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What We Worry About: 10 Chicago Photographers and their Green Concerns

posted Oct 19, 2009, 10:41 PM by Catherine Game   [ updated Aug 5, 2011, 8:13 PM ]
Debates about environmental issues regularly feature the positions of prominent scientists and politicians.  What about artists?  How do they feel about what is happening to the environment and what changes would they like to see?

 Global Alliance of Artists (GAA) and the Chicago Department of Environment’s Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT) joined together to host a photography exhibit highlighting the green concerns of ten Chicago  photographers.  The artists’ work represented diverse perspectives in areas ranging from urban environments in Chicago to sensitive religious sites in Hong Kong.    

 The exhibit was on display October-December 2010, at Chicago Center for Green Technology at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago IL 60612. As part of the opening reception, Jerry Adelmann, President and CEO of Openlands, an Illinois nonprofit that protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois, discussed ways artists can connect with environmental organizations to move their concerns into action. Photos of the event are available at GAA's facebook site: www.facebook.com/GlobalAllianceArtists.

Photograph: Valerie Cleaver

Contact: Catherine Game, catherine.game@gmail.com

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