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Of Earth and Sky

Of Earth and Sky was created by international artist Luke Jerram, and presented last year in the city of Gloucester, UK.

The poetry and text responded to the events of 2020 in the UK, including social and climate changes, along with the impact of Covid-19. The words were touching and hopeful, embedding a sense of pride in the city. Learn more at ofearthandsky.co.uk.

This Spring, Of Earth And Sky launched in Blackburn, Lancashire as part of the 2021 National Festival of Making. The artwork was installed in 25 locations, bringing words of inspiration to the streets, parks and waterways.

About Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of unique sculptures, indoor and outdoor installations and live arts projects.

Living in the UK, but working internationally since 1997, Jerram is known globally for his innovative arts practice, and especially his large scale public artworks. In 2019 alone, he had 117 exhibitions in 22 different countries around the world.

Jerram shows his large art installations in festivals and museums, while many of his smaller sculptures reside in permanent public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wellcome Collection in London. Learn more about Luke Jerram at www.lukejerram.com.

In addition to Of Earth and Sky, Jerram will be showing his Gaia art installation in Founders Hall of the Bank of America Building.

Acknowledgements

The production team for Charlotte’s Of Earth and Sky would like to thank the poets who submitted work to this project, as well as the businesses and individuals who allowed us to install poems on their property. A special thanks goes to Center City Partners and the city of Charlotte for their assistance.

The installations and supporting media were made possible through the time, talent and efforts of the following people:

Artistic Director
Luke Jerram

Project Leaders & Poetry Curators
Bluz Rogers
Bree Stallings
Jay Ward
Jordan Bailey

Project Assistant
Lou Kinard

Website Design & Development
Lou Kinard
Kathy Khalifa
Alexandra Smith

Photography & Video
Provided by Creating Exposure through the Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit that educates and mentors youth by providing opportunities of exposure to artistic expression.
Executive Director: Mark Pendergrass
Photography: Mark Pendergrass, Kevin “Surf” Mitchell, Noah Llambias, Donald Sanchez
Video: Terance Murray

Media

Additional information about Of Earth and Sky, including contacts and images can be accessed by downloading this PDF.

Of Earth and Sky in Charlotte is presented and produced by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Luke Jerram

Luke Jerram, creator of Of Earth and Sky

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