The “Mobilize the Earth” exhibition opened yesterday, April 23, 2012, and is on view until April 30. The exhibition, which has been inspired by Earth Day celebrations worldwide, presents works by a wide variety of artists including Sheldon Saint, Gail Woon, Steve Stubbs, Eva Dehmel, Bob Tarzwell, Ken Heslop, June Pelecanos, Portia Colebrooke, Jacki Boss, and Del Foxton at the Rand Nature Centre’s Glory Banks Art Gallery in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
On Saturday April 28, from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Rand Nature Centre, many artists will be on hand to discuss their art and present demonstrations of wood carving and paper making. Other events on April 28 include a Nature Walk, Puppet Show, Food and Fresh Market.
Description: What does Marilyn Monroe, a Princess of the Bush, Fossil Fuel, Bees Wax, Atlantis, the Bali Queen, a Blue Heron, Over Fishing and the Bahamas National Trust have in common? Well as many people and organizations around the world gather to observe the 40th anniversary of International Earth Day 2012, the Grand Bahama Branch of the Bahamas National Trust is celebrating at the Rand Nature Centre with many events including the MOBILIZE THE EARTH Art Exhibition that addresses these varied subjects.
Presenting the Art Exhibition are members of the Grand Bahama Artists Association who are showcasing subjects, styles and techniques that focus on the many aspects of the environment. In the exhibition there are abstract works made of materials derived directly from the earth representing the beauty of nature, marred by the human need for fossil fuel consumption, African masks carved from a cut tree discarded and left for someone else to remove, a 10 pound world globe made from newspaper, a coconut shaft collection and many artistic renderings depicting the landscape, flora and fauna of our surroundings.
For more information you may contact Del Foxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (242) 353-4333
[Image: Princess of the Bush.]