|Artwork by Bryan David Griffith. Photo: 516arts.org|
The Fires of Change traveling art exhibition was launched in 2015 to explore, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfire in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape.
The successful display has traveled from the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson and is showing at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico this summer. It features sculpture, photography, video, mixed media and installations by ten artists from across Arizona and the country.
The traveling project is a collaborative effort between the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University and the Flagstaff Arts Council.
This is still a terrific example of bringing stakeholders together to better educate communities about the realities of living with wildland fire.
Read more here. And our blog post when the project originally launched here.