We are pleased to announce the new blog associated with the upcoming NEA-funded art exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Fires of Change. The blog features writings by each of the invited artists in the exhibition, sharing their reflections and experiences as they prepare new art work for the show.
The first two posts on the blog are now live. The first is written by Arizona poet David Chorlton, and the most recent is by NAU alumnus Craig Goodworth, who is now based in Portland, Oregon. Posts will be added in the months leading up to the opening of Fires of Change.
Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts slated for the fall of 2015. The exhibition will explore, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land.
The participating artists were invited for their unique perspectives, experience and talent. In order to show art in the exhibition, the artists had to participate in a Fire Science Bootcamp, spending a week in the forests of Northern Arizona in late 2014. A team of top-notch fire scientists provided the eleven invited artists education and training on the impact of wildfire in Northern Arizona in preparation for the September 2015 exhibition.