When Artists address environmental issues, people see/hear them in new ways. Art may fire us into action, more than mere info ever can.
Jenny Kettler co-curated and has pieces in a group gallery show, Plastic Nation - The Trashing of America, on view through April 7 at Stone Spiral Gallery in Maplewood, MO. Photographs, multi-media works, ceramics and prints navigate the plastic tide we are awash in, with the message that we can reduce our use of this polluting stuff. This show opened March 10; a Closing Reception on April 7 from 2-4 pm will feature Artist Talks at 2:30 pm.
Dale Dufer is bringing "suit" against one of our region's most destructive yet popular invasive plants. The Trial of Bush Honeysuckle comes to the historic Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Wednesday, April 4 at 1 pm. With a real Judge, real Environmental Lawyers and Expert Witnesses, this educational trial seeks justice for damages to the Biodiversity of our Native Plants. Man vs Bush should be a landmark case, whatever the outcome. Open to the public.
These Artists want us to look deeply into problems we have created on our planet - with a sense of humor to encourage us toward turnarounds.
Music: Mr. Sun, performed live at KDHX by Hunter's Permit
THANKS to Anna Holland, Earthworms podcast engineer
Related Earthworms Conversations: Life Without Plastic? (January 2018)
Fashion Through an Artists Eye: Bush Honeysuckle to Meat (April 2016)
Permaculture Goes Beyond the War on Invasive Species (March 2016)
Invasive Bush Honeysuckle: SWEEP It! (March 2016)