Published April 24, 2017
MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN — “Standing Rock Solid: An Artistic Response to Threats to Our Land & Life” is a mixed-media exhibition of contemporary North American Indian artists illuminating the destruction and desecration of our Mother Earth. From the mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to Standing Rock, North Dakota to Michigan’s Kalamazoo River, Line 5, Nestle water piracy, and the Detroit and Flint water crises, people from all walks of life today are advocating and mobilizing to protect Mother Earth. This new exhibition explores our current environmental realities and opened to the public on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Artists from Arizona to Ontario have contributed artworks that include: drawings, film, paintings, poetry, and textiles. The art addresses the pipelines, open-pit mining, and water piracy for commodification; however, some of the artwork honors the Earth and all of Creation. This gathering of contemporary artwork that spans many ages, genres, mediums, and Tribes is the first of its kind in Michigan that focuses on these very important environmental issues.
“Standing Rock Solid: An Artistic Response to Threats to Our Land & Life” is open to the public at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways until September 30, 2017. This exhibition is complimentary with the purchase of an admission to the Diba Jimooyung: Telling Our Story permanent exhibition. The Ziibiwing Center can be reached directly by calling (989) 775-4750.
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