Emily Arthur: Endangered 

July 21–October 12, 2016 MOWA On the Lake
Image for (detail) Emily Arthur, West Coast Botanicals, screen print on paper, 2014(detail) Emily Arthur, West Coast Botanicals, screen print on paper, 2014

Tapping into her Native-American heritage and deep passion for the environment, Emily Arthur is one of the most exciting and progressive printmakers working in the US today. Endangered focuses on the California Gnatcatcher, a small bird that has become the crux of a battle between environmentalists and developers. Using the Gnatcatcher as a representative of larger national issues, Arthur employs multiple images of birds, butterflies, maps, charts, and flora to emphasize the inherent value of a healthy, vibrant ecosystem.