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  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus

Environmental Impact

September 3 - December 13, 2019
Emily Lowe Gallery


Through a variety of approaches and artistic media, the works of art in Environmental Impact address the consequences of human interaction with the natural environment. Frequently the artist becomes an activist – creating works of art meant to bring awareness to environmental concerns and sway public opinion.

The works featured in this exhibition depict how more recent human intrusion into the natural world has resulted in dire environmental concerns. Featured artists - including Daniel Beltrá, Diane Burko, Edward Burtynsky, Janet Culbertson, Alejandro Durán, Steve McPherson, Alexis Rockman, Barbara Roux, and Steve Rowell - believe that we can begin to achieve change through action.

Funding has been provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Press ReleaseArt with an Environmental Message

Gallery Location and Hours

Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Alejandro Durán (Mexican, born 1974), Algas (Algae) from the Washed Up series, 2013, photograph, 40 x 52 in.,  courtesy of the artist ©2019 Alejandro Durán

Alejandro Durán (Mexican, born 1974), Algas (Algae) from the Washed Up series, 2013, photograph, 40 x 52 in., courtesy of the artist ©2019 Alejandro Durán

Related Programs:

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions

Be An Art Activist!
Sat., September 14, 2019 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

Exhibition Reception
Thurs., September 19, 2019 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus

Remarks by Robert Brinkmann, PhD, Director of Sustainability Studies, Hofstra University
Free admission. Light refreshments.

PUBLIC PROGRAM:
Film Screening: Chasing Coral

Tues., October 29, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
Introduction & Q&A led by Jason D. Williams, PhD, Professor of Biology, Hofstra University
Free admission.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions

Spectacular Sculpture!
Sat., November 9, 2019 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.

PUBLIC PROGRAM:
Environmental Impact Roundtable: Art Into Action

Wed., November 13, 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Moderated by Annetta Centrella-Vitale, Adjunct Instructor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, Hofstra University.
Free Admission.

FAMILY FUN with ARTful Adventures:
For children ages 5-10 and their adult companions

Washed Up Art!
Sat., December 14, 2019 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Emily Lowe Gallery
Behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
Program fees apply. Advanced registration is required.


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  • Environmental Impact | September 3-December 13, 2019 | Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus
  • David Filderman Gallery | Other People’s Parties | August 13, 2019-March 13, 2020 | Joan and Donald Axinn Library Ninth Floor, South Campus