CLIMATE CONNECTIONS: Our Shared Future
April 1, 2023 to May 20, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, APRIL 1st from 6-8pm
Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art
Christine Chin uses NOAA data to create her Stuffed Storms fabric sculptures, which are a visual record of the Atlantic Tropical Storm seasons. Her work also explores local impacts through her Invasive Species Cyanotypes using a camera-less photographic printing process dating back to the 1840s to document invasive species in the Finger Lakes Region.
Continuing to explore local impacts, Carrie Drake will invite the public into an interactive component asking us all to reflect on our shared responsibility for addressing the climate crisis. Participants are invited to draw on one of four images of Syracuse parks, which will be overlapped and displayed in the gallery. She also worked with community knitters and students from the Montessori School of Syracuse to visually document change in Syracuse temperatures by facilitating a “tempestry project” – a collaborative fiber arts project that presents global warming data in visual form through knitted or crocheted artwork.
Since 2010 Anita Welych has been researching declining North American bird populations in what scientists are calling a “mass extinction event.” Her work, Dwindle, seeks to visually represent scientific meta-data of bird populations during the periods between 1966-1974 and 2016-2018.
SUSTAINING SPONSORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith
Mark Briggs, Nancy & Tim Bunn, James & Eileen Clinton, Diana F. Cramer, Kathryn Davis, Barbara & Barry Gordon, Diane Grafly & Paul Pearce, Mike Greenlar & Linda Bogart-Greenlar, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Tarki & Joe Heath, David & Noel Keith, Chris Riley & Mark Feldman, Katherine & Craig Polhamus, David L. Prince, Gary & Mary Salibrici, Carolyn Stark, Norma Tippett, Howard Walsdorf & Marna Bell, Cynthia Zacharek, and Mary Ann Zeppetello
Annemarie Deegan, Therese A. Deegan, Christine Flynn, Edgewood Gallery, Julia Ganson, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Sam Gruber, Mary Kuhn, Joe Marusa & Beth Drew, Jeremy McKay, Lauren & Walter Melnikow, Diane Murphy, Lleni Pach, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz, Vince Sgambati, Sharye Skinner, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Ron VanNorstrand, Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff
Bousqet Holstein, PLLC, Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Shirley & Larry Novak, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, and Mary Stanley