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Smith College Museum of Art, RE:FUSE
April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Artist Aurora Robson, featured in the Plastic Entanglements exhibition, will discuss her own creative stewardship initiatives as well as the related work of other artists, designers and architects—opening up the potential for artists to serve as active agents of positive change in society.
Lecture: RE:FUSE—An Artist Talk by Aurora Robson
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall (5 Chapin Dr., Smith College)
Tuesday, April 16, 5 PM
Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials
February 8–July 28, 2019
Smith College Museum of Art
This is a major loan exhibition. The story of plastic is as complex as the polymer chains that make up its unique material properties. The exhibition Plastic Entanglements brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore the environmental, aesthetic, and technological entanglements of our ongoing love affair with this paradoxical, infinitely malleable substance. Both miraculous and malignant, ephemeral yet relentlessly present, plastic infiltrates our global networks, our planet, and even our bodies.
Image: Aurora Robson, Ona, 2014, Plastic debris (PET + HDPE), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic and mica powder. Courtesy of the artist.
INSTALLATION: The Bagshare Project—Creative Reuse in Action
Smith College Campus Center Nolen Art Lounge (100 Elm St)
From March 08–April 08, 2019
BagShare Project volunteers transform locally sourced surplus materials into reusable bags. Leni Fried, local artist and printmaker, founded The Bagshare Project in 2007 in Cummington, MA. Since then over 30,000 reusable bags have been made by volunteers and shared in stores and food pantries. This installation tells the story of the project and its environmental impact—and invites you to take action!