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'A Volatile Terrain: The Art of Climate Change' show opens at The Sun Gallery

An important art show on climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area
An important art show on climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area
Dorsi Lynn Diaz

"A Volatile Terrain: The Art of Climate Change" show is now running at the Sun Gallery at 1015 E St. in Hayward, Ca. through Thursday July 27. Recently called "the most important show Hayward has ever had" by a local geologist, the upcoming Artists Reception was announced today and will be held this Saturday, June 28, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Participating artists are from the local San Francisco Bay Area along with other important contributors from around the globe. Some of the local artists in the show include: Dickson Schneider, Dr. Htain Winn, Marjorie Lynn Wagner, Ginny Parsons, Robert Jankowski, Hollie Adamic, Wanda Kersey, Paper Mills Studio, Jon Kerpel, Ian Patton, Doyle Wegner, Jennifer Koney, Oliver Klink, Stephanie Thames, Tino Banuelos, Peter Langenbach, Maureen Langenbach, Terry Preston, Patra Nesseth Steffes, Julie Barrett Bilyeu, Joe Santiago, Nina Starr, Green Forest Art Studio, Young Rembrandt's East Bay, Linda Lens, Southgate School students Hayward, All Saints students Hayward, Lucky Garden Hydroponics, Lisa Hamblett-Montagnese, Nancy Brown-Howard and Sun Gallery Free Art Saturday Families.

Global contributors include Sam Carana and Harold Hensel of The Arctic News Blog and the Arctic Methane Emergency Group, Dr. Peter Carter, Andy Lee Robinson, Part-time Professor Paul Beckwith, Patrick McNulty and Jay Toups.

Other important upcoming events for this show at the gallery:

  • Children’s Day and Reception: Sunday, July 13th, 2pm - 4pm
  • Workshop with Jennifer Koney, Sat. July 19 from 2pm - 4pm “What?! Sharks in My Backyard?” Representatives from the Adapting to Rising Tides Project and other partnering organizations present the most current information regarding local impacts of sea level rise in Hayward.
  • Skype Session on the Impact of Climate Change (Adults), July 17th, 7pm - 8pm
  • Skype Session on the Impact of Climate Change (Children), July 24th, 6pm - 7pm

The Skype Sessions will be a conversation between the audience and Professor Paul Beckwith. Beckwith is a part-time professor in climatology/meteorology in the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa. His PhD research is on abrupt climate change. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Engineering Physics and an M.Sc. degree in Laser Physics. He is studying the climate as an overall, “big-picture” system, with many nonlinear feedbacks, tipping elements and complex feedback interaction

About this very important art show and exhibit:

Our environment, our planet, is in constant flux. At the most basic level the tectonic plates that form the crust of our continents are continually shifting. Layered upon that instability the actions of the animals (including us) have weathered, abraded and accumulated both wanted and unwanted residue. The stuff of life (and death), has begun to redefine topography and atmosphere. This exhibition bears witness to this process and also to the idea that we, as a species, are required to initiate a process of healing to defend our Earth and leave it in better condition for future generations.

Dorsi Lynn Diaz, project creator and founder of “The Art of Climate Change”, is an artist, art educator and freelance writer and publisher. She has been reporting on climate change for the San Francisco Examiner for over 6 years and is also a contributing writer at The Arctic News, Boomer Warrior and at Hubpages, where her articles have been read over 2 million times. Her newest project has been to bring together people from all walks of life to educate them about the growing threat of climate change through the arts, with a huge focus on teaching the children and reaching families through a multi-modal approach. Although arts based, her approach also considers the scientific research and possible solutions to climate change along with a call to action. Her latest collaboration has been with The Sun Gallery to bring to life “A Volatile Terrain: The Art of Climate Change”.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.