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Environmental Impact

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Sunday, June 7, 2020 - September 6, 2020
Dennos Museum Center
1410 College Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49686
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The purpose of Environmental Impact is to heighten public attention and concern about environmental abuse as well as the unintended consequences of human interaction with nature and neglect. Traditional art generally depicts natural history subjects in all of nature’s glory in beautiful, pristine conditions. The paintings, photographs, and sculptures in Environmental Impact differ from traditional natural history art because they deal with pressing environmental issues of our time, from Global Warming and its impact on the planet, such as the threat it imposes from rising sea levels on ocean-side population centers, to extreme weather cycles resulting in intense hurricanes, drought and wild fires, to the Gulf oil spill, to land development pressures on wildlife populations, unabated logging and mining, and the dangers of nuclear waste.