Upcoming: Earth’s Reflection

When the Earth sees its reflection, will it be proud or scared of what it’s become?

For this exhibition, the Trolley Barn Gallery will bring together a compassionate roster of artists who specialize in work that brings attention to pollution prevention in a way that offers solutions for one of humanity’s most pressing global crises. This exhibition will focus on artistic interpretations of pollution prevention including themes of environmental justice and climate change activism. Artists explored themes inspired by the Earth; translating the sciences of ecology and geology to an experiential art. This exhibition features artists working in 2D and 3D mediums of upcycled materials, sound, video, and performance.

We are looking back at our mistakes, looking forward to solutions, and holding space for our present circumstances. And with the education and support of local artists and activists, the youth curators have equipped themselves with the skills to think outside the box and inspire collective action in Poughkeepsie.

Special Events

Opening Reception | Friday, June 14 | 6 – 8PM


Community Clean Up | Friday, July 19 | 12 – 2:30PM
• Sustainability Lecture | Friday, July 19 | 4 – 5PM
• Upcycled Art Workshop | Saturday, July 20 | 12 – 4PM

Community Clean Up | Saturday, August 3 | 12 – 2:30PM

“Stewards of the Water” Panel Discussion | Saturday, August 3 | 3 – 5PM

Funding provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, and/or interpretations of data contained herein are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions, interpretations, or policy of Rochester Institute of Technology and its NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the State.

Thursday – Friday, 2-5pm
Saturday, 12-4pm