CHICAGO –– Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present “Dear Earth,” a group exhibition in partnership with Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. The exhibition was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Sibylle Szaggars and Robert Redford were Brushwood Center’s 2018 Environmental Leadership Award recipients. Juror Catherine Game selected the work by 33 artists for this exhibition.
Exhibiting Artists: Lynn Anderson, Beverly Behrens, Leticia Bernaus, Elizabeth Busey, Kathy Chambers, Shaina Craft, Patricia DaRif, Hollie Davis, Emily Donovan, Stephanie Doty, Debora Ewing, Lea Goldman, Cynthia Hellyer Heinz, Carol Hinote, Shilin Hora, Candace Knapp, Nora Moore Lloyd, Christina Lovering, Mackenzie Madison, Xanthe Miller, Carol Neiger, Corinne D. Peterson, CV Peterson, Teri Power, Ann Quinn, Laurie Rousseau, Anna Segner, Kathie Shaw, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth, Vicky Tesmer, Vivian Visser, Kathleen Warren, and Cynthia Weiss.
Juror: Catherine Game
“Dear Earth illuminates the critical voices of women in this moment of environmental crisis. Now, more than ever, we need bold action for our planet. Counter to the common doom and gloom narrative, Dear Earth inspires our hearts and minds through celebration, hope, and empowerment as we face the challenges of the Anthropocene.” – Catherine Game
Catherine Game, Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, ensures that the legacy of Brushwood Center thrives through strong partnerships and inspiring programs that connect art, nature, and wellness. Prior to joining Brushwood Center, Catherine served as Director of Communications and Engagement for Chicago Wilderness where she oversaw the organization’s communications, member engagement, and efforts to cultivate a diverse conservation constituency. Catherine has held previous positions in communications, program evaluation, and education with conservation groups in Michigan and Illinois. She holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Art from Albion College. Catherine is the recipient of the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Morris K. Udall Scholar. As an artist Catherine Game explores the role of art in cultivating human relationship with the natural environment.
To learn out more about the partners for this exhibition visit their websites: https://openlands.org and https://www.brushwoodcenter.orgGuest Artwork on Exhibit
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Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.