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ARTWORK: (l to r) Shira Anisman, Decomposition; Elle McDougald; Assembled Sanctuary; Moses Mascuch, The Plight of the Last Man on Earth

ART/ACT: Youth – 2017

August 1 – September 15, 2017

The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: youth, our annual exhibition showcasing work by over 80 current Berkeley High School students examining the intersection of environmentalism and art.

In the future, practices and decisions concerning the environment will be made by the youth of today. The chosen body of work for Art/Act: Youth gives insight into what young dynamic minds perceive about the current and future state of our planet. The exhibition underscores the Brower Center’s vision to nurture young environmental artists, with the goal of creating a community to support and inspire each other’s work, and become a force for educating the general public on environmental issues.

Art/Act: Youth closes Friday, September 15 with a free public celebratory reception from 6-8 pm.

Other programming includes a professional and artistic development workshop led by established arts educator Susan Wolf, in collaboration with local artists who have previously exhibited at the Brower Center: Andras Ladai, Jenny Balisle and Paul Taylor. And, we’ll host a lecture about the importance of art and environmental advocacy by David Liittschwager, a Brower Center featured artist and National Geographic contributor. For more information about the programming, including how to RSVP, please keep an eye on our website.

Participating Artists

Aiko Yoshitani, Alex Lafetre Thompson, Alexander Spevack, Amelia Smyth, Anna Insun Reed, Carmin Jin, Chesline Miller, Chiara Biasi Batchelder, Chloe Wanaselja, Cindy Tran, Desiree Minkler, Ella Newton, Elle McDougald, Elijah Liedeker, Emily Levenson, Madison Zarate, Gabi Cirne Lima, Hector Muñoz-Guzmán, Jaya Nagarajan, Julia Pew, Kelajah Allen, Kimiro Kikon-Sautman, Maayan Ziv, Mai Li Spencer, Maria Fong, Marcus Leitner, Marikit Mayeno, Marli Anglim, Maya Monroe, Mayorie Ovalle Rojas, Moriah Godes, Moses Mascuch, Nakiya Stewart, Nat Kolligs, Nattie Copeland, Orr Goldberg, Rayna Carter, Robert Lopez, Ronia Jackson, Rosa Meigs, Ruth Calderon Polo, Sabrina Pimentel Sadjah Nasir, Sergio Ramirez Denelaton, Shira Anisman, Sophie Maras-Gillet, Talia L. Mermin, Zahara Sifaf

Curator and BHS Instructor: Kimberley D’Adamo Green

Art/Act: Youth is made possible through the generosity of Dharma Merchant Services, East Bay Municipal Utility District, National Endowment for the Arts, Neda Nobari Foundation, and The Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation.

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View into a gallery with artwork framed and hung on the right side wall
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