Fall Exhibition – Nature Now – Lubeznik Center for the Arts
November 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is pleased to announce the upcoming Fall Exhibition – Nature Now – which will be on display from October 25, 2021 through February 25, 2022. The artists in the Nature Now exhibition create works that explore the transient and cyclical nature of life and reflect upon the impact humans have on the world. Humans have a precarious relationship with nature – they revere it, yet struggle to live in harmony with it. Finding a balance is threatened by a consumeristic culture where human demands put the earth and other species in danger. The artists of Nature Now address these issues in their work with the hope of encouraging conversations that help us move beyond an anthropocentric world, and become more sustainable, equitable, and just.
- Herman Aguirre
- Christa Donner
- Doug Fogelson
- Stacey Lee Gee
- Holly Greenberg
- Heidi Norton
- Mark Rospenda
- Tom Van Eynde
Herman Aguirre’s body of work is comprised of paintings depicting the traumatic events that have directly affected him as a Mexican American, his loved ones, and his community. His intent is to shed light on issues regarding war, trauma, and loss with his paintings, such as Testigos de Guerro, 2018, at right. “Within these works, I undergo the spiritual process of mourning while commemorating those who have been subject to mayhem and those who are no longer with us,” Aguirre states.
Featured artist Holly Greenberg’s piece, Crossing the Bar (right), references Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem by the same name in which he describes a mariner’s surrender toward his own death. “This work attempts to capture the moment when life leaves the living. Although dying is a gradual process, the moment that the body ceases to be alive is an exact instance,” says Greenburg. Crossing the Bar serves as the artist’s vision of a harbinger of what lies ahead for the environment.
As a mother and an educator, Christa Donner is interested in addressing the consequences of human impact on the planet. “I think about how selfish and arrogant humans can be and how much we have to learn from observing and listening to other organisms. Humans are not masters of the natural world.” The goal of Donner’s works, such as Cellular Healing (right), is to explore and suggest models for moving beyond the consumerism of life today, becoming more sustainable, equitable and just.
LCA’s Nature Now exhibition will be on display from October 25, 2021 through February 25 2022.
Free events include:
• Public opening celebration – First Friday – to be held on November 5, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM (Central).
• Gallery Talk led by LCA Exhibition Director, Lora Fosberg, presented on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:30 AM (Central).
Registration is available for the November 13 Gallery Talk on Eventbrite — find us under Lubeznik Center for the Arts or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nature-now-gallery-talk-tickets-170338621402. No registration is necessary for the First Friday opening celebration on November 5.
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About Lubeznik Center for the Arts:
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides access to compelling exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary ideas. The organization is located at
101 W. 2nd Street at the lakefront in Michigan City, Indiana.
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Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm
Admission is free year-round. For more information, please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.