Sixty artists are participating in one of the biggest shows ever held at the Regional Arts Commission (RAC): eARThworks 2012: art for an endangered planet. The exhibition features artwork in a variety of media (sculpture, woodworking, photography, painting, fiber art, and printmaking to name just a few) and 100% of the proceeds from art sales will go to the Missouri Coalition for the Environment which presents this show. The Coalition works to protect and restore the natural world through education, public engagement, and legal action.
Margaret Hermes, curator of eARThworks 2012, discusses the intersection of art and nature: “Art evolved out of our relationship with the natural world and the work of each artist represents a personal connection to nature. Collectively, these works embody the artists’ shared sense of belonging to our earth and a commitment to its preservation and protection.”
eARThworks 2012: art for an endangered planet
November 2 – December 1
Opening reception: Friday, November 2 from 5:30 - 7:30pm
The Gallery at RAC
Interested buyers can purchase pieces at any time during the gallery exhibition, either in person at RAC (6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63112) or online at the Coalition’s website: http://www.moenviron.org/. The gallery opening and show are free and open to the public.
In addition to the exhibition, the Coalition presents a second event at RAC:
eARThworks 2012 Gala Art Party and Auction
Saturday, December 1 from 6:00 – 9:00pm
The Studio at RAC
Artwork not sold during the gallery exhibition will be auctioned at this gala featuring food and music by Silk Pajamas. Guy Phillips from Y98 will serve as auctioneer. Tickets for the gala are $35 each and can be purchased through the Coalition office. Please call 314-727-0600 to purchase tickets.