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Art at the Edge

A Climate Art Exhibit, Produced by Waterfront Alliance

For the fourth year, Waterfront Alliance presents a free outdoor exhibit of New York and New Jersey artists whose work is thematically tied to climate change and will inspire, inform, and engage the public about the urgency of the climate crisis. The program is generously supported by The Howard Hughes Corporation and the South Street Seaport Museum.

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September 8-23, 2023

Pier 16
89 South Street

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Natalie Woods

Oyster Party
by Nicole Colette Wood

Oyster Party is an outdoor assemblage sculpture uniting natural and found objects, prominently featuring oyster shells. Symbolizing the intricacy and significance of these creatures, the work urges recognition of their essential role in sustaining our planet.

Nicole Vergalla

Gowanus Dredgers
by Nicole Vergalla

Nicole Vergalla’s photographs are shot in and around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. She writes, “I was fascinated by the dual essence of the Gowanus—a Superfund site, with a history marked by neglect and abuse, entwined with recreation, wildlife and joy. When people see the City from the water, it changes their perspective. They notice wild pockets at dead end streets, they see how sewer overflows impact the quality of the water, they observe wildlife surviving and even thriving in surprising places.”

Jeremy Dennis

Indigenous Landscapes
by Jeremy Dennis

On This Site: Indigenous Landscapes Throughout Long Island, 2016 – Present Shinnecock Nation tribe member and artist Jeremy Dennis’s goal is to preserve and create awareness of sacred, culturally significant, and historical Native American landscapes on Long Island, New York. Through curiosity about his own origin and ancestral history, Dennis gathers and combines archaeological, anthropological, historical, and oral stories to answer essential cultural defining questions: Where did my ancestors live? Why did they choose these places? What happened to them over time? Do these places still exist?

About Waterfront Alliance

Waterfront Alliance is a U.S. based nonprofit organization with a growing coalition of more than 1,100 partners with the shared goal to bring about real change to shorelines, waterfronts, and coastlines across the Nation and in the New York-New Jersey region. Together, we build, transform, revitalize, and protect accessible waterfronts for all communities.

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