520 Cleveland Ave NW Canton
Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography
A Group Exhibition
Enviro-Art is a collaborative exhibit involving multiple artists whose purpose is to promote environmental and ecological awareness. The show includes works by artists of different disciplines including photography, painting, drawing and mixed media.
The featured artist in this exhibit is Raisa Foster, of Art-Eco. Her background is multifaceted, having roots in not only art and dance, but research and education as well. Through funding by the Kone Foundation for Art-Eco, five academic events, two art festivals, eight peer-reviewed articles, three books and twenty conferences have been organized.
Foster’s focus centers around how to rectify environmental disasters, animal abuse and racist and sexist crimes. Her aim is to ”…challenge… ’normalized pathologies’ of our modern society and furthermore imagine ’what else could be'”. She believes it is crucial for humans to understand their interdependence with not only other humans, but animals and our ecosystems as well. It is only through the celebration of our diversity and through respect, that we can be responsible humans. ”At the end, I want to emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary and multi-sensory practices in rethinking education towards (a) sustainable future.”
Additional contributing artists include Erin Mulligan, Heather Bullach, Tyler D. Dalton, Ariana Parry and others. The show runs June 1st through June 30, 2018. It is sponsored by the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography and ArtsInStark.