For the second ever eARTh exhibition, we put out a call for art about the urgency of climate change, and the responses are powerful. We have 19 artists participating in the show who expressed themselves through visual art, poetry, and dance. It has been so special to share the exhibition with our Bowdoin community, and we hope you all enjoy this website as a record of the art that our community members have created.
We believe art is an incredible outlet for individuals to process the changes occurring in our world, and a great way to raise awareness or share personal experiences within our community. It’s clear that Bowdoin students are engaging deeply with climate change and are processing their thoughts through artistic outlets.
Ana Gunther ’23 and Sawyer Gouldman ’23
List of Participating Artists
Alexis Mullen—Ana Gunther—Andria Polo Brizuela—Anthea Bell—Arianna Bow—Ben Norwood—Bennet Donahue—Charlie O’ Brien—Deva Holliman—Dylan Richmond—Elisabeth Chan—Gabrielle Waller-Whelan—Holly Harris—K Zhan—Kate Padilla—Katherine Page—Matsu Hikida—Tor Parker—Tiffany Delgado
Statement from the Department:
The eARTh project is a program proposed and supported by the Earth and Oceanographic Science Department. Our intent is to create opportunities for student-led projects that will showcase the work of their peers, in response to a theme. We are encouraging cross-disciplinary exhibitions and platforms and will invite the imagination of each leadership team to define their focus and production goals.
The Roux Center for the Environment is a welcoming building which invites student engagement and aesthetic response to its spaces and interdisciplinary mission. The arts propose yet another set of tools for science communication as well as a unique sphere for creative and critical response. Importantly, the arts support the integration of experience amidst the complexities in our rapidly changing world. Creative imagination may at some junctures inform creative solutions.
~ Bridget Spaeth , on behalf of EOS