Creative Earth Day Opportunities

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to take part in 2 unique exhibition opportunities as part of a week long exhibition celebrating Earth Day at the Native Plant Botanical Garden.

Opportunity 1 (Deadline for proposals March 31, Delivery of accepted works due April 13): Open call for submissions for outdoor artwork that represents pollinators, beings or activities that spread a plants’ pollen. This could include bees, butterflies, birds, bats, bugs, wind and more. Anticipated works submitted by students, faculty, staff, or alumni, will highlight how important our pollinators are to reflect the mission of the Native Plant Botanical Garden which is to educate the public about native plants and temperate ferns.

Download the event flyer here!

Collaborative and site-specific work is encouraged. Art work must be able to withstand the elements for the entire week. Please contact Lisa Alembik from the Fine Arts Department (lalembik@gsu.edu) with a written proposal of what you would like to submit along with a jpg of your artwork or a proposal drawing by March 31. Be sure to include your contact information. The Native Plant Botanical Garden is open to the public on the Decatur campus.  Keep in mind that work cannot be insured, and will be kept outdoors and open to the public for the entire week. Artwork submitted should remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Delivery will be Thursday, April 13 by appointment (afternoon) or April 14 (morning). Details to follow if your proposal is excepted.

Opportunity 2 (Deadline for submissions April 12): Contribute to a collaborative installation project on the Clarkston campus called the Wish Tree, inspired by Yoko Ono. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to drop off offering to Clarkston art department office, CF building by April 12. These can be paper, no larger than 5” x 7.” You must make a hole in the top for it to be strung up. These will not be returned.

Learn more about what a Wish Tree is and about how the project started at:
http://imaginepeacetower.com/yoko-onos-wish-trees/

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Eligibility for both events is limited to Perimeter College of Georgia State University students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Opening of the exhibition will be on Friday, April 14, 1-3 p.m.

Please contact Lisa Alembik from the Fine Arts Department (lalembik@gsu.edu) with any questions about either opportunity.

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