MoNA Invites you to envision climate change through Surge, September 17-25, 2016
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Jazz Morgan, Giving Voice to Bear
Jazz Morgan, Giving Voice to Bear, 2015, oil, 32 x 38 inches, Courtesy of the artist


September 17-25
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In partnership with Skagit Climate Science Consortium, Skagit Land Trust, Skagit Watershed Council, and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, MoNA invites you to envision climate change through Surge, a week-long exhibition of art, science, and information centered on climate change and its impacts on Northwest coastal communities. 

Surge is a partnership among scientists, educators, and artists to explore changes and impacts such as rising sea levels, changing river flows, and how these affect people and the ecosystem we live in and depend on. This year’s exhibit is fundamentally about interconnectedness. The exhibits involve forests and forest ecosystems, magnitude and movement of freshwater and sediment, coastal and estuarine areas, and invite curiosity about the interconnectedness of the physical (storm surge, sea level rise, flooding, salt) and living (plants, animals, human) worlds. Surge offers the opportunity for that curiosity to result in a greater awareness that can lead to community efforts to inspire change. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Artists include: Christine AwadShmalz, Heather Cromwell, Mary Cross, Madeline Crowley, Alice Dubiel, Mona Fairbanks, Lauren Fruge, Cara Jaye, Theodora Jonsson, George Lee, Klara Maisch, Eve McCauley-Chomiak, Lin McJunkin, Colleen Monette, Jazz Morgan, Julie Morse, Yvette Neumann, Richelle Potter-Kypuros, Heather Thomas, Suze Woolf, and Jennifer Yates

Images above: (left) Lin McJunkin, Sea Level Rise, 2015 Pâte de verre and fused glass, steel, 26 x 14 x 7 inches, Courtesy of the artist; (right) Theodora Jonsson, Merging Waters, 2016, (detail), watercolor and ink on vellum, 132 x 60 inches, Courtesy of the artist
Surge Events
Taking a Long View:
An Art & Climate Change Workshop

for Families (ages 5 & up) 
Saturday, September 10, 11am-1pm
This event if free and open to the public.

Exploring Biodiversity
with Pop-up Paper Creatures

Saturday, September 17, 
Session I: 11am-2pm & Session II: 2-4pm
This event costs $5 per family

Moments of Adaptation
performance by Richelle Potter-Kypuros
September 17, 4:30pm
September 25, 1pm

Resilience Thinking in a Time of Accelerating Change: Action, Joy, and Mystery
Welcome by Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and President of the National Congress of American Indians 
Keynote by Steve Moddemeyer, Principal at Collins Woerman 
September 18, 2:00

Panel Discussion
September 25, 3pm

MoNA Store’s Surge Days 
From September 17-25, the MoNA Store will donate $1 to the Skagit Land Trust for every purchase of $35 or greater.

This project has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PA-00J991- 01 to the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. This project does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.
Located in La Conner, WA, the Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. Connect with MoNA by following the links below.
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