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Immerse Yourself in the Lush World of Natural Ecosystems with the Opening Exhibit of “A Soil Story” by Ruby Merritt at CEPA Gallery

Art, Culture & Arts, Event, Museums

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Written by SOB Creative

Published on August 15, 2022

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of CEPA Gallery

Fertile soil is often forgotten about as a natural resource, but soil’s relationship with the climate is an important one. 

Ruby Merritt’s work investigates the relationships between soil and the climate through an immersive spectacle of the microscopic world photographed from the soils, woodlands, and compost piles.

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©️Ruby Merritt. 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘯𝘰. 2. 16 x 20.  Canvas pigment print, acrylic, with collaged prints, drawings and photographs. 2022. 

Ruby is Buffalo-based professional artist, adjunct professor and teaching artist who grew up in the Great Lakes. Lush natural ecosystems of wetlands, old growth forests, and gorge canyons immensely influenced her work. 

Art can be a powerful tool for science education and that’s part of the reason CEPA Gallery is proudly presenting the work of Ruby Merritt from August 6 to October 7. 

©️Ruby Merritt. 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘯𝘰. 6. 28 x 22 inches. Canvas pigment print, acrylic, with collaged prints, drawings and photographs. 2022. 

When you visit A Soil Story by Ruby Merritt at CEPA Gallery, you’ll see hundreds of hand-altered photographic collages of soil and lush underearth ecosystems. 

Ruby spent a lot of time capturing investigations behind the microscope and it shows. This exhibition reveals the world of the invisible at a scale that will absolutely engulf you. 

Understanding soil’s relationship with climate change can engage the local community, especially those with urban farms and encourage composting at home to help rebuild the green around their neighborhood and backyards.

The exhibition experience features gallery hikes, also known as artist talks, which discuss the state of soil and its relationship to the climate. There’s also virtual gallery tours and CEPA’s on-screen Happy Hour with local guests that specialize on environmental topics. 

Additionally, Ruby Merritt will be leading professionally developed art lessons and workshops to allow participants to take home what they make while learning about an often forgotten natural resource. 

These projects are suitable for all ages and include things like building your own underground collages, veggie scrap mono-printing gift cards, cameras made from recycled seed paper, stitch and stick photo albums and interactive outdoor collaborations at Silo City. 

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Visit CEPA Gallery’s website to learn more about these workshops and be sure to attend the opening reception on Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Following this, you’ll be able to view the exhibition during gallery hours until October 7. 

A Soil Story by Ruby Merritt

August 6 to October 7

CEPA Gallery (617 Main St # 201, Buffalo)

cepagallery.org

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