Weather the Weather
Exhibit runs currently through March 1, 2019
Available for viewing during business hours, M-F 8a to 5p. Christmas and New Years Day, closed.
Photo: Ice Island – Elizabeth Peterson
Reception: January 14, 2019 at 4pm.
Artist and Poet Reception will include poetry, a welcome by Zoe Carlson, curator for the Art Center Highland Park, an address by the mayor of Highland Park, Nancy Rotering along with special guest Jon Davis, Chief Meteorologist of Riskpulse.
Refreshments will be served.and refreshments.
“Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot, we’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.”
This tongue twister cleverly captures that no matter where on the planet we live, we are all subject to the weather. From drought to flooding, hurricanes to blizzards – all of us are experiencing increasingly severe or extreme weather patterns, global climate change, and traumatic events. We are bombarded with weather alerts, images, suffering and beauty, along with waves of information on our phones, computers and television. Weather phenomenon is an obvious metaphor for the storms of culture, politics, personal relationships and the individual psyche.
Guest curators, Visual Artist, Catherine Schwalbe and Poet, Jennifer Dotson have invited responses to the theme of Weather. Schwalbe, is a practicing artist, curator, and educator. Dotson, is a published poet and founder of Highland Park Poetry (2018 Mayor’s Award for the Arts). Both women have collaborated, exhibited, and created thought provoking exhibitions for over two decades!
The curators have welcomed collaborations, ekphrastic responses, as well as works that evolve into a fusion of both words and visual art.
Participating Artists and Poets:
Joseph Kuhn Carey
Patrice Boyer Claeys
Kristina A. Govorovska
Emma A. Kowalenko
N Masani Landfair
R. Craig Sautter