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Climate Crisis Influencing art around the world

Text and Photo from an article here; https://www.springwise.com/design-innovation-climate-data-ba%C5%82tyk-tower/

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Artist and designer Alicja Biała used climate change statistics to shape and form six public sculptures. Titled Totemy, the nine-metre tall towers each tell a story about a different aspect of the effects of humans on the environment. 

One sculpture represents the volume of plastic produced worldwide in comparison to the amount that is recycled. Another tower compares the use of water in farming meat versus the amount used to produce vegetables. They stand in the public walkway beneath the Bałtyk tower in Poznań, Poland.

Biała worked with architect Iwo Borkowicz to produce the wooden structures and opened her workspace each weekend to host events to help share the story.

A QR code on each tower explains the data behind the visualisation, providing passersby with multiple layers of experience. The sculptures are a permanent installation.

11th July 2019

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Website: alicjabiala.com

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Church Beyond the Walls: June Gallery Night 1-Time Stop

June Gallery night Press Release from CBTW:

“At Church Beyond the Walls, we believe that images have power. Most visual images of Christ, even in faith communities comprised of people of color, showcase a white Jesus. This is biblically incorrect. Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew, and so he likely would not have had blond hair and blue eyes, but rather brown skin and dark hair and eyes. His mother Mary was also a Middle Eastern Jew, and would have had features that reflected that reality. But in most of our communities of faith we are surrounded by images of a white Jesus. We want to give new face to the church in order to reflect the diverse faces of its followers around the world.

In response, we want you to submit your non-white image of Jesus or Mary. Artworks can aim to show Jesus or Mary as they would have really appeared in history or how they appear to you — of all races, ethnicities, appearances.”

More information at http://churchbeyondthewalls.org/?p=5819 

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Secretary of State "Nellie's Notes" announces new state archives exhibit

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The exhibition bearing the title; “150 Years of Big Ideas in Little Rhody.” will be showing some of the history of inventions and industries in Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island State Archives, a division of the Rhode Island Department of State, is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 337 Westminster Street in downtown Providence. Two-hour validated parking during business hours is available adjacent to the building at Down City Parking.

Civil Rights are Human Rights: URI Gallery

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Civil Rights are Human Rights: URI Gallery
Dates: 1/22 – 2/28
Opening Reception: January 31st, 2019 6-8pm

In light of Martin Luther King day, a powerful show is opening at the University of Rhode Island Art Gallery tomorrow! Opening reception to follow on the 31st of the month! Be able to go and see some wonderful work and meet the artists!

Opening Reception of Graphic Design: Konkuk University

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FROM THE FACEBOOK POSTING;

Graphic Design: Konkuk University
Dates: 1/24 – 2/15
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24th
Bannister Gallery hours: M- F 12-8pm
Website: www.ric.edu/bannister

Facilitated by Rhode Island College Graphic Design Professor Heemong Kim, Graphic Design: Konkuk University features selected works from graduating students studying at Konkuk University in South Korea. The university’s objective is to develop creative designers aware of their social responsibilities through an understanding of humanity, society, technology, philosophy and culture.

Admission is always free. Refreshments will be provided.