September 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

saskiaTalk #2: Perspectives on Fire, Culture and Climate Change

Two of the artists featured in the Fires of Change exhibition are paired with an expert in wildfire and forest ecology to present unique insight into this project and wildfire. Patrons will learn about the Fire Science Bootcamp that the 11 artists attended in fall 2014 and how it impacted their art for this exhibition.

In this presentation, part three of the Fire Science and Art Series, artists Saskia Jorda (pictured) and Steven Yazzie will give short talks. They are joined by Wesley Hall from Coconino National Forest.

About the Artists

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Saskia Jorda is an installation artist living in Phoenix, Arizona. Jorda has studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York, and BFA in Painting — Summa Cum Laude — at Arizona State University.

Steven J. Yazzie is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. Yazzie is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and has served honorably with the United States Marine Corps. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia at Arizona State University and was named the 2014 outstanding graduate for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine.

Fires of Change

<– See the sidebar at left for a full listing of Fires of Change events.

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 and communities.

For more information, including a blog written by artists, photos, links to articles, and video about the project, visit the Fires of Change page on our website.