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MOAH Opens New Exhibition, Imprints, Focusing on the Environment and Natural Resources

Post Date:04/25/2024 11:53 AM

Lancaster, CA. April 25, 2024 – The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is pleased to announce Imprints, an exhibition that interrogates California’s land use, water rights, and the consumption of natural resources – often at a pace greater than they can be replenished. Imprints highlights the work of six artists: Ann Diener, Charles Hood, Debra Scacco, Serena JV Elston, Sonja Schenk, and Terry Arena. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, May 11, through Sunday, August 11, 2024. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 2 to 4 p.m.

On the first floor, Ann Diener’s The Invented Land explores the transformation of land in California’s Central Valley from family farms to industrial agriculture. In the atrium, Sonja Schenk’s Light for the Sun II showcases how symbolic gestures, no matter how small, can help bring awareness to environmental issues. The Moore Family Trust gallery exhibits Terry Arena’s work, Natural Capital, delving into the critical commoditization of the environment’s renewable and non-renewable natural resources. On the second floor, the north gallery and top of the stairs showcase Charles Hood’s Under/Water photographic installation survey that considers the visual and political statements of the 400-mile-long Los Angeles Aqueduct. The Bozigian Family Gallery features works by Debra Scacco. Misplaced Rain addresses the human desire to control nature in an effort to build capital and sprawl. In the Jewel box lies Serena JV Elston’s pieces which critique Western ideologies, encouraging larger conversations about the ways in which these ideologies allow for the exploitation of natural and its resources.

About the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. MOAH is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays and Fridays until 8 p.m. MOAH is located on 665 W. Lancaster Blvd. on the corner of Lancaster Blvd. and Elm Avenue. For more information, please call the museum at (661)723-6250 or visit

About the City of Lancaster, CA

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