Crafting Conversations: A Call and Response to Our Changing Climate through Art

September 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020 in the BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery

Joan Guerin's dyed fabric in Crafting Conversations

Curated by Katy DeMent and Ann Rosenthal, the artworks are organized thematically, addressing issues related to climate change through craft, while posing literal questions for the public to ponder. These works demonstrate how local artists are attempting to change their environmental footprint while crafting conversations for thousands of transit users. Crafting Conversations invites viewers to take a “long view,” suggesting how we might shift our thinking, actions, and culture to allow for a more sustainable, life-affirming relationship between human and non-human nature.

Featured artists and collectives: Rose ClancyCreatives for ClimateKaty DeMent; Joan Guerin; Elizabeth Ashley Kyber; The Mobile Sculpture WorkshopAlbert PantonePamela Paulsrud, “Tree Whisperers”; Laura RamieAnn Rosenthal, “LUNA”; Lindsey ScherloumSarah Simmons; and Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (RHIP).

CC’s BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery is located at 500 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (in the Lobby of the Steel Plaza T-Station at Oliver Street and Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh). This exhibit is opened daily through midnight and is also free to the public.

Photo featured: Joan Guerin. Sunprints: Grass. Photo courtesy of Joan Guerin.