Heaven & Earth IX (2017): Cultivate/d
Guest-curated by ArtSite Ltd
Exhibition Coordinated by Seattle Parks & Recreation, and the Associated Recreation Council, and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council.
Since 2009, the Heaven & Earth exhibition series has served as a kind of incubator for experiments in environmental art. Through generous support of the Carkeek Park Advisory Council and its parent organization Associated Recreation Council, as well as various arts organizations over the years (CoCA, Seattle Arts & Culture, 4Culture), the series has distributed approximately $80,000 to more than 95 artists. For 2017, guest-curator ArtSite Ltd. identified Cultivat(ed) as a theme:
When we cultivate, we invest our time, energy and resources into an existing environment or relationship (even with ourselves) to foster growth. This may mean working the earth or learning a new skill or reaching out to our neighbors to strengthen our communities. We invite artists to demonstrate what they hope for when they cultivate and/or what they realize as a result of cultivating.
On behalf of everyone involved, especially the artists, welcome to this year’s exhibition.