December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts

The Parched documentary tells the story of the creation of the art exhibit- Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest – which explores the complexities of water in the context of climate change and increasing demands on water. Nine regional artists participated in a comprehensive education program led by scientists, managers, and environmental advocates and spent a year creating original art pieces that are unified into one exhibit. Parched reflects the conflicting demands on water for agriculture, recreation, households and nature. Parched highlights how social and cultural inequities are manifested through current water policies and practices. With the Covid-19 pandemic challenging traditional ways of viewing art, this film provides an opportunity for viewers to safely see the artwork, hear the voices of artists, scientists, and community leaders and gain an inside perspective on the exhibit.

Produced by the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at NAU in collaboration with the Flagstaff Arts Council. With funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and Arizona Humanities. The full documentary will premiere Thursday, December 10. More information about the Parched exhibition here.

Featured interviews:

  • Klee Benally

  • Josh Biggs

  • Roger Clark

  • Julie Comnick

  • Debra Edgerton

  • Neal Galloway

  • Marie Gladue

  • Jani Ingram

  • Jane Marks

  • Delisa Myles

  • Shawn Skabelund

  • Glory Tacheenie-Campoy

  • Ernest Tahoe

  • Kathleen Velo

REGISTER TO VIEW: https://bit.ly/ParchedDoc

Learn more about PARCHED, view the exhibition page here