Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC) is slated to host a display and sale of artwork by local students who are part of the International Student Climate Art Project, as well as pieces created by local non-student artists from the Savannah Art Association and Asbury congregants. The artists’ pieces will be exhibited from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Social Hall at Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 E. Henry St. This is the second such event at Asbury; the first ISCAP sale was held last spring on April 28, 2018.
Art and science go hand-in-hand with ISCAP. Students research and explore and then use recycled and repurposed materials to paint, draw, sculpt, weave, build, photograph, write poetry and prose, compose music and choreograph dances. Students may work in groups or individually to create works that express their understanding of the planet and a shared awareness of local and global environmental needs.
Among the works on display and available for purchase at the event, attendees will find climate art, environmental art, some repurposed materials art, and love-planet-earth art donated by students and adults. This type of art depicts the earth’s changing climate and/or celebration of earth’s beauty. For the purposes of this show and sale, the displays will be 2-D and 3-D visual art, such as paintings, drawings, fiber, and sculptures that can be representational or abstract. Pieces range in price from $2 to $200, and proceeds help the International Student Climate Art Project’s goal to fund mini-grants for art teachers and Asbury Memorial UMC’s Children’s Education Fund.
“We are so excited to again host ISCAP’s art sale at Asbury Memorial UMC,” ISCAP founder Carol Anderson said.
Anderson’s 2014 creation of ISCAP stemmed partly from an idea that students around the world could become aware of local and global environmental issues, and then create art that reflects what they have learned. ISCAP students are from a wide variety of public and private schools, kindergarten through high school. . For more information about Asbury Memorial UMC, please visit www.asburymemorial.org.