The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

February 1, 2014 – May 11, 2014

Since the first Earth Day more than 40 years ago, environmentalism and sustainability have been an increasing concern for artists. Building off a project that originated in California to examine how museums and artists can work together towards a more sustainable future, Ignite: The Art of Sustainability takes a contemporary look at the challenges and successes of our relationship with the environment.

Linda MacDonald
Life of a Redwood, 2012
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Artist

Fourteen artists are participating in this show. They communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media from the traditional (photographs, painting, and video) to the unconventional (smog on porcelain). Much of the work is centered on the California environment, but the themes displayed are universal.

The Longmont Museum will present a series of lectures in connection with Ignite! The Art of Sustainability. In addition, the Museum will host several programs for children: a Spring Break Art Camp, a workshop on Recycled Art Journaling, and a class on using recycled materials in art.

Ann Savageau
Central Valley Ghost Stories, 2012
Mixed medium on canvas
Courtesy of the Artist

Ignite: The Art of Sustainability will be on exhibit at the Longmont Museum from February 1 to May 11, 2014. The traveling portion of this exhibition was made possible by funding from The James Irvine Foundation, and produced by Exhibit Envoy.