The Port Angeles Fine Art Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is hosting “Civic Minds + Creative Hearts: Climate Change and Resiliency” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20. The evening event will give an in-depth look at the long term glacial monitoring research at Olympic National Park that inspired the “Terminus” project and exhibition.
“We have been so grateful to partner with Olympic National Park on the Terminus project. Through long-term monitoring within the park and on the peninsula, researchers have identified irreversible changes to our landscape from summit to sea that should concern us all,” PAFAC Director Christine Loewe said.
”We are proud to play a role in sharing this important message about the need for conservation measures and climate action by inviting local researchers to share the research that inspired the art in this show. Art can humanize scientific research by helping us connect data with our emotions and hopefully this inspires us to greater action around climate change.
Attendees will have time for mingling and exhibit viewing beginning at 6:00 p.m. The presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion.
“ONP researcher Bill Baccus provided instrumental support to the artists as they developed their art piece,” Loewe said. “Through his presentation we will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes understanding of how these scientists and artists communications evolved into the finished product you see on the gallery walls.”
Tickets for the event are $12 for PAFAC Members and $15 for the general public and can be purchased at pafac.kindful.com/e/civic-minds-creative-hearts-climate-change.
Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.