SAINT LUKE ARTISTS GUILD 2019

Annual Exhibit

Stewards of the Earth

 

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Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it;

and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air

and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.  Genesis 2

 

The "Permission" for exploitation of the earth is now understood as a directive to care for or manage the earth as stewards.

  

For this exhibit, then, artists were challenged to create art from materials that would ordinarily have been discarded and become landfill/pollutants or to represent instances of rebuilding or re-purposing existing structures.

  

In such a way, we call attention to the need to examine our consumtion habits and re-think how we manage our "post consumer" resources for the good of the planet and the generations to come.
 

THE GALLERY WALL

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THE INDIVIDUAL WORKS

The Finished Product
The Finished Product

Two play areas, one for younger children, one for the older ones on a cushioned poured surface. Picnic tables and benches amid landscaping. Thank you to Novak Construction.

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Plans for the play area for Saint Luke Academy

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Grading

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Outlining

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Forms for the outer play surface ring

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Pouring the outer ring

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The play surface outer ring

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Connecting the electricity for lighting

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Preparing to pour cement

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Marked for connections

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Smoothing the cement

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Beginning drainage system

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Drainage connections

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Bringing electrical service from the school

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A fence around the play area

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Cement sidewalks and the underlayer of crushed stone

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X marks the spots

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The equipment arrives

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Some assembly required

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Setting the poles into the ground

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The first section goes up

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The structure begins to take shape

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All parts in place

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The soft surface is poured

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picnic tables and benches

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equipment on the soft surface

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Adding landscaping - wildflowers

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sod

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The Finished Product
The Finished Product

Two play areas, one for younger children, one for the older ones on a cushioned poured surface. Picnic tables and benches amid landscaping. Thank you to Novak Construction.

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