This week, we are doing things a bit differently. April 22, 2020 marks the 50-year anniversary of Earth Day, a global celebration supporting environmental protection. Now, more than ever, our environment is at risk, as carbon gasses and other pollutants erode the planet. Climate change is real, but we still have time to correct our wrongs as more and more people become educated about how they can protect the land they walk on and the air they breathe. In honor of this celebratory anniversary, Catherine Edelman Gallery will showcase four artists whose works capture earth's beauty and speak to the effects we have on the environment. This entire week will be devoted to Earth Day, and will culminate on Saturday April 25, with a Zoominar between award winning conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá and Jerry Adelmann, President CEO of Openlands. Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope in the greater Chicago region, connecting people to nature where they live.
Four artists answer the simple question:
How does your work relate to the environment?
Tuesday - Daniel Beltrá
Wednesday - Terry Evans
Thursday - Shana ParkeHarrison
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The Amazon: Daniel Beltrá in conversation with Jerry Adelmann/Openlands
On Saturday, April 25th, from 12:30-1:30 pm CST Jerry Adelmann, President & CEO of Openlands, we were in conversation with award winning conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, about the Amazon and its importance in today's ecosystem. Daniel Beltrá has spent the past thirty years witnessing human's influence on the climate. Photographing from the air, he has documented everything from oil spills, to glacial melts, to droughts, to the effect of greenhouse gases. He currently has an exhibition on view at Catherine Edelman Gallery (online only) called, The Amazon, featuring fifteen photographs taken over a span of twenty years. Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope in the greater Chicago region, connecting people to nature where they live.
The Zoominar was hosted by Catherine Edelman Gallery in association with Openlands. You can view the complete recording of the Zoominar below: