At the Hilo climate change exhibition, artists visualize the state of the planet and the existential cross-roads confronting local communities and nations of the world.
The Department of Art at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo will present an exhibit entitled “In the Time of Climate Change,” from July 7 through 27, at Wailoa Center, Hilo. A free public reception for the opening of this international juried exhibition will take place on Friday, July 7, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Wailoa.
Exhibit juror is Jared Yazzie, a Navajo/Diné artist, designer, and owner of the clothing label OXDX, which is an acronym for the word “overdose.” Yazzie is a self-taught graphic artist, entrepreneur, and designer known for his bold, graphic style that incorporates vibrant Diné motifs with messages of Native empowerment.
At the Hilo climate change exhibition, artists visualize the state of the planet and the existential cross-roads confronting local communities and nations of the world. Artists were asked to answer the questions: “How do we respond to the collective demand for goods and services, whose byproduct may destroy the ecology of the planet? How do we visualize the present, the change, or the end-game?”
As part of the exhibit, a free screen print demonstration of an original design by Yazzie will take place on Saturday, July 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wailoa. The public is invited; attendees may bring a white cotton t-shirt to participate.
The Wailoa Center is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. It is free and open to the public during the exhibit, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For additional information call (808) 933-0416.