New ArtServe Exhibit Celebrates Sustainablility

"Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience" explores how artists create with tools and materials to reduce their environmental impact

Artists using environmentally friendly materials. Photo courtesy of ArtServe
Artists using environmentally friendly materials. Photo courtesy of ArtServe

A new wave of artists who develop and use environmentally-friendly artistic practices will be featured in “Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience,” the first ArtServe exhibition of the 2023. The exhibit will run from January 20 through March 17 at the Fort Lauderdale gallery space, and kicks off with a free opening reception January 27.

With funding from Funding Arts Broward, Culture Builds Florida and Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe is collaborating with F.A.T. Village (Flagler Arts Technology District), a Fort Lauderdale arts district that promotes emerging contemporary artists, to present these new artists and their techniques in the innovative showcase.

The public opening reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. on January 27, featuring an official unveiling of the recent mural painted by celebrity artist Pipe Yanguas along ArtServe’s west and northern walls.

“Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience” explores how these artists (and even some institutions) are transforming the way art is created and experienced. Because paints, brushes, canvases, and packaging can leave a carbon footprint, the artists often select tools and materials specifically to reduce their environmental impact, such as recycled paint and canvases, natural dyes, and other recycled materials.

Additional artistic sustainability practices include creating ephemeral (non-permanent) art, land art (involves sculpting land), or upcycled art, which involves transforming by-products, waste materials, and otherwise useless or unwanted products.

Other ArtServe events scheduled during the “Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience” exhibit include a Japanese Butoh dance exhibition by Pinar Sinka and a watercolor exhibition of nature-themed art by Liora Davis.

ArtServe gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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