August 2019 Exhibition: Voices Along the Pipelines

Caitlin McMahon 2nd Saturday Archive, Exhibit News

Voices Along the Pipelines: Citizen Art
August 9 – September 8, 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 10th
4:00-7:00pm

In August the Media Arts Council will present a curated community-based art exhibit documenting the human impact of local and national pipeline projects.

This exhibit will responsibly serve as a vehicle for civil discourse, awareness, and creative expression to both artists, residents, and community groups in response to the potential risks of new fossil fuel infrastructure. According to musician Yo-­Yo Ma, such citizen based works “transcend technique in order to seek out the truths in our world in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities.” This exhibit’s range of talent serves to deepen the conversation and document growing momentum in a greater movement connecting various communities experiencing similar challenges.

The exhibit will include the following groups and citizen artists:

Groups: Better Path Coalition, Camp White Pine, Delco – Chesco United, The Defenders, Food & Water Watch, Lancaster Against Pipelines, Middletown Coalition of Community Safety, Momma Bear Brigade, Philly Thrive, Standing Rock, Sunrise Movement, Water Ways, Uchwlan Coalition, 1000 flags/1000 waters.

Citizen Artists: Bri Barton, Chris Baker Evens, Carrie Barcomb, Claudia & Hugh Brownstone, Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck, Chris Dietrich, PK Ditty, Eleanor Goldfield, Shepard Fairey, Doug Knapton, Nicolas Lampert, Meg Lemieur, Libby Madarasz, Elizabeth Meyers, Annette Murray, Rick Prieur, Mara Eve Robbins, Josh Yoder, Bec Young, Ryan Vizzions.

Exhibit Events:

Voices Along the Pipelines: Open Mic
Thursday, August 22
7:00 pm
Please join us to share your personal story of the Mariner East pipelines, read a poem, sing a song, or just listen along.

Check out this wonderful video from the 2nd Saturday Opening Reception put together by one of the event attendees CTC

Half-Mile, Upwind, On Foot – Film Screening and Dialogue
Friday, August 23
7:00 pm
Film by Brian McDermott

Half-Mile, Upwind, On Foot (57-minutes) tells the story of communities who are working to challenge two different pipeline projects in Pennsylvania that are considered by many to be disruptive, dangerous, and unnecessary.

Click here to view film trailer

Closing Reception Artist Talk with Water Ways Illustrators
Saturday, September 7
4:00 – 5:00pm

Join Meg Lemieur and fellow illustrator Bri Barton who created “Water Ways” a collaboratively-drawn series of highly detailed pen and ink illustrations telling the story of water and the effects that the natural gas industry has on Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the surrounding area.