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The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Forward to Susan Swartz Catalogue by Waterkeeper Alliance Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I have long been fascinated by the powerful connection between art and the environment — both define us as a people. Standing in a riverbed deep within the walls of a canyon or at the helm of a boat contemplating the vastness of our oceans, I try to imagine how an artist chooses color and finds form, and I am humbled. The outer world of nature and the interpretive world of art both insist that we transcend our narrow self-interest and see beyond what is right in front of us. Artists seek universal truths and help us form a community that responds to these truths and not to rhetoric or partisanship. The natural world reminds us how we are all connected, not by geography, but by river tributaries and wind patterns and fault lines. We depend on each other and also depend on the stewardship of the natural world. For it provides our lifeblood: clean air and water. Read More

Louie Psihoyos and Bobby Kennedy, Jr. join Susan Swartz at Belgravia Gallery

PARK CITY, Utah August 19 – Strikingly different life experiences brought environmental campaigners Susan Swartz, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Louie Psihoyos to each other’s attention. But having sparked a strong friendship the three are now speaking jointly to sound an alarm about the fragility of our planet and the very personal impact environmental challenges can have on us and our families.

On November 7th Bobby Kennedy, the President and guiding force behind Waterkeeper Alliance, one of the largest international environmental groups in the world with nearly 200 organizations on six continents, will join American abstract painter Susan Swartz and Academy Award-winning documentary director, Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society, at London’s Belgravia Gallery to talk about “A Shared Passion for Environmental Campaigning.”

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Art Slant News of Susan Swartz Belgravia Gallery Exhibition

A Perfect Day
30 x 30

Breath of Nature Paintings by Susan Swartz
October 22nd – November 24th

BELGRAVIA GALLERY
45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL, United Kingdom
Phone: + 44 (0) 207 495 1010 
belgraviagallery.com
Hours: Monday To Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Or By Appointment

American artist Susan Swartz is being shown for the first time in London with a special exhibition of BREATH OF NATURE paintings. Susan has been recognized for being both a passionate abstract painter and ardent Environmental Campaigner. Named as an official Environmental Artist of the Salt Lake City Olympics, Susan Swartz was challenged over a ten year period with two environmentally-bred illnesses - Mercury Poison and Lyme Disease which left her at times unable to hold a paint brush. She has since changed her life and focus and her paintings have become more bold and impasssioned as she has come to support individuals and organizations who champion the protection of our environment. On November 7th, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. who founded the Waterkeeper Alliance, and Louie Psihoyos, the Academy Award winning documentary film director who is Executive Dierctor of the Oceanic Preservation Society will join Susan at The Belgravia Gallery to talk about "A Shared Passion For Environmental Campaigning."

Today Susan uses her painting talent to bring a message of urgency and hope to audiences who may not be aware of how our carelessness with the environment has come to endanger not just the planet but our health and the health of our children.

She paints from homes in two of the most beautiful natural habits anywhere, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and the shores of Martha's Vineyard.

Susan Swartz Celebrates the Clean Water Act

As part of the year long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, today June 21st is Fishable Waters Action Day. Local Waterkeeper Alliance groups, fisherman and anyone interested in the health of their local waterways are fishing, boating or visiting their favorite water spot today. Susan, a longtime supporter of the work of Waterkeeper, urges everyone to join her in visiting their local stream, river, lake or ocean today to enjoy and observe its health.

To learn more about the possible toxins and pollutants in your local water and what you can do to help resolve, visit waterkeeperalliance.org.

Waterkeeper Alliance Auction - SOLD!

Susan is pleased to report that Endless Glow II is going to a new home and ART FOR WATER raised $1.2 million for Waterkeeper Alliance! Congratulations to one and all!

Here’s a glimpse of the commitment to clean water and fun shared on March 5 at the auction by celebrity photographer James Edstrom.

Waterkeeper Alliance for Clean Water Auction

Endless Glow II
20 x20

Here’s an opportunity to own Endless Glow II, a Susan Swartz Original Acrylic on Linen painting, while supporting Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s largest and fastest growing clean water advocacy group. Susan, a longtime proponent of eliminating toxins from our rivers and oceans, is proud to join this amazing group of artists and activists in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Jeff Koons, the  ART FOR WATER live auction will include a special performance by Deborah Harry on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street, New York City.

Bidding has begun at the online auction and will close on Sunday, March 4 at noon.

Want to see Endless Glow II and bid in person? Contact Liz@livetreichard.com.