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Higgins Art Gallery

At Cape Cod Community College

Poster for the Earth Justice exhibit

Image: What We Do to the Mountain, Chip Thomas, 2014

Earth Justice

Through January 18, 2021

In the midst of global mass awakening to the reality of the climate emergency, and of the ecological and social injustice intertwined with it, how could art not be a crucial part of the story? Dozens of artists from Cape Cod and beyond share visions of EARTH JUSTICE.

The show includes work by artists from four corners of the US, ranging in age from 7 to 87. It reflects the social and ecological "urgency of now," spotlighting the leadership of youth and vulnerable frontline communities. It is also a tribute to artpeacemakers' '80's roots in the movements for nuclear disarmament and environmental justice.

From paintings, prints, photos and sculpture to handmade paper and "peace-torn" banners; from Zen calligraphy to Wampanoag flute songs and bead-weaving. EARTH JUSTICE charts the rising tide of awareness and resistance in defense of EARTH. It is as much a meditation as a cry from the heart and a call to action.

Virtual March: Earth Justice
You are warmly invited to join the virtual #EARTHJUSTICEMARCH for racial, social and climate justice. Learn how.

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See also: Video Gallery

Gallery Talk

Participating Artists

Anonymous (1. tsuru (cranes) 2.picket sign (artist still unknown) 3.Tibetan embroidery) • Rebecca Arnoldi • Art Matenwa • Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) • Shane Balkowitsch • Banksy • Sofi Yin Blandford • Marylou Blakeslee • Jennifer Bloomer (Radici Studio) • Bethia Brehmer • Bread and Puppet Theater • Ej Mills Brennan • Rand Burket (with Nancy Ekholm Burket) • Cape Cool banner crew • Extinction Rebellion • Pat DeGroot (1930–2018) • Donna Flax • Jerome Friar • Iren Handschuh • Bob Henry • Matt Herron (1931–2020) • Lance Hidy • Sheryl Jaffe • Jerushko • Amy Kandall • Kumar Goodwine Kennedy • Ellen Lebow • Julius Lester (1939–2018) • Julia Marden • Jennifer Moller • Isaac Murdoch of Onaman Collective (in collaboration with Femke Rosenbaum) • Onaman Collective • Roger Peet • Deirdre Portnoy • Rwanda Path to Peace • Femke Rosenbaum • Marnie Samuelson • Jess X Snow • Anna Strickland • Chip Thomas • Villard Studios