Saturday, September 02, 2023

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth" Debuts September 9th

09/01/23: updated with correct R.S.V.P. link. 

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth" is coming to historic Fort Point on the South Boston Waterfront starting August 29th and culminating in an art exhibition opening reception and fashion runway show on September 9, 2023 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm at Midway Artist Studios on 15 Channel Center Street. 

Artists raise awareness and reflect back to us the world we live in. They tell our stories and help us reimagine the world we hope to create. 

Boston artist, Dawna Davis and Argentinian artist Liliana Folta, harness the power of global artists and local fashion designers to shine a light on racial and environmental inequities.

"State of Emergency, State of the Earth"              
 Saturday. September 9, 2023
Art Opening
4:30pm to 6:30pm   
Runway Show 
at 7pm

State of the Earth, an art science exhibition
Opening Reception, September 9th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
On view through September 27th
Liliana Folta, Curator and Participator

Twenty women artists from different parts of the world are coming together to inspire and raise awareness of the importance of planting native plants for biodiversity.

The artists' works are inspired by the ecosystems of their homeland or where they call home. This exciting collective effort focuses on social, mental and environmental ecology which connects human health to environmental and planetary health.  This increases emotional resilience and adaptation to a healthier Earth which links human and species’ rights. 
The aim of the artists is to create empathy and understanding for biodiversity fatigue through intercultural engagement and for the impact of society on diminishing pollinators.

From a private garden in Brandenburg, Germany, the Álamos de la Vega in Granada Spain, the mangroves of Puerto Rico, the Forest Park, Queens in New York to inspiring native gardens in Massachusetts, this collection of works presents a variety of mediums that includes video, installation, painting, photography, drawing and sculpture.

Participating Artists: Violeta Vollmer, Consuelo Vallejo Delgado, Adriana G. Prat, Hebé García, Julia Csekö, Naoe Suzuki, Verónica Parselis (Verute), Carmen Mojica Martínez,  Fulgen Sabatier, Haley Johnson, Jesseca Ferguson, Jacqueline Herranz Brooks, Helen Papp, Megan MacDonell, Liliana Folta, JAYPIX, Souther, Tina Chakarian, Kathleen Bitetti and Olga Shmuylovich.

State of Emergency
Runway Show September 9th at 7pm
Dawna Davis, 
Curator and Participator
Meghan Borges, Producer

The theme of the Runway Show is driven by the need to highlight the causes of racial and environmental injustice and to encourage communication and participation from all over Greater Boston, especially from the underserved areas of our city.

We encourage breaking down barriers between different races, cultures, and genders as well as showcasing emerging and professional designers and models. Come discover how designers’ creativity bring these issues to life through performance, art and design.

Participating Designers: Michaela Colvin, Dawna Davis, Mario Avila Design, Sara Doyle, Nathan Evans, Gulnara Niaz, Consuelo Perez, Sharisse Scott-Rawlins, Eileen Ryan, Caitlin Redington, Charlie Dov Schon,  Ayzit Tashkin, Cassandre Tercina, Rebecca McGee Tuck and Alpha Wurie.

The event is free to the public and is in support of two Boston nonprofit organizations: Haley House and SPOKE Art. 

For more information on this event, workshops and artists talks, please visit State of Emerency - State of the Earth.

originally published 8.9.23.

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