Ripple Effects: The Adoration of Earth

Our upcoming visual art exhibition entitled Ripple Effects: The Adoration of Earth is a collaboration between Dena Hawes and David Young, artists with a deep love and concern for the environment, and with different approaches to exploring issues of global warming, climate change, and the beauty of nature.

Their upcoming exhibition will debut David’s pen and ink drawings that sometimes evoke absurdity and humor as a way to invite the viewer in to a dialogue of the destructive and dangerous effects of these phenomena. Dena’s small sculptures and wearable art pieces that combine elements from nature, such as driftwood and creek stones with metal work, will also be on display.

Dena and David welcome youth perspectives and participation, seeing young people as the next stewards of the earth. During the exhibition, there will be two Interactive Educational Youth Workshops that are free to kids in our local communities. We encourage ages 9 through 16.

There will also be a free presentation by Ben Brabson, Indiana University Emeritus Professor of Physics and Climate Scientist, his lecture is entitled “The Arts and the Science of Climate Change”.

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Visual Arts Exhibition:
October 11 through 20, 2022

The Arts and Science of Climate Change
Saturday, October 15, 3:00-4:30pm

Interactive Educational Youth Workshops
Wednesdays October 12 & 19, 3:30-4:45pm

Meet at the
FAR Center for the Contemporary Arts

505 W 4th Street, Bloomington, IN

Contact Dena Hawes at (703) 819 5103
for questions and to sign up for the workshop.

Ripple Effects: The Adoration of Earth and the Interactive Educational Youth Workshop are a partnership between the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, and made possible by the generous support of the Bloomington Arts Commission, The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association, the City of Bloomington Utilities Department, and the David and Julie Young Fund, A fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.