Available Touring Exhibitions

Three Exhibitions Focusing on the Environment

Three new exhibitions that focus on the environment and recycling, and the challenges that face humanity and the planet today.

What Color is Your Dream?

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A playful and learning experience for children about recycling and creativity -– where 70 artists and craftspeople from around the world have recycled and transformed discarded and abandoned hubcaps into unique and unusual works of art.

The project celebrates our common love of creativity by sharing extraordinary and unique artworks that are from the LandfillArt Collection.  The exhibition shows how creativity is universal around the world and that everything can be transformed into original art.  It shows how creativity is something that holds this earth together and brings us all closer.

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On the Road Again

Like the words from Willy Nelson’s popular song, the exhibition commemorates the American love affair with the open road…

On the road again
Just can’t wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again

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 Reflections of Audrey, by Marylou Chibirka, Dalton, Pennsylvania

“While holding the old Chevy hubcap, I felt I was holding a piece of history. I painted a reflected moment of it’s environment. I used an old black and white photo of my Aunt Audrey standing in front of her home and used images of a diner and Chevy to paint the background.”

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“The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete.  Marchall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964

“Take most people, they’re crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they’re always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that’s even newer. I don’t even like old cars. I mean they don’t even interest me. I’d rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God’s sake.”
~from J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye

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The Car Experience

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Cars quickly became essential appendanages of the American suburban life-style

Groovy Ride (On the Road), by Vera Tataro, Prague, Czech Republic

I created a portrait of a woman, who is driving a fast car, her hair flapping behind her, the night rushing about, and all this is reflected in the old metal hub cap of the car the woman is driving.”

 

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by Nolan Winkler
Hillsboro, New Mexico

“Having grown up in Los Angeles, California in the 1950s, the automobile was an icon (along with memorable gas wars!)  I recall my brother and I counting Fords vs. Chevys while on trips. And the Mercedes Benz… my first ‘real’ romance drove a Gull Wing. Perfect!”   Nolan Winkler

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A Wheel within a Wheel

Artists from around the world speaking out on environmental issues and the need for recycling.

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In this exhibition, Some artists concentrated on specific threats to our environment, informing us about such issues as a disease that decimates bee populations and invasive plants that overwhelm nature preserves or clog lakes and rivers

Some focused on the beauty and fragility of the land — depictions of the landscape and the animals and plants that inhabit it recall nature’s delicate balance

And other artists  explored the potential of reusing and recycling material —  in their hands, workroom scraps, broken dishes, and even recycled paint became art.

One of the artists represented in the exhibition expresses it best:

“Throughout history, artists have expressed their ideas about the times they lived in. The Landfillart project delivers an important, powerful environmental message about our times through the voice of the artists
Marilyn Chapman from Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Further information on the exhibition at:

http://humanities-exchange.org/sample-page/a-wheel-within-a-wheel/

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