FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 W. Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357
Interview Contact: Sioux Trujillo, HVCA executive director
PR Writer: Anne Seebaldt, HVCA PR writer/editor
2021 ‘Our Changing Climate’ celebrates the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day.
The 2021 Our Changing Climate art exhibition is intended to act as a wake-up call that fosters an understanding of the need to protect the environment and call us all to action.
Submissions for the show start early next year.
To be considered for this second annual show celebrating Earth Day, visual art and musical compositions must have one of the following effects on the viewer:
- Inspire action
- Broaden awareness
- Deepen understanding
- Convey urgency
- Point to solutions
- Illuminate the consequences of our planetary climate crisis
The exhibit includes collaboration from the following groups: Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Environmental Council of Huron Valley, Michigan Rock School, Crossroads Group of the Sierra Club, and Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton.
Tiffany Stewart, founding member of the Environmental Council of Huron Valley, said, “Art has a powerful way of connecting with people. In the midst of our climate crisis, we wanted to find a unique way to bring the community together, highlighting local artwork that speaks to people about the importance of protecting our planet and inspires people to act now.”
New this year is the submission of music; they must be original compositions, and audio submissions need to be in mp3 format at 192 kbps.
There are four visual artist categories: K-5, 6-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade and adults. (Students’ art teachers or homeschool teachers must sign off on the submission form). Musical arts have two divisions for submissions: youth (under 18) and adult (18+).
A message to kids: It’s vital that we treat ourselves and others with respect. We would like you to create a piece of art or a song that lets others know what you love most about nature and why it is essential to protect it. Some ideas include how polar bears who have a hard time finding food due to the warming up on the planet might feel, the impact of having no bees on our gardens, or expressing what you love most about nature.
Complete visual art submission details and other requirements are available at www.HuronValleyArts.org, where artwork and music will be submitted online between Jan. 4 and Feb. 26, 2021.
Exhibit pieces and musical compositions will be chosen on March 5. Visual artists are responsible for preparing their display-ready artwork and delivering it to one of the gallery locations.
All submissions must be original work, not violate copyright and be family-friendly (more details are available at www.HuronValleyArts.org).
From April 9-30, (*if in-person conditions permit) the art will be displayed at Huron Valley Council for the Arts and Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton galleries. People will visit the galleries to cast their votes for the People’s Choice. *Otherwise, available for viewing and voting virtually.
For more information, go to www.HuronValleyArts.org, or call HVCA at 248-889-8660.