Jones Visual Arts Center
209 South Beatty Avenue
Danville, KY 40422
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday, and by appointment
Featuring Frederica Armstrong, Isabella La Rocca González, Carolyn Monastra and Kay Westhues
Dates: November 1 – November 30, 2019
Events: Opening Reception November 16, 6:00 – 8:00pm
The work of these four artists pays homage to Gaia*. Kay Westhues’ Well Stories project examines publicly accessed artesian
wells in Indiana and surrounding states and reminds us of our dependence on the earth. Carolyn Monastra’s The Witness Tree
project chronicles the effects of climate change around the world. Isabella La Rocca González’ series CENSORED LANSCAPES
documents sites of animal agriculture, a leading cause of climate change, deforestation, ocean acidification, habitat destruction,
loss of biodiversity, and mass species extinction. Federica Armstrong’s In Plain Sight is an exploration of the 23 Superfund
Sites whose contamination dates back to 1960s-1970s manufacturing in Silicon Valley. The intimate beauty of the photographs
in this exhibition exposes the sad truth of our current environmental crisis.
* The Greek word Gaia denotes the female deity of earth and also refers to the hypothesis that the living and
nonliving components of earth function as a single system.