CUSHING — Nature has been inspiration and solace since the first known works of art appeared throughout the world in caves and on rocks tens of thousands years ago, according to Cushing Public Library, in a news release. Today artists are responding to a grave environmental crisis, climate change, that threatens the planet.
Three Cushing artists, John Paul Caponigro, Vic Goldsmith and Ellen Goldsmith, will present Transcending Climate Grief with Art, Friday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library. The presentation is inspired by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, which is encouraging widespread awareness events on that day.
John Paul Caponigro, who attended Gore’s Leadership Corp training last April, will begin with a brief description of the state of the environment. The three practicing artists will then present works of art that celebrate nature and the beauty of the environment. Caponigro will show a photograph, Vic Goldsmith presents a sculpture, and Ellen Goldsmith delivers a poem.
The program is free and open to the public.