The groundbreaking exhibition Fires of Change, which originated and opened at the Coconino Center for the Arts in 2015, continues to travel the southwest. The exhibition opened this past weekend at 516 Arts, a non-profit art gallery in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seven of the ten participating artists attended the opening. Fires of Change remains [...]
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Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition that will explore, through the eyes of artists, the increase of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. Open September 5 - October 31, 2015.
The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to announce that a catalog for the Fires of Change exhibition has been published. The catalog features stunningly clear photos of every work of art in the exhibition, and includes statements by each artist, curator Shawn Skabelund and participating scientists. There is also a new Foreword written by Executive [...]
The Fires of Change catalog is now available for purchase online! Fill out the form below to purchase your copy online now, or visit or call the Coconino Center for the Arts. The catalog features stunningly clear photos of every work of art in Fires of Change, and includes statements by each artist, curator Shawn [...]
The Fires of Change exhibition traveled in November to the University of Arizona Museum of Art. It opened with a reception on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The exhibition is split into two different adjacent gallery spaces in the Museum. The show looks phenomenal and highlights the artists' work in different ways than what viewers saw [...]
Fires of Change was on display at the Coconino Center for the Arts from September 5 through October 31, 2015. The exhibition asked viewers to rethink what wildfire means in the West; fire, in its own unique way, is as essential to a healthy forest as is water. Participating artists spent a week in Fire [...]
The reception for the Festival of Science, featuring the new Fires of Change exhibition, hosted an audience of 271 people on Saturday, September 19, 2015. All 11 participating artists were in attendance, as well as curator Shawn Skabelund and the team of scientists who helped make the exhibition happen. Talks by filmmaker Kathleen Brennan and [...]
Two full years of planning has gone into the upcoming Fires of Change exhibition. Our team, which includes members of the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, the Landscape Conservation Initiative and the Flagstaff Arts Council, is excited to show Flagstaff what our artists have created. Fires of Change will be part of this year's Flagstaff Festival [...]
Please note: there has been a change in speaker. Fernanda Santos will be on assignment covering the Pope's visit to America and is not available to provide the keynote presentation. Our keynote presentation for the Fires of Change exhibition is from Stephen Pyne, author, professor and speaker, who is known as one of the world's [...]
Shawn Skabelund takes the Visual Arts Award for Virga: The Hunt for Water. The Curator of the Fires of Change exhibition, Shawn Skabelund (pictured), will talk about his approach to the exhibition, how the Fire Science Bootcamp impacted him and the artists, and what it was like working with the eleven artists. Pete [...]