In a Time of Change: The Art of Fire

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In a Time of Change: The Art of Fire is a visual art project designed generate excitement, facilitate mutual understanding and promote meaningful dialogue on issues related to fire science and society. The interaction between artists, fire managers and scientists can promote understanding and awareness of the scientific basis behind fire management practices in the context of Alaska’s changing ecosystems.

Nine local artists were invited to embrace the inspiration of wildfire, fire science and fire management to create a unique art exhibit. “In a Time of Change: The Art of Fire” is funded by theJoint Fire Science Program and was developed by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) and the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Station (BNZ LTER).

The work facilitates a sense of place, and helps to understand the functionality of fire in the ecosystems of Interior Alaska. Understanding that role is an important part of effective land management.

The project brings together not just two perspectives on the subject but three: The management component unveils another layer of expertise and inspiration.

"Spruce Smoke": fiber art by Ree Nancarrow, part if the "Art of Fire."

“Spruce Smoke”: fiber art by Ree Nancarrow, part of the “Art of Fire.”

More information can be found on the Art of Fire’s website.

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Hubbard Brook’s “Wind Words” at The National Weather Center Biennale

Xavier Cortada’s Wind Words Water (from a 2012 participatory art project honoring Hubbard Brook Science) has been accepted at The National Weather Center Biennale.  This is an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience.

For more on “Wind Words” go to: http://www.ecologicalreflections.com/?page_id=560.

Xavier’s piece and a discussion of  Wind Words and Hubbard Brook will be on exhibit at the  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma from April 19 to June 14.  You can find out more at:  http://cortada.com/events/2015/WeatherCenterBiennale.

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Xavier Cortada (with the participation of Lindsey E. Rustad, Ph.D., Team Leader and Forest Ecologist, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest), “WIND WORDS: WATER,” digital art, 2012

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