The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program invites people of all ages and experience to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried show on view in The Umbrella Arts Center Main Gallery from April 6 through April 23, 2022.
Displayed work responds to this year’s call on the theme: “Stories from the Earth”
Do you have a special place on the land that speaks to you? Do you see the work of the last glacier in landforms here today: in eskers, drumlins, kettle ponds, and in the rocks of the stone walls? Can you picture life coming back after the glacier as soil accumulated with its hidden worlds of fungi and microfauna? Do you see carbon-storing plants returning in succession: lichens, mosses, ferns, grasslands, shrublands, and forests? Can you imagine animals moving onto the land and people following? Can you picture the ways that inhabitants changed the land over the years? When you walk outside today, do you think of the feet, animal and human, that walked the land before you?
Do you think of Earth as the whole planet, so beautiful and perfect for life? What is your reaction to soil destroyed by human misuse, forests rapidly annihilated for profit, grasslands replaced by development, and methane-sequestering permafrost melting? Do you see the consequences of climate change in floods, droughts, hurricanes, and species loss? What is the Earth telling you? Can you help the world see what is happening?
Please join us for an Artists Reception in the gallery on Friday, April 22 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.