Between Life and Land: Crisis
In our newest exhibition, Between Life and Land: Crisis, artists explore environmental issues. Twelve artists and artist collectives reflect on our rapidly shifting relationships to bodies of water, exploitation of our planet’s resources and stories of healing. Artists like DesertArtLab, Beth Krensky and Postcommodity encourage participatory engagement, education and mindfulness. Each artist aims to have their work facilitate public reflection and open conversations as they relate to the land we live on; transforming our present and preserving our future. These artists use sculptures, installations, prints, videos and photographs to communicate their ideas.
In this tour, we will discuss artwork and themes from the current exhibition Between Life and Land: Crisis, currently on view at the Kimball Art Center. Students will first take a closer look at contemporary art from several artists that highlight the beauty of nature, changing landscapes and mindful practices. Together, we will talk about the intersection of art and activism in this exhibit. Expect open conversations about climate change, conservation and human impact on the land. Finally, students will take inspiration from these ideas and create their own artwork related to our relationship to land.
K-2nd grade project:
Create cyanotype prints.
3rd-5th grade project:
Explore paper casting and embellishments.
6th-8th grade project:
Build a 3D wire tree sculpture.
9th-12th grade project:
Design and draw a custom key.