Three new exhibitions give viewers something to think about.
ROUGH ROADS AHEAD
Highway construction signs usually warn people of an important message, and artist and environmental activist Justin Brice Guariglia is capitalizing on that emotion to draw awareness to impending climate change. “Goodbye Arctic Ice,” proclaims one readerboard, currently on view through April 1 at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as part of exhibition Imagine Climate: Artists on Climate Change. “The ecological crisis we face today is the moral imperative of our time,” he says on his website. “At this critical juncture, art must be used as a positive force for social and political change, and to help open our minds to new possibilities.” The exhibition is part of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency’s (aspencore.org) 25th anniversary celebration throughout March. CORE is partnering with Anderson Ranch and the Town of Snowmass Village to host eight artists whose works draw attention to global warming. Don’t be surprised to see the sign pop up on Snowmass Ski Area too, as Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to host it this spring with a message that may surprisingly stop people in their ski tracks. Through March, 5263 Owl Creek Road, andersonranch.org