Break out the parkas as the Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville has a new exhibition in March that will transport visitors to the Antarctic to see glaciers, penguins and more. The new exhibit opens to the public on March 13, 2016.
Through the abstract paintings of Jennifer Koney and the lens of photographer Oliver Klink, the exhibit explores the concept of sea level rise, how this happens and what it looks like.
Klink takes the viewer along on an expedition through the Antarctic and shows wildlife in its natural habitat and the stunning beauty of ice and the melting giants that are glaciers.
Koney exhibits her series of tall paintings, all with a 55 inch horizon line which make the 55 inches of sea rise tangible in a visceral way.
The two eco-conscience artists have come together to collaborate in the conception of a traveling exhibition in which the two illustrate the serious concern of ice and snow melt and sea level rise in an ominous and dramatic yet stunning manner.
Scientists state the projected sea level rise for the San Francisco Bay-Estuary by the year 2100 is 55”. Koney and Klink aim to educate and inspire change through their paintings and photographs.
The opening reception for the exhibition takes place Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the artists set to speak at 1:30 and an interactive and lively presentation given by a representative from the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center at 2:30p.m. titled, “What? Sharks in my Backyard?!” Followed immediately by a free screening of the Academy Award winning documentary March of the Penguins at 3:00p.m.
MARCH 13 (1 – 5PM)
The Village Theater Gallery, 233 Front Street, Danville, CA
Join artists Oliver Klink and Jennifer Koney as they discuss their photography and paintings that address sea level rise around the world. Light refreshments will be served.
Artists’ Talk: 1:30pm
Presentation: “What?! Sharks in My Backyard?”: 2:30pm
Screening: March of the Penguins: 3pm