Florida CraftArt Exhibit Highlights Environmental Issues

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In recent years, environmental issues have come to the fore. To add to this important conversation, Florida CraftArt’s newest exhibit “Environmentally Engaged” aims to address the relationship between humans and our natural environment.

“There are many artists who work with social issues or who think and do work that involves an issue relevant to our current times. Climate change and the environment is a pressing topic and on everyone’s mind,” says Katie Deits, executive director of Florida CraftArt.

The 36 artists selected for this exhibition, open until October 23, approach the theme of the environment from different angles, which they draw from the animal kingdom as Julia Galloway does with her series of urns on endangered species. of disappearance or even that they approach the subject of recycling as with Nick Reale’s chairs made of locally sourced reclaimed wood.

Florida CraftArt also engages the community with free educational programming that coincides with shows made possible with support from sponsors Kathryn Howd and Edward Rucks, David and Becky Ramsey, Regions Bank, the City of St. Petersburg, and the Arts and Crafts Division. Florida culture.

“Artists are the first to notice problems in the world. This exhibit is a great way to address environmental issues because it’s a visual way to reach people. It will have a deep emotional impact which will have more effect on the viewer. We hope that in addition to artists, people visiting this fair will get the message and be motivated to do more to help the planet,” Deits said.

To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Florida CraftArt website.

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