Free ArtServe Exhibit–Artists Who Use Sustainable Materials and Techniques
ArtServe To Showcase New Techniques in Artistic Sustainability and Environmental Resilience
First art exhibit of 2023 runs from Jan. 20 through Mar. 17; Free, public opening reception is Jan. 27
A new wave of artists who develop and use environmentally friendly artistic practices will be featured in Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience, the first ArtServe exhibition of the New Year.
The exhibit runs from January 20 through March 17 at ArtServe, which is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
With funding from Funding Arts Broward, Culture Builds Florida and Broward Cultural Division, ArtServe is collaborating with F.A.T. Village (Flagler Arts Technology District), a Fort Lauderdale arts district that promotes emerging contemporary artists, to present these new artists and their techniques in Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience.
A free, public opening reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. An official unveiling of the recent mural painted by celebrity artist Pipe Yanguas along ArtServe’s west and northern walls will kick off the evening.
Admission is free for both the Jan. 27 reception and the entire exhibit.
Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience explores how these artists (and even some institutions) are transforming the way art is created and experienced. Because paints, brushes, canvases and packaging can leave an unintended carbon footprint, the artists often select tools and materials specifically to reduce their environmental impact, such as recycled paint and canvases, natural dyes and other recycled materials, including natural items.
Other ways artists incorporate sustainability include creating ephemeral (non-permanent) art, land art (involves sculpting land) or upcycled art, which involves transforming by-products, waste materials, and otherwise useless or unwanted products.
“There’s a long historical relationship between art and sustainability across different genres and a variety of mediums,” ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes explained. “This will be a fascinating showcase of new techniques in artistic sustainability.”
Other ArtServe events scheduled during the Art Interventions for Environmental Resilience exhibit include a Japanese Butoh dance exhibition by Pinar Sinka and a watercolor exhibition of nature-themed art by Liora Davis.
ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.
ArtServe gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.