Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Artist spotlight: Karla Walter

Local artist, Karla Walter focuses on animal messengers. Taken from her artist statement; "As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves. This is the journey I have taken with this body of work".

You can read her full statement and see many more works of art by going to her website here.

Karla is also the gallery coordinator for the Eissey Art Gallery at Palm Beach State College. Here are some of her sculptures. (Copyright Karla Walter)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Artists for Climate Action

There is a group of  creatives that have a new facebook group --their mission is tackling climate issues in South Florida. An excerpt from their page reads "Artists for Climate Action is a place for artists interested in bringing their artistic skills and creativity into action to address the effects of climate change. We welcome artists from anywhere who wish to share how they are taking action on climate change with their art. Emphasis in the discussion will be on how Florida resident artists can effectively collaborate with new and ongoing activist climate campaigns in Florida. Posts on forms and aesthetics of activist art group members find particularly effective or useful to consider are also welcome, whether or not they are directly related to climate change." Please honor this purpose when you post. Feel free to publicize this page on your own page, and please actively contact any Florida artists you believe will be interested in art engaged with climate action".

[https://www.facebook.com/groups/751890081595539/ ]

Anyone interested can check them out by following the link above. Those that follow the science blog may be seeing double. We cross posted on the science blog, because the library does both art and science outreach. This groups merges both.