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Plastic Madness

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2018

  • An estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the oceans, a third of which is concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch – possibly twice the size of the United States!
Plastic is one of the biggest threats to our planet clogging our neighborhoods, highways, soil, beaches and oceans.  Ocean plastic pollution is killing more than 100,000 marine animals and birds each year.
We humans are negatively affected as the toxic chemicals in plastics are contaminating our bodies by entering our food chain and our water supply.
World-wide plastic production is increasing dramatically and every year we produce approximately 300 million tons of plastics. Plastic doesn’t decompose, it never goes away.

BluSeed Studios hosts “Plastic Madness/Lucura del Plastico”  an international traveling exhibition originating in Mazatlan Mexico last January 2017, will open on Thursday August 16th in Saranac Lake, NY., with  a meet the artists reception from 5-7 pm and a special presentation by artist Glen Rogers.  BluSeed Studios gallery is open daily from 1 pm-5 pm or by appointment.  The exhibition runs through September 15th, it is free and open to all!

Curated by artist Glen Rogers Plastic Madness / Locura del Plastico began by inviting over 25 Mexican and U.S. artists to create artworks from plastic found in their daily paths.  This exhibition, with unique and compelling works of art, was shown at the Angela Peralta Gallery in Mazatlan to rave reviews, then at the OMA Galeria at the Mazatlan airport where it was viewed by hundred of visitors. (Many thanks to Dept. of Culture, Mazatlan and Claudia Gallardo, director of OMA Galeria.) The exhibition has now traveled to the U.S. and was exhibited at San Jose City College (thru Nov 27, 2017). This show was co-curated by Katherine Levin-Lau and Deborah Kennedy.

While traveling from West to East, additional artists from California, Canada, North Carolina and the greater North Country/Tri-Lakes (Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake,Lake Placid NY),were invited to join the Mexican artists thereby uniting artists from these three countries in a common problem.   Additionally, a new Plastic Madness exhibition will be organized in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, February 2019.  The BluSeed Exhibition is co-curated by Carol Marie Vossler.

For  more information about Glen Rogers and her story on Plastic Madness or to see images from past exhibitions visit:

https://artandsacredsites.com/tag/plastic-madness/

Details

Date:
August 16
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

BluSeed Studios
Phone:
(518) 891-3799
Website:
bluseedstudios.org

Venue

BluSeed Studios
24 Cedar Street
Saranac Lake, 12983 United States
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Phone:
(518) 891-3799

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