Archway Gallery presents "For the Love of Earth" opening reception
Archway Gallery presents "For the Love of Earth," a group exhibition featuring works by all Archway Gallery artists, in celebration of Earth Day 2022. The exhibition supports the work of the Citizens Environmental Coalition which seeks to foster dialogue, education, and collaboration on environmental issues in the greater Houston region.
For thousands of years humans have used art to express their experiences in the natural world. Today that natural world is changing under the weight of industrialization and other human activities. Earth’s ecosystems are collapsing before our very eyes, and artists, just like everyone else, are feeling the effects, both physically – suffering floods, fires, tornados, and hurricanes - and emotionally. Scientists have been warning of climate change and impending disasters for decades, and we are now seeing the results of our collective inattention. If Earth is to be preserved as a habitable, sustaining home for future generations, it is up to us to act now. This is the only home we have.
Archway artists believe that art has a powerful voice and with it, they hope to raise awareness of the need to take collective action and inspire hope that our species can undergo the renewal necessary to save our home. This exhibition challenges the viewer to consider the fragility of our planet and all living things on it and to take actions which will bring beneficial change. The state of our natural environment presents complex problems that require us to change our behaviors. We live in a finite world with finite resources, and a global population that has increased almost threefold in the last 75 years.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until May 5.