Heckscher Museum of Art Opens Earth Matters

The Heckscher Museum of Art presents Earth Matters, an environmental art exhibition featuring the works of selected Long Island artists. This extraordinary exhibition, which includes an installation outside the Museum walls, on view July 30 through Sunday, October 23, 2011.

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political, and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms, and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of selected Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man- made materials. Suffolk County artists Thea Lanzisero, Seung Lee, Winn Rea, and Barbara Roux will be included, as well as Tamiko Kawata, a New York-based artist who works on Long Island’s East End.

Image: Thea Lanzisero Bamboo weaving (detail). 2011. Bamboo and jute rope.

The Heckscher Museum of Art, founded in 1920 by August Heckscher, serves the people of the Town of Huntington and surrounding communities. Through exhibitions of its permanent and loan collections of art and related programs, it seeks to provide inspiring and transformative educational experiences to encourage a broader understanding of our past and present and enrich the quality of life of the individuals it serves. The Museum Permanent Collection contains more than 2,200 works from the early 16th century to present. For information about The Heckscher Museum of Art, visit www.heckscher.org

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