Art of any medium is what drives people to make change, the spark before the boom. I strongly believe that today’s youth especially young artists, are the people who will shape our world for a better future.
Providing information to the community will empower them to make small everyday changes for the environment. These small everyday changes will make a larger impact over time.
Environmental scientists and artists need each other to tell the full story of the challenges we face, to imagine how to move forward, and to inspire action that protects our deep connection to each other and to our environment.
We want to thank all of the artists that submitted with honorable mention to Artist, Katherine LeCocq.
The Plant Life Artist Fellowship is an opportunity for artists to use their creativity to engage the Wilmington community in local environmental issues. Applicants will be selected based on their portfolios and philosophy around the topics of social and environmental justice.
Artists selected for this fellowship will receive a $500 award to attend a day of field trips with representatives from local environmental organizations. This experience will serve as a starting point for artists to create work based on the exploration of environmental issues in the city of Wilmington. The artist’s work will be featured in the plant LIFE in the City exhibition.
Photo By: Walter Thomas