By Dominique Wald
The exhibit, “Endangered,” is open through June 6 and depicts, through use of art and poetry, the struggles the environment and endangered species face.
A total of 46 artists and poets from Lewiston, Sandpoint, Walla Walla and Pullman are participating. The exhibit is divided into groups, and each poem or piece of art is a response to the previous creation within that group, making “Endangered” uniquely collaborative.
Co-coordinators Georgia Tiffany and Ryan Law hope the exhibit changes the attitudes and perceptions people have toward the environment and living species.
Tiffany submitted a poem titled “Heron Trees” to be showcased in “Endangered.” Law submitted a sculpture in response to the poem.
“We’re both so extremely passionate about the environment,” Tiffany said. “I took a geology class that changed my life, and I’m hoping this exhibit will push some buttons in people to spark change.”
The exhibit’s opening brought in 148 people, a turnout that makes Law and Tiffany excited for its potential. They hope to make “Endangered” a yearly event.
Law said “Endangered” makes a bold attempt at shattering the misconceptions some people have when trying to understand what the environment goes through on a daily basis.
“The power of image compared to a statistic — people can just read it so much stronger,” Law said. “If this exhibit makes someone think a little harder on their impact on the Earth, that makes this whole thing worth it.”
More information on “Endangered,” including hours of operation at Prichard Art Gallery, can be found at www.uidaho.edu/caa/galleries/prichardartgallery.
If You Go
When: Runs until June 6
Where: Prichard Art Gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow