Earlier this month, Alliance Deputy Director Alex Warneke was invited to speak with over three hundred students from Idyllwild Arts Academy to discuss climate impacts to the Southern California region and invite them to participate in our upcoming climate art exhibition.
Earlier this month, Alliance Deputy Director Alex Warneke was invited to speak with over three hundred students from Idyllwild Arts Academy to discuss climate impacts to the Southern California region and beyond. Set on over 200 acres in the mountain village of Idyllwild, California - Idyllwild Arts is a unique educational institution with a focus in all art forms for artists of every age and level of accomplishment.
The climate conversation hits close to home for the students of Idyllwild and the surrounding community. Less than a year ago, many of these students were confronted directly by climate consequences as their school was at the mercy of the Cranston Fire. Fortunately, the school survived, but the impacts of wildfire and climate change still loom.
The purpose of this convening was to connect students to the both the science and emotional aspects of climate in order to invite them to participate in our upcoming art exhibition - RISE.
RISE is a specialty climate art exhibition curated in collaboration with partners of the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit focusing on the theme of resilience and adaptation. The Alliance is currently inviting artists, curators, and cultural, community, or educational organizations working in all media to submit art proposals that celebrate resilience and overcoming insurmountable odds in the face of our changing climate. Artwork representing this theme will be on display for the Tribal summit in the Parks Exhibition Center at Idyllwild Arts.
We are excited to collaborate with Idyllwild Arts and look forward to seeing what the students come up with for this unique opportunity.
To learn more about RISE and how to participate, please view our call for proposals HERE.
Proposal Submissions Deadline: March 1, 2019