Earth Month Exhibition: Stories from the Earth

The Umbrella Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Apr. 3

40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742
PHONE 978 371-0820

How does the Earth speak to you?
We invite people of all ages and experience to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried show which will run in The Umbrella Arts Center gallery from April 6 through April 23, 2022. Submissions may be in any artistic medium: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, multi-media, poetry, song, photography, video, dance, or performance. Due to Covid uncertainties, submissions of song, dance, or performances will need to be in the form of video recordings. Submissions are due on April 3.

Do you have a special place on the land that speaks to you? Do you see the work of the last glacier in landforms here today: in eskers, drumlins, kettle ponds, and in the rocks of the stone walls? Can you picture life coming back after the glacier as soil accumulated with its hidden worlds of fungi and microfauna? Do you see carbon-storing plants returning in succession: lichens, mosses, ferns, grasslands, shrublands, and forests? Can you imagine animals moving onto the land and people following? Can you picture the ways that inhabitants changed the land over the years? When you walk outside today, do you think of the feet, animal and human, that walked the land before you?

Do you think of Earth as the whole planet, so beautiful and perfect for life? What is your reaction to soil destroyed by human misuse, forests rapidly annihilated for profit, grasslands replaced by development, and methane-sequestering permafrost melting? Do you see the consequences of climate change in floods, droughts, hurricanes, and species loss? What is the Earth telling you? Can you help the world see what is happening?

Guidelines for Submitting Artwork
Two-dimensional work must be framed or otherwise ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire attached. Artist must place heavy sculpture. Technology to display sound or video entries must be supplied by the artist. Two copies of prose or poetry should be delivered flat in an envelope. Maximum of one work per artist.

Registration: Complete your registration through our Google from. If you prefer, you can submit the attached registration form by email, US Mail, or by hand delivery during regular business hours to The Umbrella office by April 1, 2022. (Addresses are at the end of the registration form).

Delivery of Artwork: Deliver artwork to The Umbrella Gallery on Sunday, April 3, between 12pm and 4pm ET. Include two labels for your piece.
Pick up Artwork: Pick up artwork on Sunday, April 24, between 12pm and 4pm ET. Musketaquid and The Umbrella are not responsible for work that isn’t picked up on time without advance arrangements.

For further information: Contact Kyle Clifford, Arts & Environment Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 978-371-0820 x213

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