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Gallery features climate change-inspired works by five artists

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—Paintings, sculptures, installations, screen prints and photographs by five artists will be on display March 7-30 in the Whitaker Gallery on the second floor of the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College.

A closing reception for Warmer will be March 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Curated by Adam Farcus, gallery director, the works in the exhibit illustrate the conflict and often confusing data regarding global climate change and the emotional perception of how this phenomenon is changing the planet. Included in the exhibit are hurricane-inspired paintings and sculptures by Jessica Childress, debris-like installations by Heather Mekkelson, Allison Rowe's screen-prints of data from climate change graphs, photographs of the Chesapeake Bay by Richard Weiblinger and Eileen Wold's green energy-influenced kinetic sculptures.

Childress is a recent graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art. She was a 2013 artist resident at the Grin City Collective in Grinnell, Iowa.

Mekkelson is a recipient of a coveted Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award and recently exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at 65 Grand.

Rowe teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She will have a solo exhibition at Lease Agreement in Baltimore in March and April.

Weiblinger has exhibited at many galleries, including the Deleplaine Visual Arts and Education Center in Frederick and most recently at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge, Md.

Wold is an artist and climate change and sustainability professor at Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited her work at the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery director, at farcus@hood.edu.