Call to artists: ‘The Earth Speaks’
STROUDSBURG, PA — Submissions are due Friday, February 8 to the Pocono Arts Council, which, along with other partners, will host “The Earth Speaks: A Juried Exhibition on the Environmental Crisis,” in spring 2019 at the Dunning Art Gallery, Northampton Community College Monroe Campus in Tannersville.
The show, now in its fifth year, grew out of past Pocono Arts Council board president Mark Lichty’s deepening concern for the climate crisis currently affecting our planet. “Art has always been a powerful vehicle for raising consciousness, and this exhibit hopes to bring to light our growing awareness of a crisis we can no longer ignore,” Lichty said. Local partners include Northampton Community College Monroe Campus, Monroe County Conservation District and East Stroudsburg University.
Harry C. Tabak from New Paltz, NY, will judge the show. His early work reflects his bond to nature through his landscape paintings. For nearly two decades, Tabak’s art reflects a social commentary with an emphasis on environmental issues. He began to explore sculpture as a medium in 2001, utilizing found natural materials, creating the basis for his current experiments often described as “three dimensional drawings.” His compositions include wood, stone, glass, discarded broken materials, as well as metallic objects. Tabak studied painting and sculpture at The Art Students League of New York and attended Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
Costs to enter range from $15 to $30 for two entries, with additional fees for more entries. To submit to the exhibit and learn more, go to www.poconoarts.org/earthspeaks.