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On March 23 the Elmira College Art faculty hosted a reception and opened their 2023 Art Faculty Show in the George Waters Gallery located in the Campus Center.
The exhibit, which includes sculpture, media arts, ceramics, and paintings, will run until April 28. The art gallery is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public from noon to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays.
This year, some of the pieces in the show reflect an environment and climate-change theme, from using environmentally friendly materials to the reuse and recycling of materials to the expression of the art.
“Recognizing that gallery visitors can feel overwhelmed and powerless in the face of complex, and often conflicting, information about climate change, the works in the show intend to engage viewers so that proactive conversations can be instigated,” said Jan Kather, Media Artist. “Artwork alone cannot solve the problem of climate change, but it can contribute to the cause by informing and provoking thought in a visually captivating way.”
Kather and other Art faculty will be in the Gallery from noon - 1:00 p.m., March 29 as Elmira College participates in the Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice. They will share their thoughts about their work and its relationship to the environment and the movement toward sustainable practices with attendees.
The exhibit includes work from each EC faculty member:
Derek Chalfant, Associate Professor of Art
Aaron Kather, Instructor of Fine Art
Jan Kather, Media Artist
Christopher Longwell, Assistant Professor of Art
Artist statements from each artist are available here.