Call to Artists: FIU Earth Week Exhibition
Tuesday March 27, 2012
PIAG Museum and FIU's Office of University Sustainability invites you to participate in the upcoming exhibition celebrating FIU Earth Week 2012. The exhibit, which began two years ago, has already attracted the attention of more than one million people in South Florida. The exhibit has been held in a number of locations including Epcot Center Disney, Miami Art Museum, Pelican Island, St. Thomas University, Jungle Island, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and Miami Beach botanical Garden.
Located on Modesto A. Maidique Campus near the Green Library Lake, the theme of this year's exhibition is " Earth and Water, Our Planet, Our Life." The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, Apr. 5 at 11:00 a.m. The "canvas" has morphed from a two-dimensional surface into a three-dimensional 15"x15"x15" cube, made from non-toxic/eco-friendly materials. Participants will create cubes with messages that will emphasize the need to protect our planet.
Participation is open to local artists, faculty, staff, and students. Participants must register before Wednesday, Mar. 28 and can pick-up their cube by Friday, Mar. 30. All cubes need to be ready by Monday, Apr. 2 and delivered as instructed at the time of registration. Registration will be handled by the Office of University Sustainability located in the Panther Parking Garage next to the Century Bank Arena. Payment ($40) must be made in full before you receive the cube. Only cash or checks are accepted; checks should be made out to PIAG Museum.
Students also have the opportunity to register for a chance to win a GoGreen Gift Bag, which includes a one-month parking upgrade, $25 PF Chang's gift certificate, an iPod Shuffle, and more. Cubes will be judged based on: interpretation of theme, environmental message, creativity, and artistic ability. Students who wish to register for the contest must do so at the time of registration.
For more information, please see the attached flyer below along with the registration form. Questions can be directed to the Office of University Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.