MEDIA—Sometimes from discord great art is created.
Dozens of artists displayed their creations, at Saturday’s opening of pipeline related art for “Voices Along the Pipeline,” at the Media Arts Council Gallery, at 609 W. State Street.
Media Arts Council managing director Liz McClearn talked about the art that was mostly culled from ongoing construction along the Sunoco/Energy Transfer Mariner East pipeline, which weaves through Delaware and Chester counties. She was thrilled with the event that attracted over 125 art lovers.
“This is a demonstration of how people have been impacted in our communities by the disruption of the pipeline in their backyards,” she said.
Artist Carrie Barcomb talked of creating action from positive change.
“I debated whether to join the cause, when someone told me you can’t stop a pipeline, but if you get enough people you just might,” Barcomb said. “I also saw the need to validate and document this growing environmental movement.
“These meaningful pieces were born of necessity and stem from the heart—to me this is true art. I hope the exhibit inspires you.”
Sara Painter, president of the board of directors at the Media Arts Council said that the art displayed shows the level of community awareness.
Dragonpipe Dairy blogger George Alexander’s head was spinning around to view all the art.
“It’s a wonderful exhibit and I never expected this kind of a turnout—a lot of hard work went into it,” he said.
Clean Air Council’s Eve Miari enjoyed celebrating the artists and activists.
“This is a physical manifestation and representation of a grass roots movement,” Miari said.
Maura Robbins came from Floyd County, Virginia to view the opening.
“All of these people coming together is a celebration of the creativity of the resistance and is how we will win,” Robbins said.
The exhibit at the Media Arts Council, 609 W. State Street, Media, will run until Sept. 8. The gallery is open from…