An unconventional photography exhibition in London has turned toxic pollution into art to raise awareness about the British capital’s persistent air-quality problems.



a sign on a pole on a city street: A photo exhibition turns pollution into art to raise awareness about London's persistent air-quality problem


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A photo exhibition turns pollution into art to raise awareness about London’s persistent air-quality problem

Visual artists and scientists have teamed up for the exhibition, entitled What On Earth, which explores the climate crisis through 26 artworks, running until July 24.

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Exhibits include ethereal images on delicate dark blue paper with splashes of white that evoke pristine oceans but actually show the contamination of London’s air.

They were produced using air samples provided by scientists at Imperial College London.

The samples were then captured and printed using cyanotype, a traditional method of producing images from light that enables sunlight to reveal toxic particles.

The Crown Estate, which manages property owned by Queen Elizabeth II, gave The Koppel Project, the arts charity behind the

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The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announced the selections for the 2021 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition. The show opens July 22 at ASC with an awards reception from 5-7 p.m. Juror Deidre Argyle will announce the awards at 5:30 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public, but for social distancing measures, capacity will be capped at 75 people, according to a news release.

The prizes are Best of Show ($1,000), first place ($500), second place ($200) and three Merit Awards ($100 each). There is also an opportunity for ASC to purchase exhibition pieces to add to its permanent collection.

ASC received more than 350 artwork submissions, from which Argyle chose the finalists.

The 34 artists selected for the 2021 exhibition are: Susan Chambers of Little Rock; Louise M. Halsey of Ozark; Yelena Petroukhina of Little Rock; Laura Brainard Raborn of

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It was a radical concept for its time in the early 1930s: create a graduate art school program without grades, classes, degrees or even teachers.

When the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills was created nearly 90 years ago, it shunned the idea of learning from traditional professors. Instead, artists would teach other artists.

Today, the academy, founded in 1932, still operates with that same sense of hands-on instruction (though degrees are now awarded). Now, a new exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum pays homage to the artists and works that that unusual approach helped create.

“With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1932” at the Cranbrook Art Museum opens to the general public Sunday and runs through Sept. 19, featuring more than 275 pieces from 225 Cranbrook Academy of Art artists, faculty and alumni.

It represents all of the academy’s programs of study, including architecture, ceramics, design,

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Art Barn School of Art hosts juried art exhibition

The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.


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The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.

More than 80 aspiring and established artists from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio submitted 198 entries for the group exhibition. The jurors selected 90 artworks that include paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, and mixed media works.

The juried exhibition is one of the many events Art Barn is hosting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of founder Jan Sullivan.

“We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. In honor of Jan’s 100th birthday, we dedicate this year’s exhibition and celebration to her. In June we are kicking off a yearlong tribute to Jan Sullivan and her contribution to the arts in the region,” said

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