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Visions of Resilience: Art for Climate Justice

Visions of Resilience: Art for Climate Justice Art Exhibit
January 5–27, 2024
Opening Reception: Friday, January 5 from 7–9pm

Still Standing by Camille Kouyoumdjian
“Still Standing” by Camille Kouyoumdjian

Visit Del Ray Artisans gallery’s Visions of Resilience: Art for Climate Justice exhibit from January 5–27, 2024 to explore the emotionally resonant power of art to inspire and raise awareness about climate change and its impact on marginalized communities. Art holds the power to portray what words so often miss. This exhibit conveys environmental issues through the universal languages of image and feeling with the goal of encouraging action towards a just, climate-friendly future.

This exhibit is being held in partnership with the Changing Planet Justice (CPJ) Foundation, which empowers youth to lead climate action in their communities. CPJ provides a platform for youth of all backgrounds to share climate justice-related art, writing, and photography with their peers internationally. During the exhibit, visitors may make donations to CPJ to help further youth-led climate action.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 5, 7-9pm to meet curator Camille Kouyoumdjian and the artists. Mark your calendar now or set a reminder through Eventbrite, and register for these special programs held in conjunction with the exhibit:

  • Webinar with Changing Planet Justice Foundation Executive Director Arielle Kouyoumdjian on Thursday, December 21 starting at 7pm – Learn about the intersections between climate change, social justice, and food security. This program will also discuss the Changing Planet Justice Youth Leadership certification and the importance of including youth voices in the climate justice dialogue. Youth and adults are invited to attend.
  • EcoArt: Collage Landscapes for Climate Awareness Workshop on Saturday, January 13, 10am-12pm – Craft collage landscapes using recycled paper that convey climate awareness. This class offers a platform for your creativity to shine and your voice to be heard as you contribute to the global dialogue on environmental conservation. Learn color theory and composition while working from landscape reference photos that are personally resonant. Open to adults and children ages 12 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult).

The Visions of Resilience: Art for Climate Justice exhibit runs January 5–27, 2024 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-6pm (closed on January 28).

The gallery is free, open to the public, and accessible. Del Ray Artisans, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.

For more information, contact curator Camille Kouyoumdjian at [email protected] or Director of Curating Amy Kitchin Hower at [email protected].