Gabriola: Together We Triumph | Official Partner
Gabriola Arts Council
Each month, we produce a performance (music, dance, poetry, art shows etc.) where we celebrate our gratitude for different community organizations/members/businesses (i.e.: clinic staff, volunteer fire department, paramedics, front line workers, restaurants, etc.), and for the month of July gratitude for our country.
COVID vs Climate Change An Art Show
“Climate change has already made conditions more favorable to the spread of some infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, waterborne diseases such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus which causes vomiting and diarrhea, and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. Future risks are not easy to foretell, but climate change hits hard on several fronts that matter to when and where pathogens appear, including temperature and rainfall patterns. To help limit the risk of infectious diseases, we should do all we can to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.”
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | hsph.harvard.edu
“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting limitations on travel and other economic sectors by countries around the globe drastically decreased air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions within just a few weeks. That sudden change gave scientists an unprecedented view of results that would take regulations years to achieve.”
NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet | climate.nasa.gov
As part of the Triumph grant, these seven artists have taken on the challenge of dialoguing about this topic through visual art. Each one has chosen a different approach and you will learn more by reading their artist’s statements and listening as they discuss COVID vs Climate Change. Understanding how these two fraught topics intersect, speaks loudly to how complex and unpredictable our worlds have become. COVID-19 came out of the blue and while Climate Change has been forecasted as reality for years, we are only just waking up to its consequences. Join us on the weekend of March 17th and take a moment to reflect, take a moment to view this engaging topic through the eyes of seven artists.
carol weaver, Corinne Flaws, Lynne Quarmby, Shawn Riverstone, Yarrow Koontz, Tyrrell Clarke, Nerissa Layton
Show date: March 17 – 19 at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Opening night Friday at 7pm, gallery open 10-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Artist talk on Saturday at 1pm and Sustainable Gabriola Sunday at noon
How does art inform local responses to global crises? Artists will speak briefly to this question, and then join with participants in table discussions. There will be two sessions; one starting at 1pm and the other at 2:30pm.
These discussions form part of Sustainable Gabriola’s Climate 12 12 12 series, which started September 2022. Over 12 months, 12 wicked problems related to climate change are presented, and each month the community identifies 12 (and more) local solutions drawn from Gabriolans’ collective wisdom and experience.