Barbara Archer Galery & The Goat Farm Bring You:
(Free & Open to the Public)
Artists respond to our changing environment
April 26 (opening) – May, 17, 2014
Being sensitive to their surroundings is often second nature to artists. Many care deeply about the health of the planet and feel a responsibility to participate in the dialog about environmental issues.
For the rest of us, artists can shine a light on the threats to our natural world and encourage new ways of seeing the tremendous challenges we face. Perhaps possible solutions can be found.
30+ diverse artists are featured from Georgia, California, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Canada and Mexico.
• Pam Longobardi
• Lucinda Bunnen
• Alexis Rockman
• Greg Pond
• Romy Aura Maloon
• Seana Reilly
• Justin Rabideau
• Dianna Cohen
• Pandra Williams
Second Nature stems from a request by The Nature Conservancy to inspire the next generation to become environmental stewards.
The exhibition opens to the public with a free reception on Saturday, April 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Goodson Yard at The Goat Farm Arts Center.
Second Nature remains on view through May 17.
Among the highlights:
• Alexis Rockman from NY, NY addresses the dwindling butterfly migration thought to be the result of climate change.
• Pandra Williams from Atlanta creates an actual bee habitat with Mason bees, an especially efficient pollinator that seals their hives with moist clay. Different colors of clay are provided for the bees to select colors that appeal to them, creating a living, clay-based painting.
• Jacqueline Bishop from New Orleans has created an assemblage titled “Trespass” which was pieced together from objects found in the landscape after Katrina. Discarded baby shoes refer to loss of innocence; children's toys to loss of possessions; bird nests to loss of security and home.
• Lauren Rosenthal from NY, NY reimagines the world’s boundaries based on true watersheds, not random man-made borders. Her oversized book becomes a new, perhaps more practical world atlas.
• Dianna Cohen from Los Angeles, CA makes giant sculptures from ubiquitous recycled plastic bags, resulting from her belief that artists have a responsibility to create and participate in the current dialog of environmental issues.
• Set on a river in Brazil, Marcia Vaitsman from Atlanta produced a video on an entire river in Brazil that was diverted by man, disrupting its natural path and the many species affected.
• Several artists address the rapid rate of extinction around the planet. In Birds in Decline, Tim Hunter from Atlanta focuses on bird species being lost to human development as their forested habitats are being replaced with concrete and asphalt.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6:00 pm. For details, please contact Danielle Carlson at email@example.com or 404.523.1845. Visit barbaraarcher.com.
Full List of Exhibting Artists:
Romy Aura Maloon
The Nature Conservancy
Twenty years ago on Earth Day, dedicated conservationists and friends of The Nature Conservancy gathered on the banks of the Chattahoochee River to celebrate shared victories toward securing Georgia’s natural future. Since then, “The Hoochie” has become one of Atlanta’s premier spring events and has raised more than $4 million to enable the Conservancy’s critical conservation projects around the state.
To celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary, we will honor President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, who served on the host committee of the inaugural Hoochie event, for their commitment to conservation and longtime support of The Nature Conservancy.
More info: http://www.nature.org/about-us/index.htm?intc=nature.tnav.about
The Goat Farm Arts Center
We seek the interesting. We seek the risk takers. We are your purveyor of intriguing cultural programs.
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The Goat Farm AIP (Arts Investment Package)
Believing the arts to be an economic driver for Atlanta, the Goat Farm Arts Center provides its performance and exhibition halls through a curatorial process. Once selected the Goat Farm invests in and works with the artists and/or performance groups to actualize the concept.
All Goat Farm Recipients receive its AIP (Arts Investment Package) which includes financial assistance, direct funding, production assistance, marketing assistance and rehearsal / performance / exhibition / classroom space.
The Goat Farm AIP vehicle invests over $150,000 annually in arts funding, financial assistance and in-kind contributions.
Goat Farm Production:
Mark DiNatale: Director of Operations/Programming
Mercer West: Director of Projects
Danny Davis: Technical Director
Tian Justman: Director of Aesthetics
Justin Newton: Videographer
Jessica Gonzalez: Design & Digital
Bang! Arts: Public Relations
Sean Haley: Special Projects Team
Dave Sturgis: Special Projects Team
Bias Hadley: Special Projects Team
John Dinatale: Special Projects Team
Mike Stasny: Special Projects Team
Andrew Tate: Special Projects Team
James Pruitt: Special Projects Team
Eric Prather: Special Projects Team