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Arts + Lit Lab | “The Shape of the Environment” Opening Reception

August 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Shape of the Environment, an exhibition that explores a wide variety of topics related to environmental issues, will be on display at the Arts + Literature Laboratory from August 23 through November 4, 2022.

The opening reception will be Friday, August 26 from 6-8pm.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 12-5pm (free). Please check our current COVID-19 safety guidelines before your visit.

In The Shape of the Environment, the exhibiting artists convey the importance of different environmental issues for people across the globe. Exhibition curator Lelia Byron explains, “I believe that artists can be creative problem solvers and innovators. One idea for the exhibition is to serve as a platform or a bridge bringing together artists, writers, scientists, and community members to make connections and help foster a collaborative creative community working to think of innovative ways to approach environmental topics.”

The exhibition will include work by Fábio ErdosPatrizia FerreiraHong HuoHattie LeeLianne MiltonRichie MoralesBeth RacetteNirmal RajaSparkerRoberto Torres MataMaria Amalia WoodDerick Wycherly, and Rina Yoon.

During the exhibition, there will also be a number of free interactive events including an opening reception, educational workshops, a film screening, a reading, a discussion event for scientists and artists, and a closing event with a performance. The reading will include work from Tension Zones Collective Daybook with Martha Bergland, Chuck Stebelton, Kate VandenBosch, Jane Curtis, and Rose Heflin, as well as special guest Mrill Ingram.

Friday, August 26 – Exhibition Opening – 6-8pm

Sunday, September 18 – Orientations: A Reading from the Tension Zones Collective Daybook – 2-4pm

Saturday, October 1 – Film Screening  – 7-9pm

Saturday, October 8 – Adult Papermaking Workshop – 2-4pm

Sunday, October 16 – Discussion Event With Artists and Scientists – 2-4pm

Friday, November 4 – Gallery Night Closing Event and Performance – 5-9pm


The Shape of the Environment is funded in part by grants from Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.


August 26, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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111 S. Livingston St. #100
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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