Climate & Art Weekend Makes Waves at Arts Warehouse
In conjunction with the City of Delray Beach’s Climate & Art Weekend, the Arts Warehouse is hosting an art show and is calling on all local artists to submit work!
The theme is “Waves,” which includes heat wave, electromagnetic wave, waves of emotion, waves of political unrest…to name a few of the Waves local community members, viewers and artists experience in life. This theme is open for interpretation and different representations (beyond the beach painting). Statements about the work should explain the theme and how it is connected to discussions and reflections on climate change, and the varying ways in which humans are impacted.
The Arts Warehouse has been a participant of the annual Climate & Art Weekend since 2019 and is proud to continue to support the environmental-themed show. They hosted an outdoor version and a virtual artist talk in 2020, and are looking to have a great group of artists in this exhibition once the art is selected.
The run dates of the exhibition are Friday, September 2 through Saturday, October 29, 2022, and will open with the Art Walk on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. During the Art Walk event, the Arts Warehouse team hopes to have visiting vendors such as Sandoway house or other Earth-conscious types of businesses pop-up here with info or hands-on activities. They will also most likely have a free art project that is environmentally focused.
“Art is a great way to bring awareness to the scientific troubles we are facing as a society. Especially in a coastal city such that Delray Beach is, we are experiencing firsthand the impact of environmental changes such as the King Tides that happen annually. We can’t ignore our proximity to the ocean as sea levels rise,” said Grace Gdaniec, Arts Warehouse manager. ”It is my hope that seeing a piece of art in this exhibition, and others like it, will inspire viewers to take action in the climate change conversation, and perhaps will learn something new and view something differently based on the art they see. It’s just another great way to educate.”
The exhibition will open September 2nd at 6pm, part of Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk! This event is free and open to the public.