January 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 2nd Floor Mezzanine Mall and Multimedia Room
FREE – Register here: http://eco-arts-jan-2013.eventbrite.ca/
The Eco-Arts Showcase is our opening to the new year. It aims to bring together artists whose work is informed by their concern for our environment, and local organizations that strive to bring awareness to a variety of ecological concerns, and have used art to communicate their message to a wider audience.
Our Panel of environmental organizations will discuss how they get their message out through art. Panelists will be from: Stanley Park Ecology Society, UBC Students Environment Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Artists are invited to bring a display of their art to share with each other
If you would like to share your environmentally-minded art work or craft with the audience and participating environmental organizations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. There will be approximately half a table (30″x24″) for each artist or group. You are welcome to bring a portfolio, an art-piece, photos, brochures or business cards.
Representatives from participating environmental organizations will deliver a presentation of approximately 10 minutes in length, to share some of their past creative endeavors with the audience, and address the ways in which they have used art to get their message out. An intermission following the presentations will allow the audience to view a selection of artists from our Eco-Arts salon community work which will be on display, and to mingle with both the artists and representatives from the local organizations. Following the intermission, the artists and organization representatives will participate in a 40 minute panel discussion and Q&A period.
The evening will serve to broaden community engagement in the topics raised by both the organizations and artists in attendance and will allow for dialogue surrounding art and the possibilities it creates for communicating ecological concerns to the public. Connections will be made between the arts and environmental communities, which will help to create new possibilities for collaboration and engagement.