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The Earth Has A Fever A GROUP EXHIBITION CURATED BY BILL BROOKOVER

July 5 @ 11:00 am - July 21 @ 11:00 am

DVAA (Da Vinci Art Alliance)

704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Our dependence on carbon-based energy has given the Earth a fever. Our relationship with the natural world is out of whack. By using nature as something to dominate and exploit, we have despoiled the Earth for our short term needs. The Earth has responded to this exploitation with a devastating cycle of extreme weather that will not abate until we stop adding carbon to the atmosphere, which is the result of burning fossil fuels.

Climate driven disasters cost the US over $150 billion each year. Climate change is making us all sicker, leading to more deaths among those without adequate health insurance. And the places, cultural practices, and traditions that anchor many communities whose lives are tightly connected to their environment are threatened by climate change.

Art has the ability to speak to our emotions and can open us up to deeper reflections on our responsibility for changing the earth’s atmosphere and environment. We need to sway public opinion NOW to call for action to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero in order to stop global warming.

Every tenth of a degree of warming we avoid can make a difference.

The Earth Has a Fever will be on view in Gallery 1 at Da Vinci Art Alliance starting July 5 until July 21. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, July 6, from 4-7 pm.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Bill Brookover is a printmaker who uses traditional printmaking techniques of screenprint, relief, & intaglio along with cut paper and collage. Born in West Texas, he started his artistic career in architecture & fine arts at Rice University. After graduate studies in historic preservation at Columbia University, he worked for over 30 years in architecture and preservation with the National Park Service.

He began studying printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial in 2003. He has shown his work in solo, curated and juried exhibitions. He has curated exhibitions at Da Vinci Art Alliance and the Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection. He teaches printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial and leads tours of print collections. He serves on the Exhibitions Committee at Da Vinci Art Alliance and the board of the American Color Print Society. He is a member of Cerulean Arts Collective, Second State Press, The Print Center in Philadelphia, InLiquid, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Rhonda Babb, Tanya Brassie, Art Brener, John Formicola, Linda Dubin Garfield, Andrea Krupp, Pat Lima, Jennifer Manzella, Tony Rosati, Patty Smith, Elizabeth Stricker, Margo Tassi, and Kate VanVliet

Details

Start:
July 5 @ 11:00 am
End:
July 21 @ 11:00 am
Website:
https://davinciartalliance.org/the-earth-has-a-fever

Venue

DVAA (Da Vinci Art Alliance)
Address
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Phone
267-388-2835