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Agnes Scott hosting climate change art exhibition

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Agnes Scott hosting climate change art exhibition

“Sibling Rivalry." Photo by Gabriel Owens

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“Sibling Rivalry.” Photo by Gabriel Owens

By Gabriel Owens, contributor

Agnes Scott College is hosting a multi-media art collection about climate change in their Dana Fine Arts Building. The exhibit runs through early December.

Agnes’s Dalton Gallery named the collection “weatherwise/otherwise: artists respond to climate change,” and it is curated by Dorothy Moye. It went on display in September and is open to the public.

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The exhibition features 13 artists who observe varied facets of the weather and climate picture, and its impact on our planet, the human race, and other living things, according to a statement by the gallery. The observations range from data visualizations of meteorological statistics to perplexed penguins who find themselves in a warming setting.

“What I really liked is the pieces aren’t all doom and gloom,” said one Agnes Scott student. “They are expressing what we are doing to our planet, but encourage thought and action rather than just negativity.”

One of the main pieces is entitled “Sibling Rivalry,” a multi-material work that covers an entire wall.

“This piece explores two of the most significant storm narratives that have impacted the US in recent years [Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy],” said the artist Natalie Miebach. “These brought into question our willingness to confront and accept the reality of climate change behind intensifying storm systems.”

Other pieces include a series of fabric butterflies throughout the display, representing the “butterfly effect,” the idea that one small change can lead to bigger ones down the line. Another piece includes six 3-D viewing stations showing the effect of pollutants on the forested areas of the world.

Additional art includes line drawings, sculptures and display pieces, as well as short television documentary.

The exhibition will host a film screening with Mountain Telluride on November 28 at 6 p.m. in Frannie Graves Auditorium in Campbell Hall. The display will be open at Agnes Scott until December 9. To see location information and hours, click here. The show is free to attend.

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