Earth Day 50
For National artists
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery is seeking artists for an exhibition that explores context, responsibility and perspectives on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
In 1970, Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the protests of the 1960s. Earth Day began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight. Artists have played an important and historic part in the history of Earth Day. Robert Rauschenberg designed the first Earth Day poster to benefit the American Environment Foundation in Washington, D.C.
This exhibition is part of S.C.R.A.P. Gallery’s Earth Day 50 Initiative, a broad based creative and educational effort addressing the most important issues that we now face: climate change, plastic pollution, water degradation and conservation, air pollution and wildlife destruction. This initiative notes we do not have another 50 years to wait or attempt to or plan, global cooperation and action needs to happen now.