The Earth Speaks exhibition was an artist’s means of capturing their concern regarding the climate crisis and how it is affects our planet, as well as an opportunity to offer possible solutions.
An artist’s reception and special event was held on Saturday, April 21st at Artspace Gallery.
Winning artists were awarded in the following categories:
Juror’s Choice Award: Maria Ferreris, Acrylic “After Maria,” Henryville, PA;
Kay & Girard Lichty Climate Crisis Award: April Rimpo, Acrylic I, II, III, “Worth The Price?,” Dayton, MD;
ARTSPACE Gallery Student Award: Angelina Kimmins, Watercolor, “Mother Earth,” Tobyhanna, PA;
Otto Grever Printmaking Award: Brooke Jana, Giclee Print of Digital Art, “Crude- Feathered Friends of the Deepwater Horizon,” Waverly, PA;
2-D Award: Buff McAllister, Fiber, “Maze,” Youngsville, NY;
3-D Award: Clifton Prokop, Cast Iron, “TLV Silence of the Frogs,” Scranton, PA;
Photography Award: Laurinda Faye Rubin, Photography, “Tomato Soup,”
Origins Gallery Student Award: Shari Bodofsky, Pencil on Paper, “Portrait of Discarded Plastic, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Thank you to our sponsors: Mark and Wendy Lichty, PPL, Pocono Arts Council and Origins Gallery. Special thanks to JT Lambert Intermediate 8th grade student Robert McCloskey for his video submission entitled “Environmental Facts”, to Brandon Jones for videography, and also to Café Duet, Kitchen Chemistry, and RAW Urban Winery and Hard Cidery for food and beverage donations. East Stroudsburg University art students of Professor David Mazur provided typography chalk messages around downtown Stroudsburg with environmental messages and many local businesses supported our efforts by selling donation leaves.
Juror for the show was Raymond Barnes, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Barnes has a B.A. in Fine Arts, Norwich School of Art, United Kingdom, and an M.F.A. Painting, Yale University School of Art. He is an exhibiting artist in the Lehigh Valley, New York and throughout the U.S.; a curator and co-curator of art exhibitions in the Lehigh Valley; and a juror of fine art exhibitions.