SLO Museum of Art hosting, ‘Blue Marble’ juried exhibition

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Flooded Brick Factory, Ashulia, 23 minutes 45 seconds, Carrie Tomberlin, photograph printed on dibond.

Flooded Brick Factory, Ashulia, 23 minutes 45 seconds, Carrie Tomberlin, photograph printed on dibond.

–The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art presents Blue Marble, a national all media juried exhibition on view in the Museum’s Gray Wing and First Gallery from June 3 until July 31, 2016.

The exhibition’s title Blue Marble refers to the spectacular color image of planet Earth taken with NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer. The subject matter welcomed artists of all media to delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet.

Artwork included in the exhibition was selected by juror Patricia Watts, founder and west coast curator of Ecoartspace. “Blue Marble is the symbol of the ultimate turning point in our human consciousness. Looking back at Earth through space we humans can acknowledge the preciousness our very existence,” Says Watts. “The artists in this exhibition have captured a visual sense of what it means to be here on this planet, with the perspective of being a part of something larger, a dot in the Universe.”

Watts has curated over 30 art and ecology exhibitions, given over 50 lectures, and written essays for over 30 publications.

In conjunction with Blue Marble, the museum will host Dr. Jill Thayer on Thursday, June 2 at 12 p.m. for an Art at High Noon lecture entitled, “Global Visual Culture: Contemporary Art and the Environment.” Art at High Noon lectures are free and open to the public.

A public opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, June 3 from 6–9 pm in conjunction with Art After Dark.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, dedicated to the education, presentation and preservation of the visual arts on the Central Coast, is located at 1010 Broad Street, on the west end of Mission Plaza. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Closed Tuesdays. Free admission, donations appreciated. For more info visit SLOMA.org.

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