Synergy is an exhibition and Earth Day event at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. The exhibition, which runs from April 6 – May 22 at Gallery Q in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, includes four Baltimore artists—Brent Crothers, Leonard Streckfus, Max Shuster, and Bridget Parlato—and aims to initiate conversations about environmental issues. The exhibit will be punctuated by an Earth Day event on April 22nd that will transform Hopkins’ grand lawn (“the Beach”) into a River of Recyclables.
The work of the four artists presented in the exhibition will spark discussion about local environmental issues and current challenges related to consumer waste and fresh water in Baltimore. The artworks will be paired with essays written by Johns Hopkins students who have researched current environmental conservation efforts in Baltimore
“Synergy investigates the ways Baltimore is engaging environmental sustainability, introduced through the exciting artists and inquisitive students that have participated in the exhibition,” says curator Christopher Beer, a Curatorial Practice Master of Fine Arts Candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art. “It is my hope that Synergy catalyzes a larger conversation about not only the many facets and issues relating to environmental conservation and sustainability but also how different communities can come together to respond.”