New Multifaceted Show Explores Interconnections of ‘Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change’ with Two Unique Exhibits

Who: The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery [1] presents:

What:  An opening reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) for the gallery’s latest show, Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change

When: Allentown’s First Friday, March 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [2]

This multifaceted show features two unique exhibits – Climate Change: Realities and Resistance (highlighting climate photographers from around the world, making its US debut after being displayed during the Paris UN climate summit in December) and Black on the Ground, White in the Air, by controversial Buffalo artist, Ashley Powell [3].

Why: The show Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change intends to explore the underlying systemic causes of the climate crisis, including its deep connections to racism, classism and environmental destruction – and the need to address them personally as well as institutionally in the struggle for justice.

Contact: Orin Langelle, Gallery Director, +1.716.536.5669 (mobile),<>


[1] The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery presents contemporary art in diverse media. The gallery sets itself apart by presenting work with thought-provoking messages in this quickly changing and challenging world of politics, ecology and economy. A major objective of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art is to educate and inspire people to become involved in the realities that surround us all.

[2] Show closes April 29th. Regular Gallery Hours beginning March 5th, 2016: Tuesday through Friday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. –  Friday evening 6 to 8 p.m. – Saturday afternoon 1 to 3 p.m. and by appointment by calling 716.931.5833.

[3] Artist Ashley Powell made national headlines in 2015 with a highly controversial art project at the University of Buffalo designed to expose underlying institutional racism and white privilege.  See New York Times article: ‘White Only’ Signs in Art Project at SUNY Buffalo Draw Concern