NEW: View all the artwork in Fires of Change Click the image to view the show: Fires of Change explored, through the eyes of artists, the increase in severity, size and number of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the landscape. Fires of Change was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts [...]
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Fires of Change Theme Fires of Change aims to explore how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development. By facilitating conversation and learning among and between land managers, scientists, and artists, this project will inspire artwork that addresses themes surrounding wildfire, land management, and climate change. Ultimately, the exhibition will enable audiences to associate climate [...]
An exhibition exploring wildfire and climate change Fires of Change is the new art exhibition scheduled for September - October 2015 at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. The exhibition aims to explore how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development, and how wildfires in the [...]
From prolonged drought to flash floods, what are the particularities and paradoxes surrounding water in the American Southwest? Who has rights to water? How is water shared among people, plants and other animals? How do we reconcile diverse cultural and spiritual views of water? Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest explores the complexity of [...]
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, Arizona is currently in its 21st year of long-term drought, meaning drought that lasts longer than six months. In fact, 2.5 million Arizonans are living in drought areas, with northern and eastern Arizona experiencing the worst. Apache, Coconino, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties are in situations ranging from [...]
Flagstaff Arts Council Executive Director, John Tannous, hit a career milestone on March 27, 2017, reaching his 10-year anniversary with the non-profit organization. Tannous, who is known as ‘JT’ by many in the community, has been a driving force for the arts in Flagstaff. During his tenure, the organization has grown steadily in fundraising, employment [...]
This major art exhibition will explore the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people, through the eyes of more than two dozen artists, including Navajo and Native artists. The show opens with a Reception for Arts Council members on Saturday, August 12, 6-8pm. It will be open to the public August 15 - October 28, 2017.
The 8th Annual Viola Awards were held on March 5, 2016. Over 620 people attended the Gala event, which honored Viola Legacy Award recipient Charly Spining along with winners in other categories.
Atlas Uranium Mine tailings alongside Colorado River at Moab, Utah - Photo by Michael Collier The Arts Council has announced the dates for its artist training program for the uranium mining exhibition planned for next year at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The exhibition, tentatively titled Hope & Trauma in a Poisoned [...]
The Flagstaff Arts Council has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant to support Trauma & Hope in a Poisoned Land, a 2017 project and art exhibition that will explore uranium mining poisoning and contamination on Navajo lands, and its effect on people and the environment. Trauma & Hope will educate and [...]