ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit: 7/26 – 9/14

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Date(s) - Aug 18, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Resource Center for Nonviolence


ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist Together) is collaborating with the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) to build momentum and inspire a more informed and active citizenry with its third annual juried exhibit at RCNV (612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

Theme: Human/Nature

Against the backdrop of an increasingly endangered planet, art is gaining new relevance. We recognize that we have entered a new geologic era, the Anthropocene, marked by the impact of human activity on the earth and its resources. Hence the title of the exhibition is Human/Nature implying the relationship humans have to the natural world. But at the same time we as artists can contemplate Human Nature and how it might provide some window of hope, for it is in our very nature to flourish, heal and nurture. Art can be instrumental in pointing the way towards a more ecologically sustainable future.


*EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Exhibit Hours: M-Th Noon-4pm


· Friday, July 26: Opening Night

· Saturday, July 27: Film screening: Grit by Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade, 7:30 RCNV – tickets will be available online

· Friday, August 2: First Friday Reception, 6-9pm
Friday, August 9: Community Talk with David Solnit – in this evening presentation and conversation, David will discuss the use of arts organizing for social change.

· Saturday, August 10: Workshop with David Solnit. A day long workshop on climate justice and its intersecting movements and struggles. Hands on banner/flag painting/stenciling, street murals and screen printing.

· Saturday, September 14: Closing celebration: Art pick up, banner making & street art at RCNV.

David Solnit is a climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer from the Bay Area. He is co-founder of Courage to Resist, co-author of Army of None. He is co-founder of Art and Revolution, using culture, art, giant puppets and theater in mass mobilizations, for popular education and as an organizing tool.

• Resource Center for Nonviolence Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00PM. Hours may be extended to include Saturdays, 1- 4 if ARRT members volunteer for Gallery Sitting.

• QUESTIONS? Contact:

Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831.423.1626, The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change. Their primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists.

Posted in Activism, Community, Social Change, The Art of Nonviolence.

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