In April, at the same time we are having our “Earth” exhibit, there will be an international environmental art project taking place on the other side of the world in Taiwan. It is the CHEN-LONG WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT. Six artists have been invited to participate in that project, and one of them is New York installation artist Isabelle Garbani. You may have seen her projects “Knitting for Trees” on Governors Island in New York or in Vermont last fall.
Knit for Trees at SculptFest 2011, West Rutland, VT
She has a unique way of cutting plastic bags and knitting the strips into panels, which she then stitches together to wrap around trees or she makes florets and covers trees or buildings with them. In Taiwan she will be doing a project called “Invasive Species,” using plastic bags cut into florets to cover a building. She needs bags! She especially needs COLORED bags! In honor of “Earth” month, we want to support Isabelle’s project by collecting bags for her. You will find a box located at the Gallery entrance between March 2-16. Please bring what you have when you come to receiving, or any time you are at The Art League. Besides plastic shopping bags, newspaper bags, such as the blue ones The Washington Post delivers your paper in, are great to save. Let’s send a little piece of The Art League to Taiwan to make April a truly global effort!
Proposal for the Chen-Long Wetlands Project