SOIL SERIES Community Studio Exhibition

On October 27th, 2017, we held the inaugural SOIL SERIES art exhibition at the Empower Youth Ranch. The exhibition was the culminating endeavor of the first session of our Community Studio program. The exhibition celebrated the efforts and perspectives of the Community Studio artists while unearthing latent histories, honoring local traditions, and offering new insights and…

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Soil Stories: Highlights from Community Studio Saturdays

Why is soil important? This question kicked off our Community Studio Saturday program on September 9th. To help us consider this question, we discussed David Montgomery’s Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations. Our Community Studio artists contemplated the meanings of the words “civilization” and “erosion” and offered suggestions as to what Montgomery might mean by “the erosion…

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