This gallery takes inspiration from the artists’ firsthand expertise visiting an space in Southeast Ohio the place fracking is widespread.
PERRYSBURG, Ohio — An artwork exhibit on show within the Walter E. Terhune Artwork Gallery at Owens Neighborhood School is bringing focus to the results of fracking on the atmosphere.
The momentary exhibit is named, The Heavens and Earth.
“Chemical compounds and issues from that course of are attending to everybody. Whether or not or not it’s within the ambiance or within the brine that comes up from beneath the earth, with as much as 600 chemical compounds in it,” stated Beth Genson, Owens Neighborhood School artist in residence.
Fracking is a strategy of utilizing hydraulics to interrupt up the bottom beneath the Earth’s floor with the intention to achieve entry to pure fuel and oil.
Though it is not a typical sight in Northwest Ohio, Genson says a few of what’s produced is transported across the state.
Genson says she takes inspiration from her firsthand expertise visiting an space in Southeast Ohio the place fracking is widespread.
“It simply had such an affect on me, that I wished to create some work that might converse to it, and in addition elevate some cash towards the venture to additional get regulation in Ohio,” stated Genson.
Genson says she needs guests to return away from the exhibit with an understanding of the results of fracking in our state.
By experiencing the gallery, she says you possibly can assist make change for the long run.
“25 p.c of the sale of any of the work goes to the freshwater accountability group. They’re working exhausting to place regulation and laws in Ohio to control the fracking business right here in Ohio,” stated Genson.
The exhibit will likely be on show till August thirteenth.
On Thursday, July 22, there will likely be a reception on the gallery to point out the group the work and meet the artists. It goes from 5-7 p.m.
You’ll find details about the exhibit and reception here.