Tree Talk: Artists Speak For Trees
Thursday, October 20
United States: 10:00am PDT, 11:00am MDT, 12:00pm CDT, 1:00pm EDT
Europe: 19:00 CEST
Rina C. Faletti, Ph.D., Fire Transforms
After the better part of a year as a wildfire evacuee from her mountain home, Rina C. Faletti, founded Art Responds, an ongoing project of art exhibitions, public programs, and publications that engage communities in meaningful conversation about the roles art plays in community recovery from environmental crisis. She recently curated and opened the exhibition Fire Transforms, at the Palo Alto Art Center in Northern California, which includes works by four ecoartspace artists: Kim Abeles, Linda Gass, Erika Osborne, and Beth Ames Swartz. The exhibition includes a total of 17 established environmental artists who have produced a significant body of work responding to wildfire.
Falletti will take us on an online tour of the exhibition while exploring three themes: “Living with Fire,” in which artists explore how fire transforms lives and landscapes; “Learning with Fire,” focusing on how artists’ responses to science and social issues can transform our understandings of fire; and “Creating with Fire,” showcasing how artists use fire as a medium to transform artmaking. Member artists included will be present to respond to prompts by Faletti.
Tree Talk is moderated by Sant Khalsa, ecofeminist artist and activist, whose work has focused on critical environmental and societal issues including forests and watersheds for four decades.
Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
Members and one guest are free. General Public can attend for $10. Capacity is 100 participants. All participants MUST REGISTER.
Rina C. Faletti, Ph.D. is a curator, teacher, writer, and organizer, envisioning and broadening public conversations about the histories, practices, and aesthetics that transform watersheds and wildfire environments in California and around the globe. She is a co-editor and chapter author of Hydrohumanities: Water Discourse for Environmental Futures (UC Press, December 2022), co-organizer and interviewer for an oral history project with firefighters of the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department, and is preparing a major book project on contemporary environmental artists responding to climate crisis in California. She and her family are dedicated to ongoing forest stewardship of their Mayacamas Mountain property, located on the ridgeline between the Napa and Sonoma valleys, which was severely burned in the 2017 Nuns Fire. www.art-responds.com