Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC) is slated to host a display of local International Student Climate Art Project (ISCAP) student artists’ work from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, in the Social Hall at Asbury Memorial UMC, 1008 E. Henry St.
Art and science go hand-in-hand with ISCAP. Students research and explore. Then use recycled and repurposed materials to paint, draw, sculpt, weave, build, photograph, write poetry and prose, compose music and dance. Students may work in groups or individually to create masterpieces to express their understanding of the planet and a shared awareness of local and global environmental needs.
“At Asbury, we conclude each service by standing and singing the hymn:
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.
Those lyrics worked their magic on me over time,” ISCAP founder Carol Anderson said. “I had been learning about climate change — and worrying. In 2014, I knew it was time to do something positive rather than just fret about it. The International Student Climate Art Project grew out of that desire.”
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.
Asbury Memorial UMC is a Christ-centered, forward thinking, all-embracing congregation that celebrates the joy of God creatively.
The art show is free to attend. Student art will be on display only and not available for purchase. To learn more about ISCAP, please visit www.iscapartproject.com. For more information about Asbury Memorial UMC, please visit www.asburymemorial.org.