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Livable RI Art Exhibit

Please join us for this month's exhibit with Livable RI! The pieces will be on display through the month of December, with an opening night on Wednesday, December 1st from 5:00-7:30 pm.

About the exhibit:

These posters call out for a civic alliance to reverse global warming. They echo the art that built community around wartime efforts, especially those produced by the United States Food Administration during World War 1. In the design format of the posters, the use of Secretary of the Future is Kurt Vonnegut’s idea that government must better account for long-term interests of future generations. The Livable RI seal indicates the place of origin with cattails representing local flora at the edge of our coastline in this vulnerable state.

The art work was generously donated by local artists and professionals eager to be part of a transformative civic response to the ominous threat of a changing climate. The artists include Irene Allen, Jim Bush, Bob Chatham, Lucy Handy, Mimo Gordon Riley, Janet Downing Taylor, and Edith Vonnegut. Livable RI was created to put words into action that we in Rhode Island, in our households and communities, can take to reduce the state’s contributions to climate change. It’s also a guide to building relationships - with each other and with the natural world - creating a larger cultural and political shift away from a fossil fuel economy, toward a more livable future

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