisis. The group’s exhibits are conceived as an evolving and ongoing project, with iterations in different venues to continue spreading the i3C artists group’s mission. The group’s art processes and visions vary: some artists explore the impact of consumerism by reinventing reclaimed materials, or by creating a dialog with humanity’s waste and pollution; some celebrate the natural beings and their interconnection, pointing to their unique beauty or vulnerabilities; and some address the effects of climate change in our communities or global ecosystems.

You can check out the i3C Artists Group’s website (www.i3CArtists.com) or our Instagram account @i3cartists to get inspired and to know more about the group’s events in art centers, gallery spaces, and other venues.

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What an honor to be part of the group exhibit, Inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis, on view at the UVA Gallery at the Arthaus in Allston. The successful show will close this Friday with a vegan ice cream social. Regular ice cream and other treats will be available as well. Open to the public. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegan-ice-cream-social-closing-of-inspiring-change-for-the-climate-crisis-registration-416660271087

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Artists Jeffrey Nowlin, Cedric Harper and Me

Lucky for me I was standing next to two incredibly photogenic people. Via the following link you can read more about the opening reception for the exhibit, “Inspiring Change for the Climate Crisis,” at UVA’s Arthaus Gallery in Allston. The exhibit can be viewed through September 16th. Drop by if you can and then check out some of the local restaurants in the area.

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painting by donald langosy

Now on view at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, an exhibit of works by artist Donald Langosy. Learn more on the center’s website: https://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/. If you’re unable to make it into town, the website also presents a virtual gallery.

painting by donald langosy

FYI, it was my pleasure years ago to take a peek inside his studio. Enjoy.

https://wordsandimagesbycynthia.com/2016/07/07/in-the-langosy-studio/

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Artwork in the square. Deceptively simple looking and especially quite elegant when a gentle breeze blows and there’s plenty of breeze in Copley Square.

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