Region4: Transformation Through Imagination

Region4: Transformation Through Imagination includes works by twenty artists that seek to transform the raw reality of the Cabot/Koppers Superfund site into images that suggest both the history of the problem and the possibilities for restoration and transformation. The artists used scientific data from the site to create their art works, often forming partnerships with scientists who served as consultants on the projects. The artists also worked to portray the concerns, hopes, beliefs and experiences of the people whose lives have been affected by the site over the past thirty years. The goal for the exhibition is not to confront and blame, but to inform and explore, and to offer strategies for healing the community and the land.

The Region4 exhibition addresses four topics of concern: documentation (the history of the site and how it got that way), transformation (the cleanup process), restoration (restoring the site to ecological health and thus restoring the health of the larger community) and commemoration (a plan for a permanent exhibit/art work that will serve as a reminder of what happened and how the problem was addressed and rectified). Through the exhibition and related programs the public will learn about the long struggle to remediate the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site and how important this remediation is to the health and wellbeing of our community.

This exhibit was funded by a grant from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, organized by the Superfund Art Project (SAP), a creative public outreach component of the Project Gainesville’s Citizens group, and managed by oconnorartLLC, a Gainesville-based art consulting agency.

Exhibition Specification

  • The traveling exhibit consists of 24 20” x 24” plastic panels
  • 17 high-resolution photographs of the individual art works included in the Region4 exhibition
  • 2 photographs of the Thomas Center installation
  • 4 text panels with information about the Superfund Art Project
  • 1 title panel
  • The panels are ready to install and can be hung individually or grouped to suit the requirements of the host venue’s wall space. They can be hung on walls, hung from molding or attached to walls using Velcro

Alternately, the 24 panels can be installed on 6 metal grid self-standing panels that can be sent with the exhibit. The carpeted panels are 35 inches wide and 96 inches high and can be viewed from both sides. The free-standing panels can be moved into whatever configuration your exhibit space requires. The photo panels easily attach to the grid using clips that are included in the exhibit package.

There is no rental fee for this exhibition. The organizers request that host venues pay shipping costs of approximately $100.00 to the next venue and maintain insurance on the exhibit during transit. The show is packed in two 28” x 28” x 75” crates on casters for easy handling.

Each host venue will receive a DVD of “The Superfund Art Project and the Region4 Exhibition,” a video documentary by Wes Lindberg and 50 copies of Transformation Through Imagination, an illustrated catalogue of the Thomas Center exhibition.

If you are interested in booking this show during 2013, please contact Mallory by email for available dates.:

Please email the following information to

Name of organization
Choice of dates 1 & 2
Contact person
Phone number
Email address
We DO or DO NOT need the 6 free-standing grid units
We Do or DO NOT request the DVD video documentary
Delivery address
Business hours

I understand that there is NO FEE for this exhibit, however I agree to provide insurance coverage in the amount of $3,000. while the exhibit is on display and during transit to the next exhibit venue.

We will contact you to confirm dates and delivery time.
Thank you for your interest in Region4 and the Superfund Art Project.

Original Region4 Exhibition
October 14- Dec. 9, 2012
Tallahassee Museum
3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
805-575-8684 x113 Linda Deaton/Russ Daws

Region4 Traveling Exhibit Venues
July 1-31, 2012
Orange County Public Library
101 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
Chris Woodson

Sept. 20 – Oct. 3, 2012
EPA Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Scott Miller/LaTonya Spencer

October 10 – Nov. 10, 2012
Jackson County Public Library
Marianna, Florida 32446
2929 Green Street
Marianna 32446

Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, 2012
Alachua County Public Library Main Branch
Travis Fristoe – 352-334-3900

January 15 – February 15, 2013
Seminole County Library/Casselberry Branch
215 N. Oxford Road
Casselberry, FL 32707
Ginny Howerton

May 7th-June 25th 2013
Main Library, Fort Lauderdale
100 S. Andrews Ave. 33301
Barbara Miller

Superfund Art Project Video – Pt 1

Superfund Art Project Video – Pt 2