Opening Reception Earth Day 2023

Earth Day Show Opening Night & Activity

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Opening Night and First Friday

You are invited to Opening Night of our Earth Day exhibit “Solutions: Our Planet, Our Future” this Friday evening, 5:30–7:30 pm at KISH Bank Expect More Store on S. Allen St. The show a collaboration of the Art Alliance of Central PA and KISH Bank and is featured during the first 2023 State College First Friday events.

Come celebrate the works of local artists in this collection of artworks that embody a feeling of optimism for an earth-friendly planet.

Show Juror, Eric Markievich

I am honored to be selected as juror for this year’s Earth Day art show, and I look forward to speaking with the artists and attendees to this monumental show. Earth Day is a celebration of our home planet as much as it is a call to raise awareness of environmental issues concerning all earthlings. We as intelligent human beings have a unique power to both create and destroy, and I believe that our visual art can offer a profound communication to the public. This may be a message of hope and admiration in the capture of beauty in the natural world, or it may be a shocking call to action. With visual art there are many aspects to consider, both as art maker and art viewer, however, for this Earth Day exhibition we will all come together with one unifying message, appreciation for the planet we call home.

  • Penn State University, BA ART sculpture, drawing and painting focus, 2001
  • Lander University, M.A.T, K-12 Art Teacher Certification, 2009
  • Art Alliance member, 2012 to present
  • Bellefonte Art Museum, 2019 to present

Sustainable Clothing Activity

sewing activitiesThe clothing industry is one our current global environmental problems. By mending our clothing and other items, we can acquire fewer things, produce less waste, and contribute to a healthier ecosystem. Learn more about sustainability and the clothing industry  with Show Chair and local artist Jennifer Kane.

She will demonstrate and guide visitors through button and basic clothing repairs. Materials will available for visitors to practice with; you’re also welcome to bring your own clothing items that are in need of repair. This activity is free and open to the public. We hope to see you:

  • Friday, April 21
  • 1:00 – 4:30pm
  • Kish Bank Expect More Store conference room

Gallery Hours

The show will be on display April 8 – May 1, Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – noon.